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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.
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The Columbia University Bookstore, located in Lerner Hall, is your source for course materials. Your professors will provide information about required materials on a course syllabus. You are able to rent or buy these physical or digital materials via the bookstore's website by looking up your course on Courseworks or by visiting the Bookstore course materials page. The bookstore will price match textbooks so you can shop with confidence! If you find a lower price on your textbook, price matching is simple.
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, and ColumbiaNet kiosks that allow you to use the Internet and electronic classrooms, and provides a variety of technical support services including the CUIT Helpdesk.
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.
Columbia University provides a network of 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
Powered by Via, the Evening Shuttle provides free on-demand service within specific zones surrounding the Morningside and Manhattanville areas for safe and convenient travel. The Evening Shuttle operates seven days a week every evening until 4:00 a.m. the following morning, including University holidays. Service begins at 6:00 p.m. in the summer and 4:00 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters. To start using the service, you'll need a promo code. Learn more on the Columbia Transportation website.
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.
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.