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Posted: Sept. 20

Students are invited to help optimize the Columbia Transportation website by providing feedback. 

Students are invited to help optimize the current Columbia Transportation website by providing feedback through a short survey. The survey takes no longer than three to five minutes to complete. 

Posted: Sept. 14

The GS Student Life Allocations Board invites students and student organizations to apply for funding for events and initiatives.

The GS Student Life Allocations Board provides financial support to individual GS students and student organizations for events and initiatives. Applicants seeking funding may either be recognized GS student organizations, unrecognized student clubs at GS, or individual GS students wishing to receive funding from GS Student Life and the Dean of Students Office.

Apply
To apply for funding, please complete the online application.

Event Date and Time: Mondays, 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Location: Baer Room, Lewisohn Hall

Beginning Monday, September 11, the GS Health & Wellness team invites students to begin their week every Monday with a short meditation practice to focus on cultivating breath awareness and grounding themselves in the present moment. No registration is necessary. 

Beginning Monday, September 11, the GS Health & Wellness team invites students to begin their week every Monday with a short meditation practice to focus on cultivating breath awareness and grounding themselves in the present moment.  

No registration is necessary. 

Posted: Aug. 22

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October.

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October. The Lounge will re-open with a gathering for the GS community to celebrate the enhanced space. More information regarding this celebration will be sent out as the date approaches.

During the remainder of the Lounge closure, students are encouraged to utilize alternate study spaces on campus. In case of questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Posted: Aug. 18

The Columbia College Center for Student Advising (CSA) is hiring science tutors for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. 

Description
The Columbia College Center for Student Advising (CSA) is hiring science tutors for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. The CSA is in need of tutors for the following subjects:

  • BIOL 2005
  • CHEM 1403
  • CHEM 3443
  • PHYS 1201
  • PHYS 1401

Time Commitment
Part-time (6-14 hours per week)

Compensation
$15 per hour- undergraduate students; $20 per hour- graduate students

Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit the CSA website.

Posted: Aug. 16

The Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) offers free and confidential HIV testing and sexual health peer counseling to all members of the Columbia community. 

Description
The Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) offers free and confidential HIV testing and sexual health peer counseling to all members of the Columbia community, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Students can visit during walk-in hours every weekday at Student Health Services on the third floor of John Jay Hall. 

Services include:

Next EventReal Talk: The FLI Job and Internship Search
Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 20, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

The Dean of Students Office invites first-generation and low income students to gather for regular conversation and community space every other Friday. 

About FLI Fridays
Columbia is many things: scholarly, enriching, rewarding, challenging. For those who are first in their families to attend college or who come from under-resourced backgrounds, the challenges can sometimes feel heightened. To help ensure all students have the support and community they deserve, the Dean of Students Office invites students to attend FLI Fridays, a regular conversation and community space for students who self-identify as First-generation/Low Income (FLI).

Upcoming Events

Event: Real Talk: The FLI Job and Internship Search
Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 20, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Event: Real Talk: Navigating Finances as a FLI Student
Date and Time: Fri., Nov. 3, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Event: Workshop: Financial Wellness 101
Date and Time: Fri., Nov. 17, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Event: Workshop: Study Abroad and Other Opportunities
Date and Time: Fri., Dec. 1, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Posted: Sept. 13

Students are invited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of October.

Students are invited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of October.

Visit the official Facebook page for more information, including a calendar of events.

Posted: Oct. 3

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) invites students to participate in support groups and workshops, and meet with counselors during walk-in hours.

Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics. Learn about how CPS supports every student on campus through this informational video.

Visit the CPS website for a schedule of drop-in hours and information about current support groups and workshops, including meeting times and contact information.

Workshops*

Enhancing Your Relationships: An Experiential Workshop for Couples
Dates and Times: Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

International Students Workshop
Dates and Times: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Procrastination Workshop
Dates and Times: Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Support Group Topics*

  • Distress Tolerance
  • Getting Things Done
  • Bereavement Support
  • Reawakening Your Healthy Self: Eating Concerns Group for Women
  • Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
  • Women of Color Support Group
  • Men of Color Support Group
  • Queer Academics at Columbia
  • Veterans Support Group
  • Women in Recovery from an Eating Concern
  • Students with Families
  • Substance Use Concerns
  • Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
  • Women's Sexual Assault Support Group

*This is a list of recurring support group and workshop topics, but it is subject to change at any time. Please see the CPS website for current support group and workshop topics.

Registration Deadline: Fri., Oct. 20

The General Studies Student Council has partnered with the Columbia College Student Council, and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Arts & Sciences to create a pilot program for faculty-student mentoring.

