Campus Visit

Undergraduate Admissions and the Visitors Center are excited to welcome prospective students and families to campus for in-person campus tours. Led by current undergraduate students, these outdoor-only tours will provide insight into the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate experience and provide the opportunity to safely see our Morningside Heights campus.

To comply with University policy and social-distancing measures, visitors will not be permitted to enter any buildings during the tour. We are limiting each prospective student to one guest, who must be indicated at the time of registration. Both the student and the guest will need to complete the Undergraduate Admissions Visitor Compact upon registration. Tours will occur rain or shine, but may need to be cancelled in the event of severe inclement weather. 

You must register online in advance in order to attend a tour; unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please note that tour registration is non-transferable. Given limited tour capacity at this time, we request that visitors only register for one tour session so that we can accommodate as many interested students as possible. Additionally, if your plans change, please email ugrad-ask@columbia.edu to cancel your registration so that your spot may be released to another guest.

Register for an In-Person Campus Tour

We will also continue to offer several virtual programming options, include information sessions, live virtual tours, student panels and chats, and other special events.

Explore our Virtual Programs

What to Expect For Your Campus Visit

Tours will begin on the steps of Low Memorial Library near the Alma Mater statue. Please review the map of campus to help you navigate your visit. Tours will be occur rain or shine, so please plan your attire accordingly. As this is an outdoor-only tour, there are no public restrooms available. 

Tours will cover information about the Columbia undergraduate academic experience, the residential community, and campus life, led by a current Columbia College or Columbia Engineering undergraduate student. We are unable to offer in-person information sessions at this time, and admissions officers will be unable to meet with any prospective students or families during a campus tour. Questions for admissions officers can be emailed to us.

University policy prohibits the filming of our Campus Tours. Guests who do not comply with this policy will be asked to delete any unauthorized recordings.