Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for answers? Below you will find resources regarding our most Frequently Asked Questions.
UNI Requests: If you have forgotten your UNI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and graduation year.
TC Gmail: Alumni who have graduated from degree programs will receive lifetime access to their TC Gmail account. Those alumni who are registered in non-degree, certificate programs or who do not graduate will have access to their accounts for four terms (two years) past their enrollment. Once those terms have passed, the account is deactivated.
Email Forwarding: Please visit uni.columbia.edu, click on "UNI Mail Forwarding" and use your UNI and password to change your forwarding email address.
Alumni Card: You must be on campus to obtain an alumni card. Prior to stopping by the office, please call our office at 212.678.3215 to confirm your alumni status and information. Once confirmed, please visit 193 Grace Dodge Hall where you will be issued a letter verifying your alumni status, which will be presented to Card Services in Whittier Hall, 1B. Please bring a valid photo ID. You will take a photo for the ID and in most cases, you will be issued the card on the same day you visit.
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Career Services/Mentoring Programs/Job Postings: Please contact Career Education & Professional Development.
Employers: If you have opportunities available to the TC Community, please reach out to Career Education & Professional Development at email@example.com.
Library Services: Visit Gottesman Libraries's Alumni Priveleges page to learn more about services available to alumni. You may also call Library Services at (212) 678-3494. You can access Columbia Library Alumni Resources here.
Obituaries: Email notifications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Certification: All questions regarding teacher certification, including lapsed certification and reciprocity, should be directed to the Office of Teacher Education.
Gottesman Memorial Library & Columbia Libraries
With a TC Library Alumni Card, alumni have free access to all Morningside Campus libraries for reading and research (not including online resources). Borrowing privileges are available at each library with a small added fee. To learn more, visit https://library.tc.columbia.edu/p/services-for-alumni. You can also access Columbia Library resources online here.
For more information, please visit the Gottesman Libraries website or call (212)678-3023.
The Department of Computing & Technology offers alumni both free and small-fee classes on a wide variety of applications. The TC Computer Center is also available for alumni use; located in 242 Horace Mann, it is accessible to alumni with a TC Library Alumni Card. For hours of operation, scheduled workshops or additional information, please contact Computing and Information Services at (212) 678-3302 or visit their website.
The Columbia Bookstore is located at 2922 Broadway (at West 115th Street). For bookstore hours, information or to place an order online, please visit their website or call (212) 854-1236.
The Columbia University Club of New York
Celebrate and interact with fellow Columbians as a member of the Columbia University Club of New York (CUCNY). Located at 15 West 43rd Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Columbia University Club of New York offers membership to alumni from all divisions of Columbia University. The club offers a busy calendar of social activities every month. For more information regarding CUCNY, please visit their website at www.columbiaclub.org or call 212- 719-0380 to set up a tour.
- Dodge Physical Fitness Center: Membership at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center, located on the Morningside Heights campus, gives alumni and their families access to Columbia's pool, indoor track, squash courts, weight room, and other facilities. For current rates, please contact the membership office at (212) 854-2547 or (212) 854-2546.
- Dick Savitt Tennis Center: The center has six cushioned hard courts, all of which are covered by a state-of-the-art air dome.
On-Campus Guest Housing
The Office of Residence Services has a limited number of guest rooms in New Residence Hall for short term stays for members and guests of Teachers College and Columbia communities. Faculty, staff, alumni, and parents of students are welcome to reserve rooms.
Call 212-678-3235 to make a reservation, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Visit the Guest Housing webpage for more information.
Off-Campus Permanent Housing
The Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office helps Columbia affiliates search for rental housing in non-Columbia-owned buildings located in the metropolitan area. OCHA provides advice, resources, and an online database of available housing.
OCHA is located at: 419 West 119th Street-Lower Level, on the north side of the street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive and open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
For more information, please visit the OCHA website or call 212-854-2773
As a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, group rates are available for life and medical insurance. For more information please call 800-223-1147 or write: CBCA, MS 210, PO Box 1326, Fort Worth, Texas 76101
New Teacher Network
The New Teacher Network (NTN@TC) is a community of practice for Teachers College's newest teacher graduates that provides personalized support through customized professional development workshops, mentoring and coaching, as well as a dedicated online community. NTN@TC is offered free of charge to TC graduates in their first three years of teaching. Sign up here. Click here to learn more about the Network.
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