Relive your Columbia College experience at Dean’s Day 2015 by joining alumni from all class years on campus to celebrate this annual Columbia tradition.
Lectures 10:15 a.m. | complimentary
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns CC’93, Associate Professor of Psychology
Thinking About Identity (and Cultural Implications)
Society of Columbia Graduates Great Teacher Award Lectures
- Brent Stockwell, Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Life, Death, Drugs and the Origin of New Ideas
- Professor Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanic Engineering
Greening New York To Promote Sustainability
Mini-Core Classes 2:15 p.m. | complimentary
Why Does Athene Pull Achilleus’s Hair?
Julie Crawford, the Mark van Doren Professor of Humanities and Chair of Literature Humanities ( This class is sponsored by Columbia College Women)
The Invisible Hand and the Golden Dream
James Zetzel, the Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature and former Chair of Contemporary Civilization
Frontiers of Science
Birds are Dinosaurs!
Paul Olsen, the Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lessons from Jazz
Chris Washburne, GSAS’99, Associate Professor of Music and Director, Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program
Sam Steinberg: Special Reunion Exhibition complimentary
- Dean’s Breakfast 8:30 a.m. | $25 adult / $10 children 12 and under
- Lunch 12:00 p.m.
- BBQ Luncheon $30 adult / $15 children 12 and under
- Society of Columbia Graduates Great Teacher Awards Luncheon $30 adult / $15 children 12 and under
- Wine Tasting 5:15 p.m. | $25
- Plaza Reception 6:30 p.m. | $50/$30 Young Alumni (2005 to 2015)
Enjoy an evening reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks outdoors. The cost for the reception includes dancing and entertainment at the Starlight Reception on Low Steps at 9:30 p.m.
- Starlight Reception 9:30 p.m.
Dance under the stars on Low Steps — an evening you won't forget.
Campus and Neighborhood Tours 10:15 a.m. | complimentary
- The Baker Athletics Complex Tour
- The Neighborhood Tour
- The Student Experience Tour
- The Columbia Underground Tour
- The Garden Tour
Film Screenings 2:15 p.m. | complimentary
- PBS special Treasures of New York, featuring Columbia University
- 1935 short Meet the Professor! featuring the Columbia University Band and Columbia’s fight songs
- Short segment by Ed Gray CC’71 about Sam Steinberg, Morningside Heights' artist-in-residence from the 1960s through the 1980s
Affinity Receptions 4:00 p.m. | complimentary
- Columbia University Band
- Varsity Athletics
- Columbia Veterans
- Columbia Kingsmen Performance