Founded in 1975, Columbia Magazine is published in print three times a year by Columbia University’s Office of Alumni and Development. The print edition is sent to alumni of Columbia as well as to faculty, staff, and friends.
Our digital edition, found on this website, includes all print articles as well as exclusive web-only stories.
2023-24 print publication schedule
Fall 2023: September 18, 2023
Winter 2023-24: January 14, 2024
Spring/Summer 2024: May 13, 2024
Fall 2024: September 16, 2024
Winter 2024-25: January 13, 2025
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