The SPS Student Support team offers graduate students resources and advice for making the most of the summer months.
Join a Co-Curricular Event.
6/17 Exploring the Power of Mindfulness with Rajiah Williams Leong
6/17 Pride Month: Tash Aw and Abdellah Taïa in Conversation, Hosted by University Life
6/19 The Future of Money: A Fireside Chat with Peter Marber and Industry Professionals, Hosted by Columbia's Data for Social Good
6/23 Reverse Book Club: Books to Media
6/23 Gospel Music in Modern America: Trajectories in Contemporary Gospel (1980s–Present), with Columbia Professor Josef Sorett and UVA Professor Claudrena Harold
6/28 Gender Queer History & the Expansion of Human Rights Frontiers
6/29 Managing Anxiety, Stress & Worry
6/30 Vaccine Hesitancy At Hospitals: How Should We Respond?
Although you might not be enrolled in any SPS courses this summer, that doesn't mean you can't learn anything new.
- GoConqr : A free educational task management platform that offers an integrated suite of learning tools, including flashcards, mindmaps, quizzes, flow charts, and so on.
- Habitica : A video game to help you improve real life habits.
- Vital Source Textbooks : VitalSource is allowing students access to 7 e-books until May 25th.
Arts and Culture
- Gutenberg Project : A library of over 60,000 free e-books with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
- Google Arts & Culture : Take virtual field trips to famous landmarks, World Heritage Sites, and art museums around the world.
- Open Culture : Free access to audio books, recorded lectures from influential academics, online university courses, and over 1,000 classic films.
- Project Exchange : Connect and engage in culture, while limiting daily in-person interactions with this free study abroad experience, all online April 6-June 26.
- New York Public Library : Browse from over 300,000 books from the NYPL and download for free.
Students can find a longer list of online learning resources via Engage here.
This summer may mean hot weather, but it's important to stay healthy. Check out some on-campus and off-campus health resources (including free workout classes):
On-Campus Yoga & Zumba
Dodge Fitness Center offers pop-up classes all summer--don't miss outdoor yoga outside Lewisohn Hall. See the full schedule.
- One Peleton: 90-day trial for their workout at home app
- Peloton App: Access to the Peloton Library
- Zombies, Run!: Guided running and fitness community from the comfort of an app. Recently added at-home workouts
- Corepower Yoga: Free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes
- Find What Feels Good: Free yoga videos and suggested daily practice with Adrienne Mishler
- Lululemon: Restorative Yoga: Journey into power with these practices to build strength and get present in your body.
- Ten Percent Happier: Free Coronavirus Sanity guide includes podcasts and meditations
Students can find a longer list of health resources via Engage here.
Keeping busy in the summer is important, but it is also a time to relax and reset. Making space for your mental well-being is one of the most important things you can do. Check out some mental health resources here.