On any given week, students at Columbia Engineering can choose from a robust schedule of events both school and university-wide.   


Event Ticket and Attendance Policies

Columbia Engineering uses Eventbrite to sell tickets to its events. Events held by the Graduate Student Affairs are only for Columbia Engineering Graduate Students. To that end, please familiarize yourself with our Eventbrite policy below. For questions, students can email [email protected].

  • For all events, the Graduate Student Affairs will invite students through an Eventbrite link and/or email.
  • Before registering/purchasing tickets for an event, please read event instructions carefully.  
  • Students may not purchase more than one ticket, and they are not permitted to purchase tickets for students from other Columbia University schools (unless otherwise specified in the Eventbrite).
  • Students must provide a Columbia ID with Engineering Programs (EP) sticker, and in events where alcohol is consumed, proof of age with government ID. If you do not have an EP sticker, please obtain one from the Front Desk of the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, located in 530 Mudd Building.
  • There are no refunds for events.  If a student registers for an event and pays the fee, they must transfer/sell the ticket to another Columbia Engineering Graduate student if they are unable to attend. Instructions for transferring tickets can be found on the Eventbrite site.
  • Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services ([email protected] or 212-854-2388) at least 10 days in advance of the event.

Graduate Student Events from ESA

The Graduate Student Affairs offers several different types of event programming in order to foster students' social, academic, and professional growth. In the past, we have hosted:

  • Broadway shows
  • Diversity and inclusion trainings
  • On-campus and off-campus networking socials
  • Escape rooms
  • Sporting events
  • Museum tours
  • Private movie screenings

And much, much more. We are always open to recommendations! Please look out for surveys that ask for your input during the school year.

EGSC and Student Group Events

The Engineering Graduate Student Council and affiliated student groups also work hard to put out effective programming for students. Some of their programming has included:

  • Semesterly boat cruises
  • Film-screenings
  • Monthly socials
  • Therapy animals for stress-relief
  • LinkedIn photo shoots

EGSC also welcomes recommendations. Join a student group to host your own event and have an impact on the Columbia Community!

Annual Events

In addition to all of the programming that ESA, EGSC and all of our student groups offer, we are proud of some of our annual signature events. These include:

  • Orientation & Welcome Day
  • Campus Life Fair
  • Graduate Engineers Connect
  • Engineering for Humanity Faculty Tech Talks
  • SEAS Class Day

ESA Newsletter

Graduate Student Affairs sends out a weekly newsletter highlighting events happening on campus. If you would like your event to be added to an upcoming newsletter, please send an e-mail with the event information (Name, Date, Time, and Flyer in .jpg format) to [email protected]

ESA Calendar

Below is a calendar of all upcoming events hosted by the Graduate Student Affairs, including any EGSC and EGSC sub-group events. You may also use the calendar to keep up to date with Professional Leadership and Development workshops. Please click here to sync the SEAS ESA Events calendar with your LionMail account.



(1) Students are only permitted to reserve 1 ticket. (2) Students MUST have their CUID with "EP" attached to it at all events. (3) Multiple tickets or tickets purchased by non-Columbia Engineering Graduate Students will be canceled. (4) You MUST register with your Columbia LionMail email address. Non @columbia.edu email address will be canceled. (5) You MUST be at least 21 years old to attend certain age-restricted events. A government-issued I.D. is required. Failure to adhere to University and Columbia Engineering policies may result in forfeiture of refund or in Code Conduct Proceeding. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Event Policies and Resources

Students wishing to plan their own events will need to follow these policies, and might find the following resources helpful.

Engineering Student Handbook

This student handbook contains most of the policies guiding your tenure as students at Columbia. You  are responsible for knowing the contents and following all policies contained within.

COVID-19 Resources

To learn more about policies on gatherings, returning to campus, please visit the Return to Campus page. 


Call Public Safety at (212) 854-5555