Alumni Benefits


Continuing Education

All CDM alumni receive a 10% discount on tuition for dental continuing education courses, and young alumni graduating within the past five years receive a 20% discount. View the CE Course Schedule to see current offerings.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2009-12/2013. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors; nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Lifetime Email Forwarding

Columbia offers lifetime e-mail forwarding through your and also offers a web based e-mail option through Student e-mail addresses remain active for three months after graduation, but thereafter alumni must sign up for lifetime forwarding. Please visit for detailed instructions on setting up your forwarding.

Diplomas & Transcripts


The Diploma Division of Student Administrative Services can replace lost diplomas for a charge of $100. For diplomas, please call 212-342-4790 or mail:

Student Administrative Services
Columbia University
650 West 168th Street
Unit 45, Black Building
1st Floor, Room 141
New York, NY 10032


To request a trancript, submit a request with your name, SSN, DOB, and year of graduation or fill out the following form and mail/fax to:

Columbia University
Registration and Financial Services
650 West 168th Street
Room 1-141 BB
New York, NY 10032
Fax: (212) 305-1590

Alumni who still access their UNI can go directly to SSOL and order transcripts.

There is no charge and please allow two business days turn around upon receipt of request.


Degree Verification

If you are a graduate of the College of Dental Medicine and in need of degree verification, please note: 

Columbia University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as our agent to perform degree verifications.

You may contact them at:

Phone: 703 742 4200
Fax:      703 742 4239

Mail:    National Student Clearinghouse
            2300 Dulles Station Boulevard Suite 300
            Herndon, VA 20171

If you are a graduate of the College of Dental Medicine and in need of letters for post graduate programs or licensing requirements, please send an email to:

Online Alumni Directory

The University-wide Alumni Directory helps you stay connected with alumni from all Columbia schools. You can access the directory here. You will need your UNI and password to log in. If you don't know your UNI or password, please go to the log-in help page.

Columbia Alumni Center

The Columbia Alumni Center on West 113th Street offers Columbia's growing alumni community access to University resources and a healthy dose of hospitality. Alumni visiting Columbia's Morningside Heights campus can stop by the Center to catch up on the latest University news, check e-mail, explore alumni benefits, peruse a yearbook, or just have a cup of coffee. The Center has been designed specifically for alumni use and includes a lounge, library, seminar room, and courtesy office. It's an ideal place to meet with fellow Columbians, or to enjoy a quiet moment while visiting campus.

Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL)

The Arts Initiative at Columbia University aims to make the arts part of every Columbia student's educational experience and to promote a life-long involvement in the arts. New graduates receive a complimentary year membership in the Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL) for special benefits and discounts at New York's finest cultural institutions. Other alumni can join with a tax-deductible contribution of only $25 or more to the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.

Columbia University Libraries

Alumni may apply for a University Alumni Identification Card that grants renewable reading privileges at Butler Library and the Health Sciences Library. To borrow books, alumni may obtain borrowing privileges for a monthly fee. To obtain your University Alumni Library Card, you must visit the Library Information Office in person in room 201 in the Butler Library. Alumni must present a valid government issued photo ID card in order to obtain an alumni card. For more information, please contact (212) 854-7309 or

Recreational & Fitness Facilities

Membership is available to alumni at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and the Bard Athletic Club.

Faculty House

The Faculty House offers dining, catering, and conference facilities. Weekdays during the academic year, the DeWitt Clinton Dining Room, Garden Café, and West 117th Lounge are open for lunch and dinner. The event rooms are available for University events and private affairs every day, year-round. All members of the University community are welcome to dine at Faculty House. Alumni are eligible for a house account at a reduced annual membership of $35, which offers a 10% discount on all charges. Contact (212) 854 1200.

Columbia University Club of New York

Located at 15 West 43rd Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Columbia University Club of New York offers membership to alumni from all divisions of Columbia University.

Columbia University Sports & Youth Camps for Ages 6-18

Registration is now under way for the Columbia Cubs Camp during Spring Break and the upcoming summer, as well as for 11 summer sports camps led by Columbia head and assistant coaches. Spring Break Cubs Camp takes place from March 16- 20 at Columbia’s Dodge Fitness Center. The camp features sports, games, and arts and crafts for children ages 6 through
12. Visit the website at to register online or find out more about sports and Cubs Camps at Columbia. Contact Katie Jones at 212-854-2233 or for more information.

Travel & Lodging

Alumni visiting the New York City area have access to a variety of university-based lodging options, as well as off-campus accommodations.  Click here for more information

Computer Discounts

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), in partnership with GovConnection, Inc., now offers Columbia alumni discounted computers (notebooks, desktops, and tablets) and peripherals. Click here for more information

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New York Academy of Dentistry:
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Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial
Academy of Pediatric
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American Association of Orthodontists:
American Association of Public Health Dentistry:
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American College of Prosthodontists:
American Dental Association:
American Dental Hygiene Association:
Dental Hygiene Association of New York:
International College of Dentists:
New York State Dental Association:
Ninth District Dental Association:
Second District Dental Society:
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Office of Alumni Relations & Development - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street, Box 20 - New York, NY 10032