Explore Campus Services

The following information describes some of the services that are provided on campus. We hope this information will help you get settled into your new home quickly.

Computing at Columbia

Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) provides Columbia University students, faculty and staff with central computing and communications services including email, PawPrint printing services, computer security and other software licensing, online course management, web publishing and student information applications.

CUIT manages Columbia’s high-speed Ethernet network, as well as the wireless network.

CUIT also manages an array of computer labs, terminal clusters, ColumbiaNet kiosks that allow you to use the Internet, and electronic classrooms, and provides a variety of technical support services including the CUIT Helpdesk.

For technical support, contact CUIT at 212-854-1919 or visit the CUIT website.

Environmental Initiatives

Columbia University is making great efforts to go green. There are lots of opportunities for you to do your part, even before you get to campus. To learn more, visit the Environmental Stewardship website.

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Columbia Transportation

Columbia University provides a network of five shuttle services among its campuses and the surrounding community. Shuttles are available to all Columbia University affiliates with a valid University ID, free of charge.

To view routes, maps and detailed schedules, visit Columbia Transportation online.

Evening Shuttle and Escort Service

The Evening shuttle provides service along two different routes, in thirty minute loops across the Morningside and Manhattanville areas, for safe and convenient travel. The Evening Shuttle operates seven days a week from 6:00 p.m. every evening until 4:00 a.m. the following morning, excluding University holidays. All riders must present a valid University ID upon boarding the shuttle.

For those who prefer, Public Safety’s walking escort service, which sends two specially trained students to walk you to your door, is also available seven nights a week from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.. Columbia students, faculty, and staff can call 212-854-SAFE (7233) to request this service. Please visit the Public Safety website for additional information regarding the evening walking escort service.

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University Apartment Housing

Housing in University Apartment Housing (UAH) managed buildings is available for full-time students in housing-eligible programs. Please visit the University Apartment Housing website for additional information and details regarding eligibility.

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Deadlines Info

30 Days Before Registration

Submit proof of MMR immunity at least 30 days before class registration.*

Certify your meningitis vaccination decision online before class registration.

*If admitted less than 30 days before registration, your ability to register will be on hold until your MMR documentation is received and processed.

2 Weeks Before Your School Orientation

Submit a photo online for your University ID card. You will be able to pick up your card when you arrive on campus.

August 14, 2017 (All day)

First Fall E-Bill statement emailed to students. Includes activity through Summer Term, estimated Fall Term charges and anticipated credits, and a 1.5% late payment charge on unpaid previous balances.

September 15, 2017 (All day)

Payment Due Date for the First Fall E-Bill Statement. Visit the Student Financial Services website for the complete Billing Schedule.

September 30, 2017 - 11:59pm

Confirm insurance selection.

Past Deadlines

April 26, 2017 (All day)

Last day to enroll in the monthly payment plan (Spring term only). Enrollment for the Spring term begins on November 15, 2016.