Bringing Columbia to You

During these unprecedented times, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is here for you. While in-person events across our community are on hold, there are still many ways our powerful, inspiring network of more than 365,000 can engage with one another and the University.

Campus

Attend: Columbia at Home | The Antarctic Ice Sheet: Past, Present, and Future (July 15)

Reflect: School of the Arts dean: Pandemic has made us recognize interconnectivity of art, nature, humanity

Learn: Columbia Engineering researchers ID molecules that shut down SARS-Cov-2 polymerase reaction

Read on for more opportunities to network, learn, and connect with Columbians during this time of uncertainty, and check this page frequently for new content. Be well.

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Content Archive

CAA Arts Access connects artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources. The Arts Access team has curated a selection of digital content to ensure you can still enjoy the arts in the coming months: 

She Opened the Door

From keynotes that left us inspired, compelling panels on timely global events, and webinars covering useful career strategies, countless Columbians have shared their valuable thought leadership with alumni over the years. Take a look at a few highlights below and visit the CAA YouTube page and Columbia University YouTube page for more content.

Talks@Columbia from the School of Professional Studies draw speakers from among the  University's thousands of diverse thought leaders and researchers. Through brief, engaging multimedia presentations, these experts show how the idea that matters most to them can resonate with us all. Check out these talks on YouTube or SoundCloud.

"Oh, Columbia": Broadway composer Tom Kitt ’96CC collaborates with Broadway star Ben Platt GS to present a song in appreciation of the Class of 2020.

Online Book Club and Bookshelf

Columbia University

Thousands of alumni have engaged in dozens of lively, thought-provoking discussions on a variety of compelling, award-winning books in the online Alumni Book Club.

Increased time at home is a great opportunity to see what your fellow Columbians are writing about. Check out just a sampling of alumni and faculty-authored books, like The General's Cook by Ramin Ganeshram '01JRN and She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, co-authored by Jodi Kantor '96CC.

For additional reading opportunities, browse the complete Alumni Bookshelf and find hundreds of books written by fellow alumni on a variety of subjects.

Lifelong Learning

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Columbia faculty have launched a free website with 70 courses to help K-12 students explore new ideas and structure their day during uncertain times.

Alumni also get exclusive access to courses, podcasts, seminars, and other online learning opportunities. 

Browse even more course offerings listed on the CAA website and on ClassCentral.

Even after graduation, you can still learn through Columbia's Libraries, which offer alumni access to online databases and digital collections and exhibitions.

Wellness & Leisure

The Latest on COVID-19 from Columbia