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Campus Life December 10


Holiday Break coming soon – Get registered for Spring Semester now!

snowman on campus

Columbus State will observe a holiday break from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, December 25 through January 1, and all offices and departments of the college will be closed, so if you need help from on-campus student services such as advising, scheduling, financial aid or student accounting, you should get that done now!

Of course the college’s online services will still be available for you to schedule your Spring Semester 2015 classes during the break and the college will re-open on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Spring Semester begins Monday, January 12, and the on-time registration deadline is fast approaching: Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  That evening at 11:00 p.m. is also the deadline to pay your fees for Spring Semester, or your classes will be dropped for non-payment.

You can register right up to the start of the semester if you schedule and pay your fees at the same time, but remember, you cannot schedule a class after the first meeting of that class without a signature from the instructor. 

Here’s a calendar of important dates to remember for the upcoming semester:

December 25 – January 1, 2015 - Holiday Break -No Student Services In-Person or via Telephone

Wednesday, January 7 - On-Time Registration Ends; Fee Payment Deadline at 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 8 - Late Registration Begins (Full Term, First 8-week Term and First 5-week Term)

Thursday, January 8 - Drop for Non-Payment at 12:01 a.m. (CougarWeb system will be unavailable after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7)

Monday, January 12, 2015 - Spring Semester begins (Full Term, First 8-week Term and First 5-week Term)


MLK events begin January 12

statue of King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Americans from all walks of life work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Columbus State has planned a week of programs focused on education, action, and reflection.

The theme of this year’s program is: “Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now.” The activities are hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion, Student Engagement and Leadership, Service Learning OAA Committee, Honors Program, Student Conduct, Title IX, Cougars for the Community, and the African Descendants Union.

Serve Your Community and Take Action
Monday – Wednesday
January 12 – 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall atrium
Hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership

A small act of gratitude, kindness, or forgiveness can take less than two minutes and goes a long way. Stop by and "Serve on the Go"—you'll be glad you did! Please recycle and drop off plastic grocery bags to create mats for the homeless.

SharptonMLK Annual Celebration, featuring Rev. Al Sharpton
Thursday, January 15, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Theatre
Hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion

The annual Columbus State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the memory and life of Dr. King and features an array of musical guests and speakers.

Selma Film Screening and Discussion
Friday, January 16, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Gateway Theater, South Campus Gateway, 1550 N High St.
Transportation will be provided at 12:30 p.m. - meet in front of Nestor Hall, facing Mt. Vernon Ave.
This film expresses the story of Martin Luther King, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the civil rights marches that changed America. Following the film, there will be a 20-minute question and answer session. Seating is limited. RSVP in OrgSync by January 16. A $3 suggested donation will benefit the Boys and Girls Club, Milo-Grogan.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 5:15 pm.
King Arts Complex
Hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership, Cougars for the Community and African Descendants Union

Students will be volunteering during the Annul MLK Open House at the King Arts Complex. This free community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends to enjoy musical and live theater performances, watch films and videos, learn about the civil rights movement, participate in hands-on studio art activities, view art exhibitions and meet new friends. Columbus State students will volunteer in 1-2 hour blocks and lead activities with families, including making signs for the march; handing out materials, provide directions during the march and/or other responsibilities.

Martin Luther King Day March and Program
Monday, January 19, 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
King Arts Complex & Lincoln Theater
Hosted by the City of Columbus and Community Relations Commission

The celebration will kick off with the annual Martin Luther King Day March which will begin from The King Arts Complex at 3:45 p.m. Participants of the march are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring banners representative of their school, organization or city department. Everyone is encouraged to attend the free Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Lincoln Theater from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

MLK Global Café: Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now
Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall, West Lounge

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was on Monday, January 19, but what about the "Urgency of Now?" The Global Café will inform students about becoming engaged citizens through freedom of speech and by learning the steps to promote social justice on campus and in the community.

Please register for these programs in OrgSync; visit for more information.


Financial Aid Allowance dates listed

The first day to purchase at the Columbus State Bookstore in-store and online using Financial Aid is January 6, 2015.  No funds will be available prior to this date.

More dates
Bookstore Return Deadline – January 29, 2015
Last day to purchase using financial aid and vouchers – February 6, 2015
Last day to pick up online orders – February 17, 2015
Remaining Financial Aid credit balances released by Columbus State – February 18, 2015



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