Student & Alumni Affairs

Student & Alumni 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 & Alumni News

Circa, recently published by Mariner Books, is the second novel from alumna Devi S. Laskar ’96.

Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has thus far traveled over 9,000 kilometers through 12 countries, has made her

Visual Arts alumnus Mark Yang ’20 engages flesh and masculinity in a solo show, Gymnós, at Half Gallery in New York City.

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) recently announced the shortlist for their translation awards, which includes members of Colum

The nominees for the 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, presented by Broadway Black, have been announced.

The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival has officially come to a close.

Theatre alumna and Adjunct Assistant Professor Katherine Wilkinson ’19 is the director of the world premiere of Bloom Bloom Pow, a queer c

Melis Aker ’18 has been named Signature Theatre’s inaugural LaunchPad Resident Playwright.

Theatre alumnae Nana Dakin ’18 and Annie Jin Wang ’20 have been named members of the newest cohort of theatre makers for the Writer Director Lab at

Most students at the School of the Arts are settling into their first weeks of classes, but Theatre Management and Producing student Jonathan Hogue

The winners of the 2022 Emmy Awards have been announced and several projects worked on by Columbia filmmakers are among the awardees.


Visual Arts alumna Júlia Pontés ’22 is among the inaugural recipients of the Environmental Art Grant, a new program launched by An