New Student Orientation

COVID-19 College Update

Teachers College will remain open, but all classes for the remainder of the semester will be conducted online.

Administrative offices will operate remotely beginning March 12 until further notice.

Visit the TC Preparedness Website for information on COVID-19, symptoms and current recommendations.

Welcome to Teachers College, Columbia University

On behalf of the Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) at Teachers College, please join us for New Student Orientation (NSO) and Welcome Weeks beginning Friday, August 21, 2020. 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 numerous social activities with fellow TC students. While Orientation is not mandatory, your attendance is strongly encouraged.

The Fall 2020 Orientation program is open to Teachers College graduate students, admitted for the Summer or Fall 2020 terms. If you were admitted to Teachers College and have not received an invitation via email (to be generated in July 2020), please contact

Again, welcome to Teachers College! We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week!


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

Involvement Opportunities

 Fall 2020 Involvement Opportunities Coming Soon! 

Get involved at Teachers College, check out upcoming GSLD-sponsored events and social opportunities to meet new students while enjoying all that NYC has to offer!

Event Registration & Google Forms 

You do not need permission to access any of our RSVP forms; however, you must be logged into your myTC Portal/University gmail account only. If you continue to encounter difficulty, it is advised that you open an incognito/blind window and/or clear your cache before attempting to access again. 


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..."
VPSA Signature
Dr. Thomas P. Rock 
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

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