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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Pride, Book Club, Pop-Up Yoga? Keep Busy All Summer at SPS

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? 

Keep Learning. 

Although you might not be enrolled in any SPS courses this summer, that doesn't mean you can't learn anything new.

Study Tools

  • 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

Stay Active. 

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 

Yoga Classes


Students can find a longer list of health resources via Engage here

Get Relaxed!

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