The main entrance to Columbia's Morningside campus is at West 116th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The schematic map below displays where Schermerhorn Hall, the Psychology Department's building, is located relative to the other buildings on campus. Upon entering Schermerhorn, you will be on the fourth floor of the building. Turn left to reach the Department Office located in room 406, Schermerhorn Hall.



Directions to the CU Morningside Campus

Subway Directions

The #1 subway train stops at the Columbia University station at West 116th Street and Broadway. If you are boarding at Penn Station (Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street) or the Port Authority Bus Terminal (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues & 40th and 42nd Streets) you can take the #1 local Uptown or the #2 or #3 express Uptown. If you board an express train, you'll need to transfer to the #1 local at the express (#2 & #3) train stop at the 96th Street station. Just cross the platform to board the local #1 to West 116th Street and Broadway. If you are coming from Grand Central Station you will need to take the Shuttle train S across to Broadway and 42nd Street and then proceed as above.

Bus Directions

Three bus lines (M4,M104 and M60) serve the Columbia campus stopping directly in front of the 116th Street gates. Cross-town buses connect with the #1 subway on Broadway or Seventh Avenue.

Airport Transportation

LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports: The easiest way to reach Columbia University from the airport is by taxi. The average fare from LaGuardia Airport, the closest airport to the campus, LaGuardia is $25. This does not include toll and tip. JFK Airport has a flat fare of $45 to any single stop in Manhattan. This does not include toll and tip. Taxi service from Newark Airport is $67 (+$15 surcharge + tip).

Car Directions


Limited street parking can be found in the neighborhood. The following parking garages are located in the Columbia neighborhood:

Hospital Parking
114th St. between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 523-1051

112th St. between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 865-1754

Riverside Church
120th St. between Riverside Drive & Claremont Avenue
(212) 866-1000

HRF Corp. Parking
151 West 108th St., between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 865-2314

Ca-Li Oto
103 West 108th St., between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 864-0137


Wheelchair Accessibility

Both entrances to Schermerhorn are equipped with wheelchair lifts, but the back entrance is the more direct route. The security guard at the booth near the entrance should have a key to the lift, but it is still a good idea to contact Security in advance of your visit. Visit the Office of Disability Services web site for more information regarding campus accessibility. Click here for more information regarding accessibility within Schermerhorn Hall.

To reach the "back door" entrance to Schermerhorn Hall, at 119th St. and Amsterdam Ave., follow the above route but continue north on Riverside Drive to 120th Street. Turn right on 120th and then right at Amsterdam Avenue. The next light will be 119th Street, where you'll find the "back door" entrance to Schermerhorn Hall.