Morningside campus access update for tomorrow (Thursday, April 4)

April 03, 2024

Beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow, April 4, access to the Morningside campus will be limited to CUID holders only. All campus gates will remain open, but CUID will be required for entry. 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 there may be New York City Police Department presence in the area 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 p.m.or later tomorrow 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 tomorrow. 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.