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Welcome to the Classics Department's website. Check here for class information, colloquium announcements, faculty info and more.

To Prospective Students

  • Interested in undergraduate study in classics at Columbia? Please check out the Undergraduate section and contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Katharina Volk for more information
  • Interested in graduate study in classics at Columbia? Please check out the Graduate section and contact Director of Graduate Studies Carmela Franklin for more information. For the interdepartmental program in Classical Studies visit http://classicalstudies.columbia.edu.
  • Interested in continuing your classics education, increasing your knowledge of Greek and Latin, or preparing for graduate school in related fields? Check out our Postbaccalaureate Program and contact its Director, Elizabeth Scharffenberger, for more information.

See upcoming events in Classics at Columbia and in the NYC area here.

Looking for Hellenic Studies? Click here.

Latin Placement Exam tonight, Wednesday Aug. 27 5-7pm in 603 Hamilton Hall. Students will be notified of the results via email from the Center for Student Advising by Friday, August 29th. For more information regarding the Latin placement exam and results, please contact Gerry Visco.

The Latin Proficiency Exam for Columbia students will be administered on the following dates in 617 Hamilton Hall:
- Friday, September 5, 2014
- Friday, October 24, 2014
- Friday, December 5, 2014 12-2pm
If you have any questions, please call the Classics Department at x4-3902. You may use a dictionary. Please bring your own, as one will not be provided for you.


  • Contact Info

  • Department of Classics
    1130 Amsterdam Avenue
    617 Hamilton Hall, MC 2861
    New York, NY 10027

  • Phone: (212) 854-3902
    Fax: (212) 854-7856
    Email: classics@columbia.edu