If you'll be driving to Columbia or in the surrounding community, there are a number of parking garages available in the area. Click here to download a list of the closest garages to campus.
The Student Mail Center is now located in Wien Hall
August 17, 2017
For those students living in our undergraduate residence halls, USPS mail as well as packages sent by couriers like Fed Ex and UPS are delivered to the Student Mail Center in Wien Hall. For returning students, this is a change, as student mail was previously received in Lerner Hall. For more information, including hours of operation, please visit Columbia Mail.
Rather than having to check a physical mailbox, students will be notified by email when either mail or packages are received, and can pick them up at the Student Mail Center. If not picked up within 7 days, a second email is sent and you have an additional 7 days before packages are returned. When shipped a package marked “perishable,” an email entitled “Perishable Item” will be sent to you. Perishable and oversized bulk packages are held for no more than 7 days, as no refrigeration is available.
You can also ship packages from the Mail Center. Outgoing mail can be deposited in any USPS mailbox or brought to the Student Mail Center. The Mail Center does not sell stamps.
You can begin receiving mail and packages up to 14 days before arriving on campus.
You should have already received your address along with your Columbia Housing assignment. Here’s a recap of what you need to know:
Your Address Your mail should be addressed to you based on the following format:
Your Mail Address Format Your Full Name
#### Columbia Student Mail 70 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027-7236
XXXX is your 4-digit mailbox number. Never write ‘box’ before the number.
This is your address for both letters and packages. Mail should never be sent to your residence hall address.
Room Selection 2017 is here. It's time to start thinking about where and with whom you would like to live next year. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Attend the Room Selection Information Session on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in John Jay Lounge. The Housing team will be on site to answer any questions you might have. This is particularly valuable for first-year students who are new to the Room Selection process.
Participate in the Building Tours on Thursday, February 23 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. following the Info Session. Building Tours will be led by the Residential Life team. Get a first-hand view of the residences and see the rooms of current students.
Room Selection Registration begins Thursday, March 2 - March 9. All students must, fill out a Housing registration application on the Housing Portal. To maintain Guaranteed Housing status, everyone must register before the deadline and state their intent for housing. This includes Resident Advisers, Special Interest Housing participants, Fraternity and Sorority Life members, students registered with Disability Services, Study Abroad participants, and students who intend to move off-campus.
Students approved for the LLC will register online on Friday, February 24 – February 27, and participate in LLC Online Room Selection on Wednesday, March 1. LLC Lottery Numbers and Appointment Times will be available on the Housing Portal on Tuesday, February 28.
Watch this video to learn how the Room Selection process works!
Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Housing office at 118 Hartley if you have any questions.
Package Center Entry via Wien Lobby as of 10/3
September 30, 2016
Starting this Monday, October 3 the main entrance of Wien Hall should be used to access the Package Center. Enter the Wien Hall building doors, swipe at the guard desk, and proceed downstairs. The kiosks are at the bottom of the stairs. Check-in and then proceed through doors to the Package Center.
Visit Columbia Mail online for information about services and hours of operations. Contact us via email at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Please be advised a fraudulent message is being sent to students that they have a package waiting. All messages from the Package Center will always list Wien Hall as the pickup location and include Mail Services contact information. We will never ask you to click a link or provide any personal information. If you receive this fraudulent email, delete it and block user immediately.