Welcome Home Columbia, Advancing Racial Equity, and other Events and Opportunities, 8/31-9/14
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-Lapalooza: Silent 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 Plaza. Register 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)
- Advancing Racial Equity Information Session. Join the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise for this webinar discussing the barriers that organizations face in increasing diversity and racial equity, as well as tools that can be used to make progress. Wednesday, 9/1, 2:30-3:00 PM. Learn more and register here.
- Religious Life Open House. Interested in learning more about Religious Life at Columbia? Connect with religious and spiritual resources on campus while meeting with campus faith leaders from various traditions and grab breakfast! Thursday, 9/2, 11:15 AM - 2:15 PM in Earl Hall. Register here.
Join the Conversation
- All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research Program, in partnership with the Institute for Genomic Medicine, is working to change the conversation around healthcare in America. Volunteers are needed in New York City to participate in research that aims to close gender, racial and age gaps in medical research. Learn more and check your eligibility here.
- Voices for Change. Voices for Change is a Columbia News series designed to open a conversation about the necessary work the University must engage in to create a truly inclusive, anti-racist culture and community for all. We encourage you to add your thoughts on bias and anti-racism here.
Interested in finding more ways to get involved? University Life’s website, Instagram 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
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers