Visiting Campus

We look forward to seeing you on campus at move-in, Family Days, Convocation, Commencement and more. Find resources to help you plan your visit, including information on accommodations, travel, campus highlights, and tourism.

Directions to Columbia

Check out the Visitors Center website for information on tours, accommodations, campus highlights, and driving and transit directions, including airport connections. Street parking is extremely limited and garages can be expensive, so we recommend using public transit whenever possible. Additionally, our campus maps identify building locations and disability access. You can also explore campus online through the virtual campus tour.

Ready to explore campus and the surrounding area? Refer to our Starter Pack! Learn how to make the most of your time in the city, familiarize yourself with Columbia traditions, find places to visit in Morningside Heights, explore bike routes, and, of course, scope out some favorite gastronomical destinations in the area.

New York City

Welcome to New York! These resources can help you plan your visit.

Public Transit

The Metropolitan Transit Authority ​(MTA) will help you navigate your way around the city via the subway and city buses. Fares, tolls, maps and travel updates make this website a useful tool during your time in NYC.

Staying in the city

The Visitors Center has a list of off-campus accommodations.
NYCGo is New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.
TimeOut is a helpful guide to entertainment and hospitality in NYC.

Rail and Air Travel

Train services: Metro-North, Path, Amtrak

Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446