Resources Update

May 3, 2024

Dear CUIMC Community,

As a complement to the University's community updates, we would like to remind you of CUIMC-specific health, safety, and well-being resources. We are here to support you as we advance our shared educational, research, and clinical and community health missions. The 168th campus is open, with regular operations.

To stay abreast of the latest University information, please visit this webpage which is regularly updated. If you have questions about CUIMC-related information, or have suggested resources for us to include, please reach out to

Course and final assessments

  • For the medical center community, courses and final assessments will continue as scheduled. Faculty are able to grant accommodations based on religious reasons, or approved disability accommodations.

Graduation-related activities

  • Many of you have asked about graduation-related activities on our campus, including the schools’ Class Day events. We are committed to ensuring that all ceremonies run smoothly, with a safe and respectful atmosphere for all in attendance. If there are any updates or changes, we will share them with you as soon as we can.


  • The Public Safety team is available at any time of day and has increased the presence of its public safety officers across all of Columbia’s campuses. If you need to request a safety escort—available to members of the Columbia community at any time of day—call (212) 305-8100. You also may download the Public Safety app.
  • Access to certain building entrances may be restricted intermittently to ensure the optimal use of public safety resources.
  • Shuttles and intercampus buses continue to be available.

Reporting resources

Health and well-being

  • The University and CUIMC offer many health and well-being resources for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary groups of CUIMC employees who join in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences.
  • Student Health on Haven offers in-person and virtual counseling, well-being and medical services for students, including confidential, individual support sessions that provide space for reflection, grounding, and discussion. 24/7 phone support is also available by calling (212) 305-3400.
  • Telus Health Student Support is also available for counseling support services for students via chat and phone 24/7 in multiple languages.
  • Faculty and staff can find mental health resources hereTelus Health, available through our Employee Assistance Program, provides confidential counseling and support services designed to help staff manage their stress and maintain their mental health.
  • Additional mental health support, including peer-support services, is available through CopeColumbia to all CUIMC faculty and staff. One-on-one sessions with a CopeColumbia faculty member provide an opportunity for employees to talk about their experiences, ask questions, and obtain guidance and practical suggestions for coping and well-being. Services are confidential, virtual, and free of charge. To schedule a one-on-one session or inquire about group peer support, please contact