Important Morningside Campus Access Changes - Friday, Feb. 2

February 01, 2024

Beginning at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, the campus gates at 116th and Broadway will be closed and access to the Morningside campus will be limited to CUID holders only. This measure is being put in place out of an abundance of caution based on information received about a large planned demonstration at 116th and Broadway on Friday afternoon. Because of the location of the demonstration, the campus gates at 116th and Broadway will be closed beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Campus entry will be available at Amsterdam and 116th (pedestrian gate), Wien Gate on 116th between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive, Earl Hall Gate at 117th and Broadway, and John Jay Gate on 114th Street near Amsterdam. Note that all other campus gates will be closed, including all gates at 116th and Broadway.

Please take this information into consideration when planning access to campus. This cautionary step acknowledges the reality that our campus is in the City of New York, and community members outside of Columbia may come to our campus without necessarily sharing our values to maintain safety, free expression, and a sense of community. During and around the protest the New York City Police Department may be on campus for the safety of the Columbia and greater communities. The safety of every single member of this community is paramount.

To accommodate the community, Public Safety will be starting the Safety Escort program beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Anyone who would like a walking escort entering or leaving campus should call (212) 854-2797.

If you have a pre-scheduled meeting or event with a non-affiliate at 12:00 p.m. or later on Friday that cannot be rescheduled, please email [email protected] to coordinate arrangements. CUID-only access will end as soon as conditions allow.

This measure is temporary due to the planned demonstration on Friday. Please note that there may be future instances that necessitate the implementation of gate closures or access restrictions based on information received from law enforcement of potential events that may affect Columbia. We recognize these measures are an inconvenience and will make every effort to provide timely notifications if such restrictions are put in place.

On behalf of the University, thank you for your continued patience, cooperation and understanding.