Safety Escorts

During the school year, the Department of Public Safety at the Morningside Campus provides a Walking Safety Escort Service performed by trained Columbia University students. Two trained students, equipped with a Public Safety radio, will be sent to accompany students or staff to their door any time from 7pm to 3am, seven nights a week.

Morningside Campus Escort Service

This service is available from West 108th Street to West 110th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Riverside Drive, and from West 111th Street to West 122nd Street between Morningside Drive and Riverside Drive. Please allow 5 to 15 minutes to arrive and ask them to show a Columbia University ID. For more information on the Walking Escort Service, contact the Department of Public Safety's Operations Desk at (212) 854-SAFE (7233).

Medical Center Escort Service

On the Medical Center Campus from 6:00PM until 6:00 AM escorts are provided by Public Safety personnel on foot; vehicles may be used if available. The escort area is West 163rd Street to West 168th Street, Riverside Drive to Amsterdam Avenue and from West 168 Street to 178 Street, Broadway to Haven Avenue. A valid Columbia ID Card is required to obtain an escort. Please call 212-305-8100 to request an escort. Allow 10-15 minutes for the escort to arrive.

Manhattanville Campus Escort Service

Manhattanville Public Safety provides an evening escort service to faculty, staff and students at Manhattanville, from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. The service accompanies you from any Manhattanville Campus building to the 1 train subway station at 125th Street and Broadway. To request an escort, call the Manhattanville Operations Center non-emergency line at 212-853-3301.