Columbia Welcome

Columbia Welcome cultivates a sense of belonging and an inclusive community for new and returning students at the start of the academic year. Events and workshops are open to all students.
Meet the 2020 Columbia Welcome Ambassadors!

Columbia Welcome 2020: Marquee Events

Register for Speed Friending

Sept. 9, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm


Are you looking to expand your social circle and make new friends? If so, check out Speed Friending for a fun time of networking, games, and free e-gift card giveaways!

Passport to Columbia

Sept. 10, 2020, 12pm through Sept. 16, 2020, 12pm


Passport to Columbia will kick-start the Fall semester to welcome all new and returning students by highlighting ways to get involved with a student club no matter where you are.

Cinema Trivia

Sept. 14, 2020, 6-7pm


Join the University Life Events Council and test your knowledge of Netflix movies and TV shows. You can register with a group of up to six people to play as a team, or register individually and we'll place you on a team with other solo players.

Community Mask Making

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm


Join the University Life Events Council and the Columbia University COVID-19 Student Service Corps for a Community Mask Making event. Learn how to make masks for yourself while helping local organizations and others in need.