Visiting campus is the most effective way to discover what it’s like to be a student at Columbia Business School.
Commencement Week (May 19-23)
As we congratulate the classes of 2013 during Commencement week (May 19-23), campus will be filled with graduates and their friends and family. On Wednesday, May 22, the University wide commencement ceremony will have as many as 30,000 people in attendance and access to Morningside Campus will be limited to University employees and commencement ticket holders. Both gate and street closures will occur to accommodate the ceremony. As such, we will unfortunately be unable to accommodate visitors on Wednesday, May 22.
As you plan your visit to Columbia Business School please keep in mind that Commencement week is a busy time of year and that access to Morningside Campus will be limited. To learn more about the Commencement week schedule, please click here.
To view the calendar of May on-campus events please click here.
The Admissions Office is located in 216 Uris Hall on Columbia University’s Morningside Heights Campus.
Prospective students are welcome to drop by to speak with an admissions counselor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Information sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Columbia Business School — its competitive strengths, its personality, and its application process. After an initial presentation, admissions officers and current students answer questions about the School. Prospective students are encouraged to combine an information session with visiting a class.
To review the May information session and on-campus events schedule please click here. We strongly encourage advanced registration for information sessions. Please see the column at the right for upcoming event descriptions and to register.
Learn about the culture and community at Columbia Business School by informally speaking with current students at a student chat. Student chats will resume in June for the summer term. Please check back soon for more information.
Gain firsthand exposure to Columbia Business School's rigorous and innovative curriculum by attending a class. Class visits require registration, at a minimum 72 hours in advance. Available seats are limited so please plan ahead. Starting June 3, summer class visits will be available on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:3o p.m. and on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. On Monday afternoons, class visitors will attend an information session in addition to a class. On Monday mornings and Wednesdays, class visits will include a brief admissions informational chat, an introduction to current students, and a Full-Time MBA class session. The class visit experience will last approximately three hours in total.
Please register for your class visit here.
Help us share the class visit experience with all of our visitors, please sign up for no more than two class visits per term.
Gain an insider’s perspective on academics and student life at Columbia Business School by watching videos from the Spotlight On: Series. A robust schedule of on-campus panels and events took place throughout the fall semester to give prospective students a more in-depth look at particular academics areas of the Columbia Business School experience, including real estate, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more.
Throughout the year, the Admissions Office hosts several events designed to deepen prospective students’ understanding of the experience for underrepresented minorities and women at Columbia Business School.
The University offers a self-guided walking tour in order to learn more about Columbia University’s long-standing history and impressive architecture. Instructions for downloading the self-guided tour podcast and walking tour map can be found on the Columbia University Visitor Center’s website. The self-guided tour is intended for visitors interested in all of the University’s academic departments as well as the general public.