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Office of Student Affairs

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A Welcome Message from Laila Maher

Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs

 

The Office of Student Affairs provides a wide range of services. In addition to guiding new students through the process of transitioning to the School of the Arts, we plan the School-wide orientation, graduation ceremony, and many events and panels in between. We assist students with registration, billing, and co-curricular requirements and activities. We support student groups and manage student events and activities, and we help students navigate many of the central offices across the University, including Health Services (which houses the Office of Disability Services, Insurance, Immunization, and Counseling and Psychological Services), Career Services, Housing, Public Safety, University Life, the International Students and Scholars Office, and the Registrars Office. Our office also helps to uphold many of the School and University-wide policies and we manage the School’s disciplinary procedures.

 

The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC), also part of our Office, is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and career resources for students and alumni at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Available exclusively to School of the Arts students and alumni, the ARC is host to a database of more than 1,100 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists. The ARC also contains resources for professional artists, from financial and legal services to grantwriting tips and information about joining guilds and unions.

 

After graduation, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides more than 7000 alumni artists, creators, and leaders with meaningful opportunities to stay connected with the School of the Arts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and one another through alumni programming, benefits, a monthly newsletter, and collaborations with CAA Arts Access.


We are also the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask your question. Ultimately, the most important thing we do is support and advocate for our students during their time at the School and into their lives as alumni.

Student News

Visual Arts

Three Current Students Shortlisted for the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards

Three Current Students Shortlisted for the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards

May 4, 2022

Three current Visual Arts students, Linnéa Gad, Vivian Vivas, and Char Jeré, were shortlisted for the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards.

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Writing

Writing Student Wally Suphap Awarded First Place in the Fish Short Memoir Prize

Writing Student Wally Suphap Awarded First Place in the Fish Short Memoir Prize

May 2, 2022

Current nonfiction student Wally Suphap recently placed first in the Fish Short Memoir Prize for his story, "Thirteen Ways of Interrogating An Incident." Suphap's winning work will be published in Fish Anthology 2022.

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Sound Arts

Alumnus Nolan Lem '15 Featured in Solo Show

Alumnus Nolan Lem '15 Featured in Solo Show

April 5, 2022

Sound Art alumnus Nolan Lem ‘15 is featured in a solo show, Surface Song, at Eks-Rummet Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Theatre

Anita Abdinezhad ’22 makes her Broadway debut in 'POTUS'

Anita Abdinezhad ’22 makes her Broadway debut in 'POTUS'

April 4, 2022

POTUS will be premiering at the Shubert Theatre under the direction of five-time Tony Award Winner Susan Stroman. 

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