University Communications

Summer Term Health Advisory

While positive developments in the national effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the easing of several public health restrictions, the worsening crises in other countries reminds us that we still have a long way to go before we can claim success.

Columbia University complies with all New York Labor Laws, including 196-C, which provides for paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccine injections. 

Vaccine supply is still limited and subject to distribution from the city and state. Please avail yourselves of the city and state locations to make appointments.

What residents need to know about moving out of the residence halls at the end of the academic term or year.

The next virtual Q&A is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will include up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, vaccine eligibility rules and availability, and more. 

Dean Merit E. Janow announces Class Day speakers, fall classes, and safe return to campus in September.

It wasn’t an easy decision, and we hated to make it. But here are the reasons why in-person Commencement this year would be inadvisable for Columbia. An interview with University COVID director, Donna Lynne.

The COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all students who are present on campus, starting this fall. Religious and medical exemptions will be provided in accordance with New York State public health laws.

Academic operations will take place primarily in person, but decision-making will continue to be informed by ongoing local, state, and federal health agencies. 

As planning proceeds for the fall, every step taken will continue to be governed by our highest priority: campus safety. The President’s Task Force on COVID-19 will plan how to maintain our commitments to excellent teaching, top-tier research, and outstanding clinical care.

This session will include up-to-date information regarding campus access protocols, as well as planning for the summer and fall terms. Presentations will be followed by a live question-and-answer session.

While positive developments in the national effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the easing of several public health restrictions, the worsening crises in other countries reminds us that we still have a long way to go before we can claim success.

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