Travel and Hotels

General Information

The conference will take place at Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus in Manhattan, New York. The main gates to Columbia University's campus in Morningside Heights are located at Broadway and 116th Street in Manhattan. The conference will primarily take place in four campus locations, highlighted in yellow on this map: the International Affairs Building (SIPA), Jerome Greene Hall (Law), Low Memorial Library, and Casa Italiana.

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Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.


There are a number of room block reservations at several local NYC hotels. This link provides special conference rates for hotels in the area. Due to space constraints, availability is limited at each hotel. Participants may also independently book other hotels and information on additional lodging options can be found here.

Direction and Parking Information to Columbia University

By Air

For visitors coming into LaGuardia, Kennedy, or Newark airports, taxi service is available to the campus, and there is bus service to Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia and the M60 city bus is also available.

By Train or Bus

Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station, while buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.

By New York City Public Transportation

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the #1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 bus is a direct link between the campus and LaGuardia Airport. The Columbia stop is 116th Street. Note that if you take the express trains #2 or #3, you must transfer to the #1 local at 96th Street. The #2 and #3 trains do not stop at Columbia University.

Yellow taxis can be flagged from most city streets at any time of the day or night. In addition, new Boro Taxis can be flagged in the outer boroughs and in Manhattan above 96th Street. They are recognizable by their apple-green color.

A New York City wheelchair-accessible taxi can be requested by: calling the 311 operator; calling the dispatch center directly at 646-599-9999; texting a request to 646-400-0789; using the mobile app “Wheels on Wheels;” or ordering online.


Street parking and local parking garages may be available. The Central Parking System garage is on West 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue; Riverside Church Parking Garage is on West 120th Street between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive; GGMC Parking is at 512-520 West 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

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