Welcome Back to Columbia!
The team at Columbia News wants to ensure you have all the information you need to make the most of your time on campus ... whether you're a freshman, senior, grad student, or anything in between. So, consider this your *virtual orientation kit* from a knowledgeable new friend.
Below, you'll find everything from trivia and #lifehacks to how-tos, who-to-follows, and discounts.
Have more questions you'd like answered about the ins and outs of the Columbia experience? Email [email protected]. We'll get right on it!
And in the meantime, if you have any questions about Fall 2021 COVID-19 policies, visit the "COVID-19 Resource Guide for the Columbia Community."
Bottom-line advice: "You should explore New York City just like you would as a tourist, whether you are from New York City or here for the first time. It's easy to get caught up in your classes but part of coming to Columbia is about taking advantage of the 'best' city in the world!" — Michelle Young, GSAPP'12, Founder of Untapped New York
- Where to find and buy school supplies—and support local Upper Manhattan businesses at the same time
- The definitive source for maps and how-to-get-around guides at Columbia
- Where to go for transportation information, including shuttles, subways, and walking information
- DYK about Columbia's Manhattanville campus? Take a video tour here
Bottom-line advice: “Don't worry too much about grades. It's important to do well academically, but that's not all. Go out and experience the rich cultures around you. Go out and meet people. Start a conversation at a local coffee shop. Be adventurous.” — Eunice Kim, GS’19
- Columbia College Today compiled this great list of "the places you called your own" to visit
- Check out these student resources (from mental health to event and inclusion) from University Life
- Looking for connection? These five Columbia student projects can help you with that
- Columbia Athletics are back! Here's where you can find upcoming games (+ free admission to sporting events)
Join the Fun in Our Back-To-School Photobooth
Here are some examples of what we want to see: your first day of class fit, your immaculate desk set-up, your fave study buddies. Share your memories in the #WelcomeHomeColumbia virtual photo booth.
Instructions: Open this link on your phone or desktop, pick boomerang/photo and either snap a pic or upload a photo. Share to our University gallery and get a copy for yourself! Don't forget to share on social media and tag @Columbia and #WelcomeHomeColumbia