Safety Escorts

Morningside Campus Escort Service

Beginning in the Spring 2022 term, trained students wearing Public Safety vests and equipped with a Public Safety radio will be available to walk affiliates to their doors anytime from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., seven nights a week. 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. When service resumes, affiliates can contact the Department of Public Safety's Operations Desk at (212) 854-SAFE (7233) to request a safety escort. Escorts will arrive between 5 to 15 minutes after a request and will present University IDs upon arrival.  

Medical Center Escort Service

On the Medical Center Campus, foot escorts are provided by Public Safety personnel at all times.  From 6:00PM until 6:00 AM, vehicles may be used for escorts if available. The escort area is West 159th Street to West 168th Street, Riverside Drive to Amsterdam Avenue, and from West 168 Street to 181 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 6:00 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. The on-demand, point-to-point Public Safety Evening Shuttle by Via is also available in Manhattanville. To request an escort, call the Manhattanville Operations Center non-emergency line at 212-853-3301.