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.

Low Lounge 2018

Columbia students came together to relax and refuel with friends--there was free food, hot chocolate, games, music, and more to kick off study days. See Low Lounge 2018 here

Inclusive Coffee House

Students celebrated a night of art and expression with a range of performances centered around themes of diversity, inclusion and belonging. See photos here.

Movie Screening: Crazy Rich Asians

The University Life Events Council screened Crazy Rich Asians November 14. 


Day of Service

Students volunteered at various non-profit organizations during the University Life Events Council's Day of Service 2018! See photos here.

Succulent Study Break

Students flexed their green thumbs and decorated their very own succulents at our Succulent Study Break! See photos here.

Karaoke Night!

In celebration of Columbia University’s Queer Awareness Month (QuAM), the University Life Events Council presented Karaoke Night with special host and drag queen, Jan Sport! 

Sunset Yoga

Sunset Yoga is a mindful, stress-reducing and fun break. Check back for future dates! 

Sunset Silent Disco

The University Life Events Council danced the night away during our Silent Disco on Low Plaza. Check it out 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!