University Partners and Services

Computer Services/Access

If your group will need computer and printing access during your stay, please indicate so in our Conference Housing Request form. We will collect payment for computer and/or printing access two weeks prior to your arrival.

Dining and Catering

Columbia Housing can connect you with a representative from Columbia Dining who will be able to assist you with any dining questions or needs. Convenient meals can easily be a part of your conference experience with all-you-care-to-eat service at a reasonable cost in one of our undergraduate dining halls. Meals are primarily served Monday through Friday with some weekend service available. To contact Dining, please email

Columbia Housing can also connect you with Columbia Catering, which provides a range of options from coffee service and break provisions to full-service events that can be tailored to meet the needs of your conference. To contact Catering Services, please email

Health and Disability Services

Columbia Housing works closely with Disability Services to make every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you or one of your guests requires disability housing accommodations, please contact our office at your earliest convenience so that we can assist you. We require at least a one month notice prior to your arrival. If you or one of your guests requires disability accommodations to attend a conference or event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services by phone at (212)-854-2388 at least 30 days in advance of the event.


Conferences may contact the Library directly to inquire about guest access and fees by phone: (212)-854-7309 or email: The Library Information Office is located in 201 Butler Library, before the security desk in the main lobby of the Butler Library building.

Meeting Spaces and Classrooms

The majority of campus event venues are managed through our partner, University Event Management (UEM). You may contact them by phone: (212)-854-5400 or by email: to view and rent spaces. There are a variety of versatile spaces on campus that can accommodate small- and large-scale functions. If you are interested in reserving a lounge space, please inform the Conference Housing Manager or Conference Housing Coordinator as soon as possible during the initial planning process. We reserve lounges on a first-come, first-served basis.


Columbia University’s location on Broadway allows for convenient transportation to and from all areas of the metro New York area. The 1 subway line (red line – Broadway/7th Avenue local) and the M60 Select bus, M4, M11, and M104 bus stops are all in front of the Columbia gates. New York City shuttle and taxi services are available 24 hours a day as well. If your conference is coming by bus, please instruct the bus driver to load and unload on Amsterdam. For more information, please visit the parking garages webpage.

Visitor’s Center

If your conference group is interested in a campus tour, please contact the Visitors Center located in 213 Low Library by phone: (212)-854-4900 or by email: