Campus Access

Getting Around

Columbia University is committed to providing an accessible and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors, and members of the public. Below are a number of resources for navigating Columbia campuses.

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Visit Columbia

Get the most out of your visit to Columbia.

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Disability Access and Service Alerts

Check this site for the latest on service outages impacting disability access to outdoor routes and buildings on the Morningside campus. 

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Campus Maps

Maps for the Morningside, Manhattanville, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campuses

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Columbia's Shuttle System

All Columbia Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. View the latest routes and schedules.



Students can request accommodations for parking eligibility or physical accommodations related to parking by contacting Disability Services at [email protected].

Faculty and staff should consult Human Resources for workplace accommodations or contact [email protected].

Columbia Shuttle

Columbia Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Evening shuttle service by Via provides wheelchair accessible vehicles upon request. For more information, visit the Columbia Transportation website for shuttle services or email [email protected].

Non-Columbia Options

The MTA offers accessible travel information, travel guides, and more on their website. And the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission offers Citywide Accessible Dispatch Service, a program that provides wheelchair accessible taxi service.


The organizations on campus who provide key services to students, staff, faculty, and the public go above and beyond to provide safe, convenient, and reasonable accommodations.

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Additional Campus Services

Across our campuses, our staff work to ensure that students, employees, visitors, and guests are as comfortable, safe, and enabled as possible.

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Columbia Dining

The Columbia Dining team's professional chefs and nutritionist provide individual consulting, culinary expertise, and delicious dishes that accommodate those with special diets and food allergies.

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Columbia Housing & Disability Services

Housing accommodations may be needed for students who feel that living in the traditional setting described may not work, for those who will need something additional in that setting, and for all students who need accessible rooms.

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Event Management

University Event Management makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities.