Familiarize Yourself with Campus Resources and Policies
The Office of Student Affairs strives to be your primary source for answers to your academic questions, including those concerning policies, procedures and requirements. In addition, Student Affairs can help you with:
- Academic Resources
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Grading Policies and Procedures
- Health Services
- International Students and Scholars Office
- Office of Disability Services
- Student Financial Services
- University Resources
The Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life aims to immerse students in professionally-grounded student activities that foster development through community engagement and networking.
We guide students engaging with student organizations on campus or virtually, experiencing community engagement via school-wide events, identifying housing and a quality residential life experience, and developing leadership skills via co-curricular programming.
Additionally, the Office of Student Life provides resources to enhance physical and mental health, as well as advance discourse on critical topics pertaining to equity and inclusion. We advocate for the well-being and development of each student to ensure a quality student experience.
Office of Student Life
203 Lewisohn Hall
The Columbia University Information Technology office works to assist students, faculty, staff, and alumni with various IT needs. Whether a student needs support using different academic systems or accessing a Columbia email account, requests can be submitted for their office’s services via the following options:
Submit a Service Ticket:
Call the Service Desk: 212-854-1919
WiFi access is available to everyone, including visitors, inside and outside most buildings throughout both campuses by selecting the open network “Columbia University” on your device; students are encouraged to configure and use the more secure WiFi option “Columbia U Secure”. Use our connection guides to help you connect. Please note that you are required to have a computer that meets our support specifications.
Dodge Fitness Center
The Dodge Fitness Center meets the educational, recreational, and wellness needs and interests of our University community. Dodge offers a comprehensive recreation and wellness program, including but not limited to: Intramural/Club Sports, Group and Personal Fitness, diverse Physical Education curricula, and Special Programming.
Medical Services assists Columbia students with urgent medical concerns when a sudden, serious illness or injury requires immediate care. Visiting students with medical problems can receive care at Health Services on an as-needed basis within business hours. Because Health Services requires its patients to have submitted their health information, students who have not already completed and returned a health form should do so as soon as possible. Program staff will coordinate all student Health Services visits; sick or injured students should communicate medical needs to an RA or program coordinator ASAP. If students are in need of after-hours care or emergency services, program staff will take students to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.
John Jay Hall, 4th Floor
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Located on the Morningside campus, Alfred Lerner Hall is the Columbia University Student Center. Many school wide events and activities will be held at Lerner Hall. Additionally, the campus bookstore, dining hall, and cafe are located in Lerner Hall.
Campus Dining Website and Hours of Operations
The Department of Public Safety has Emergency Response Protocols to provide members of the Columbia community with important information on what to do in the event of a broad range of emergencies that may occur on campus. Students and parents can even register for emergency alerts.
101 Low Library
Main Line: 212-854-2797
Emergency Line: 212-854-5555