There are several hotels within a short distance to campus. When calling for a reservation, mention that you are visiting Columbia to see if a special rate may apply; however, we do not guarantee lower rates. We recommend making a reservation as soon as possible.
Hotels throughout Manhattan, the boroughs, and the tri-state area are easily accessible to campus via public transportation. In addition to the link above, the following resources are recommended for locating accommodations.
- Columbia Admissions has provided a list of budget hotels nearby.
- The Columbia Travel Portal provides a more extensive list of area hotels.
The official tourism website for the City of New York is nycgo.com, which offers the most comprehensive hotel list.
UPDATE: Commencement Family Housing is fully booked for 2013. Housing is accepting names for a waiting list, as they do expect some fluctuation between now and May. Graduates or family members can call Columbia Housing at 212-854-0365 to be added to the waiting list.
Columbia University Guest and Conference Housing will offer a limited number of on-campus rooms to parents and families of Columbia graduates. Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Columbia Housing will be able to provide reservation assistance via telephone at 212-854-0365. Parents who do not have internet access may have their graduating seniors apply for them online or in person at 114 Hartley.
Please refer to the Commencement Housing website for details regarding rates, amenities, cancellation policies, and reservations.
If you have questions about reserving on-campus housing for the 2013 graduation ceremonies, please contact Conference Housing by phone (212-854-0365) or email.