Student Center

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia's architecturally renowned student center, serves students' needs conveniently in one location. Facilities include:

  • student lounges
  • dining facilities
  • computer labs
  • study spaces
  • Pre-College Programs activities and information tables, including community outreach.

Disability Services

The University provides a full range of services and accommodations to assist students with disabilities. Upon acceptance into the program (or by June 1st at the latest), students requiring assistance should register with Disability Services. Only students who identify their disabilities well in advance can be assured of accommodation upon their arrival on campus.

Residential students requiring special dormitory accommodations on the basis of documented disabilities should also email by May 1st.

Health Services

Program students can be seen on a walk-in basis by Urgent Care at Columbia Health Services.

Health Services, located on the second floor of John Jay Hall, is normally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. Students should be escorted by a program resident adviser or program assistant.


The Columbia University Libraries comprise 25 libraries that hold over 9 million volumes, 65,650 current serials, and an extensive collection of resources in electronic form.

Program participants have access to the Columbia University Libraries. Because the programs of study are short in duration, students may enjoy reading room, but not borrowing, privileges.

Computer Access

Students have access to computer clusters and laboratories throughout the campus. These facilities range from informational kiosks to high-end workstations to walk-in consulting centers.

Students are able to connect to the wireless network anywhere on campus.

Fitness Center

Columbia's Dodge Physical Fitness Center provides students with access to:

  • three floors of cardiovascular and strength equipment
  • a 160 meter indoor running track
  • an eight-lane 25-yard pool
  • multi-sport gymnasia
  • 10 squash courts
  • Scandinavian saunas and showers

Pre-College Programs Office

The Pre-College Programs Office, located in Lewisohn Hall, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday when the program is in session and is devoted to addressing student and parent inquiries and needs.