Countdown to Columbia: Wellness (7/30)

In This Newsletter

  • Healthy Eating and Nutritional Resources
  • Upcoming Deadlines! (8/2)
  • Staying Fit at Columbia
  • Make Smart, Safe, and Responsible Choices
  • Deadline Reminder: Sign Up Parent/Authorized Payer (8/2)
  • Dining Plans, Dining Dollars, and Flex
  • Shipping to Campus
  • Transfer Student Housing
  • Important Dates

Message from Columbia Health

Columbia Health is pleased to welcome you to our community! Transitioning to college is an exciting and challenging time, as you learn to adjust to life away from home and to the new academic and social scene. Moving to college represents a significant step towards adulthood and the beginning of a new phase in your life.

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Healthy Eating and Nutritional Resources

Columbia Dining is committed to helping you make healthy choices and ensuring a safe, enjoyable dining experience on campus. Our registered dietitian, Kristie Koerner, is available to address any questions or concerns regarding your nutrition, food allergies, and special dietary needs.

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News & Announcements

Upcoming Deadlines! (8/2)

There are a number of deadlines fast approaching, and it may take a few days to complete all of the steps necessary for each. For a full list, see the New Student website section called "Important Things to Do," or view our short list in the column on the right.

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Staying Fit at Columbia

Between exams, homework, and social responsibilities, it's important to keep up with your personal health and wellness. Whether it's playing Frisbee on the lawns with friends, jogging through West Side Park, or taking a class at the Dodge Fitness Center, you'll find plenty of options to stay fit!

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Make Smart, Safe, and Responsible Choices

Residential Programs and the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (OJA) are responsible for holding students accountable for behavior that is inconsistent with community values or policies. Take the initiative and familiarize yourself now with the policies you are responsible for knowing.

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Deadline Reminder: Sign Up Parent/Authorized Payer (8/2)

If a parent or other family member is responsible for your bill, you can set him/her up as an authorized payer. To create the authorized payer account, log in to SSOL and follow the instructions for each authorized payer you would like to add.

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Dining Plans, Dining Dollars, and Flex

For those considering their dining options, this site outlines each option and compares it to the others. Dining plans are optional for you, but they may just make your life a lot easier!

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Shipping to Campus

Packages weighing less than 50 pounds and having a combined length and girth of no more than 130 inches may be sent to your Lerner mailbox up to 14 days before you arrive on campus. Student Mail Services holds packages received for 14 days and notifies students by email.

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Transfer Student Housing

Keep an eye on your inbox! Transfer students should receive their housing assignment by the week's end.

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Important Dates

Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Last Day to Sign Up Parents/Authorized Payer
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
First Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Orientation Schedule Becomes Available
Move-in/Orientation Begins
First Day of Fall Semester
First Fall Tuition Bill Due
Confirm/upgrade/request a waiver from the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan

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