Spaces for Gathering or Dining on Campus

Updated: November 5, 2021

Effective November 1, CUID-holder-only gatherings that are academic, administrative and team, and social or extra-curricular have no capacity thresholds. Gathering must adhere to protocols put in place by local school or unit.  Food services at all events will remain grab-and-go. For additional details, please refer to the Event and Gathering Guidance for Fall 2021.

Masks are required in tents.  Wear a mask over your nose and mouth except when eating and drinking.

Please note that all guidelines for using indoor spaces will apply to tents with four walls down.


Need a place to gather on campus? See below for a list of spaces on the Morningside Heights and Medical Center campuses.



On the Morningside Heights Campus

Tents & Open Spaces

  • Large open tented space in paved plaza adjacent to International Affairs Building and East Campus that can be reserved by schools & dept during the day, and available to campus community outside reservable hours. See the Event Management website for details.
  • Accommodations include large round folding tables with folding chairs and temperature control
  • Large open paved space with elevated plaza and supplemental terrace areas adjacent to Avery Hall, Schermerhorn Hall, and Fayerweather Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating, concrete benches, metal benches, and continuous landscape planter wall/bench seating
  • Large open tented space in paved elevated terrace adjacent to Dodge Hall that is available to campus community daily from 9am to 10pm
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating and temperature control

Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating.

  • Large open paved space with large planter areas and supplemental terraces adjacent to Fairchild, Schapiro CEPSR, and Pupin
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating and linear landscape planter wall/bench seating
  • Open tented space with scattered lounge seating available for community use.
  • Open tented space with scattered lounge seating available for community use.
  • Open space in paved terrace adjacent to Havemeyer Hall and Mathematics Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating and adjacent open lawn/green and canopy trees
  • Large open space with paved dining area, open lawn/green with planter areas, fine crushed gravel plazas, memorial sculpture, and canopy trees adjacent to John Jay Hall, Wallach Hall, and Hartley Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with metal chairs, round metal tables with integrated bench seating, concrete benches, and linear landscape bench seating
  • Open space in paved terrace adjacent to Kent Hall and Philosophy Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating and adjacent open lawn/green and canopy trees
  • Large open space with open lawn/green and supplemental paved terraces adjacent to Lerner Hall, Furnald Hall, and Pulitzer Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating, concrete benches, and linear landscape bench seating
  • Large open tented space on Furnald Lawn elevated terrace that is available to campus community daily from 9am to 10pm
  • Open tented space with scattered lounge seating available for community use.
  • Large open elevated plaza with large planter areas and supplemental terraces adjacent to Philosophy Hall, Jerome L Greene Hall, and international Affairs Building
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating, wood picnic tables, and linear landscape planter wall/bench seating
  • Open tented space in paved elevated terrace adjacent to Uris Deli that is available to campus community daily from 9am to 10pm
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with metal chairs and temperature control
  • Open space in paved elevated terrace adjacent to Uris Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with metal chairs
  • Open tented space with scattered lounge seating available for community use.
  • Open space in paved terrace adjacent to Wien Hall and Jerome L Greene Hall
  • Accommodations include round metal tables with integrated bench seating, planter areas, and canopy trees

Café Dining Areas & Dining Halls

Coffee bar with light fare on the First Floor of Lerner Hall. Table & seating accommodations are provided in adjacent outdoor areas. Beginning September 9, food/coffee service will be available from 9am – 5pm, (M – F). Café East will resume food service for the Fall 2021 semester.

For information on complete reopening, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/blue-java-cafe-lerner-hall-0

Café with grab-and-go options on the First Floor of the Columbia Engineering School at Mudd Hall.

This location opens September 9 and will operate 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday. For information on reopening of café, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/blue-java-cafe-mudd-hall-0

Small café with coffee bar and grab-and-go options on the Lower Level of Avery Hall.

Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided, and food service is not provided through winter break. For information on reopening of café please visit: https://brownies-cafe.com/

Café with coffee bar and light fare on the First Floor of Philosophy Hall.

Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided, and food service is not provided.

For information on reopening of café, please visit: http://www.nousespresso.com/

Dining space with food stations and grab-and-go options on the Third Level of Lerner Hall. Currently, table and seating accommodations are not provided. Grab-and-go food service resumes Friday, September 3.

For information on reopening, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/ferris-booth-commons-0

Café space with coffee bar and grab-and-go options on the Sixth Floor of the International Affairs Building.

Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided, and food service is not provided.

Late night dining space with food stations and grab-and-go options on the Lower Level of John Jay Hall.

Currently, table & seating accommodations are not provided. Grab-and-go food service resumes Friday, September 3.

For information on complete reopening, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/jjs-place-0

 

Dodge Hall

Small coffee bar on the First Floor of Dodge Hall. Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided in adjacent outdoor terrace, and coffee service is not provided.

Please visit: https://joecoffeecompany.com/locations/columbia-dodge-hall/

Northwest Corner Building

Coffee bar with light fare on the Second Floor of the Northwest Corner Building. 

Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided in adjacent outdoor plaza, and coffee & food service is provided 8am – 6pm (M – F).

For information on complete reopening, please visit: https://joecoffeecompany.com/locations/columbia-university-northwest-corner

Pulitzer Hall

Coffee bar with light fare on the First Floor of Pulitzer Hall. 

Currently, table & seating accommodations are provided in adjacent outdoor terrace, and coffee & food service is provided, 8am – 6pm (M – F), 9am – 4pm (Weekends)

For information on complete reopening, please visit: https://joecoffeecompany.com/locations/columbia-pulitzer-hall

Dining Hall with food stations and grab-and-go options on the First Floor of John Jay Hall.

Currently, table & seating accommodations provided in adjacent outdoor areas. Grab-and-go food service will resume Sunday, September 5. Beginning Tuesday, September 7 the dining hall will operate Sunday - Thursday: 9:30am - 9:00pm. No indoor seating provided.

For information on complete reopening, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/john-jay-dining-hall

Café space with food stations and grab-and-go options on the First Floor of Uris Hall.

Currently, outdoor table & seating accommodations are provided in the adjacent outdoor terrace, and indoor seating is not provided. Blue Java Café opens Tuesday, September 7, and will offer grab-and-go service 9:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday. Uris Deli also opens Tuesday, September 7 and will offer grab-and-go service 8am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 8am – 3pm Fridays.

For information on reopening of café, please visit:https://dining.columbia.edu/content/lenfest-cafe-0

Café space with food stations and grab-and-go options on the First Floor of Uris Hall.

Currently, outdoor table & seating accommodations are provided in the adjacent outdoor terrace, and indoor seating is not provided. Blue Java Café is currently providing food/coffee service, 8am – 5pm (M – F). Uris Deli is closed.

For information on reopening of café, please visit: https://dining.columbia.edu/content/uris-deli-0

On the Medical Center Campus

Some on-campus dining services and resources remain modified. As per current University Eating and Dining Guidelines, any food and beverages must be “grab and go”.