Your graduation from Columbia Business School is the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the School’s global network. Your involvement can also provide current students with invaluable “real-world” perspective on the transition from student to graduate. The Alumni Relations team is excited to facilitate your transition; there are a number of ways to stay connected to the School.
What will happen to my Columbia Business School e-mail address and account (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)?
During your final semester, you will receive instructions on how to deactivate your GSB Exchange e-mail account; this will in turn automatically activate your lifetime e-mail forwarding address. Instructions on how to deactivate your GSB Exchange e-mail address, save your e-mails currently in your Exchange account inbox and your important data, and activate your lifetime e-mail forwarding address can be found in this PDF document for Windows users and this PDF document for Mac users. Your lifetime e-mail address is a permanent forwarding vehicle that redirects your e-mail to your personal or business mailbox and enables you to keep in touch with fellow alumni as graduates move and change jobs. A non-Columbia e-mail address is necessary in order to receive and respond to your forwarded e-mail.
Your lifetime forwarding e-mail address (i.e. email@example.com) remains the same. You will now use the alumni website to adjust where it forwards. To set up your lifetime e-mail forwarding, please log -in to the network section of the website, select “Edit My Profile” from the left-hand side menu, and click “Lifetime E-mail” under “Edit My Information.”
Your student e-mail address will expire within 90 days of graduating, so please update this information as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that address and name changes registered on the student services website with your single sign-on ID do not automatically transfer into the alumni website.
Unless noted, your Columbia University (CubMail) cunix e-mail address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) will automatically forward to the destination of your lifetime e-mail account. (Do not set your lifetime e-mail to forward back to your cunix e-mail or this will create a loop and e-mails to you will be bounced back.) Instead, set your account to forward messages to your work or personal e-mail address.
If you would like to disable your cunix account, please contact Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) at www.columbia.edu/cuit.
To update your lifetime e-mail forwarding, click on “Lifetime E-mail” within the “Edit My Profile” portion of the network section of the site. Your student e-mail address will expire within 90 days of graduating, so please update this information as soon as possible.
By the end of the summer, you will no longer be subscribed to student-club e-mail lists. To subscribe to a variety of alumni industry/affinity discussion groups, please log -in to the network section of the website, select “Edit My Profile” from the left-hand side menu, and click “Discussion Groups” under “Edit My Interests.”
You will have access to Angel for 90 days after graduation, however, some professors may remove content before that time. We recommend immediately downloading all content you want to keep.
You will have access to Canvas for two years after graduation. Professors may remove content from their courses before that time; we recommend downloading all needed content as soon as possible.
Graduating students will have access to COIN for 90 days following graduation in the student-view of the system. After 90 days, recent graduates will be promoted to the alumni version of COIN.
In addition, Columbia Business School alumni are entitled to a lifetime of career support through the Office of Alumni Relations. Please visit the Alumni Career Services website for more information.
Students who are currently under the Columbia student medical insurance plan will be covered through the summer following graduation until August 31. For those students who would like to extend coverage, please note that you do have the option to participate in the Continuation Plan. For more information regarding plans, important dates, continuation, and general coverage (including information regarding coverage for dependents), please visit Columbia Health Services.
Be sure to access the Health Services site to confirm all dates, including deadlines for continuation and coverage, as it is the responsibility of each student to contact Health Services regarding their coverage.
As a Columbia Business School graduate, you will be automatically added to a new class and cluster discussion group to replace the student class. To subscribe to additional geographical, industry, and affinity discussions, please log-in to the network section of the website, select “Edit My Profile” from the left-hand side menu, and click “Discussion Groups” under “Edit My Interests.” Existing student -cluster e-mail lists will be terminated approximately 90 days after commencement.
An alumni ID card is required to use the Career Management Library or Watson Library. If you would like to receive your alumni ID card, please visit the Library Information Office in Butler 201, on the first floor just before the security booth. Bring one form of photo identification (driver's license or passport) to receive your ID card right away. The fee is $5 and the card is valid for six years. The Library Information Office's hours are: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
With an alumni ID card, Columbia University alumni have lifelong access to any library on campus, including Watson Library in Uris Hall. Alumni who wish to check out books may obtain a “borrowing privileges card” for $30 a month at the Library Information Office in Butler 201. Remote access to library resources is restricted to current students. Please note: Graduating students have remote access to online databases for approximately three months after they graduate. As a graduate, you have access to many full-text databases online through the Libraries’ Alumni Gateway.
As part of your lifelong learning benefit, recent graduates are eligible to audit classes. Auditing classes offers an opportunity to remain engaged with the Columbia Business School community and to keep abreast of new innovations in your field. For more information on the courses available for auditing and how to enroll, please contact Megan Shaughnessy at email@example.com
Recent graduates are invited to enroll in Executive Education courses. Any bidding points that graduates have following their last semester at Columbia Business School are converted to ExecEd Dollars, which are applied to the cost of Executive Education programs. In addition, all Columbia Business School alumni are eligible for a 25 percent discount for themselves and up to four of their colleagues on all Executive Education courses. These courses are an excellent value and offer opportunities to continue your Columbia Business School education. To learn more, please see the 2013 Program Catalog.
If you do not pick up your diploma after commencement, the University Registrar will send it to the address listed on your graduation application. Delivery will take several weeks.
If you have any additional questions regarding your diploma, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly at 212-854-8319. Information about important documents from the University Registrar’s Diploma Office may be accessed online.
If you are asked to provide proof of your degree, your employer (or potential employer) is welcome to contact the Office of Alumni Relations for verification at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-4400.
Extra copies of your transcript are available from the Office of the Registrar. To receive copies of your transcript, please visit the Office of Registrar or fill out a transcript request form. There is no fee for this service, but if the transcript is needed immediately, alumni must call the Office of the Registrar and and pay to have the transcript sent via FedEx.
For more information, you may contact the Office of the Registrar directly at 212-854-4400; press “1” to order a transcript or verify a degree.