Student Life

Arts and Culture

To help students gain access to the cultural resources of New York City, Columbia University has established the CU Arts Initiative.  In addition to free and discounted tickets to theatres, concerts, lectures and other opportunities, students receive free admission to over thirty city museums (including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Morgan Library, just to name several of the most famous) through the “Passport to Museums” program.

On campus, the Miller Theatre, in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts, is dedicated to producing and presenting unique events, with a focus on contemporary and early music, jazz, opera, and multimedia performances.

Student Organizations

Columbia University offers a comprehensive list of the hundreds of student groups on campus. For a list of East Asia-related groups on campus, see the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s website.

Campus Life

Health, Wellness, and Spirituality

Columbia Health offers a plethora of physical and mental health services for GSAS students, including primary care and counseling and psychological services.

Religious Life Advisors (RLA) are clergy and lay people appointed by the University Chaplain to represent different faith traditions at Columbia University. Religious Life Advisors provide pastoral counseling to Columbia University students. For a list of pastoral care office hours please see the Office of the University Chaplain website. ​​​​​​​