Additional Messages from University Life

January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Student Forum TOMORROW, MLK Day of Service, and More Events and Opportunities, 1/26-2/9

The next two weeks are full of great events! Please join tomorrow's University Life Forum at 4PM ET: COVID-19 Update: A Year Into the Global Pandemic.

January 22, 2021

Gratitude, Accessing Campus, and Socializing Safely

I want to share my gratitude for everything you are doing to uphold the Compact, stay engaged and keep our community safe.

January 21, 2021

University Life Invites You to Join Post-Inauguration Update Today and 1/27 COVID-19 Conversation

We write to invite you to join two special upcoming University Life events.

January 19, 2021

Post-Inauguration Reflection Space, Student Budgeting Workshop and More Events and Opportunities, 1/19 - 2/9

We're excited to highlight two special events from University Life: Campus Conversation: The State of Our Union and University Life Forum, COVID-19 Update: A Year into the Global Pandemic.

January 14, 2021

Tips for Stepping In to #KeepOurCommunityHealthy

Today, I’m sharing suggestions for getting involved when people around you aren’t behaving safely and a reminder checklist of steps you need to take to access campus.

January 7, 2020

Spring Term Guide for Returning to Campus Safely

This email is your easy-access guide to for return to campus: Gateway Testing, flu shot requirement, travel policy and more.

December 8, 2020

Mindfulness, Comedy and a Conversation with Dr. Fauci, 12/8 - 12/22

Take a moment in these final days of the semester to focus on your wellness with a mindfulness workshop, comedy show, piano concert and other events.

December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Policy Reminders and Well-Being Tools as the Semester Winds Down

Thanks to each of you for your ongoing commitment to keeping our community healthy. As COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in New York and elsewhere, this commitment to ourselves – and to each other – is more important than ever.

December 1, 2020

The Quest for Quality Sleep, Mindfulness Workshop, and Other Events and Opportunities for You, 12/1 - 12/15

We’re nearing the end of the semester, but there are still many great events and opportunities for you.

November 20, 2020

How to Combat Rising COVID-19 Rates, Campus Health Resources, and Many Thanks

As we approach the end of November, I want to take a moment to reflect on how far we've come this semester.

November 17, 2020

Cooking Around the World, Talking Across Identity Lines, and Other Events and Opportunities for You, 11/17 to 12/7

As we approach the fall break, here are some fun virtual events to help you stay connected and meet new friends across the globe.

 

November 13, 2020

New COVID-19 FAQs, Vigilance, Gratitude and Resources

Earlier today, you received a message with important updates about COVID-19. I’m writing now to share some useful FAQs and reminders for you — and my thanks for your diligence in helping to #KeeptheCompact, which has helped keep our campus safe for all who are here.

November 10, 2020

Election Forum Tomorrow, Escape the Zoom! and Other Events and opportunities for You, 11/10 to 11/24

University Life invites you to connect with your friends and meet new people from all across Columbia. This Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4 PM, you’re invited to a University Life Forum: Reflections on the 2020 Election and the Road Ahead, on Zoom.

November 6, 2020

Self-care, Elections, Socialize Safely, Well-being Tips

This has been a challenging week for many as we watch the U.S. election results unfold. Please practice self-care. If you need support and assistance, reach out to the Dean of Students for your school and make use of the campus well-being resources available to you.

November 4, 2020

Post-Election Events for You + Well-Being Resources and More

You are invited to two special post-election events to discuss yesterday’s general elections, hear expert analysis and explore the issues as a University community.

October 29, 2020

Wellness Resources, Halloween, Socialize Safely, Gratitude

I know this year’s Halloween may look different, and I am grateful for your continued adaptability and commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy. Your dedication is making a difference.

October 27, 2020

Become a Student Ambassador to Help Keep Our Community Healthy

With the 2020 U.S. general elections only a week away, we encourage you to make your voice heard and vote if you’re eligible. To learn more about how to vote in your state, visit Vote.Columbia.edu. 

October 20, 2020

Spooky Film Showcase, Pilates and Other Events and Opportunities for You, 10/20 to 11/3

University Life invites you to connect with your friends and classmates! From tips on how to manage your time to learning Pilates and watching student-created spooky films, we have something for all of you.

October 16, 2020

Quarantine Vlog, Socialize Safely, Flu Shot Reminder

I want to share a light, funny vlog from Max Knight, a student at Columbia College, about how he spent his time during quarantine and his ongoing commitment to keeping the Columbia Community Health Compact. I am grateful to him and all of you for your continued support of the Compact and the difference it makes to our community.

