This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (3/26)

March 26, 2024

Dear Students, 

We encourage you to make a plan to vote in the April 2nd New York Primary, if you are eligible. You can also explore CU Engage for more civic engagement opportunities.

Also, check out these upcoming events:

All events below are in Eastern Time, free, and open to all students unless otherwise noted. 

University Life Events & Opportunities

  • Call for Student Performers. Want to share your cultural traditions or artistic expressions? The University Life Events Council is seeking student performers to share their talent at the 6th annual Dinner with Strangers event on April 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 50 Haven Avenue (CUIMC Campus). Learn more and apply by TONIGHT, March 26.
  • Apply to Become a University Life Ambassador 2024-25! 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 by Friday, May 10.
  • Attend the CU Film Showcase (In-Person). Lights, camera, action! Join the University Life Events Council for a screening of short films created by students throughout the University community. Thursday, April 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Dinner with Strangers: A Global Festival (In-Person). Join the University Life Events Council for a night of connection, fun, and great food on the CUIMC Campus. The theme of the evening is “A Global Festival.” We will celebrate with food from around the world and performances by Columbia students. This event is open to all students, from all schools and campuses. Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Register here.
  • Grad Hangout: Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshop (In-Person). University Life invites you to join us for our final Grad Hangout of the semester! Led by instructors from Cumbe Dance, experience the energy, passion, and community rooted within Afro-Caribbean dances and rhythms. Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register here.
  • Community Lunch (In-Person). Community Impact and Broadway Community invite you to participate in a culinary service opportunity. You'll work alongside Community Lunch's head chef to prepare meals for neighbors in the Morningside Heights community. Want to learn more? Contact: Jonathan Socoy at Community Impact ([email protected]). Extra hands are especially needed Thursday mornings. Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 12 - 2:30 p.m. Sign up. 
  • Virtual Yoga Class. Take a break and relax at this yoga class hosted by Religious Life. Classes will take place virtually on Thursday, March 28 and Thursday, April 4, 7 - 8 p.m. In-person classes resume April 11. Register here.

Upcoming Campus Conversations

Additional student-led conversations will be posted on our website soon. Campus Conversations are part of the Dialogue Across Difference Initiative

  • Navigating Difficult Conversations (In-Person). In this workshop, we ask what makes conversations difficult? And, how can we make them productive? Participants will walk through a step-by-step process to engage in tough conversations with less stress and more success. Join us at 50 Haven Ave. on the CUIMC campus. Dinner will be served. Wednesday, March 27, 5 - 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 17, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility, Ableism, and Advocacy (In-Person). This workshop will explore our understanding of disabilities, how ableism works, and how it is all intertwined with our daily work and interactions at Columbia University. Join us on the Morningside Campus for a conversation challenging you to think critically about your own biases. Lunch will be served. Friday, March 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Critical Listening Skills (In-Person) Listening, when done with intention, can have a transformative effect on relationships, as well as the climate and culture of organizations. Join us at 50 Haven Ave. on the CUIMC campus for a workshop to build your listening skills. Dinner will be served. Tuesday, April 2, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Register here. 
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights & Advocacy (In-Person) Together, we’ll explore our understanding of LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences, the impact of legislation rooted in heteronormativity and cisgenderism, and how it impacts and influences our lives. Join us on the Morningside campus to think critically about support for LGBTQIA+ communities. Lunch will be served.  Friday, April 19, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Register here.

Social Justice Mini-Grant Spotlight

Learn more about all of the 2023-24 Social Justice Mini-Grantees and their projects.

Happening Around Campus

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Senior 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