Change of Program Period Hours

Please note that the Student Financial Services and the Office of the University Registrar will have modified hours during the Change of Program Period.

Holiday Closings

The Student Service Center and ID Center will be closed from Thursday, December 25 until Monday, January 5.

Brief Closing - December 17

The Student Service Center and the ID Center will be briefly closed on December 17  from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. These offices will also close early on December 18, at 4:00 p.m.

Student Profile: Zahrah Taufique Serves Those in Need at Home and Abroad

Zahrah Taufique is a champion for underserved communities wherever they exist; from Columbia’s campus to the world at large. When she sees a problem, Taufique delivers a solution—whether it’s creating a women’s squash team, founding a free clinic for refugees, or pursuing a field of study that will enable her to help those who need it most.

Student Profile: Mark Hermano

Mark Hermano is a current fourth-year student in the College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and expects to graduate in Spring 2015. He was elected president of his class in his first year, and has been re-elected every year since then. 

Q&A With University Registrar Barry Kane

From his office in 210 Kent Hall, Barry Kane, Associate Vice President and University Registrar, supervises a staff of 25 and is responsible for registration and enrollment, degree audit and commencement processing, NCAA reporting and certification, maintenance of the official transcript, implementation of academic policy, classroom assignments, University ID Cards—and the list goes on and on. 

Q&A With Deputy University Registrar Monica Avitsur

Deputy University Registrar Monica Avitsur first joined Columbia Center for Student Advising (CSA) at Columbia in 2007 as a Program Coordinator, where she was promoted to Associate Director in 2010, and then to Director of the CSA, before she joined the Office of the Registrar in November 2013.


The following Registrar resources are available to students currently enrolled in classes at Columbia University. Former students looking to order transcripts or perform other Registrar functions should use the Alumni section of this site.


Note: Students in professional schools should check individual school calendars for variation in the academic calendar.


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