Events and Opportunities for You, 9/29 to 10/18

September 29, 2020

Dear Students,

As the seasons change and we look ahead to October, we want to express our gratitude to you for continuing to #KeeptheCompact and show your care for each member of our Columbia community and neighbors. And with Election Day just a few weeks away, we will continue to share information as part of the #ColumbiaVotes campaign. For example, students who are eligible to vote in the U.S. will receive emails containing your home state’s voter registration and vote-by-mail requirements and deadlines. Visit to learn more.

The Columbia Community Citizenship Initiative launched today. The Initiative fosters an equitable and inclusive campus culture and is a requirement for all students new to their school. All other students are strongly encouraged to participate. Learn more about how you can participate.

We also want to encourage you to make time to focus on your well-being and leave room to connect with your peers for relaxation and fun. Beginning next week and continuing throughout the academic year, Wellness Days will offer all students opportunities to participate in events to support your mental health and well-being.

Here are events and opportunities that we have lined up for the next two weeks. Please note: All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • Graduate Initiative: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Wednesday, 9/30, 2-3 PM
  • Graduate Initiative: Success Workshop: Financial Wellness and You, Tuesday, 10/6, 2-3 PM
  • Virtual Dance Break, Thursday, 10/8, 2-2:30 PM
  • Sign up for the Movement Challenge, a Wellness Days event promoting physical activity, by Thursday, 10/15 at 11:59 PM
  • Submit your spooky film clip for the Spooky Showcase by Sunday, 10/18 at 11:59 PM
  • Add your voice to the Keep Our Community Healthy campaign and encourage others to Keep the Columbia Community Health Compact by sharing blogs, short testimonials or vlogs documenting your individual experiences. Fill out this form to let us know how you’d like to get involved — and watch this video from Alden Bush, a student from the School of Nursing, as he details his experiences during COVID-19 and why he believes it’s essential to follow the Compact.

Visit University Life’s website to see other events across Columbia! We hope you’ll join us online for one or more of them! As always, we welcome your ideas and suggestions at [email protected].  

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers