Events and Opportunities, 9/13 - 9/29

Welcome Home Columbia: Quest Scavenger Hunt, Passport to Columbia, and Other Events and Opportunities, 9/13-9/29

August 30, 2022

Dear Students, 

We hope you can join us for the second week of Welcome Home Columbia, a series of free, fun events happening now through September 16! All students from all schools and campuses are welcome.

COVID-19 Reminder and Monkeypox Information:

Welcome Home Columbia
All Welcome Home Columbia events are free and open to all students. Please bring your CUID to attend.

  • Religious Life Information Session + Dinner (In-Person). Connect with new and returning students and learn about Religious Life resources over a meal in Earl Hall. Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Passport to Columbia (In-Person). Kick-start the Fall semester with an evening of karaoke, food and games from around the globe, hosted by the University Life Events Council and the International Students & Scholars Office. All are welcome at this celebration of international identities and the diversity of our community. Interested in volunteering for this event? Email Stephanie Busch at [email protected]. Thursday, September 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more and register here.
  • Columbia Quest (In-Person). Connect with fellow students on this cross-campus scavenger hunt to explore Columbia's incredible resources! Register and be assigned to a team or sign up with friends. Students who complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle for prizes. Friday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Financial Well-being Workshop (Virtual). Join Student Financial Services for a presentation promoting financial well-being and the tools that enable a greater sense of agency and choice in your future. Thursday, September 15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break to relax with yoga in Earl Hall, hosted by Religious Life every Thursday. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, September 15, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.

Events and Opportunities with University Life:

Happening Around Campus

  • How I Did It — Behind The Reporting of the Civilian Casualty Files (Hybrid). In this conversation, New York Times journalist Azmat Khan will discuss his research and reporting on civilian casualties resulting from U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Security Awareness Day (In-Person). Join Public Safety for electronic engraving, free bike tune-ups, document shredding and electronic disposal. Discounted bike locks and accessories will also be on sale. Wednesday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • After Ayotzinapa (In-Person). This discussion hosted by Institute of Latin American Studies examines the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero, Mexico in 2014 and the ongoing crisis of disappearances in Mexico. Wednesday, September 14, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Delivering Science in Our Public Health System (In-Person). Join the Mailman School of Public Health for a conversation about using research to improve health systems and promote equity. Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • There’s a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life (Hybrid). Jafari S. Allen will discuss his new book There’s a Disco Ball Between Us and how Black queer history speaks to contemporary struggles for social justice. Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • GHAP Advocate Information Session (Virtual). Columbia Health will host an information sessions about the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) Advocates program. GHAP Advocates support the sexual and reproductive health of the Columbia community. Thursday, September 15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more.
  • U.S. Constitution Day - The Right to Privacy Post-Dobbs (In-Person) Join the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs for a conversation about the Dobbs decision and its implications for higher education and advocacy. Monday, September 19, 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Self Defense Class (In-Person). Join Public Safety and the Shotokan Karate Club for a free self-defense class. Monday, September 19, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Kraft Global Fellows Program. The Office of the University Chaplain is accepting applications for the January 2023 Kraft Global Fellowship Program to Nairobi. Fellows will work on a group research project, meet with community leaders, and visit religious and historical sites. Apply here by Tuesday, September 20.

Columbia World Leaders Forum
This series of conversations with heads of state and other leaders spotlight pressing issues and offer Columbia students and scholars opportunities to ask questions of world leaders.

Visit University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and events, and please reach out to [email protected] with any suggestions or questions.

Take care,

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

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