Your University Life Newsletter

The University Life newsletter fills you in on exciting events and interesting activities around Columbia — great ways to meet people, learn more and be part of the University community. Look for it in your inbox every other Tuesday. Scroll for campus photos, resource info, and student posts.

February 12, 2019


Awakening Our Democracy, Boy Erased, and Pajama Jammy Jam

The semester is gearing up, and so are the many campus events we’d like to share with you. Keep your schedule open because there are movie screenings, dialogues, dinners, pajama parties, and career fairs, to name just a few.

January 29, 2019

Workshops, Wellness Days, and More!

Welcome to Spring 2019! From movie screenings to mini-grants, workshops to workouts, there is no shortage of activities taking place this week and throughout February! Want to go speed friending and make your new best? Or attend a symposium on discrimination in the age of the internet? We've got the details!

December 11, 2018

Low Lounge Lookback and Brainfood Break

Some 1,300 students attended Low Lounge, and we got the pictures! Take a look back at University Life’s enormously successful school-wide study break. But relaxation didn’t stop there, Alice! Health Promotion hosted free pet therapy session, and the Alumni Association opened up their doors for an informal mingle and snack session with Columbia Alums. 

November 27, 2018

Saving the Date and Showing Support

As University Life geared up for Low Lounge, the University Life Events Council hosted their general membership meeting. Executive VP Suzanne Goldberg released a statement affirming Columbia’s commitment to gender-based misconduct prevention, which was covered by the Columbia Spectator.

November 13, 2018

A Community Service Spotlight, and Affirming Protections for Transgender Students

In “Snaps For…” we spotlighted a Columbia Community Service event hosted by the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF). Additionally, Executive VP Suzanne Goldberg released a statement in support of transgender student protections.

October 30, 2018

Day of Service, Succulent Study Break, and Election Awareness

A day of service, and a succulent study break—the University Life Events Council hosted several  events for Columbia students. With the 2018 midterms nearing, University Life provided encouragement to get out and vote, courtesy of the Columbia Magazine. This week also featured University Life's signature conversation series "Awakening Our Democracy," which returned for a post-midterm election reflection on the U.S. political landscape.

October 16, 2018

Solidarity in Gender Equality, and Let's Talk About the Supreme Court

“Snaps For…” showcased HeForShe Columbia, an event that marked Columbia's participation in the UN’s global HeForShe movement. Executive VP Suzanne Goldberg spoke alongside representatives from the UN and Columbia’s STEM departments. You can see photos, videos, and more here! Univeristy Life also organized the first Let's Talk - a student-led discussion on important social issues. Student's were invited to gather and reflect on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. 

October 2, 2018

Relationship Violence Awareness Month, and Paint the Night

“Events Around Columbia” featured a “Paint the Night” study break, from the University Life Events Council. Relationship Violence Awareness Month also kicked off, and included events that aligned with University Life’s Sexual Respect Initiative.

September 18, 2018

Sexual Respect Initiative, Let's Talk, and Are You In?

The Office of University Life initiatives that are central to our campus mission are highlighted in the first installment of the weekly newsletter.  Students are invited to become a Sexual Respect Ambassador through the Sexual Respect Initiative, or a facilitator for Campus Conversations.