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Our Campus Community

The college experience is about more than grades. Learn about the components of campus life that help make Columbia a home away from home for our students.


Please report emergencies on campus by calling +1-212-854-5555.

Public Safety is committed to maintaining a safe living and learning environment for our students, faculty and staff.

Housing & Residential Life

Housing and Residential Life work together to enhance the student experience and build community.

Student Life

Regardless of their interests, there are countless opportunities for students to get involved on campus.

Community Expectations

All members of our community work together to create a safe and welcoming environment, and work together to uphold the policies and procedures regarding participation in our community, including academic integrity and living on campus.

Food & Dining

Students have access to healthy and affordable options, both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Center for Career Education

The Center for Career Education helps students and alumni develop the skills to achieve their career goals.

Diverse Perspectives

From a diverse student population to work, internship and study abroad experiences around the world, Columbia’s reach goes far beyond New York.


The arts at Columbia reach beyond the classroom and take advantage of our location in the City of New York.

Athletics and Recreation

From intramural and club sports to physical education classes to the NCAA Division I Columbia Lions, there are a number of ways for students to get involved.

Religious Life

The Office of the University Chaplain and The Office of Religious Life work to promote interfaith understanding, serving the diverse needs of Columbia University's many faith communities. Information about programming, advisers, and spaces for prayer and meditation can be found on the following websites:

Office of Religious Life

Office of the University Chaplain

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