Whether you are a new student or a returning student, we look forward to welcoming you to Columbia University. The following student pages were developed to help you in your transition to campus. Thank you for keeping our community healthy, including wearing face coverings and physically distancing where required.
Required Protocol for Returning to Campus
These rules—and related policies and guidelines—apply starting this fall. You must follow all University Public Health Protocols, which include masking and distancing where appropriate.
How Campus Life Will Be Different
Facilities and Operations has implemented several changes to improve health and safety on campus. Check back frequently for updates.
Classroom capacity will be limited to accommodate physical distancing. Classrooms will also be updated with technology that facilitates hybrid learning.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting that meets or exceeds CDC, New York State Department of Health, and OSHA standards
Elevator capacity will be limited. Follow the instructions on the sign nearby whatever elevator you plan to use.
On campus and in outdoor spaces, everyone must follow University health policy.
Everyone over the age of 12 is required to show proof of vaccination to enter many New York City indoor activities such as restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms—including some on Columbia's campuses. Look for the signs!
All policies are in accordance with the University Task Force, city, and state health and safety guidelines. These venue policies and protocols are effective immediately.
During this session, we will focus on the most pressing questions and will not be taking live questions.