Columbia University supports students by offering an extensive set of resources throughout the entire student cycle.  As a Graduate Student at Columbia Engineering, students may browse the list below to find support for a specific issue.  


From course descriptions, to rules, regulations, and disciplinary procedures for the school, the bulletin is a robust resource for students

Columbia University Information Technology
The office provides IT services and support to empower Columbia.

The Office of Graduate Student Services
The office is the primary source for university-related questions and is an important link between students, administrators, and academic departments.  Questions and issues that the office can help with include :

  • Clarification of academic policies and procedures
  • Changes in Status
  • General questions, concerns or difficulties
  • Academic standing, academic warnings, and probation
  • Voluntary and medical withdrawals
  • Receiving Advanced Standing Credits

Health & Wellness

Alice! Is Columbia University’s Health Education program and consists of a team of professional health educators that lead workshops, train student leaders, public printed and online health information, and coordinate special projects - all providing guidance and encourage wellness.

Alice! is best known for its interactive health Q & A Web service, “Go Ask Alice!,” which has a growing archive of more than 2,000 inquiries and responses on everything from sunscreen to STDs.

The university offers various athletic facilities and programs to support the entire Columbia community sustain their health & fitness.

Counseling and Psychological Services
CPS supports the psychological and emotional well-being of the campus community by providing counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention - all confidential.

Health Services at Columbia
Columbia Health has a number of resources available to support students - both mental and physical health.

Disability Services at Columbia
Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from Disability Services (DS) are required to register with the office. 

Public Safety
The department is committed to making the Columbia University campus and its surroundings safe for the community.

Community Involvement

Community Impact
The organization serves individuals in need in the communities of Upper Manhattans with volunteering & leadership opportunities available for students.

Engineering Graduate Student Council
The Engineering Graduate Student Council is the student governing body of the graduate and PhD students at Columbia Engineering. 

Office of the University Champlain
The office designs and sponsors a variety of programs on matters of justice faith and spirituality for small and large campus groups.

Professional Development

The Professional Development and Leadership course offers special workshops, labs, competitions, and courses that build your professional skills, your network, and your confidence. We offer over 300 sessions annually for our BS, MS and PhD students. This is a degree requirement for our MS students.

Columbia University Individual Development Plan (IDP) Program
The Columbia University Individual Development Plan (IDP) program is designed to help participants recognize the importance of managing one’s own career, develop strategies to help with career management, and comprehend the purpose and value of an IDP. Program participants will become familiar with a variety of career options, and learn which skills and experiences are necessary to pursues these career paths. Through involvement in the IDP series and workshops, participants will also be able to develop skills relevant to a variety of careers.

Graduate Career Placement

The Graduate Career Placement Team is dedicated to supporting you in the job search process. Each and every MS student is assigned to a Career Placement Coach to help you every step of the way.

Administrative Support

Student Financial Planning for Graduate Engineering

The Office of Student Financial Planning provides financial aid information to Graduate Engineering students. It is the central contact for counseling Master of Science students.

ID Center
The center procures the student University ID Card - the passport to services and access to Columbia University.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
ISSO offers various services for international students as well as American citizens and permanent residents who have received their education in a foreign country.

Office of the Registrar
The office works with academic departments and schools to review student’s progress toward the completion of their degrees and certificates; post degrees, honors, and grades. The office also processes requests for academic transcripts and certifications - and orders and distributes diplomas

Student Financial Services
SFS is in charge of monitoring student accounts including tuition, meals, health services, and other fees.

University Apartment Housing
The department manages approximately 5,700 residential units in 143 buildings in the immediate vicinity of Columbia University.

Off-Campus Housing
The office supports students in finding off-campus residences.


Search for outside fellowships and scholarships in our database. In addition, you may also consult the following resources for additional options and sources:

Office of Student Financial Planning

Center for Teaching and Learning

Career Placement and Student Affairs Contacts

Connect with your Career Placement Officer and Department Student Affairs representative! 


The Columbia University Office of Disability Services serves students within all Columbia University schools and departments. The ODS works with each engineering student and Graduate Student Affairs to address specific needs. 

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

212-854-2378 (tdd)
212-854-3448 (fax)
[email protected]


Call Public Safety at (212) 854-5555