To ensure that all members of the campus community possess a good working knowledge of COVID-19, associated precautions against infection, and campus policies and procedures concerning the pandemic, Columbia has developed an online training that all employees and students will be required to take before entering the campus for the first time following its reopening. All employees and students have been emailed a mandatory training link and their unique quiz link.

This is an informative training that covers issues such as what COVID-19’s symptoms are, how it spreads, how one protects against it, and what one does if one has symptoms or tests positive for it, as well as the proper use of face coverings and other pandemic-related campus procedures and expectations. The mandatory training was rolled out in preparation for campus reopening on June 26, 2019 and will continue to be used for all students, faculty, and staff who return to campus for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

The college is committed to helping promote the health and safety of our campus community. As part of the precautions, which are outlined in the June 17 Campus Reopening Plan, all employees and students are required to complete the Together, Columbia Campus Reopening Training and attestation prior to returning to campus.

You must complete the training in advance of returning to campus. The latest you can complete the training is 4 p.m., the day prior to your designated day of return. For example, if you are returning to campus Friday, January 22, you must complete the training by Thursday, January 21 at 4 p.m.

Your training is synced to your My Columbia ID/Campus Card. If you do not complete the training in advance, your ID will not work.

  • If you complete the training after the deadline and plan to return to campus the next morning, you must download your training certificate and either print it or present it electronically on your mobile device to a security officer to enter.  

The mandatory training is informed by guidance from state and local officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Mayo Clinic, and other expert sources.  

Please note: You will need to use two separate links to complete the training:

Thank you for helping to keep our campus community safe and healthy. We ask you for your patience and your diligence in both completing this training and navigating campus with new rules, policies, and procedures.