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Join Silvia and Pierluigi, TC's Student Support & Counseling team, in a weekly open space to gather together and speak about the issues that are specific to International Students at TC, both as graduate students and as immigrants in this unprecedented hard times. Find comfort, empathy, support, and an opportunity to ask questions related to coping with this situation, along with special guests to treat topics of interest of this population. View calendar for upcoming topics.

Join Pierluigi Bellini from TC's Student Support & Counseling team, in a weekly light-hearted, friendly, relaxing space for everyone in the TC community to gather together, and discuss some healthy habits, wellness tips, and much needed good news. While coping with the current situation of constant waiting that we find ourselves in, how is the TC community living during these different times? We invite all students to have a coffee break with us, and ask questions and share their own experiences, as we also feature special guests each week for a virtual conversation over a warm cup of wellness. View calendar for upcoming topics.

This is a drop-in online community space for all students. Share experiences and tips for maintaining your emotional health. Laugh with others. Have some ‘food for the soul’ while baking virtual bread. Listen to other people's struggles and give and get sympathetic understanding of our need for connection. This group meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, starting March 25, and is facilitated by Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta, PhD. Join via Zoom.

Join us if you and your partner are trying to cope with adjusting to this new reality and would like to have a space to talk with other couples. Although your situations may differ as some might be sheltering together and some apart, this is still an opportunity to talk and support each other. This drop-in space meets weekly on Fridays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST, from March 27 through April 24, and is facilitated by Debra Domenech, Ph.D. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr.  Domenech at with “Couples” in the subject line.

This drop-in space is for students who are remaining on campus during the coronavirus outbreak. Many students have left campus but quite a few have remained sheltering on campus. Integrating school, relationships, and health concerns are among the topics that are probably on the minds of students. Many adjustments are necessary. This gathering can provide a space for students to “meet” and share how things are going as well as to talk about how to build community during this time of social distancing.

Section 1: Meets weekly on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST, from April 3 to May 15. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Debra Domenech at or Dr. Esther Lee at with "Alone Together" in the subject line.

Section 2: Meets weekly on Mondays from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, from April 6 to May 11. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Matthews at with "Alone Together" in the subject line.

Please join us in creating a virtual mindfulness community to learn practices and skills to ground us during these challenging times. No prior experience necessary—this group is open to anyone who could use a little more peace in their life. This group meets on Mondays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, from March 30 to May 4, and is facilitated by Jennifer Drapkin, Ph.D. and Addette Williams, Ph.D. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Drapkin at or Dr. Williams at with "Moments of Peace" in the subject line.

This space will provide international students who are away from family, friends and home an opportunity to support each other and build coping skills through this challenging time. This support space will be offered for four consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST, beginning on April 9, and will be facilitated by Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Phillips at with “International” in the subject line.

Collection of Resources

If you are a student and have questions about the following student services:

One-on-one Remote Advising:

All of our career advisors are offering remote appointments, available via the Career Portal  found on your MyTC.  You can use these appointments to work on overall career search strategy, to refine your resume and cover letters, or to practice for an interview. 



We’re offering a series of online, live workshops on a number of topics including how to improve your LinkedIn profile, networking strategies, and making the most of a summer internship. Is there a topic you’d like to see us add? Let us know!


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  • Starbucks and the Grace Dodge Dining Hall are closed. 
  • The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Click here to learn more.

The Office of Financial Aid is currently operating remotely. Our staff is available virtually and by phone. Should you need assistance, please find some helpful information below:

  • Documents and Forms: While we are not available to distribute and collect paper documents and forms, all financial aid documents and forms can be found on our website. Students may send completed forms to

  • General Inquiries: The Office of Financial Aid will be available via phone between 9 AM and 5 PM. Our contact phone number is 212-678-3714. Students can also contact our office via email at

  • Virtual Desk: For access links for our Virtual Welcome Desk and other departmental virtual programming, please visit:, email or phone 212-678-3690 (someone will return your voicemail message). 

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  • Student Orgs: If you are interested in holding a virtual event or meeting through your recognized student organization or if you would like more information about a specific student organization’s event, please contact or call 212-678-3697.  

