Past Event

New Columbian Orientation and Welcome Reception

July 9, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Congratulations on your acceptance to Columbia and the beginning of your journey there. Join other entering students, current students, and alums at an orientation session and reception at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.
Before you get to campus, what should you do to prepare? After arriving, how can you get started on the right foot? What should you know about your academic program? Hear from current students and talk to recent alums. Then mingle with your new classmates at a fun and free reception. Go Lions!
Registration is required and space for walk-ins is not guaranteed. Registration deadline is July 4. 


  • 3:00 Welcome
  • 3:15 Before you get to Columbia

Learn about things you need to do before arriving on campus. Tips on obtaining a visa, handling medical needs, and arranging housing.

  • 3:30 Introduction to Columbia University and NYC

Get practical tips on what to do after you arrive on campus and in NYC: getting an apartment, getting an ID card, and exploring your new home.

  • 4:00 Small group discussion with alums from your program 

Meet with alums from your program of study to get the inside scoop on your academic program as well as life and career after Columbia.

  • 4:45 Reception

Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing