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Off-Campus Accommodations

There are several hotels within a short distance to campus. When calling for a reservation, mention that you are visiting Columbia to see if a special rate may apply; however, we do not guarantee lower rates. We recommend making a reservation as soon as possible.

Hotels throughout Manhattan, the boroughs, and the tri-state area are easily accessible to campus via public transportation. In addition to the link above, the following resources are recommended for locating accommodations.

  • Columbia Admissions has provided a list of budget hotels nearby.
  • The Columbia Travel Portal provides a more extensive list of area hotels.
  • The official tourism website for the City of New York is, which offers the most comprehensive hotel list.

On-Campus Accommodations

Columbia University Guest and Conference Housing will offer a limited number of on-campus rooms to parents and families of Columbia graduates. Rooms will be available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.

Columbia Housing will be able to provide assistance via telephone at 212-854-0365.  Parents who do not have internet access may then have their graduating seniors apply for them online or in person at 114 Hartley.

Please refer to the “Commencement” menu link on the Columbia Housing website for details regarding rates, amenities, cancellation policies, and reservations.

If you have questions about reserving on-campus housing for the 2015 graduation ceremonies, please contact Conference Housing by phone (212-854-0365) or email

Commencement Countdown

until graduation!

2016 Ceremony Dates & Times

Engineering Class Day (SEAS)
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Columbia College Class Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

University Commencement
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Procession begins at 9:30 a.m.