Group Advising for First-Year Students

Group advising for first-year students

Group advising sessions cover essential information for ALL new freshmen and transfer students. We will help you to map out a graduation plan and prepare for spring registration.

Find your major below to reserve your seat. BRAND NEW! We have opened new general sessions for ALL majors!

These one-hour sessions are small (15 students or less), so you’ll have an opportunity to meet your college advisor and other students in your major.

You will also review your advising resources and requirements, and learn how to pick classes that factor into your academic, personal and professional goals. After participating in a group advising session, you will:

  • Have a better idea of which classes to register for next semester
  • Know which advising services and resources are available at Columbia, and how to access them Understand how to access advising tools in Oasis, and use them to choose courses, register and develop a graduation plan
  • Have a better understanding of your degree requirements, including college-wide electives, Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), major and concentration requirements

RSVP today!! If you have questions about how to RSVP for your session you can send an email to

CA+S, Art & Materials Conservation, and Cultural Studies majors go here.

NOTE: Group Advising sessions take place during the month of October. Are your sessions full? No problem. To schedule an appointment with a college advisor, go here.

Advertising & Public Relations Fashion Design
Advertising Art Direction Fine Arts
Art History Graphic Design
Art & Materials Conservation* Illustration
ASL-English Interpretation Interactive Arts & Media (IAM)
Audio Arts & Acoustics Interior Architecture
Business & Entrepreneurship Journalism
Cinema Art & Science** Music
Creative Writing Photography
Cultural Studies* Radio
Dance Television
Early Childhood Education Theatre
Fashion Business ALL majors

*Art & Materials Conservation and Cultural Studies majors are invited to make an individual appointment with their college advisor, Keith Lusson. For more info go here.

 **Cinema Art & Science majors have First Year Group Advising built into their schedule. You will attend a session during one of your Cinema Foundation courses the week of October 12-16.