As a parent or guardian of a Columbia Engineering student, you join a proud and enthusiastic group of people around the world. Throughout your student’s education, you have many opportunities to visit campus for special events and support the School in meaningful ways. Whether volunteering for the Parent’s Council or participating in Homecoming Weekend, parents are a welcome addition to the Columbia community.

Parents and families from abroad gather at the International Families Reception at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. View the full album.


Giving online by credit card is the fastest and easiest option. To make your gift now, use our online form. You may also give via check, cash, or transfer.

Please contact the Office of Annual Giving at [email protected] with any questions.

Upcoming Family Events at Columbia

The Undergraduate Office of Student and Family Support hosts events that provide great opportunities to experience campus life, meet other families, and of course, visit with your student.