Welcome to the University Life website!

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

Upcoming Events

In Conversation - Living with Difference: An Interfaith Dialogue

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join the Office of University Life for a discussion about finding common ground and navigating difference while building community. Free dinner with registration.

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Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks: On Social Justice, Race and Health

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hear from Suzan-Lori Parks, who has written for Spike Lee and Oprah, and received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. She will speak on race, justice and health, and is the inaugural guest speaker for the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics.

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Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Authors Darcy Eveleigh and Rachel L. Swarns join Lucyle Hook Professor of English and professor of Africana Studies Kim F. Hall for a presentation and discussion on the hundreds of stunning images from black history that have long been buried in The New York Times archives.

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The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement - Success Workshop: Student Financial Loan Management

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:15pm to 1:45pm

What happens with your student loans after you graduate?

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Low Lounge (University Life Events Council)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy snacks, games, raffle prizes, and more! Open and free to all Columbia students!

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Messages to the Community

Proposed Title IX regulations and Columbia’s commitment to gender-based misconduct prevention and response

November 21, 2018 - As we review the newly proposed regulations on Title IX from the U.S. Department of Education, I want to affirm Columbia’s commitment to creating a community free from gender-based misconduct and to responding to incidents that occur with support and processes that are fair to all members of our community and sensitive to the issues involved.


University pledges to maintain support for students

November 20, 2018 - In light of the official release of the Department of Education’s new proposed regulations regarding sexual misconduct, the University will stand by its values that emphasize student safety and support, according to Executive Vice President of University Life Suzanne Goldberg. 


Expressing concern and sharing resources during CA fires

November 12, 2018 - The Columbia community shares concern for those of you with family and friends who may be impacted by the wildfires in California. Our thoughts are with you, affected residents and all first responders facing emergency conditions in several counties


Expressing concern after the tragic shooting in California

November 8, 2018 - We are saddened by the news of a fatal shooting last night at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and write to share concern for those of you who may have family and friends in the area. The Columbia community joins with all who mourn victims of gun violence. 


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.

Our 2017-18 Year in Review

See the new, exciting and ongoing developments in the University community this year.

Take a look at some of our 2017-18 year.