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

Upcoming Events

Constitution Day 2019

16
Sep
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00am

On September 17th Columbia University joins colleges and universities across the nation in celebrating Constitution Day, a national observance marking the anniversary of the date when delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 signed the Constitution.

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We've Got You Covered - Columbia Student Health Insurance 101

17
Sep
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Columbia Student Health Insurance team members will provide information about the 2019-2020 student health insurance plan (accessing services, plan benefits, referrals, international travel, etc.). Please bring CUID.

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Become a Lunchtime Volunteer Reading Mentor

18
Sep
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:30am to 5:00pm

Volunteers are paired with students at an elementary school near Columbia (PS 36 and PS 125, both at 123rd & Amsterdam Ave.), during lunch hour to mentor and read one-on-one , weekly or bi-weekly, with the same student for the duration of the child’s school year (late Oct. – May).

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First Generation Faculty Dinner

18
Sep
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the first event in the Diversity, Dialogue and Dinner series.

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IRWGS Graduate Open House

19
Sep
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Meet the Graduate Community and learn about upcoming IRWGS events.

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Arts at Earl: Baron Fenwick

19
Sep
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Listen to awarded silver medalist in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, Baron Fenwick play at Earl Hall.

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University Life Events Council Meet & Greet

19
Sep
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Interested in planning or staffing university-wide events? Join the University Life Events Council at their Meet & Greet to learn more about how to get involved. Enjoy FREE swag and snacks!

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World Marrow Donor Day at Columbia

20
Sep
Friday, September 20, 2019
11:00am to 5:00pm

World (Bone) Marrow Donor Day is observed every September to raise awareness about being a stem cell donor. Here at Columbia, this celebration will be observed on Friday, September 20th.

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University Life Weekly

Learn about opportunities, events and more - open to all Columbia students. In your email weekly; read the latest edition

Messages to the Community

On the Tragedy in El Paso and Dayton

August 5, 2019 - It is with heavy hearts that we write regarding two mass shootings within 24 hours in our nation in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We write to share our condolences with all those affected by these events, and reaffirm our commitment to sustaining a safe and inclusive campus at Columbia.

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Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students

July 11, 2019 -In light of recent announcements that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will soon be conducting large-scale nationwide raids intended to arrest people who are in the United States without immigration documentation, University Life wants to remind all Columbia community members of the resources available on campus for DACA and undocumented students

Other

In Response to a Racist Message Sent to Members of the Lamont-Doherty Community

June 1, 2019 - Yesterday, graduate students on Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus received an email from an individual espousing racist, anti-black views. We write to alert you to this occurrence and to reinforce that Columbia’s diversity, including our racial diversity, is an essential source of our strength as an institution.

Other

In light of the shooting at University of North Carolina - Charlotte

May 1, 2019 - We want to remind you that Columbia Public Safety has important information for you about safety and emergency protocols on and off campus, especially in light of yesterday's tragic shooting at University of North Carolina-Charlotte. 

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