Messages to the Community

Messages From EVP Goldberg

Welcome to Columbia’s 267th academic year

September 8, 2020 - I write to add a warm welcome to the year from University Life. There is no shortage of pressing issues to discuss as a University community and we will be inviting you to campus forums, our Awakening our Democracy series and other opportunities for University-wide conversation.


Welcome, and Welcome Back – Student Voices Videos, Tips for Getting Involved, and Events 9/8 to 9/18

September 8, 2020 - Welcome, and welcome back to the start of the new academic year! Whether you are near or far from campus, University Life has wonderful opportunities to help you connect with other students across the University and to find resources you may need.


This Wednesday: University Life Forum: Returning to Campus – What You Need to Know, 8/19 at 11 AM EST

August 17, 2020 - You’ll hear updates on Columbia’s COVID-19 testing requirements, the Columbia Community Health Compact and symptom self-check app, mental health and self-care during quarantine and more. 


Wed Aug. 5: Repairing our Voting Infrastructure + Civic engagement opportunities for you

July 27, 2020 - Civic engagement is always important, and even more so in the midst of a global pandemic, ongoing anti-racist protests, and an upcoming U.S. presidential election. Join a webinar to learn about the unprecedented challenges facing the 2020 elections due to COVID-19, plus find out about other opportunities for civic engagement at Columbia or elsewhere.


Additional Messages from University Life

Get Involved in the Columbia Community From Wherever You Are!

September 22, 2020 - We invite you to get more involved from wherever you are in the world in important University initiatives on sexual respect, wellness, inclusion and belonging, and helping to Keep Our Community Healthy.


Update on the Columbia College Student Council Divestment Referendum Vote

September 22, 2020 - The vote on the referendum described below will take place from September 21-25, and the College Student Council plans to announce the results on September 29.


Gratitude, Compact Accountability, New Student Voices, ReopenCU app

September 18, 2020 - I want to share my gratitude for everything you are doing to Keep Our Community Healthy. Your individual actions are making a difference. If you’re unsure about your responsibilities and accountability, take a moment to review the Compact, the Student Accountability Plan and these tips for socializing safely.


Hurricane in Alabama and Florida: Resources and Support for You

September 17, 2020 – As you are likely aware, Alabama and Florida are being heavily impacted by Hurricane Sally. Your safety and well-being are important to us, and we want to make sure you are connected to campus resources to support you.


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