Arrival Information

Getting to Commencement

We know that many of you are traveling from around the world to join us, and that your travels may be disrupted. If you are traveling to New York over the weekend or on Monday, we advise you to check airports, airlines, Amtrak, and NYC mass transit (MTA) for weather-related travel updates, as there may be delays or cancellations. Please see the links below.

Please remember to check the Columbia University Medical Center homepage and the recorded advisory hotline at 212-305-7300 for updates from the University.


Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is located west of Broadway on 168th Street. Street addresses for most buildings fall between 600-722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
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Parking on campus is extremely limited and students are encouraged to take public transportation.

Arriving By Public Transportation (MTA)

  • Subway: Take A or C trains to the 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service.

    • An MTA New York City Transit project replacing the elevators at the 168th Street subway station has affected transportation to and from CUIMC Campus. MTA 1 trains no longer make scheduled stops at the 168th Street subway station in either direction. Visit the 1 train advisory webpage for information about the closure and transportation alternatives. We recommend students and guests allot appropriate travel time to commencement.

  • Bus: A number of city buses serve the medical center, including the M2, M3, M4, M5, and M100. For additional bus and subway information, please call the Metropolitan Transit Authority at 718-330-1234.