Creating Community

Columbia College strives to build strong connections for its current and former students: connections to the College, to one another and to their communities, both on and off campus. The College fosters connections through residential life, student life, admissions, career and alumni programming, including alumni mentorship and internship programs, creating a vast network that spans from College Walk across the globe.

From Southern Oregon to Columbia and Back

“I doubt I could have grown as much personally and intellectually anywhere other than Columbia.” — Maren Killackey ’15

Columbia College Women Relaunched

“Columbia forced me to stretch, and stretching by stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to build confidence.” — University Trustee Claire Shipman ’86, SIPA’94

A Week for Getting Out the Vote

“I hope that Voting Week will outlive my time at Columbia, ... making voting important in the minds of young Americans regardless of political inclination.” — David Kang ’15

The Columbia College Alumni Association introduced its new logo this year. This new face is the result of a 14-month initiative that set out to redefine the CCAA’s role, domain and membership in a way that would be welcoming, inspiring and purposeful.

1,191 residence hall events sponsored by Residential Life

College Alumni Give​ ​Class Day​ ​S​peeches​ at ​​Columbia

Garcetti: Courtesy L.A. Mayor's OfficeLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’92, SIPA’93 was the ​2015 ​Columbia College Class Day speaker.

Horowitz: Photo by Elisabeth FallBenjamin Horowitz ’88, co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, was the ​2015 ​Columbia Engineering Class Day speaker.

Haber: Courtesy John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationCarl Haber ’80, GSAS’85, an experimental physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, was the ​2015 ​Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Class Day speaker.

Willimon: Photo by Barbara AlperBeau Willimon ’99, SOA’03, creator of the Netflix original series House of Cards, was the ​2015​ School of the Arts Class Day speaker.