Bringing Columbia to You

Columbia Connects is an annual tradition that brings Columbia alumni together for fellowship and networking and welcomes new graduates to the community. Join us from home for a variety of sessions presented or introduced by a different Global Club or Shared Interest Group. (December 7–8)

Don't miss our next Columbia at Home program, Documenting Women: A Conversation with Betsy West and Julie Cohen. These two Academy Award-nominated directors and producers will discuss their latest films. (Postponed: new date TBD)

Digital Networking Hourvirtually connect to the Columbia network and mingle with alumni professionals interested in finding collaborators, sharing resources, and inspiring new projects. (December 16)

Read on for more opportunities to network, learn, and connect virtually with Columbians and check this page frequently for new content.

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Content Archive

Abigail Disney at 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.

Watch a CAA Arts Access virtual talkback with music director Mark G. Meadows and actor Phillip Attmore from the Signature Theatre's production of 'After Midnight', hosted by CAA Arts Access Co-Chair, Daniel Mitura '09CC.

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


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.

The Latest on COVID-19 from Columbia

  • The Lens as Witness: Photojournalism in the Times of COVID-19 with Danish Siddiqui and Nina Berman (Video)

  • Using the power of music, a series of rap videos by Hip Hop Public Health, a community outreach organization founded by Columbia neurologist Dr. Olajide Williams '01VPS, '04PH, aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color

  • A series of CUIMC forums seek to answer questions on whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or thinking about becoming pregnant.

  • Documenting the Pandemic: Through videos, oral histories, personal narratives, surveys, and online platforms, Columbia is recording the stories and experiences of members of the Columbia community and beyond during the pandemic

  • Columbia professor and palliative care specialist Shunichi Nakagawa offers compassionate guidance to those seriously ill with COVID-19

  • Lab in the Time of Coronavirus, from the Zuckerman Institute: Harnessing Antibodies

  • Mailman School of Public Health podcast, Public Health Now, focuses on all things related to COVID-19