University Life Events Council

The Events Council's mission is to design events that energize the community and create opportunities to connect students across Columbia.

University Life Events Council Builds Community, New Traditions

If you have great ideas for future events – connect with the University Life Events Council Leadership Team. Sign up for the 2018-19 cohort here.

Screening On the Steps: Black Panther

Get your College Walkanda on!

Monday, September 10 from 7:30-10 pm on Low Plaza. 

Sunset Yoga

Unwind with a mindful, stress-reducing and fun break Sept. 11 (Tue), 19 (Wed), 27 (Thu) at 5 pm on Butler Lawn! RSVP on the University Life events calendar. 

Speed Friending

Make new friends among the more than 30k students at Columbia! Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5-6:30 pm in Wien Lounge. Games, food and fun.

Sunset Silent Disco

Join The University Life Events Council for a song as the sun goes down or dance the night away Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6-8pm on Low Plaza. 

Low Lounge - December 12, 2017

A space for Columbia students, with free hot chocolate, beverages and snacks, yoga, games and room to relax and refuel with friends in the transition into study days. See more here.

CU Films: Lady Bird Screening - March 1, 2018

A screening of the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film Lady Bird.

CU Live: Talent Showcase - April 4, 2018

A University-wide talent show featuring students from across Columbia performing music, comedy, dance and visual art. See more here.

What’s the University Life Events Council? What’s its purpose?

Sponsored by the Office of University Life, the University Life Events Council (the Events Council) is a group of students from each school who plan activities that connect students across all Columbia schools. Their goal is to:
  • build community across the University through university-wide social programs and events 
  • create opportunities for students to connect beyond their schools through student engagement, leadership and programming
  • produce events in the areas of Major Annual Event and Traditions, Film, Wellness, Inclusion and Belonging, and Community
  • establish promising models for University community traditions

Who is on the Events Council?

The University Life Events Council will be made up of a Leadership Team of students who are able to play a larger role in the planning and execution of events and programs, School Liaisons who will represent their schools and give feedback on University Life initiatives, and General Council Members who will be active members of various committees, as well as serve as volunteers at events.


What do Events Council members do?

Events Council members perform a number of critical functions on behalf of other students and the University community, including:
  • envisioning and creating appealing, engaging events for all
  • getting the word out to students about the events
  • helping staff and/or enlisting volunteers for large-scale events  
  • keeping their school’s student government in the mix and up to speed
  • promoting and/or co-sponsoring other student-led events 
The Office of University Life supports the Events Council with administrative liaison, funding, and logistical support and promotion. 

Sign Up to Help Plan Events for Columbia Students

Interested in getting involved and helping to plan or market events? All Columbia students are welcome to join!