Activate Your UNI
Activating your UNI is one of the most important steps you need to take.
Your UNI (University Network ID) is the log-in 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 http://uni.columbia.edu 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]@columbia.edu. New undergraduates have LionMail, Columbia’s Google-powered email and calendar solution. To check your email, visit the LionMail login page. To learn more about using LionMail, please review the LionMail FAQs.
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, check out the CUIT help page.
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.