Pantheon, Rome, Italy


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 Elizabeth Irwin for more information. For the interdepartmental program in Classical Studies visit
  • 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.

If you are interested in Modern Greek courses and Hellenic Studies, click here.

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



The Latin Placement Exam for incoming students will take place on Tuesday, September 1st,12:45-2:45pm in 603 Hamilton.  For more information, contact Prof. Katharina Volk at


The Latin Proficiency Exam for Columbia students will be administered on the following dates 12-2 pm in 617 Hamilton Hall:
- Friday, September 11, 2015
- Friday, October 23, 2015
- Friday, December 4, 2015
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