Hit pause during this five-hour “study break” on the South Lawn in front of Butler Library, kicking off with yoga at noon and continuing with games, neck and back rubs from Stressbusters and other activities with student organizations, resources (and swag!) all afternoon. At CUMC, the Center for Student Wellness offers opportunities for relaxation and fun. Check the schedule for
The OMA Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first years with returning students (Upper-Class Mentors), and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" - Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigeous, International, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and Mixed Heritage. Although participants will be asked to specify one family tree, we recognize the multiple identities of our students and provide opportunities for CMI participants to get involved in cross-cultural program-wide events.
Senior Marshal is an honor bestowed upon members of the graduating class who have demonstrated achievement in their academics and co-curricular activities at Columbia University. Honorees are distinguished at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering class day ceremonies and University Commencement by the gold aiguillettes that adorn their graduation gowns.
In addition to holding a place of honor in the processions, senior marshals are responsible for helping to assemble and lead their classmates at graduation events.