Archive for class of 2015

Orientation Week is almost over

The Class of 2015 is half way through their first week on campus at SIPA.  They have met with Dean Janow and other members of the SIPA community.  They have gone through Academic Advising, Concentration and Specialization Briefings, Math Camp, taken a campus tour guided by their Peer Advisers and already had a few opportunities to network and meet their peers at the Welcome Reception, Socials and planned dinners and lunches.  They’ll finish the week with opportunities to understand and access various Columbia University resources from the Writing Center, Public Safety, Career Services, Health Services, Financial Aid, and CU Arts.  But before they start classes on Tuesday, they’ll kick off the weekend (and think happy thoughts) with SIPA student groups, SIPA alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff at the closing reception.  Fun times!

To read about what members of the newest class had to say on their first day, you can visit our website at,


Our newest fall SIPA MIA/MPA class arrived today in New York for their week long Orientation.  We’re glad to have all 400+ of you here.  Welcome to SIPA!  We expect great things from you. We believe you will not disappoint us.

Stop by the Admissions Office to say hello, maybe in between math camp and lunch, but we’ll understand if you can’t break away  — hope to catch up later on in the semester.

Good luck on your next life adventure at SIPA.


"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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