Update on campus events and COVID-19

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 information, the University's updated policy strongly discourages non-essential events of more than 25 people on all campuses.

Suzanne Goldberg and David Greenberg
March 08, 2020

Dear Columbia community,

In an abundance of caution, the University has now updated our events policy to strongly discourage non-essential events of more than 25 people on all of our campuses in light of rapidly changing information about COVID-19. Presently, classes are continuing to meet. The University continues to monitor the situation closely and will update you if changes become necessary.

Campus fitness facilities will remain open for individual use, though group fitness classes will not take place, and there will be increased cleaning of equipment and locker rooms.

The University’s COVID-19 website also includes links to New York State's decision to declare a state of emergency, recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates, campus resources and additional information.


Suzanne B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law

David M. Greenberg
Executive Vice President
University Facilities and Operations