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Welcome to Teachers College!

Dear TC Student:

On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs, welcome to Teachers College, Columbia University! Whether you are a first-year master’s or doctoral student in ‌one of our many programs, or you are transferring from another institution, we’re pleased to have you as part of the TC community. Students who are involved in and around their school community are more likely to be satisfied with their graduate school experience, persist to graduation, and become leaders in their profession. Teachers College offers its students many opportunities to participate in events inside and outside the classroom, including our student organizations and a wide variety of resources to assist you in achieving your goals. This handbook lists many of those resources, but our most valuable resource is our staff. I encourage you to speak with a member of the TC community when you have questions. If you are not sure where to go, visit Student Development & Activities located in 160 Thorndike Hall, call us at (212) 678-3690, or email On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs, we look forward to helping you achieve your educational, professional, and personal goals. Once again, welcome to Teachers College! I wish you good luck and success throughout your first year and beyond. Best wishes for a safe, healthy and productive 2015–16 year.