New Student Orientation

Welcome to Teachers College, Columbia University

On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Teachers College, please join us on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for New Student Orientation (NSO). Enjoy informative sessions designed to introduce newly admitted students to the College community. Learn essential information about the TC graduate student experience; meet faculty and administrative staff within your Academic Department; and enjoy an evening social with fellow TC students. While Orientation is not mandatory, your attendance is strongly encouraged.

The September 3rd program is open to Teachers College graduate students, admitted during the Summer 2019 term or Fall 2019 term.  If you were admitted to Teachers College during either term and have not received an invitation via email, please contact orientation@tc.columbia.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations. 

Again, welcome to Teachers College! We look forward to meeting you on Orientation Day!


Student Testimonials


Students sit in Learner Auditorium

Review the Portal

All students are strongly encouraged to review the "Next Steps" checklist available on the Admitted Student Portal for more details, as there may be specific requirements pertaining to your student-status. Complete important items such as activating your UNI/TC email address, register for courses, submit insurance and immunization documentation, upload a photo for your student ID and confirm financial aid eligibility.

International Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of International Services for additional resources to help you begin your TC student experience. For students interested in living on-campus, please contact the Office of Residential Services (ORS) to learn how to apply for on-campus housing.

New students congregate outside of the entrance to Teachers College

Explore Resources

The College has ten Academic Departments that comprise more than 60 major academic programs. Get to know your Academic Department by visiting their website, in addition to your program-specific websites.

Explore TC faculty profiles to learn more about leaders in your field of study and/or interest. 

Become familiar with on-campus resources such as Research Centers & InstitutesCollege LeadershipAdministrative Offices and Computing Services. Learn more about our neighborhood and how to get involved with the community.


Welcome Message from the Vice Provost for Student Affairs

 

"I am so delighted to welcome you! 

You were chosen to be a part of our community because we believe in you, we need, and we recognize your deep passion and commitment to the field of study that you've chosen. We believe that there is no better place to engage in your work than right here at Teachers College!
 
Now more than ever, we need people like you, change makers, who lead the next generation of work, that will make a positive difference and impact on the lives of others.I guarantee that your time at TC will have a profound influence on your personal and professional lives..."
 
Dr. Thomas P. Rock 
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
 


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