October 13, 2020

Hurricane in Louisiana: Resources and Support for You

With Louisiana being heavily impacted by Hurricane Delta after only recently being hit by Hurricane Laura, we want to make sure you are connected to campus resources to support you as needed.

October 13, 2020

Film Showcase, Election Panel, Pilates, Civic Engagement Events for You 10/13 to 10/27

University Life invites you to connect with your friends and classmates! Want to learn Pilates? Or create your own spooky film? We have something for all Columbia students in these events and opportunities. All events are Eastern Time.

October 9, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot, #KeeptheCompact, Well-Being Resources

Your continued commitment to the Compact is helping to keep our community and neighbors safe and healthy. Continue to stay diligent, especially now that infection rates are going up in New York and other parts of the country. 

October 6, 2020

Voting Info Office Hours Tonight, Fun Virtual Events and Opportunities for You, 10/6 to 10/20

University Life invites you to connect with your peers and join our events! Want to take a break from school and dance with friends? Are you in the mood to learn how to paint your masterpiece? We have something for all Columbia students in the events listed below.

October 2, 2020

Self-Care Resources, Continuing to Step In, #KeeptheCompact

I know that following the Compact is not always easy, and we all might struggle with it at times. As you continue to follow the Columbia Community Health Compact and other public health guidelines, please practice self-care and look out for each other.

September 29, 2020

Events and Opportunities for You, 9/29 to 10/18

As the seasons change and we look ahead to October, we want to express our gratitude to you for continuing to #KeeptheCompact and show your care for each member of our Columbia community and neighbors. 

September 22, 2020

Get Involved in the Columbia Community From Wherever You Are!

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.

September 22, 2020

Update on the Columbia College Student Council Divestment Referendum Vote

Update: 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.

September 18, 2020 

Gratitude, Compact Accountability, New Student Voices, ReopenCU app

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.

September 17, 2020 

Hurricane in Alabama and Florida: Resources and Support for You

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.

September 15, 2020

Low-Lapalooza, Mask Making, Campus Conversations, and more! – September 15-25

Want to decompress with great music and dancing, meet others while making masks for a cause, or develop or deepen your skill to facilitate conversations? There’s something for all Columbia students in the opportunities listed below! 

September 14, 2020

Reminder: Complete Your #Compact Training and the ReopenCU App if You’re on Campus

As a reminder, all students must complete the ReopenCU app daily to gain access to campus buildings and complete your gateway testing, your training, and do a one-time signing of the Columbia Community Health Compact.  

September 11, 2020

#KeeptheCompact, Videos for you, and ReopenCU App Update

If you’re on campus this semester, keep in mind: You must complete the daily ReopenCU attestation to gain access to campus buildings, including signing the Columbia Community Health Compact and completing your gateway testing and training. 

September 11, 2020

Wildfires in Oregon and Washington: Resources and Support for You

As you know, there have been and continue to be destructive wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon. Your safety and well-being are important to us, and we want to make sure you are connected to campus resources to support you.

September 1, 2020

Hurricanes in Iowa and Louisiana: Resources and Support for You

Iowa and Louisiana are recovering from devastating hurricanes that happened in August. Your safety and well-being are important to us, and we want to make sure you are connected to campus resources to support you.

September 1, 2020

Virtual Events for All Students - September 1-18

University Life, along with campus partners and the University Life Events Council, has developed Columbia Welcome, a variety of fun and engaging free virtual events for all Columbia students.

August 28, 2020

California Wildfires: Resources and Support for You

There have been and continue to be destructive wildfires in California. This situation may be causing stress, and you, your family and/or friends may be directly affected by these fires. Your safety and well-being are important to us, and we want to make sure you are connected to campus resources to support you.

August 28, 2020

Student Accountability for Upholding the Columbia Compact – What You Need to Know

I write with important information about your responsibility for keeping the Columbia Community Health Compact. Even if you are not on campus, we are all part of one University community, and this Compact, and your commitment to it, will help keep you, our neighbors, and the Columbia community across the globe stay healthy.

August 24, 2020

Important Checklist for On-Campus Students

I am writing to share important information to assist you in fulfilling all the requirements you’ll need to meet if you’re coming to campus this Fall. Plus, find additional information about ways to connect whether you’re here in person or online.

August 6, 2020

Become a Student Ambassador to Help Keep Our Community Healthy

I am writing to share an exciting opportunity to become a Student Ambassador to help keep our community healthy during COVID-19. Student Ambassadors will receive specialized training about the Columbia Community Health Compact, COVID-19 prevention and bystander intervention methods, along with the opportunity to engage with campus experts.