Activate Your UNI

Your UNI (University Network ID) is the login name and password you will use to access many online services at Columbia. Your UNI is also the first part of your official Columbia email address.

To activate your UNI, visit and select "Activate UNI or Email." Then follow the on-screen instructions.

Once you have successfully activated your UNI, you will be able to access Columbia's secure online applications, including Student Services Online (SSOL), CourseWorks, online library resources and much more.

Check Your Email Regularly

Your UNI is also the first part of your Columbia email address: [UNI] Visit the CUIT email page for ways to check your email.

Columbia uses email as an official means of communication with students. Many important University communications, including notification of the Student Account Statement availability, are via email only. 

It is very important that you check your email often, as you are responsible for all official University communications sent to your Columbia email address.

For help activating your UNI and checking your email, see the CUIT help page.


Deadlines Info

30 Days Before Registration

Submit proof of MMR immunity at least 30 days before class registration.*

Certify your meningitis vaccination decision online before class registration.

*If admitted less than 30 days before registration, your ability to register will be on hold until your MMR documentation is received and processed.

2 Weeks Before Your School Orientation

Submit a photo online for your University ID card. You will be able to pick up your card when you arrive on campus.

August 14, 2017 (All day)

First Fall E-Bill statement emailed to students. Includes activity through Summer Term, estimated Fall Term charges and anticipated credits, and a 1.5% late payment charge on unpaid previous balances.

September 15, 2017 (All day)

Payment Due Date for the First Fall E-Bill Statement. Visit the Student Financial Services website for the complete Billing Schedule.

September 30, 2017 - 11:59pm

Confirm insurance selection.

Past Deadlines

April 26, 2017 (All day)

Last day to enroll in the monthly payment plan (Spring term only). Enrollment for the Spring term begins on November 15, 2016.