News

September 13, 2018

Public Safety Helps Students Stay Secure

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Public Safety again hosted Security Awareness Day & Ride Your Bike to Campus Day for the Columbia community, on Low Plaza. 

At this recurring event, Public Safety offers services to help our faculty, staff and students stay safe and secure

September 11, 2018

Summer 2018 Construction Update

Summer is always a busy period for Facilities and Operations.  While construction occurs throughout the year, Facilities and Operations utilizes the summer months to complete a significant number of projects, many of which can only take place with the summer’s decreased campus population.  Students and faculty returning to campus for the fall semester will notice many improvements across the Morningside campus. 

September 10, 2018

Lower Campus Accessibility Ramp Installation

During the summer of 2018, Facilities and Operations began constructing a permanent accessibility ramp to the west side of Hamilton Hall, connecting College Walk and Lower Campus.  When completed, this permanent ramp will replace the temporary metal ramp that had been in place previously and improve access between residential and academic buildings.

August 30, 2018

Columbia University Named #1 School for Sustainable Transportation

Electric fleets, carpool and car share incentives, and bicycle-friendly amenities help Columbia earn top performer for transportation in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

August 24, 2018

Columbia’s ReUse Program Donates Stoves to Local Organizations

Columbia Facilities and Operations donated 51 unused and gently used stoves and ovens to several local organizations as part of Sustainable Columbia’s ReUse program. The combo gas stove/oven units became available as part of the gas to electric conversion that is taking place at the East Campus residence hall.

August 22, 2018

Security Awareness Day and Ride Your Bike to Campus Day - September 5

Our partners at Public Safety are here to help with bike registration, tune-ups and safety tips for the Columbia community—it's time again for Security Awareness Day & Ride Your Bike to Campus Day!

Mark your calendars:

When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Low Plaza (West 116 Street & Broadway)

Join us for:

  • Free bike registration with CU Public Safety and the NYPD
  • Free bike tune-ups with registration
  • Free electronic tattoos for laptops, tablets, cell phones, and other electronic devices
  • Discount bike locks and accessories
  • Meet NYPD and Public Safety specialists to learn steps you can take for personal/home and apartment safety
  • Meet Fire Safety Specialists from the FDNY and Columbia
  • And more!

For more information, please call the Public Safety Crime Prevention office, 212-854-8513.

Hope to see you there!

July 27, 2018

Call for Summer 2019 Capital Projects

With the end of both the Academic and Fiscal years, we understand that many of our colleagues may be considering or already planning to undertake a capital renovation or improvement project in the coming year that will require support from the Planning & Capital Project Management (CPM) team.

While we currently are hard at work on our portfolio of Summer 2018 projects, we are already thinking ahead to next year. So if a renovation project is part of your plans, it’s never too soon to notify us, particularly if your project is time-sensitive or if the construction phase of the project must occur during the summer months when the campus is less active.

The best way to inform us about your plans is to submit an online Project Request. Visit http://facilities.columbia.edu and log in with your UNI and password to “Initiate a New Construction or Renovation Project.” You will be asked to identify the purpose and need of the project, proposed space or location, the project funding source, desired schedule, special requirements or considerations, and a general scope of work. 

July 23, 2018

e’s BAR to Open Second Location in Morningside Heights

e’s BAR, an upscale, casual bar and restaurant, has signed a lease with Columbia University to open a second location in Morningside Heights, joining its original Upper West Side location. 

July 06, 2018

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed and Others Upgraded in Campus Garages

Facilities and Operations installed new electric vehicle charging stations at 560 Riverside Drive and upgraded existing stations in the Engineering Terrace garage (ETG) and International Affairs Building (IAB) garage this year.

July 02, 2018

Clean + Go Green: July 11-13

There’s no better time than the present to clean! Cleaning your office or living space creates more space and can also help the environment. Columbia University Facilities and Operations and our partners across campus want to help. As part of our award-winning "Clean + Go Green" program, we will make large bins available across campus – including the Manhattanville campus for the first time – at no cost to you for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large, unwanted items. Best of all, Facilities and Operations will separate and recycle your items. That way, when you clean, you "go green."  

This year at the Reuse/Donation tent, we will accept donations for programs that are helping house and care for infants and children affected by recent border actions. See below for a full list of accepted items.