There are nearly limitless opportunities to expand your intellectual, cultural and social horizons on campus. And, to fulfill some practical, everyday needs, here are links to core services and information about student organizations, sports, and fitness.
Eat, sleep, study. Columbia's got you covered:
- Bookstore - Find, buy, rent and sell textbooks, download digital content, get your dorm room essentials, supplies, gifts and more.
- Career Education Center - Learn about career fairs, internship opportunities and connecting with alumni here.
- Dining - Locally sourced and locally served. Learn everything there is to eat, from what’s open to what’s cooking, from the team at Columbia Dining.
- Disability Services - Equal access for students with disabilities, accommodations and support services are available.
- Financial Services - Get tuition rates and fees information, billing and payments assistance, important financial aid information, and find the Cashiers office. This is also a central source for federal work-study positions.
- Libraries - More than 12 million volumes are available at Columbia libraries and online, as are extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and more.
- Office of the University Chaplain - The Office of the University Chaplain fosters personal growth and learning through spiritual, ethical, religious, and cultural exchange. Their Religious Life Advisors conduct on-campus worship services and provide faith-based programs, as well as confidential counseling on a walk-in basis or by appointment.
- Public Safety - From crime prevention to crime statistics and lost and found, plus a handy list of call box locations, services and more.
- Registrar - Use Vergil to view syllabi, request your transcript, learn about requirements for graduation.
Restrooms - View a map of on-campus gender-neutral bathrooms.
- Student Service Center - Serving the ID card needs of students, faculty and staff of Morningside and Manhattanville, as well as Barnard College and Union Theological Seminary. (CUMC students visit here.)
- Study Spaces - Looking for a space for to study or to prepare for a presentation? Prefer quiet or looking for location that's open late? Search also for study spaces open now.
Whether your interests are cultural, academic, artistic or anything else, the likelihood is, there’s a student group for you.
An extensive list of student organizations on campus can be found here.
- The Activities Board at Columbia is part of Columbia’s student government responsible for recognizing and funding student groups on campus. It works with student councils, the Columbia administration, and the four other undergraduate governing boards to promote student life at Columbia.
- There are more than 40 cultural and identity-based student organizations recognized by the Activities Board at Columbia or the Student Governing Board (SGB).
- The Columbia Arts Initiative also highlights many student arts and culture groups . (It also offers terrific access and opportunities – see also our Arts & Entertainment page.)
Sports & Fitness
Athletes at Columbia excel in dozens of varsity sports and intramural teams.
- Columbia Varsity Athletics compete in the Division I, Ivy League conference. Visit GoColumbiaLions.com for schedules, social media and more.
- Intramural sports teams are available to all Columbia community members of the Dodge Fitness Center.