The Columbia University Visitors Center offers information sessions and campus tours for prospective students and families. Prospective students and families visiting Columbia’s campus can also use our mobile-friendly virtual tour as a supplement to self-guided tours.
Sadiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature and cultural history and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, was awarded the "genius" grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Starting in early October, a banner bearing the names of eight women writers will be unfurled on the façade of Butler Library based on an artifact in the Libraries’ collections and a historic campus event. The exhibition will be on display through December 2019.
A centerpiece of Columbia’s Year of Water programming is WATERLICHT, a site-wide, large-scale light installation by Dutch artist and innovator DaanRoosegaarde. Propelled by LED lights and lenses, WATERLICHT illuminates the power and poetry of water, while bringing awareness to both the overabundance and scarcity of Earth’s most precious resource.
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From the Lion's Mouth
“My academic experience at Columbia, tackling one of the most challenging series of courses that I’ve ever taken, has ultimately been extremely rewarding and revolutionary. I’ve become a stronger, more capable student because of it.”