Welcome Home Columbia, Advancing Racial Equity, and other Events and Opportunities, 8/31-9/14

August 31, 2021

Dear Students,

We are excited to have you back on campus! Our Welcome Home Columbia programming begins next week and we can’t wait to see you at one of our upcoming events.

Welcome Home Columbia (All events in ET)
You are invited to Welcome Home Columbia, a free series of events open to all students; the site will provide you with information about everything we have planned! Below are just a few of the fun community-building events in the Columbia Welcome series, which runs from 9/8-9/17.

  • Speed Friending. If you’re looking to expand your social circle, check out Speed Friending for networking, games, and e-gift card giveaways! Join our virtual session on 9/8 from 6:00-7:00 PM or our in-person session at Wien Lounge on 9/14 from 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Affinity Spaces. These spaces bring together students from historically marginalized communities to network and socialize. Times and locations vary; for a full listing of these spaces, visit the Columbia Welcome events page.
  • Low-LapaloozaSilent Disco. Join for a night filled with free, fun activities, and a Silent Disco with student DJs, games, giveaways, and more. Monday, 9/13, 7:00-8:30 PM at Ancell PlazaRegister here.
  • Welcome Home Columbia Volunteer Sign-up. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help welcome students back to campus. If you want to get involved with Welcome Home Columbia, sign up here by Sunday, 9/12 at midnight (12:00 AM).

University-wide Events and Opportunities (All events in ET)

Join the Conversation

Interested in finding more ways to get involved? University Life’s websiteInstagram and Facebook are regularly updated with the newest events and opportunities! Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any thoughts or questions.

Have a great week,

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

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