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NSHSS Member Event at Columbia University

NSHSS members and their families are invited to join us for our return to New York City at the prestigious Columbia University on Saturday, September 30, 2023!


This member event will kick off early Saturday morning with a networking breakfast at Alfred Lerner Hall before members gather in the auditorium for the welcome ceremony. Members will experience a day full of workshops, a College and Career fair, an exclusive presentation about student opportunities from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and tours of the Columbia University campus. We will end the event with an NSHSS Member Recognition Ceremony where members are invited up on stage and honored for their academic achievements!



Member Event at Columbia University

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway

New York City, NY 10027



College & Career Fair Exhibitors: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Columbia University, Columbia University Pre-College Programs, U.S. Army ROTC, and more to be announced!

Event Agenda


*This agenda is subject to change. Final details will be sent closer to event date.*

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Event Check In & Badge Pick-Up

Attendees will check-in with a digital or printed copy of their tickets and members will receive name badges in the Alfred Lerner Hall foyer.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast and College & Career Fair

Attendees will have the chance to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors. NSHSS will provide a catered continental breakfast for all event participants.

9:00 AM 9:35 AM: NSHSS Welcome & Columbia University Information Session

NSHSS will welcome attendees to campus, then Columbia University students/staff will guide them through an informative presentation about the university.

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM: Central Intelligence Agency Student Programs

Our partner, the Central Intelligence Agency, will present information about the special opportunities available to NSHSS members in high school, college, and even post-graduation. CIA offers multiple opportunities for college students to include scholarships and internships. CIA scholarships and internships offer competitive pay, health and life insurance benefits as well as an opportunity to work in a competitive atmosphere to gain valuable hands on experiences.

10:15 AM 11:25 AM: General Sessions

Our NSHSS Partners will host educational workshops discussing information valuable for students. Check back for more details!

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Attendees will visit nearby eateries for lunch on their own.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Self-Guided Campus Tours

Attendees will have free time to explore the Columbia University campus

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: College and Career Fair

Attendees will have the chance to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors.

1:05 PM – 1:35 PM: An Introduction to Columbia University's Pre-College Programs

Learn about Columbia University’s Pre-College Programs. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 by Fall 2022 can delve into academic interests by choosing from over 30 courses from Art to Artificial Intelligence, taught by leading experts.

1:40 PM – 2:10 PM: General Sessions

Our NSHSS Partners will host educational workshops discussing information valuable for students. Check back for more details!

2:15- 3:00 PM: Columbia University Student Panel

NSHSS Members will hear from additional Columbia University partners and/or current Columbia students that will speak to navigating campus life, choosing an appropriate major, and other general information about Columbia University. Stay tuned for more details to be announced!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Member Recognition Ceremony

Members will hear congratulatory remarks and receive their own NSHSS honor medallion.





Get Tickets Here


We recommend that you register as soon as registration opens. Due to Covid-19, seating is limited, and registration will close once we reach the venue's maximum capacity. Only those who register via Eventbrite will be admitted to the event. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Interested in Volunteering?


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Hotel & Parking Information

NSHSS has secured a discounted room block at The Lucerne, down the street from Columbia's campus!

BOOK HERE until August 29
Guests can book the hotel via the booking link below, by calling 1-800-492-8122, or via email to  They need to mention they are reserving for the National Society of HS Scholars group block. With the link, guests must click on the link, insert their dates and then click search.
NSHSS has also secured a discounted room block at the Aloft Harlem at the group rate of $260/night.
BOOK HERE until September 14

Stay tuned for more discounted room block information at other hotels in the area to be announced soon! Check back for more details!


Parking Information: Parking | Visitors Center (

*Attendees are responsible for getting to and from the event location. Limited number of rooms available; first come, first served.*