Gifted to Columbia University

With new students and programs arriving in Paris, life continued apace at Reid Hall until 1964, when Helen Rogers Reid gifted the property to Columbia University. Two years later, Columbia created the Junior Year in Paris Program, its first study abroad program at Reid Hall, which then became the Columbia-Penn Programs in Paris, and continues to this day as Columbia University Undergraduate Engagement.

In 1972, Reid Hall found a renewed mission in the hands of Danielle Haase-Dubosc, educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, and newly-appointed Director. Together with Brunhilde Biebuyck, who led the undergraduate programs from 1984 - 2010, they established partnerships with several Paris universities and created the Graduate Research Institute in 1987 and the Masters in French Cultural Studies in 1993. With the backing of Provost Jonathan C. Cole, they inaugurated the Columbia University Institute for Scholars, which ran from 2000 - 2010.

Reid Hall Today