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Registration, Take Three

Approximate level of registration ferocity

Approximate level of registration ferocity

In case you haven’t checked your email since the last day of finals, a new registration window for spring classes opens tomorrow. From January 8th through January 11th and from January 14th through January 18th, you’ll be able to search for a better Music Hum time slot and reconsider that Renaissance art seminar you were so enthusiastic about in November. Unlike the regular registration period, appointments are not determined by seniority, so you’ll have equal opportunity to beat out everyone else *cue Hunger Games reference*. Registration starts tomorrow morning, so the only difficulty will be rousing yourself out of your winter break stupor (sorry, West Coasters).

So you don’t have to open your inbox and avoid that final paper grade waiting for you, the full email from Barry Kane below the jump:

To All of Our Undergraduate Students in Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies:

I hope that your holidays were good ones and that you are enjoying the well-deserved break from the rigors of the regular academic routine.

With the start of the spring semester just around the corner, I write to you now with important information regarding your spring course schedule and the opportunity that you will have to add and drop courses and to refine your course selections prior to the beginning of classes the week of January 21st.

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th, we will open the second of our additional registration windows. This window will extend through Friday, January 11th, and will then continue on Monday, January 14th, through Friday, January 18th. During this time, I encourage you to drop courses you registered for earlier that you now know you no longer want to take and to add courses that you feel should be included on your spring schedule. Working through these course adjustments now will not only make things easier for you during the opening days of the spring semester, but also will help us administratively to refine our enrollment projections and to assign, to the extent possible and practicable, all courses to appropriate instructional space.

Note that this upcoming registration period will be open to all continuing students and that there will be no registration priority based on class standing. You will therefore have the chance of securing admission to a course or courses that may not have been possible during the initial registration period when access to registration was based on class standing.

As with earlier registration periods, you are encouraged to consult with your primary academic adviser if you have any questions about your program of study in general or the upcoming registration window in particular.

We look forward to having you back in class with us and filling the campus with your energy, enthusiasm, and intellectual engagement.

Yours truly,


Barry S. Kane
Associate Vice President and University Registrar
Columbia University in the City of New York

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous on another note, since when is college ACB up?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous looks like there are more spam posts than actual posts, though

    2. LOL says:

      @LOL Barnard has their own CollegeACB and their own bored@. Can we stop pretending they’re Columbia already?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What is dean’s list

    1. o.O says:

      @o.O What’s a dean?

    2. dunno says:

      @dunno What’s a list?

    3. Tracy Jordan says:

      @Tracy Jordan WHAT THE WHAT?!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous When do they put Dean’s List up on SSOL?

    1. You says:

      @You Are why we are the most stressful school in the nation.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous when all your grades are posted

      1. Anon says:

        @Anon All of my grades have been posted, and my GPA is higher than that required for the Dean’s List. When will this designation be posted?

        1. You know, says:

          @You know, You’re really asking for it, so just stop while you can.

  • the real real cc 13 says:

    @the real real cc 13 fuck both of you

  • the real cc 13 says:

    @the real cc 13 yo cc 13, stop stealing my bwog handle

    1. cc13 says:

      @cc13 out of sheer respect i left the space out

      that’s just how much i care about you <3

  • cc13 says:

    @cc13 anyone with a tu/th art hum want to trade for my mo/we 2:40 section? classes have changed and now I have literally all five classes Monday/Wednesday and am afraid of dying.

    so seriously, if anyone wants to swap out of their tu/th 8:40am for something at a more humane time of day (or, you know, anything tu/th for any reason), drop me an email :)

    1. cc13 says:

      @cc13 meant to include: contact me at (I can reply from a Columbia address if you like but don’t want to give it out here).

      thanks! (there has to be a better way to do all this…)

      (and music hum is okay too, if you still want to swap!)

    2. cc13 says:

      @cc13 Or leave me a comment here with your contact info and I’ll reach out to you – apparently the part where I put my email in hasn’t been approved by the mods. :)

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous which proefessor

    3. cc13 says:

      @cc13 update: got it swapped! thanks, bwoggers

  • CC'13 says:



  • Plz ;_; says:

    @Plz ;_; Someone drop out of Short fiction in Latin America.

  • To the surprise of absolutely no one says:

    @To the surprise of absolutely no one SSOL is down

    1. MAD says:

      @MAD I pulled an all nighter for this.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous people like you, i don;t understand people like you. it’s not school. and why pull an all nighter? just wake up. you must just like being able to complain about pulling an all nighter.

        1. FU says:

          @FU Have you ever thought that we’ve TRIED waking up this early but have failed in the past and that there are classes that NEED to be secured?

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous Multiple alarms, bro. Went to bed at 6. An alarm every 5 mins from 9:10 did the trick.

        2. MAD says:

          @MAD I stayed up all night because I can’t trust myself to wake up in time to try to switch out of the 8:40 am class that I can’t trust myself to wake up in time for.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Ugh, why must you remind people who would otherwise not be on top of their shit to register so they can steal the spots I’ve been eyeing for weeks. I’m a senior, I deserve good core sections for once, dammit!

    1. Anonymooose says:

      @Anonymooose I hope you like 8pm with the worst professor on culpa bro

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous We are the buffalo, columbia is the lion.

    1. Lit Hum professor says:

      @Lit Hum professor good interpretation skills. How does that make you feel?

  • disgruntled cheetah says:

    @disgruntled cheetah clearly you have never seen a female lion.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous dah, I shoulda maximized the image because you are correct. ’tis indeed a female lion. looks like I’m going to registering for zoology now LULZ

  • grades says:

    @grades and some grades STILL aren’t up yet…

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ….*cough*…marco pagnotta…*cough*

  • da fuq... says:

    @da fuq... how does a cheetah sodomizing a water buffalo have anything to do with course registration

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous clearly you have never tried to sign up for art hum.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Just my intuition, but I think you may be doing it wrong.

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