Community Programming

Community Programming

Alongside academic studies in the classroom, Teachers College students have many out-of-class opportunities that allow them to engage with their peers, to examine new philosophies, and to develop new interests and skills. Check out some of our community programming, including annual and recurring initiatives!

Provost's Student Excellence Award recipients and nominees

Annual Programming

  • Welcome (Back) Programs in Fall & Spring
  • Broadway Outings
  • Harlem Celebration Week
  • First Gen Celebration Week
  • Family Day
  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week
  • 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) 
  • Dissertation in 5-Minutes or Less (Di5)
  • Provost's Student Excellence Awards (see more below!)
  • Finals Week Programming



Additional Initiatives

  • Joining a Student Life Ambassador cohort 
  • Academic & social opportunities for Doctoral Students
  • Academic success workshops, including statistics support 
  • Resources & initiatives for Students who are Parents
  • Locker rentals for Commuter Students

Provost's Student Excellence Awards

The Provost’s Student Excellence Awards Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates TC student leaders that have contributed to the TC community whether individually or in a group. All TC community members are invited to celebrate each year's award recipients and nominees  at the ceremony in-person or virtually.

Additional Student Activities & Resources

University Life

Explore student across Columbia University and engage with other students!

Passport to Museums

Get free and/or discounted admission through CU Arts Initiative, who generously provides this experience to current TC/Columbia students.

Student Discounts

Get discounted/free tickets to performances in the New York City area as a TC/Columbia student! 

Physical Fitness

Check out the Dodge Fitness Center at Columbia University!

Resources for Student-Parents

Find resources and opportunities for TC students who are parents including updated information on external grants and scholarships, childcare resources, information TC offices, NYC DOE registration information, mental health tips, and more!

Student Lockers

Learn more about our annual locker rental program.

Back to skip to quick links