Engage Columbia

Engage Columbia is a series of in-person and digital programs, services, and offerings that occur in the Fall semester. These programs and tools are designed to connect and engage you as new and returning students to all Columbia has to offer. From student organizations, events, groups, peer-to-peer interaction, everything is in one place, at one time.

Engage Programs

Engage Columbia starts with your Orientation and then breaks down into several layers of engagement to help you connect to the College:

· Engage Orientation program

· Engage Columbia varied welcome programming

· Engage 101 (for first-year students who would like to continue to connect and explore Columbia together)

· Engage 2.0 (for sophomore and transfer students ready to explore the College and career interests at a more in-depth level)

Engage Columbia is a new student program designed to help support your involvement and engagement outside the classroom. With a broad variety of Engage Columbia programs, it will be presented during the first 6 weeks of the fall semester. Events will be scheduled across campus to help you explore and build your new community here at Columbia.

One of the great perks about participating in Engage Columbia programming is that you can win grant dollars just by attending events! Simply RSVP, check-in and attend events in all the major categories: Community, Resources, Health, Safety, Finance, Diversity, and Career. Use the Engage Portal app to check in at events, or for those without smartphones, sign-up sheets will be provided at the events when you arrive. Remember, you must attend one event in all 7 categories to qualify.

Winners will be decided and announced at Columbia Weekend in October.

Any students entering during the Fall 2022 semester, as their first term, can participate in the program.

The grand prizes will be awarded to 12 eligible freshmen and sophomores:

4 - $1,500 grants

4 - $1,000 grants

4 - $500 grants

All programs are designed to connect you with other students, and inform you about the support, service, and engagement programs you deserve. All information can be found on the Engage app and at students.colum.edu.

Engage App Via CampusGroups


The Engage Columbia app is Columbia in your pocket! It is your mobile access to Columbia’s resources, services, and social activities. You can use the app to check in at events, access your email, access Canvas and MyColumbia, view your calendar, get safety and security alerts, make friends on the feed, and do almost everything you need to navigate campus and your campus-related accounts. The Engage Columbia app is available on Google Play and in the Apple Store.