Welcome to the University Life website!

The Office of University Life is your hub for University-wide student life information and initiatives.

Student Resources

Health & Wellness

Access comprehensive physical and mental health services at Columbia.

Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Organizations, resources and other offerings for a richly diverse community.

Compliance and University Policies

Information about the Rules of University Conduct, and other essential Columbia policies.

Maps & Locations

Find your way around campus, plus dining, libraries, gender-neutral restrooms, ATMs and more.


Messages to the Community

Reminder of resources in light of Port Authority Explosion

December 11, 2017 - For many, the news of an explosion in the city can be unsettling. We express our appreciation for the first responders who helped aid those who were directly impacted. In addition to support from individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources are available.


Expressing concern about the wildfires

December 7, 2017 - I am writing to express concern for all of you who may be impacted by the fires in Southern California. Please know that the Columbia community is thinking of you, your families and friends, in light of these conditions and hope that all remain safe. As a reminder, in addition to individual school deans of students, there are university-wide resources available.


Updates on the Immigration Executive Order (a.k.a. the “travel ban”)

December 6, 2017 - Columbia remains concerned about the federal executive order that restricts travel to the United States by citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.  On Monday of this week, the United States Supreme Court permitted the ban to take effect while legal challenges are ongoing. We encourage students and other community members affected by the ban to contact to contact David Austell, Director of the International Students and Scholars Office.

The University Life Events Council

November 28, 2017 - New this year, the Office of University Life is bringing together student representatives from every school to develop University-wide events for the Columbia student community. Their mission? Design events that energize the community and create opportunities for you to connect with others from schools across Columbia.

Guest blog: We are Columbia

Samia Abedin (Columbia College '19),  creator of "We Are Columbia" - a video challenging students to be uncomfortable and talk to each other, writes about her project. 

Student Voices: Kinikia Reid

Kinikia Reid (Midwifery ‘17) spoke to the Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion Task Force Awareness Project.

Upcoming Events

Emergency Food Drive (Columbia Community Service)

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00am to Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00am

Join Columbia Community Service in donating non-perishable, unexpired food to local food pantries.

Learn more.

Intercultural House Fall 2018 Applications (Office of Multicultural Affairs)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00am to Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:00am

Apply to live in the Intercultural House (ICH) / Resource Center (IRC).

Learn more.

Unwind in the Libraries! (Columbia University Libraries)

Friday, December 8, 2017 10:00am to Friday, December 22, 2017 5:00pm

Take a study break - you've earned one! Join the Libraries and their campus partners for stress-relieving activities over reading week and through final exams.

Learn more.
See all events.