Summer Events 2022

Get ready for an exciting summer at Columbia University

We are pleased to offer our Pre-College students a truly immersive experience that lets them experience campus life at an Ivy League institution in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Your learning will go beyond the classroom as you explore the many opportunities on campus and around the city. From attending special lectures by prominent Columbia faculty to visiting the city’s greatest cultural landmarks with other exceptional students, you will gain special access to all that the University and the city offers. Find full details about our student experience options by visiting the Residential Student Life and Commuter Student Life pages. Exciting activities are planned for each session—please see below for what’s planned so far—and be sure to check back for updates.

Summer Session 1:
Jun. 27–Jul. 15, 2022

Welcome Event

Sounds of Summer Fest

Welcome BBQ for Students + Residential Orientation

Student Life Extravaganza

Silent Disco/Lawn Party

Hypnotist

4th of July Event

Talent Show

Film Festival

Film Screenings with Faculty

Additional Events to Be Announced

Summer Session 2:
Jul. 19–Aug. 5, 2022

Welcome BBQ for Students + Residential Orientation

Student Life Extravaganza

Silent Disco/Lawn Party

Saturday Night Large Scale Programs

Talent Show

Film Festival

Sounds of Summer Fest

Additional Events to Be Announced

Summer Session 3:
Aug. 8–12, 2022

Sounds of Summer Fest

Student Life Extravaganza

Featured Past Events

Watch Intro to Shaping the Future 2021, featuring:

  • Lance Weiler, director of the Digital Storytelling Lab, and associate professor of professional practice in film and theatre at Columbia School of the Arts; teaches “For the Future(S): Design Thinking for Uncertain Times”
  • Barrie Adleberg, instructor and interaction designer of the Digital Storytelling Lab at Columbia School of the Arts; teaches “For the Future(S): Design Thinking for Uncertain Times”
  • Jack McGourty, Ph.D., adjunct professor of business at the Columbia Business School; teaches "Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Early Product Design"
  • Prachi Patel, Ph.D. candidate at Columbia's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute; teaches “Physics and Technologies of the Future” 

Watch Religion and the History of Black Music 2021 with Professor Josef Sorett 

Watch the Summer Ideas Exchange 2020:

  • Understanding the Social World: A Conversation with Shamus Khan
  • From Beginning to End: A Conversation with Brian Greene
  • Religion and Hip Hop: A Conversation with Josef Sorett
  • Get Out the Vote: A How-To Guide with Professor Donald Green, Mark Mullen, and Jess Morales Rocketto