We are excited to welcome you as a new member of Columbia’s vibrant community! Here, you will find a wealth of information on beginning your life as a Columbian. Learn about housing, dining, health and well-being resources, exploring NYC and more.
We know this is a time of enormous transition for you that comes with many emotions. Know that you have a large support team at Columbia to help you navigate this transition, answer all of your questions and set you up to flourish in your new life on campus. You belong here — and we are here to help ensure you feel that way.
Where to Begin
We strongly encourage you to attend the summer webinar: Life as a Columbia Student on Thursday, July 29, 1 – 2 pm EDT. This introductory session contains essential information that will make your transition easier and help you navigate both your school and a large research university. You’ll also hear from current students about their day-to-day experiences and what they wish they’d known as an incoming student. You will receive a link to attend the session before it begins and you must register in advance to participate. We will post a recording of the session afterward.
Getting to Campus
Find directions and maps to the Columbia University Morningside Heights Campus at 535 West 116th Street New York, New York 10027.
Find information about furniture, amenities, residence hall policies, what to bring, how to get your things to campus and more.
Find links to menus and learn about Columbia’s outstanding dining services, including an on-site nutritionist available for personal consultations.
Find out how to connect to wifi, print on campus, protect your devices from theft and more.
Health and Well-Being
Learn about medical and mental health services as well as sports and fitness resources.
Getting Around NYC
Learn how to use the public transportation system in New York City and how to access Columbia’s shuttle system near campus.
Learn about the on-demand evening shuttle service, emergency notifications, important contact numbers and more.
Financial Aid and Billing
Find out how to view your student account, set up a family member to pay your bill, sign up for the monthly payment plan, find additional financing options and more.