Student Events

Stars in the Making

Columbia students hold events from weekly group meetings to full scale productions fit for Broadway and everything in between.

The Event Management team is here to support you through the process, from booking space, to navigating policy, and connecting you with campus resources needed for your activities - big and small. Make sure to consult resources for student event planning before you get started.

Recognized Student Groups need an Event Management System (EMS) account to book space and services.

A student drummer having fun during the Glass House Rocks event at Lerner Hall.


Students can host a variety of activities in different spaces across campus. After you've received approval from your adviser, book your space and contact us to coordinate the support services you need. 

Students in a meeting at Lerner Hall
Photo by Jaime Danies SEAS'20
Meetings and Presentations

Classrooms and meeting spaces in Lerner Hall are perfect for meetings and presentations.

Student performance in Black Box theater
Productions and Performances

Lerner Hall has several unique spaces that are specially outfit for large-scale or complex productions and performances.

Students table during an activity on campus
Photo by Jaime Danies SEAS'20

Student groups frequently "table" in Lerner Hall or in reservable outdoor space to raise awareness for an event or activity, seek participation, or share information.

Special Event Categories

There are certain activities that are fun for the community - but also have procedures or policies to be followed as part of organizing.

Student wearing a wrist band holds a beer
Events with Alcohol

Hosting an on-campus event with alcohol service requires careful attention and prior planning.

Columbia Dining team operating a grill
BBQ Events

BBQs are permitted in specified outdoor spaces on Columbia's campus - but proper training is required before hosting. Learn more about hosting a BBQ.

Students watch a film on Butler Lawn
Photo by Michael Edmonson CC'20
Film Screenings

Film screenings are an entertaining event for the student community, but first require a license before showing. Review the policy before you get started.