Teaching and Learning

As the University continues to develop reopening strategies based on the most current public health considerations, policies and recommendations for the eventual resumption of normal academic activities on all campuses will be posted here.

Please check back for the latest updates.

Required Protocol for Returning to Campus

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1. Read the Enhanced University Health and Safety Policy

This policy has been established to help protect individuals in the Columbia community and our neighbors.

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2. Read and Sign the Health Compact

Everyone who returns to campus must sign the University Health Compact, which can be found in the required online safety training.

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3. Take Safety Training

If you are returning to campus, you must take the COVID-19 safety course before you return to campus.

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4. Self-quarantine, If Required

International students and those traveling to campus from certain states or territories must self-quarantine as required by New York State.

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5. Get Tested

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.

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6. Complete the Daily Symptom Self-check

All faculty, staff, and students must complete a daily symptom self-check before enter ing campus.

Latest Updates

President Bollinger on the Start of This Academic Year

His message encourages the community to abide by the Health Compact, praises efforts to ensure campus safety, applauds the strides made in remote learning capabilities, and reaches out to international students who are attending classes from abroad.

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