The fellowship consideration deadline for the MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP programs is tomorrow! SIPA does have a February 5th final deadline as well, which will just be for admissions consideration. I’ve posted a couple of recent post roundups that may be helpful if you’re finishing up the application.

Although we’re just past the holidays, Columbia University and SIPA is staying busy:

  • In just a few days, Orientation for our incoming spring MIA, MPA and MPA-DP students start. Welcome to SIPA, J-termers and the first of the Class of 2023!
  • The first day of class is January 11. We’ll be a little quiet until most of our community returns, virtually and in-person. Similar to the fall, SIPA is doing a hybrid semester this spring, meaning we offer all classes virtually while also holding a number in-person on campus.
  • If you will be on campus, Columbia has a set of COVID-19 resources and policies kept updated here. If you will be on campus, you do have to be up-to-date with your immunizations, wear a mask, and socially distance. Testing is also available on campus for the Columbia community, which I can attest is fast and easy. Unfortunately we do not know how the fall 2021 semester will look, as it depends greatly on external variables.

Finally, we usually see many people on the campus around this time — the lights are beautiful! — so I want to leave you with this virtual tour of SIPA. Best of luck if you are finishing up your application for the January 5th deadline!