Barnard and Columbia students will soon be able to schedule appointments at Columbia vaccination sites, given eligibility requirements, according to emails sent out to students this morning.  

Beginning later this month, Barnard and Columbia students eligible for vaccination (according to New York State criteria) will be able to schedule appointments at Columbia-operated vaccination sites, according to an email sent out to students today.

Although more information regarding vaccination locations and appointment scheduling is forthcoming, both Barnard and Columbia shared new surveys that allow students to “voluntarily share their vaccination status and/or interest.” According to the emails, sent by Deputy General Counsel Andrea Stagg and Executive Director MJ Murphy to the Barnard community and by Vice President for Student Affairs Joseph Greenwell to Columbia’s, responses will help inform protocols surrounding vaccinated students and booster shots that will eventually become available. For students who are not vaccinated, the Barnard email clarified, the survey offers an “opt-in” to receive information about vaccination opportunities from Columbia or another partner provider as it becomes available. 

Students can find more information about vaccine locations and appointment scheduling on Barnard and Columbia’s COVID-19 vaccine websites. Greenwell in particular encouraged students to consult the March 10 update on vaccine rollout for further details.

The emails can be found in their entirety below. 

Update March 18, 2021, 12:52 pm:

This article was updated to include a statement from Vice President for Student Affairs Joseph Greenwell on vaccine eligibility at Columbia.

Statement from Deputy General Counsel and Director of Government Relations and Compliance and Chair of the Barnard Vaccine Working Group, Andrea Stagg, and Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Programs, MJ Murphy, March 18 at 9:30 am EST:

Dear Barnard Community,

We are pleased to inform you that beginning later this month, we expect members of the Barnard Community who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine based on New York State criteria to be eligible to schedule appointments at a Columbia-operated vaccination site. More information regarding the location(s) and how to schedule appointments will be announced soon.

In the meantime, and in order to facilitate the process, we want to give all Barnard community members the opportunity to voluntarily share their vaccination status and/or interest in this survey.

Members of our community who are already vaccinated can use the survey to voluntarily share their vaccination status and information. This information may be helpful as guidance continues to develop about protocols for vaccinated individuals, and as boosters become recommended and available.

If you are not vaccinated, and you are eligible for vaccination in New York, please use the survey to opt in to receiving information from Columbia or another partner vaccination provider about opportunities to get the vaccine near campus.

You can check your eligibility and review the eligibility requirements on the NYS website.

If you live in New York, including in campus housing, and are eligible based on age or underlying condition, you can receive the vaccine in New York.
If you live outside New York and are eligible based on in-person employment at Barnard, you can receive the vaccine in New York.

More information regarding vaccine locations and additional resources for scheduling appointments can be found on our COVID-19 Vaccine website. We will continue to make updates to that website, including information about the new vaccination sites.


Andrea Stagg

Deputy General Counsel and

Director of Government Relations and Compliance and Chair of the Barnard Vaccine Working Group

MJ Murphy

Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Programs

Statement from Vice President for Student Affairs Joseph Greenwell, March 18 at 11:53 am EST:

Dear Students,

For many of us, myself included, this has been an emotional week, marked by constant reminders of the ways in which our lives changed so quickly since this time last year, and also with news of the tragedy in Atlanta just two days ago. I’ve taken some time this week to rest, reflect and connect with friends. I encourage you to do the same.

There is also much to be positive about – especially with news of the increased rollout of the vaccine – and there seems to be light at the end of this tunnel.

Columbia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Centers and Survey

In the coming weeks, eligible faculty, staff and students will be able to get vaccinated at one of these Columbia-operated Manhattan locations: 630 W 168th Street, 2702 Broadway, 2920 Broadway (Lerner Hall) and 51 W 51 Street. Additional locations will be opening up later this Spring. If you’re currently eligible, you can schedule your appointment at the Armory on 168th Street. Learn more in this March 10th message or on Columbia’s vaccine info page.

Please remember to complete this 5-minute, anonymous and confidential survey about your interest in vaccination. Your responses help inform the University’s planning efforts as eligibility guidelines evolve.

Quarantine Guidelines Update

Last week, the University announced updated quarantine requirements for anyone traveling outside the State, and for those who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19. Please read through them carefully if either of these categories apply to you.

Anti-Asian Violence: Virtual Support Spaces (Thursday 3/18, Friday 3/19 and Ongoing)

For students on Morningside:

In light of the deadly violence in Atlanta, Counseling and Psychological Services is holding a virtual support space for Asian International and Asian American Columbia students to speak openly in a safe environment about their own experiences and reactions to this tragedy and the increase in anti-Asian violence. The support space will meet on Friday, March 19 at 5:00 PM ET. Students who would like more information/receive the Zoom link can email or with “Asian Support Space” in the subject line.

For students at CUIMC:

Counseling Services and Well-Being and Health Promotion are co-facilitating two virtual drop-in gathering spaces for students wishing to debrief their experiences and receive support on Thursday, March 18 from 12-1 PM ET and on Monday, March 22 from 6-7 PM ET. Students interested in attending should email to request the Zoom link. Those looking for ongoing support may be interested in Counseling Service’s weekly AAPI Support Group; they are also developing liaisons with various student groups across campus. To learn more, please email Counseling Services:

If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. I wish you a safe and restful weekend.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Office of University Life

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

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