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Urban New York

Student Engagement is pleased to offer the Urban NY First-year Lottery, open to Columbia's newest undergraduate students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

Each student can only win one ticket throughout their time at Columbia University. If you win a ticket, regardless of whether or not you show up for the event, you will be ineligible to enter future lotteries. However, you may be able to attend additional events through the stand-by process.

See the full Fall 2016 schedule or enter the lottery.

Lottery winners will be selected after Monday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m., when the entry window closes.

If you don't win a ticket: You can always show up to the meeting time and place of any of the exciting events listed below and try to win a stand-by ticket. Review the Rules and Regulations for Urban NY for more complete explanations of these processes.

fSpecial acknowledgment is given to Dr. Arnold I. Kisch CC'54, and to his wife, Victoria L. J. Daubert, Ph.D., for fully endowing all opera tickets.

The Urban New York Program is sponsored by Columbia CollegeThe Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied ScienceBarnard Collegeand the Class of 1954 Urban New York Fund.

Student Engagement


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3611

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.