About the Magazine


Columbia Magazine was founded in 1975 and is published quarterly by the University’s Office of Alumni and Development.

The magazine is sent to alumni of Columbia University in the U.S. and abroad, as well as to faculty, staff, and friends.

The contents of the magazine are ©2019 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.





How do I update my address or subscription information?

Update your address online using Columbia’s online alumni directory, or email assistmag@columbia.edu for address and subscription-related inquiries.


Does Columbia Magazine print obituaries or death notices?

Columbia Magazine does not publish alumni or faculty obituaries. We invite you to contact individual school or college magazines, such as Columbia College Today, which publishes obituaries for graduates of Columbia College.


How do I submit a book for a review?

Columbia Magazine publishes a limited number of book reviews, but we are always eager to hear about new books. Please send a note with the title, subject, and publisher material to magazine@columbia.edu. Please note that books must be authored by Columbia alumni or faculty to be considered for a review.


Can I submit an article to Columbia Magazine?

While nearly all of the articles in the magazine are written by the staff or freelance writers, the editors are always glad to hear ideas for articles. The best way to determine if your idea is appropriate for the magazine is to study several back issues. Rather than submitting an article on spec, please send a proposal to the editor, explaining the idea, the Columbia angle, the length, and the likely sources. Authors should also submit two samples of their published writing. Because of the number of proposals we receive, and because our staff is small, you may have to wait some time before hearing back from us.


How do I send a message to someone who was mentioned in Columbia Magazine?

If you send us an e-mail or letter, we will try to forward the message to the person you are trying to reach. We cannot give out e-mail or postal addresses or telephone numbers. If you are trying to contact a former classmate, you can look them up in the alumni directory.


How do I get the rights to reproduce an article from Columbia Magazine?

Please send a written request to the editor: magazine@columbia.edu


How do I send a letter to the editor?

Email feedback@columbia.edu or send a letter to our office at:

Columbia Magazine
622 W. 113th Street, MC 4521
New York, NY 10025


How do I donate to the magazine?

You can send a donation through our online giving form or send a US-issued check to our office.