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Columbia College Golden Lions

Introducing Columbia College Golden Lions — a new community for alumni who have surpassed their milestone 50th reunion.

Columbia College Golden Lions will be invited to year-round opportunities to return to campus and stay connected to classmates and peers in adjacent classes, culminating in a special joint celebration for all Golden Lions classes at every Columbia Reunion.

Throughout the year Golden Lions will receive special invitations to dedicated programming, activities, and events.

Annual Golden Lions Events

  • Special programing during Homecoming Weekend.
  • Exclusive educational experiences led by renowned faculty.
  • Welcome reception for the annual Alumni Parade of Classes at Class Day.
  • Annual celebration and dedicated events for all Golden Lions at Columbia Reunion.

We look forward to welcoming Golden Lions back to campus throughout the year to celebrate the enduring connections among these classes and with Columbia College!

Reunion 2024

2023 Golden Lions Dinner featuring the jazz and swing band The Cotton Club Allstars

2023 Golden Lions Dinner featuring the jazz and swing band The Cotton Club Allstars.

April Renae Photography

Mark your calendars for Reunion 2024! This year's festivities will start on Thursday, May 30 and continue through Saturday, June 1 and are open to all alumni.

Save the date for the Golden Lions Dinner and Reception on Saturday, June 1. More information is forthcoming.

Schedule of Events

Class of 1974 and Golden Lions Dinner

  • Friday, May 31, 2024 | 6:00-8:00pm EST
  • Faculty House, Garden Room 1
  • The Golden Lions (51st+ reunion) join the Class of 1974 for a celebratory dinner with a champagne toast welcoming the newest members to the Golden Lions Society

Class of 1964: Class Conversation

  • Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 2:00-3:30pm EST
  • Location details are forthcoming

Golden Lions Reception and Dinner

  • Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 6:30-9:00pm EST
  • Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555
  • Gather with the Golden Lions to connect over dinner. Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to join your dinner photo.

Exploring Campus Architecture: From Morningside to Manhattanville

Barry Bergdoll CC’77, GSAS’86, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and director of undergraduate studies, art history, lead a special webinar for Columbia College Golden Lions exploring the evolution of Columbia’s campus architecture on February 9.

Bergdoll’s broad interests center on modern architectural history, with an emphasis on France and Germany since 1750. Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. Bergdoll has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of 19th-century architectural theory and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and as a cultural product in 19th-century European society.

Past Events

Homecoming 2023

former Dean of the College and Emeritus Professor of Biology Robert E. Pollack CC'61

Robert E. Pollack CC'61, former Dean of the College and Emeritus Professor of Biology

To kick off our inaugural Golden Lions programming, Columbia College hosted the Golden Lions Breakfast on Friday, October 13 during Homecoming Weekend. We couldn't imagine a more perfect way to launch this new initiative than with a wonderful speech from former Dean of the College and Emeritus Professor of Biology Robert E. Pollack CC'61, followed by a stimulating discussion in the Trustees Room of Low Library.

Photo Around Campus Reunion 2015

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