Parent Guidance

Everyone coming to campus in January is required to have a one-time, negative COVID-19 test result three days prior to their first visit back to campus. Boosters are also required beginning January 24. Please review the latest protocols here.

We have implemented policies and practices to promote a safe campus environment where students can come back in person to collaborate, create, and move toward their academic goals. This includes enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures, public health advice from experts regarding our safety precautions, and requiring student vaccination on campus.  

We are a college for creatives where hands-on learning and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. After consultation with health and legal experts, Columbia made the decision to require students to vaccinate in order to manage risk and promote safety.

We are leveraging vaccination, testing and other precautions to resume educational activities  which will allow us to offer students more opportunities and to ensure that they have a full and rewarding college experience.  

To learn more about student requirements and protocols, please review the Back Together, Columbia Student Guidance section of this website.

If you have questions please contact:
Columbia Central:
Office of the Registrar:
COVID-19 Assistance: