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Life at Columbia

What We Wish You Knew Before Coming to Columbia

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Are you ready for college? In just two months, we start another academic year at Columbia! For some of you, this will be your first college experience. For others, this is your first experience at Columbia. And as you make your lists in preparation (you can also refer to a previous post of mine about … Read More

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Don’t Go Home Too Soon : 5 Tips for an Amazing Commuter Experience

Monday, May 7, 2018
Commuters Brittany and Kirstyn

Being a part of the Columbia community has been a HUGE blessing! When you’re commuter, it can be tempting to head off-campus after class without really engaging, so from two commuters – here are some tips and stories about getting involved! Who’s Writing to You? Kirstyn: Hey there! I have been a Commuter Host for … Read More

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What Should I Do with My Life? Five Tips to Take the Pressure Off

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

So many decisions! Kara Bergstrom is the director of Columbia’s Intercultural Studies program. She has lived, worked, and studied in China, Spain, Cameroon, Kenya, Mexico, and throughout Latin America – so she’s pretty acquainted with big moves and life transitions. Here’s her best advice for thinking through the “What’s next?” questions. I love talking with … Read More

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How to Approach Academics as a Spiritual Discipline

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ferin Willms graduated from the BA in Biblical Studies before becoming one of Columbia’s Academic Support Coordinators. She recognizes how challenging it can be to see a connection between a personal relationship with God, a call to ministry, and homework. Here’s her best advice for approaching academic study as an important (and amazing) part of … Read More

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How to Be the World’s Best College Roommate

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall 2017 is launched and Columbia’s two residence buildings are full of new and continuing students! We asked Columbia students and alumni for their best advice on how to be an awesome roommate and they delivered. Here’s the list – with first-hand quotes from your fellow students. Communicate. Start things off right with a “Let’s … Read More

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