A how-to session for new students is normally held the Thursday before Labor Day. This session includes: introductions to the Chair, DGS, Associate DGS, and Departmental staff; information on work study, libraries, and how to stay informed.
The DGS usually meets with each class once or twice per year. As necessary, the Chair and other faculty members meet with the entire Department to discuss general department policies and issues.
Mail Folders and Bulletin Boards
Everyone has a mailbox outside of 602 Philosophy. Students should also check the bulletin boards on the 6th floor of Philosophy Hall (and elsewhere in the building) for announcements of courses, conferences, talks meetings and other items of potential interest.
E-Mail Account and Listserv
Students should activate their Columbia University e-mail account immediately at http://cuit.columbia.edu/. Information on deadlines, meetings and special events are posted electronically; furthermore, students are automatically signed up for the Department's Graduate Listserv. To send messages to all members of the group, including all graduate students in the Department with active email accounts, one should address e-mails to: ENCLgrad@lists.columbia.edu.
Student Services Online
Students should check their transcripts online (at https://ssol.columbia.edu/) every mid-semester and follow up on any unregistered changes immediately.
Check the department website for announcements and upcoming events.