Summer Digest: Apply to DJ Low-Lapalooza, Yoga and Meditation, Meet Alumni, and Other Events and Opportunities, 8/9-8/23

August 09, 2022

Dear Students, 

I hope your August is going well and that you are staying cool. As many of you begin to arrive back to your campus, we are looking forward to welcoming you and connecting in the year ahead!

In case you missed it, please take a moment to ensure you’re updated with required COVID-19 action steps and other health information for Fall.

Opportunities with University Life

  • Apply to DJ Low-Lapalooza.  Are you interested in being a DJ for one of Columbia's largest annual events? Showcase your skills for the Columbia community at this year’s Low-Lapalooza: Silent Disco! Apply here.
  • Become a University Life Ambassador 2022-2023. Passionate about building community at Columbia? As a University Life Ambassador, you can help promote a welcoming, inclusive environment for all Columbia students across all campuses. Apply here.

Upcoming Events

  • New Plays Festival 2022 (In-Person). Join Columbia University School of the Arts for a festival of new, innovative plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting students. Various dates and times, Now - August 19. Learn more and register.
  • Sounds of Summer Fest (In-Person). Don’t miss an evening full of giveaways, delicious snacks and live music from up-and-coming New York City artists. Hosted by the School of Professional Studies, this event features performances from CILLA, 79.5, Juice, and Pom Pom Squad. Tuesday, August 9, 5:00-9:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • CU there! NYC Summer Series (In-Person) Join the Columbia Alumni Association for an evening of networking, with food and beverages provided. Wednesday, August 10, 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Beginner Yoga and Meditation Class (Virtual). Relax and unwind with this combination of yoga, posture-correcting practices, breathing techniques, with instructor Victoria Saretzky, '16GS. Monday, August 15, 5:30-6:15 PM. Learn more and register. 
  • Summer Fitness Series: Outdoor Yoga (In-Person). University Life and PEREC invite you to this free outdoor yoga class! All fitness levels are welcome and please remember to bring your own mat. Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-7:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Situational Awareness Training (Virtual). Public Safety is offering a situational awareness training class to help participants enhance their personal safety by being more aware of their immediate surroundings. Friday, August 19, 10:00-11:00 AM. Register here.
  • Summer Fitness Classes at Dodge (In-Person and Virtual). Join Columbia PEREC for a wide range of low-cost fitness classes this summer. Please note, there is a small fee to participate, and summer passes are now discounted by 50 percent. Learn more here.

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
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Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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