Keeping the Compact and Why It Matters; Information and Deadlines for Your Return to Campus

September 03, 2021

Dear Students,

As campus fully reopens next week, the time to complete your COVID requirements is now, if you have not already done so.

You can find that information below, but I want to start by resharing some critical components of the Columbia Community Health Compact.

What is the Columbia Community Health Compact?
As we begin to gather on campus once again, your choices matter. By signing the Compact, you are committing to doing your part in the University’s efforts to reduce and stop transmission of COVID-19.

What does this mean for me?
We are counting on you to uphold the Compact and related policies, both on and off campus, including the events policy.

What’s at stake?
Keeping the Compact is essential to helping you, the Columbia community and our larger New York City community stay safe and well. Each of us has the responsibility to follow through on the Compact’s commitments; we also have the right to expect the same from other Columbia community members.

You can learn more about student accountability in upholding the Compact on the COVID-19 website.

Reminder: Key Deadlines for Action

All students must complete the below deadlines in order to return to campus.

Beginning on September 7, anyone who has not submitted their vaccination documentation, is not in the process of completing the requirement (for international students), or has not received an approved medical or religious exemption will have a red pass on the ReopenCU app. If you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, you need to do so immediately.

Beginning September 13, you will lose access to University facilities if you have not completed the following items.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
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