The GWC is open for virtual one-on-one writing consultations. To access the schedule and make an appointment for a virtual session conducted via Zoom, or an online appointment, please visit:

A second weekly appointment can be requested by students graduating in May of 2020 by emailing Administrative Coordinator, Meredith Schuman at:

For more information on writing consultations, webinars, and upcoming virtual workshops, please email:

Health Insurance & Immunization: For access to our office and information the best way to contact us is through email: For general information about immunization records and insurance please go to our website. Columbia Medical Services is open for reduced essential services.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. All students are required to call 212-854-7426 in advance before visiting, including those with scheduled routine appointments.

Important Information on COVID-19 Health Insurance Updates


  • OASID will continue to operate during normal business hours, but has suspended all in person services until further notice. OASID staff can be reached via phone or email during this time. 

  • All OASID email accounts are being monitored between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Calls are being accepted at (212) 678-3689 and video phone via (646) 755-3144. Please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are not able to get through on the video phone please call the main office line (212) 678-3689.

  • OASID will continue to schedule student appointments during normal business hours. Please call (212) 678-3689 or email to schedule an appointment as needed.

  • We are unable to accept faxes at this time, so please scan and email all documents to

  • Students who receive accommodations from OASID for the Spring 2020 semester will continue to have access to those accommodations throughout the remote delivery of courses. The nature of any accommodations that were approved for the Spring semester 2020 for on campus courses may vary in the online format. OASID will collaborate with faculty on the provision of accommodations specific to the online environment as needed.

  • The Office of the Bursar has suspended in person services until further notice. We are conducting business remotely and are unable to retrieve items that have been mailed to our department in a timely manner. If you need to discuss your student account, our staff can be reached at (212) 678-3056 or by email as this is being monitored during business hours.
    • As a reminder you can view your student account and make a payment via the myTC portal at
    • If you are a student experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, contact the Bursar Office with concerns relating to your student account and the Office of Financial Aid with concerns relating to your financial aid awards.
    • Please ensure that you are signed up for eRefund. It is the fastest, safest and most convenient way to receive your student refund. eRefund allows you to receive a refund due to you as a direct deposit into your U.S. checking or savings bank account.

    To enroll in eRefund follow these steps:

    For international students expecting a refund and have already signed up for eRefund you will receive it via direct deposit. If you do not have a US bank account a check will be mailed to your mailing address on file.

    To update your address:

    Click on Update Addresses and Phones in the Personal Information box

The Office of Card Services is closed.  Anyone needing an ID card or requesting card access needs should  email as this is being monitored during business hours.

  • Immigration Advising:  To contact an international student advisor, email us at or call 212-678-3939.
  • Online Learning and Immigration Regulations: To sign up for our virtual programs, including F-1 and J-1 Employment workshops, click here 
  • International Travel: For information on travel requirements for J-1 exchange visitors, click here. For information on travel requirements for F-1 Students, click here
  • Scheduling virtual appointments with staff: International student advisors are conducting virtual meetings through Zoom teleconferencing. To schedule an appointment, email us at or call 212-678-3939
  • The Office of Residential Services is closed, but staff is available for on-line meetings.  For non-urgent matters, please email as this is being monitored during business hours. 
  • Community Assistants and ORS Management are working from home, and available as needed.  Our community development initiatives have been moved to on-line.
  • The Office of Facilities continues to have staff on-campus to address work orders.  Please continue to submit your work orders through MyTC.
  • Any after-hours emergencies, i.e. facilities related, health/safety, need for urgent package, etc, residents should call Public Safety at 212-678-3333.
  • ORS Mailroom is distributing mail Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and is open from 3-6pm these days for package distribution.
  • All registrar email accounts are monitored during business hours.
  • Official PDF transcripts for students who attended TC from Autumn 1989 forward are available. Instructions found on the Registrar website here.

Virtual Resources by Columbia University Office of Religious Life

To make an appointment for a virtual consultation click here, we'll reach back to you as soon as possible with a date and time.

For any other questions, please send an email to,  or call and leave a message at 212-678-7432. 

For video resources and more to cope with the Pandemic of COVID-19, look here.

Columbia's Counseling and Psychological Services Center on main campus (CPS) are still active even during Spring Break and having phone appointments. You can reach out to them at 212-854-2878 to schedule a call with a counselor. Outside of office hours, you can still call 212-854-2878 to speak with a counselor on call 24/7. 

Still unsure about resources and services? Take a look at the Student Wellness FAQs on our website.

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