Coronavirus Information for GSAS Students

Columbia University is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak; please visit this page for general information and resources. Below is a list of additional resources collected by GSAS specifically for graduate students. 

GSAS Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund

GSAS and the Arts and Science Graduate Council (ASGC) have partnered to create a GSAS Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund for registered master’s and doctoral students in Arts and Sciences programs who have urgent and time-sensitive COVID-19-related financial emergencies that cannot be addressed by any other source.


  • CTL Remote Teaching Guide: resource page for Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, and other graduate students who are assisting faculty with remote instruction


  • FAQ Relating to Research: information about COVID-19 as it relates to the conduct of research, research operations, and sponsored projects
  • Libraries Online: digital resources including collections, workshops, and more

Dissertation Defense


  • CU Food Pantry: food drop-off service for Columbia students experiencing food insecurity
  • NYC Human Resources Administration: information about food or cash assistance, emergency assistance to avoid eviction, and other city-provided services


Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
Six steps for quickly (and realistically) moving your teaching online

Hope Matters
Teaching strategies to support students during this time of uncertainty

Staying Connected in Grad School
How to maintain meaningful long-distance communication

At-Home Networking Strategies
Actions you can take to stay market ready while at home

Virtual Conferences
Advice on giving a presentation online