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Visitor Information
Visitor Information

Columbia University is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The Morningside Heights campus houses three undergraduate schools—Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies—as well as graduate and professional schools for arts and sciences, architecture, the arts, business, international affairs, journalism, law, and social work. The School of Continuing Education is also on the Morningside Heights campus.

Columbia University Medical Center, located at 168th Street and Broadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood, encompasses the graduate schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health, as well as the hospital.

Campus tours are suspended from Dec. 11, 2010 to Jan. 23, 2011. For more information, call 212-854-4900.

Prospective Students
Students interested in applying to Columbia College or the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science should visit the Undergraduate Admission website. Prospective undergraduate students with a break in their educations of a year or more and students who wish to attend part-time should visit the School of General Studies website. Those interested in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program can find a schedule of tours and information sessions online. For graduate information sessions or to schedule a meeting with professors or students from a specific area of study, please contact the department directly.

Group Visits
All high school and prospective undergraduate groups should arrange tours through the prospective student links above. For all other guests, email a minimum of three weeks in advance to inquire about availability. Groups with more than ten participants unable to schedule a guided tour are encouraged to explore the self-guided tour options listed above.

General Tours
Groups of fewer than ten people are free to tour the Morningside campus on their own or join the guided tour at 1:00 p.m. The guided tour is not specific to any academic program and does not include admissions information. Maps and other materials for self-guided tours are available in the Visitors Center, located in room 213 of Low Memorial Library. The Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No registration is required; however, a current Columbia I.D. is required to enter all buildings except Low Library unless accompanied by a University tour guide. A virtual tour and podcast are also available.

Luggage storage is not available.

Check here often for updates on closings and University holidays before planning your visit.

Columbia University
in the City of New York
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6902
General Information:
(212) 854-1754

Quick Links Exploring New York City

International Students and Scholars Office

Travel Information

Columbia Bookstore

Morningside Heights Info Directions


Interactive Map

Virtual Campus Tour

Podcast: Architectural Walking Tour

Disability Access Map (PDF)

Map of Disability Assistance Telephones (PDF)

Medical Center Info Directions


Campus Map