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Directions to Columbia University
(1) Instructions from Penn Station to Columbia University, click here.
(2) Instructions on driving to Columbia University, click here.
(3) Columbia Map
(4) Information on local hotels (word
document | PDF)
(5) Housing information for postdocs, visiting scientists, summer visitors and short term visitors, click here.
(6) Keycard access to Havemeyer Hall for non-Chemistry grad students, click here.
Here's how to
get to Columbia Univ. by subway from Penn Station (The instructions will
work from any Uptown Local 1 subway stop.
At Penn Station, look for the Subway (1) and Long Island Railroad (LIRR).
You can buy a Metrocard at the booth just before the subway entrance. Look for the Uptown 1 train (Uptown and the Bronx). You
will be at the 34th Street and Penn Station stop. Do not take the Express, since it does not stop at Columbia. The Local makes stops at
42 St, 50 St, 59 St, 66 St, 72 St, 79 St, 86 St, 96 St, 103 St, 110 St and 116 St. 116 St is the Columbia stop. (If you somehow miss and go
down to 125th Street, go to the Downtown platform and take the next
train one stop to 116th Street.) At 116th street (Columbia University),
exit the station to the right via the revolving grate, and walk up to
Walk one block to 117 Street, which is a gate that
leads to the main campus (across the street is Barnard College). At the top of the stairs take a left (Mathematics is to
your immediate left) and head toward Havemeyer, one of the main
Go into Havemeyer, take an immediate left in the
corridor and proceed past the mailboxes. You are on the 300 Havemeyer
level. The main office is 344 Havemeyer. Enter and ask the receptionist
to call me at 4-2175 or to give you directions to my office which is in
the next building, 768 Chandler.
Alternatively you can take a taxi. If you do that
ask the driver to take you to 117th Street and Broadway. If you get
lost please give me a call at 212 854 2175.
instructions to Chemistry at Columbia University.
You probably have your favorite way to drive to the vicinity of New
York City. The best way to get to Columbia is to shoot for the George
Washington Bridge from whatever direction you are coming. From New
Jersey, you should shoot for the NJ Turnpike or Route 80 North. Both go
directly into the George Washington Bridge. From Connecticut, I suggest
that you get on the Saw Mill River Parkway which then becomes the Henry
Hudson Parkway and then the West Side Highway and runs along the Hudson
River and passes under the George Washington Bridge. After passing
under the Bridge with the river on your right you are shooting for the
125th Street exit. The first exit after passing under the bridge is the
155th Street exit. You then pass under two overpasses and after the
second, the 125th Street exit is coming up on the right.
Take the ramp down the 125th Street exit. You hit a stop sign with the
river on your right and Fairway grocery. Your location is now 132ed
Street. Continue straight ahead after the stop sign (one more stop sign
and a light) until you see the ramp leading back onto the highway. Take
the left just before the ramp. This is 125 Street. Continue along 125
Street to the first light and take a right at the light on Broadway.
The garages for parking are on 122 Street just left off of Broadway and
120 Street just right off Broadway.
After parking the car, walk up Broadway to 117th Street and enter the
campus to your left, up the stairs (to your right will be Barnard
College). At the top of the stairs to your left you will see a
building, Havemeyer. This is the main Chemistry building. Walk into the
building and take a left. You’ll be heading toward some
mailboxes. Go to room 344 Havemeyer (on campus entry level), the main
office. Ask the receptionist to call me at 854 2175 or to give you
directions on how to get to my office, 768 Chandler (you enter Chandler
by continuing on the 300 level).
For a map of the campus and
Columbia environs click here.
Keycard access to Havemeyer Hall for non-Chemistry grad students.
For graduate students:
Talk to Dani. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Obtain the following information:
-Social Security # must be handed to Dani in person and not via email.
-End date of access to Havemeyer
-Confirmation emails from both the professor in Chemistry and the sponsor in the other Columbia department
All other visitors and students should read about keycard access here.