Description
The General Studies Student Council has partnered with the Columbia College Student Council, and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Arts & Sciences to create a pilot program for faculty-student mentoring. The Faculty-Student Mentoring Program connects senior faculty across the Arts and Sciences with juniors and seniors in GS and CC in order to foster personal relationships, offer increased accessibility, and provide a structured avenue for students to engage professors they haven't had the opportunity to take a class with. 

Register

Event Dates: Mon., Oct. 16 - Fri., Oct. 20

Students are invited to participate in Barnard Law Week to learn about applying to law school, life as a law student, and much more.

Description
Students are invited to participate in Barnard Law Week to learn about applying to law school, life as a law student, and much more.

Events:  

Law School Admissions 101
Mon., Oct. 16, 6 p.m.
328 Milbank Hall

Life as a Law Student
Tues., Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
LL104 Diana Center

Express Yourself: Networking with Barnard Alumnae Attorneys
Wed., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Law Information Session: University of Chicago Law and University of Michigan Law
Thurs., Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
403 H Lerner Hall
(I.D. Required)

Law Information Session: UCLA Law, Cornell University Law, and George Washington Law
Thurs., Oct. 19, 4 p.m.
504 Diana Center

Law Information Session: Dinner with Benjamin Cardozo Law
Thurs., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.
502 Diana Center

Law School Admission Forum
Fri., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
New York Hilton
Register: www.Isac.org

RSVP for events via email: BeyondBarnard@barnard.edu

Event Date and Time: Tues., Oct. 17, 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: Baer Room, 408 Lewisohn Hall

Students are invited to attend a Stressbusters event hosted by GS Health and Wellness for free neck and back rubs and stress management activities.  

Event Description
Students are invited to attend a Stressbusters event hosted by GS Health and Wellness. Columbia's Stressbusters will provide free neck and back rubs, stress management activities, and snacks in the Baer Room of Lewisohn Hall. The event is open to all GS undergraduates and Postbac Premed students.

Event Date and Time: Wed., Oct. 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Event Location: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, 450 Lexington Avenue

Students are invited to meet law school admission deans from the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan. 

Event Description
Students are invited to meet law school admission deans from the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan to understand the process of admissions at selective law schools. Admissions deans will provide information about factors to consider while applying and how to present your experience in your application materials. 

Registration
To register, please email admissions101@umich.edu with "Davis Polk Event" in the subject line. 

Deadline: Thurs., Oct. 19

Community Impact is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to low-income adult students in the College Road Program. 

Community Impact is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to low-income adult students in the College Road Program. These students from the local community are preparing to take the high-school equivalency exam (TASC) and to transition into college or post-secondary vocational schools.

Mentors and mentees meet for at least an hour weekly throughout the semester to provide support, a better understanding of expectations from college level academic courses, and personal insight into college life and transitioning to college.

Contact collegeroadmentoring@gmail.com for more details.

Application Deadline: Sun., Oct. 22, 11:59 p.m.
Event Dates:
 Fri., Nov. 17 - Sun., Nov. 19

Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR), which will focus on personal development, empowerment, and community building.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR), which is an intensive weekend of personal development, empowerment, and community building for student leaders who identify as African/African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Arab and Middle-Eastern, Native & Indigenous, and Multi-ethnic/Multiracial. Transportation, lodging, and meals will be included.

Questions may be directed to soclr@columbia.edu.

Apply

Event Date: Thurs., Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Hogan Hall, 2910 Broadway

The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability invites students to an information session about the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program.

Event Description
The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability invites students to an information session about the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program. All instructors will be present at this information session.

The SEE-U Program allows students to fulfill two core curriculum science requirements in five weeks.This summer's programs will take place in Brazil, Jordan, and New York City. Fellowship funding is available.

Email eices@columbia.edu with any questions and to RSVP. 

Posted: Oct. 4

Columbia Health Services invites students to receive a free flu vaccination on various dates through Thurs., Nov. 9.

Event Description

Columbia Health Services invites students to the Flu Fair to receive a free flu vaccination on various dates through Thurs., Nov. 9. No appointment is necessary—shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must present their CUID to receive a flu shot.

For Flu Fair dates and times, visit the Columbia Health Services website

Event Date and Time: Thurs., Nov. 16 - Sun., Nov. 19
Location: Baltimore, MD

Students are invited to attend the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference. 

Students are invited to attend the 2017 National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, the theme of which is 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives. Complimentary registration may be available for some students. 

For more information or to register, visit the NWSA Conference website.

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