2024 Columbia New Alumni Welcome / New Student Send-off Event

Dear Alumni and Students of Columbia University,

First, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our new graduates of Columbia University from May. We would also like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the newest members of Columbia University Alumni Association of Korea (CAA Korea). Every June, CAA Korea hosts the New Alumni Welcome / New Student Send-off Event and this year, it will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at Yonsei University Baekyang Nuri. This event will be held to welcome new alumni who graduated from Columbia University in May and are returning to Korea, as well as to congratulate new students who are about to depart for the U.S. for the fall semester. It is free to attend for incoming students, current students, and recent graduates from May, so we hope you will join us!

Event name: 2024 Columbia New Alumni Welcome / New Student Send-off Event

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Time: Part 1: Orientation (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) / Part 2: Networking (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Location: Yonsei University Global Lounge (Baekyang Nuri) B1, KwakJoung-Hwan
Challenge Hall


(1) First-time undergraduate/graduate students entering in September 2024 (4 undergraduate and 18 graduate schools)

(2) Current undergraduate/graduate students

(3) Recent graduates from May 2024 (new alumni)

(4) Parents of undergraduate freshmen

(5) Alumni members

Entry fee (includes both Part 1 & Part 2)

 (1) Undergraduate/Graduate students entering September '24 (incoming students): FREE!!!

 (2) Current undergraduate/graduate students as of June '24: FREE!!!

 (3) Recent graduates from May '24 (new alumni): FREE!!!

 (4) Alumni members: Full Members (40,000 won per person), Associate Members (50,000 won per person)


(1) No on-site registration / admission on the day of the event (only pre-registered attendees can attend)

(2) New students, current students, and new alumni must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2

(3) Parents of graduate students are not permitted to attend the event (parents of undergraduate students are permitted to attend under the Minority Protection Act)

(4) Incoming undergrad students who are minors are not eligible to attend Part 2_Networking

(5) For alumni members, you can attend Part 2_Networking only (but only for those who have pre-registered and paid)

(5) For alumni members, the participation fee is the same even if you attend only Part 2_Networking (40,000 won / Full Member, 50,000 won / Associate Member)

(6) No Show, No Refund!!

Event order

<Part 1: Orientation>

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: Refreshments and reception

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: Opening remarks, President's welcome, and introduction to the Alumni Association

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(IBK Corporate Bank Hall) : Alumni Orientation (Career/Journey Q&A) by the Alumni Association Steering Committee

(KwakJoung-Hwan Hall) : New Graduate Student Orientation (School/New York Life Q&A) by Graduate Student Association (KGSA)

(Helinox Hall): Undergraduate New Student Orientation (School/New York Life Q&A) by the undergraduate Korean International Society for Academics and Career (KISAC)

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Part 2 location announcement, closing remarks, and group photo

<Part 2: Networking>

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Sinchon/To-be-announced): Networking for new students, current students, graduates, and alumni members of each college

Application: Click the URL below to fill out and submit the application form


(1) Application period: 9 a.m., Monday, June 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 21

(2) For alumni members, deposit 40,000 won (Full Member) / 50,000 won (Associate Member) to the account below immediately after applying (deposit the participation fee on the same day as the application!)

Deposit account: Kakao Bank / 7979-80-48652 / Sangmin Lee_Columbia

(For direct deposit, please include "your name/college/year of graduation" in the “from” field!)

Contact us

(1) Event Inquiries: Rawon Yim ('20 SIPA), Director of Communications ([email protected])

(2) Deposit Inquiries: Dongmin Son ('23GS), Manager of Funds (010-8840-8004)


We look forward to welcoming new and returning students!

Yongho Kim ('92GSAS), President of Columbia University Alumni Association of Korea

June 29, 2024 at 2:00pm - 9pm

Yonsei University Baekyang Nuri

50 Yonsei-ro Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 03722
South Korea

Rawon Yim