This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (9/12)

September 12, 2023

Dear Students,

We hope to see you at Welcome Home Columbia events happening this week!

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

Welcome Home Columbia

  • Meet & Greet: Black Ph.D. Students (In-Person). Come enjoy light refreshments as you connect with other Black Ph.D. students at Columbia. All students are welcome. Interested in attending future events for Black Ph.D. students? Fill out this form. TONIGHT, September 12, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Register here.
  • Religious Life Information Session (In-Person). Connect with new and returning students and learn about Religious Life resources on campus over a meal in Earl Hall. TONIGHT, September 12, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Register here
  • University Life Trivia Table (In-Person). How much do you know about Columbia University and our campus resources? Stop by our table in Butler Library and answer a question correctly to win a prize. Wednesday, September 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Learn more.
  • Meet & Greet: Students with Disabilities (In-Person). Come enjoy light refreshments as you connect with other students with disabilities at Columbia. All students are welcome. Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Register here.
  • Financial Fitness Tips & Tidbits (Virtual). Join Student Financial Services to learn tips, tricks, tools, and resources to plan for the future and address immediate and long-term financial challenges. Wednesday, September 13, 2:30 - 3:30 PM. Register here.
  • Multi-Faith Fellowship (In-Person). Students from all schools and all traditions are welcome to join Religious Life for dinner, discussion, and multi-faith dialogue. Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Register here.
  • Passport to Columbia (In-Person). Kick-start the fall semester with University Life Events Council's Passport to Columbia! All are welcome at this celebration of our international community. Thursday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
  • Community Impact Open House (In-Person). Stop by Lerner 555 to learn about Community Impact and service opportunities in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities. Thursday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM and Sunday, September 17, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Learn more.
  • Graduate Welcome (Hybrid). University Life invites graduate and professional school students from all programs and fields of study to this event. Participants will have an opportunity to build community with peers and mentors. This event – part of the Graduate Initiative – was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC, first-generation, and international students. All students are welcome. Friday, September 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Register Here.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Religious Life invites you to take a break and relax with yoga in Earl Hall. Please bring your own mat and arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Doors close at 7:05 PM. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more. 

After Welcome Home Columbia the Fun Continues…

  • Columbia Quest (In-Person). Join the newest members of Columbia University, including President Minouche Shafik, on this cross-campus scavenger hunt to explore Columbia's incredible resources! Register individually or join a team. Complete the hunt to find swag and win prizes. Sponsored by University Life. All students are welcome to participate! Friday, September 29, 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Learn more and register.

Social Justice Mini-Grant Program

Apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program to share your innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility and educational inequities. Learn more and apply by November 7.

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Funding and Research Opportunities

Have a great week,

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
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