Graduate Student Life


Graduate students participate in rigorous academic programs and experiential activities that contribute to a holistic and inclusive educational experience.

Graduate Student Life at SEAS

From their first day on campus to the Class Day and Graduation celebrations, Graduate students participate in breakthrough research, social events encouraging interpersonal relationships with peers and alumni, educational opportunities to learn from esteemed faculty,  and professional development initiatives to prepare students for careers after graduation.

Columbia Engineering Graduate students can become involved through the Engineering Graduate Student Council, student organizations, and departmental programming.



The Graduate Student Life team strives to build a vibrant student community that will provide Columbia Engineering graduate students with a phenomenal experience. To achieve this goal, we work closely with our student body to create events and programs that students desire out of their experience at Columbia. Student feedback and insights are, therefore, integral to the graduate student experience at SEAS! 

Andy Chae (he/his/him)
Director of Graduate Student Life

The Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)

EGSC is the student governing body of the graduate students at Columbia Engineering. Participation in EGSC through its various committees, student organizations, and executive board positions is highly encouraged.

Student Organizations

Leadership is highly encouraged at Columbia Engineering and many students find the opportunity to lead participating in the numerous student groups found at the school.  

Graduate Student Handbook

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

COVID-19 Student Resources

Students should be aware of COVID-19 resources and should utilize these resources accordingly. The university's COVID-19 resources may be subject to updates depending on guidelines set forth by the university, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and NY State. 

ESA Newsletter

To stay up-to-date on all that's happening in grad. student life at SEAS, please remember to read our newsletter sent by s[email protected].


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