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

An Update on Columbia's Support for our DACA Students and the DACA program

March 5, 2018 - In this time of uncertainty about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection against deportation, I am writing to reiterate Columbia’s support both for our own students with DACA and for the DACA program. 

On Sitting, Walking and Winter Wellness Days

January 29, 2018 - I think we can all relate to the need to slow down, at least every once in a while, and that taking steps, whether by sitting, walking or just taking a deep breath, can make a real difference in how we feel. Wellness Days at Columbia provide a jumpstart, with many paths for fun, relaxation and learning. 


Join the Student Survey Leadership team

January 17, 2018 - Columbia has teamed up with the World Health Organization to do a University-wide survey this spring of all students on campus climate and student well-being. Apply now to be a student leader of the survey team. 


DACA Update: Window to Apply for Renewals

January 17, 2018 - On January 13, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security announced it will resume the application renewal process for DACA students. In light of this announcement and the rapid pace of DACA developments, we encourage students with DACA to apply for renewal as soon as possible.


Student Voices

Be part of a Columbia-wide initiative to improve life on campus, and put new leadership skills into action: Apply now to be a Survey Ambassador and join the inaugural Columbia student survey leadership team. Details here.

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

Pop-Up Concerts - Juilliard415: Orchestra (Miller Theatre)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Juilliard School’s prestigious period-instrument ensemble made their Miller debut in 2014 to great acclaim and now return for the Pop-Up Concerts Series to highlight chamber music repertoire of the Baroque era.

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CU Live: Talent Showcase (Office of University Life Events Council)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the Office of University Life Events Council for a live talent show featuring students from across Columbia! Students will compete in performances including poetry reading, dance, singing, stand up, and visual arts.

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2018 Barnard Bike-A-Thon (Columbia Community Service)

Friday, March 23, 2018
11:00am to 6:00pm

Join Columbia Community Service for a Bike-A-Thon fundraiser benefitting dozens of local community organizations - with t-shirts for all participants, round-the-clock music and performances, cycling contests with prizes, refreshments and more!

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Tax Workshop for International Students & Scholars (International Students & Scholars Office)

Thursday, March 29, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join an overview of the U.S. tax-filing process and a tutorial on Sprintax (an online software provided by ISSO for students who are required to mail at least one federal tax form to the IRS) with Sprintax VP Enda Kelleher. Followed by a Q & A.

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Sustaining Peace Forum 2018 (Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity)

Thursday, March 29, 2018
4:00pm to 9:00pm

The United Nations has designated 2018 as the Year of Sustaining Peace. Join a forum featuring a showcase of critical and emerging voices in the international peace arena, policymakers, academics, United Nations representatives and activists.

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CU Safe Zone Open Session (LGBTQ @ Columbia)

Friday, March 30, 2018
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join LGBTQ @ Columbia for a 3-hour training session that provides foundational knowledge needed to support and act in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities at Columbia University.

Learn more.
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