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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.
Columbia strongly urges curtailing travel during the upcoming holidays, particularly for undergraduates currently living in Columbia’s dormitories, as there will be limited opportunities to quarantine on campus.
Teachers College will continue offering courses primarily online, with some exceptions, and continue remote operations for non-essential employees, through the winter and spring of 2021.
Replacing the current Duration of Status policy for international students and scholars with a fixed two-to-four-year term and an uncertain extension of stay process, writes Interim Provost Ira Katznelson, hinders the University's ability to recruit and retain the most talented students from around the world.