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Where to Find University Resources

Lerner Hall is home to a number of departments that provide valuable resources and services critical to the Columbia community.

Floor 1E see floorplan

Naval Reserve Office Training Corps (NROTC) Program Office

The New York City Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program includes students from Columbia University and Barnard College, Fordham University, SUNY Maritime College, and Molloy College. The goal of the program is to develop midshipmen during their undergraduate studies who will upon graduation commission as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. The satellite office in Lerner Hall serves as an on-campus resource for Columbia students participating in the NROTC program, as well as interested applicants. Find the unit on Facebook and head to the general program website for more information. NROTC is part of the Naval Science Department.




Floor 3W see floorplan

Double Discovery Center

Double Discovery Center, founded in 1965 at Columbia University, is a not-for-profit youth service agency for low-income, first-generation college-bound junior and senior high school students living and attending school in New York City. Through its two federally-funded education programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search, the Center offers year-round academic, career, college, financial aid and personal development services.

Phone: 212-854-3897

Online: columbia.edu/cu/college/ddc

Spring 2020 Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 5:00pm


Lockers are available for General Studies students. The lockers are located on the 3rd Floor West Corridor. Please visit gs.columbia.edu/mailboxes-and-lockers for more information.

Floor 4W see floorplan

Berick Center for Student Advising

The Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) provides an integrated advising experience for all students in Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. CSA brings together, under one roof, general academic advising, Academic Success Programs, the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP), and the Office of Preprofessional Advising. Students are assigned a CSA advisor who strives to guide and support them during and beyond their time at Columbia University.

The Berick Center for Student Advising will be open for phone or virtual appointments until further notice. 


Phone: 212-854-6378

Online: studentaffairs.columbia.edu/csa

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Floor 5E see floorplan

The Food Pantry at Columbia

The Food Pantry at Columbia is a student-run, student-managed initiative that is open to all students, whether you are an undergrad, a graduate student, or a professional student...full-time, part-time, or half-time. Any student who has any level of food insecurity can reach out to The Food Pantry to get a disbursement containing non-perishable food such as canned-meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cold and hot cereal, and vegetarian options. Any information shared with The Food Pantry will remain in strict confidence. Follow us on Twitter (@thefoodpantry) and Instagram (@thefoodpantryatcolumbia) or contact us via email at [email protected]

For more information visit thefoodpantry.studentgroups.columbia.edu

Spring 2022 Open Hours:

Lerner Hall, Room 582

Tuesday & Friday: 3:00 pm  - 6:00 pm

Floor 5W see floorplan

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs offers students a variety of resources and programs addressing issues of diversity on campus, including race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity/expression. The office fosters an inclusive University environment through dialogue, interaction and exchange among all students.

Phone: 212-854-0720

Online: studentaffairs.columbia.edu/multicultural

Spring Hours 2020:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Residential Life

Residential Life is committed to providing learning opportunities that support the academic mission of the Undergraduate students in Columbia College (CC) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The experiences afforded to students in residence must help promote their intellectual, social, emotional and interpersonal growth and development. Residential Programs fosters environments that allow for the expression of individuality balanced with a shared sense of responsibility for the Columbia community.

Phone: 212-854-6805

Online: https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/reslife

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Student Engagement

Student Engagement is committed to building a strong sense of campus community, helping students enhance their leadership skills and engage in their communities, and to explore the co-curricular opportunities available at Columbia University. We forge a sense of community by providing opportunities for social interaction and student participation in campus and community life.

Phone: 212-854-3611

Online: studentaffairs.columbia.edu/engagement

Undergraduate Student Life

Undergraduate Student Life is comprised of Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life, and Student Engagement: three unique areas that work in tandem to foster a vibrant and welcoming community through organizational advising, leadership development, advocacy, diversity education, community programming, and civic engagement.

Phone: 212-854-3612

Online: https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/studentlife

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Floor 6 see floorplan

Student & Family Support

Student and Family Support, in collaboration with offices and departments across campus, works with parents and families to help them understand the Columbia student experience, support student learning, and empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices.

Phone: 212-854-2446

Online: studentaffairs.columbia.edu/parents

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Undergraduate Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Undergraduate Financial Aid and Educational Financing works with students and families from Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science to develop a plan to pay for college. The office aims to help students achieve the goal of attending Columbia University and awards need-based aid to eligible students.

Phone: 212-854-3711

Online: http://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk in Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Floor 7W see floorplan

Sexual Violence Response

Sexual Violence Response (SVR) educates students about consent and coercion, promotes community standards for a respectful and safe campus, and provides comprehensive education and advocacy to support survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Sexual Violence Response is part of Columbia Health.

Phone: 212-854-3500

Online: health.columbia.edu/services/svprp

Spring 2020 Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

University Chaplain

The University Chaplain works collaboratively with schools across the university to promote interfaith and intercultural awareness. With Columbia’s faculty, deans, administrative teams and students, Davis helps address issues of campus life in a diverse community of various religious backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, identities and valuesThe Office of the University Chaplain provides and fosters pastoral care and counseling, sponsors diverse programming initiatives, organizes University-wide ceremonies and assists in the development of University policy. The office helps respond to the individual and collective needs of the Columbia community by collaborating with other University departments.

In addition to the office in 710 Lerner Hall, the University Chaplain has offices in Earl Hall and St. Paul's Chapel.

Phone: 212-854-1493

Online: ouc.columbia.edu

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

University Event Management

UEM is a resource for students, faculty, staff and outside guests to help schedule and support meetings, events and activities in Lerner Hall, Low Library, Faculty House and outdoor grounds on the Morningside campus. Including Columbia Catering and Technical Services, UEM supports events of all scale. UEM is a department within the division of Campus Services.

Phone: 212-854-5800

Email: [email protected]

Online: uem.columbia.edu


UEM Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Floor 8W see floorplan

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) offers psychological counseling to undergraduate and graduate students. Services include individual counseling, couples counseling for students and their partners, student life support groups, medication consultation, training and emergency consultation. When CPS is closed, a clinician-on-call can provide telephone advice about urgent mental health concerns. CPS is part of Columbia Health.

Phone: 212-854-2878

Online: health.columbia.edu/services/cps

Spring 2022 Office Hours:

Urgent Mental Health Concerns

Monday - Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multicultural Concerns Drop-In

Thursday: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Sex and Gender Identity Teams 

Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Office Hours

Friday, June 24, 2022

Office hours in the building vary. Check the department websites provided to confirm.

Building Hours


Efective 5/20/22

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday-Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Efective 6/27/22

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM


Saturday-Sunday: 9:00AM - 7:00PM