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.
This session will include up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, the newly identified omicron variant, as well as guidance about campus gatherings, travel policy, and the new year.
The University is providing three additional days off for officers of administration, officers of research, officers of the libraries, and support staff as special fall-winter break days.
This session will include up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and the fall 2021 term, including a focused discussion about COVID-19 vaccines for children.