University Life Forum for Students on Returning to Campus


This session focused on Columbia University's plan to reopen, providing updates on COVID-19 transmission, campus facilities health enhancements, gateway testing, the Columbia Community Health Compact, strategies for managing stress, and answers to many students’ questions.

The panelists:

  • Melanie Bernitz, Associate Vice President and Medical Director for Columbia Health and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Center for Family and Community Medicine
  • Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine; Director, ICAP at Columbia University
  • David Greenberg, Executive Vice President for University Facilities and Operations
  • Aisha Holder, Clinical Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, Columbia Health

Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life moderated.