Where can I stay when I am visiting campus? Can I just stay on campus?

We recommend you secure reservations off-campus. For a list of hotels that give a Columbia rate, please visit the Travel Portal and click on hotels on the left menu. Budget friendly options near campus include:

Many families travel to campus during the move-in period and families traveling long distances often plan a vacation or stay a few days to enjoy New York City. We encourage the visit to occur prior to move-in or after students are settled in order to assist incoming students with their transition. Throughout move-in and orientation (NSOP) it is critical for incoming students to connect with their neighbors and focus on settling into their new community. Additionally, students should be familiar with the Guest Policy. Families traveling for commencement will receive additional information and can browse the GradZone website.


International Student Programs and Services


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2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 001 (212) 854-0720

Fax: 001 (212) 854-9801

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