Morningside campus access update for Thursday, February 1

January 31, 2024

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, access to the Morningside campus will be limited to CUID holders only with entry at the College Walk pedestrian gates at Broadway and 116th and Amsterdam and 116th, 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. All other campus gates will be closed. This measure is being put in place out of an abundance of caution based on information received about a planned demonstration on campus Thursday afternoon. 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.

If you have a pre-scheduled meeting or event with a non-affiliate at 1:00 p.m. or later on Thursday 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 Thursday. 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.