Usually during this time in the year, we are busy preparing to release decisions and preparing for Admitted Students’ Day. This year is no different, except we are grappling with COVID-19 at the same time.

Columbia University has been closely monitoring the situation, and we have all been working to continue acting as a resource for all of you while working to take care of each other and our community. Because the situation is changing so quickly:

  • You can find updated information on COVID-19 on Columbia’s website here. As of now, no Columbia student, faculty, or staff has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • While options to Visit SIPA are still open including class visits, this may change quickly depending on the situation. For example, we had to cancel a few weeks of class visits due to the new COVID-19 events policy. We are exploring digital options for faculty webinars for our admitted students and will update the schedule as soon as we have updated information.
  • If you’re looking for alternative online class visit options, I encourage you check out this New Courses at SIPA playlist which highlights, well, new courses at SIPA in a wide range of focus areas. SIPA’s notable professors explain their own words – and in just one minute – how their courses help prepare SIPA students to do practical work once they graduate.

Until then, we hope that everyone continues to stay safe and wash their hands. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is still open until further notice, and as usual we will update everyone as the situation evolves.