Alumni Benefits & Services

There are an assortment of benefits and services offered to GSAPP alumni, including access to career resources, discounts on computers, insurance, and a lifelong Columbia e-mail address to stay in touch and update your profile.


Abstract presents GSAPP as an open-ended laboratory for research and experimentation through a catalogue of exceptional student work, faculty texts, and images of the events that characterize the atmosphere of the School. It features an introductory text by Dean Mark Wigley and includes work conducted by each of the School’s programs: Architecture, Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development.

Abstract is sent to all graduating students in the fall, post-graduation. Please make sure to update your contact information with the School to ensure that you receive your copy. Past issues can also be purchased at Amazon.com. 

To request a copy of Abstract please email gsapp_abstract@columbia.edu with a current mailing address.

Abstract 2011—12 is here!

GSAPP ALUMNI: To request a copy of Abstract, please contact gsapp_abstract@columbia.edu with a current mailing address.

Events Calendar

Each semester, GSAPP offers a full calendar of events that feature renowned alumni and industry leaders. The School publishes a poster advertising these events and mails it to all students and alumni.

While students are offered preference for seating, alumni are welcome at all events.

Visit GSAPP Events: www.events.gsapp.org

Audit Classes

All University alumni are welcome to audit courses through the School of Professional Studies. The Auditing Program provides adults not currently enrolled in college with the opportunity to attend selected lectures drawn from the University's offerings in the arts and sciences during the academic year.

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Computer Discounts

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), in partnership with GovConnection, Inc., now offers Colimbia alumni discounted computers (notebooks, desktops, and tablets) and peripherals.

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The University-wide Alumni Directory helps you stay connected with alumni from all Columbia schools. You can access the directory here. You will need your UNI and password to log in. If you don't know your UNI or password, please go to the log-in help page.

Email Forwarding

Alumni email forwarding is a free service that combines the convenience of a single lifetime email address with the flexibility to change Internet service providers.

Columbia offers lifetime e-mail forwarding through your UNI@ columbia.edu. The University also offers a web-based e-mail option through YOURNAME@caa.columbia.edu.

Student e-mail addresses remain active for three months after graduation, but thereafter alumni must sign up for lifetime forwarding.

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Financial Products

  • Insurance
  • The Columbia University Visa and Master Card
  • Preferred CD and money-market deposit account rates
  • Financial products

LIbraries and E-Resources

Alumni with degrees or certificates from the University may receive reading privileges at campus libraries. For a monthly fee, alumni may obtain borrowing privileges. Contact the Library Information Office for more information:

Library Information Office
Room 201 Butler Library
(212) 854-7309

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Director: Carole Ann Fabian

Graduates have electronic access to a selected group of databases via the University libraries, including the full text of newspapers and magazines, business publications, and medical journals. Click here to find out more and to register for access.

Recreational & Fitness Facilities

Membership is available to alumni at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and the Bard Athletic Club.

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Request Transcripts or Replace a Diploma

To obtain an official Columbia transcript or to replace a lost diploma, see Transcript information.

UNI Information

Change your password, and see what's available online. Your UNI (University Network ID) is your lifelong key to alumni resources.

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Columbia Alumni Center

The Columbia Alumni Center houses the Welcome Center. This facility is designed specifically for alumni use and includes a lounge, library, seminar room, and courtesy office. It provides an ideal place to meet with fellow Columbians.

The Columbia Alumni Center also houses the University’s Office of Alumni and Development and the Columbia College Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, including Columbia Magazine and Columbia College Today.

Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street New York, NY 10025
Telephone: 212-851-7398

Monday - Thursday: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm
Friday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

For further information, please e-mail: welcomecenter@columbia.edu.

Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL)

Enjoy unrivaled, curated access to the arts – over 30 exclusive member events per year with fellow Columbians, artists, and scholars; special benefits at more than 100 leading arts institutions and restaurants; free and discounted ticket offers; and a weekly guide highlighting the best cultural happenings that New York City has to offer. 
New graduates receive a complimentary CAAL membership – sign up at alumniarts.columbia.edu/classof2013

Columbia University Club of New York

The Columbia University Club of New York offers membership to alumni of Columbia University. The club houses 50 overnight rooms, and includes a fully-equipped athletic facility. It offers casual dining in the Bar & Grill and fine dining in the Woodrow Wilson Room. Members may use the meeting and conference rooms for private events or business meetings. The business center is fully equipped.

15 West 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. www.columbiaclub.org

Faculty House

This campus landmark welcomes seminars, meetings, events, and banquets. The Faculty House has been awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council.

All members of the University community are welcome to dine at Faculty House. Alumni may become members for free and obtain a 10 percent discount on all charges.


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