Academic Planning

As the University continues to develop its reopening strategies based on the most current public health considerations, the Academic Planning Working Group will develop policies and recommendations for the eventual resumption of normal academic activities on all campuses.

These efforts will proceed in collaboration with the working groups for Public Health, Research, and Facilities and Campus Life. Together, we will consider all major issues related to the upcoming year and will establish frameworks for the University and our schools to proceed. To this end, the 2020-21 Academic Calendar is now available. 

Please check back for the latest updates.

Required Protocol for Returning to Campus

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Enhanced University Health and Safety Policy

This policy has been established to help protect individuals in the Columbia community and our neighbors as we prepare for return to campus.

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Details about Recovery Planning

Details about how the ramp-up will work. Please read it carefully, even if you’re not a laboratory or clinical researcher.

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Symptom Self-checking

As of June 22, 2020, all faculty, staff, and students will be required to complete a symptom self-check every day before they enter campus premises.

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Return-to-work Training

Everyone working on any of our campuses must complete a required on-line training program.

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Download Symptom Self-check App

The ReopenCU app provides the daily symptom check.

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Testing Implementation Process

To provide an additional layer of safety, Columbia will require an initial single COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test of all faculty, staff, and students returning to campus.

Latest Updates

Response to Recent Immigration Restrictions

President Lee C. Bollinger writes that great research universities contribute to the public good by being a part of an international community of scholars and researchers.

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