News

Repairs and Historic Restoration of Low Library Second Floor Lobby

Facilities and Operations has commenced repairs and a historic restoration of the second floor lobby of Low Memorial Library,the first academic building constructed on the Morningside campus in 1897. 

December 02, 2019

Clean + Go Green - December 5 to 6, 2019

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6, 2019. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

December 03, 2019

Facilities and Operations Serves Pre-Thanksgiving Feast to Local Seniors

Columbia University Facilities and Operations joined with its partners to serve a pre-Thanksgiving feast to local senior citizens at Riverside Church on Tuesday, November 26.  The event was hosted by Facilities and Operations in partnership with West Harlem Development Corporation, NYPD 26th Precinct, and the Morningside Retirement and Health Services. 

December 04, 2019

Facilities and Operations Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report Released

The Facilities and Operations Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report has been released, highlighting accomplishments from across the organization over the past fiscal year. This year's report includes a year-in-review timeline, in-depth articles, awards earned, a best-of multimedia highlights section, and more.

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On October 25, Columbia Housing announced that Room Selection is getting a major upgrade: the entire process will be online in Spring 2020. 

This comes as a collaborative initiative among Columbia Housing, Residential Life and the Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO) to modernize and simplify the Room Selection process. The change will give students more options and flexibility, reduce stress around the selection process, and just make things easier.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the October 2019 edition here.

Marcelo Velez, vice president of Columbia's Manhattanville Development Group, served as a moderator during a panel discussion about designing advance facilities in the information age at Commercial Observer's inaugural Building Technology Forum.

More than 35 University project managers attended “Enhancing the Project Management Experience” to discuss best practices in higher education project management.

Vendors offering handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories and more bring their products to Morningside Heights September 28 and 29 in space provided by Columbia

In just one month, over 230 members of the Columbia community have been trained and now carry life-saving naloxone to be used in the case of an opioid overdose. 

Columbia Mail recently installed a new package locker in John Jay Hall for use by students with a disability or temporary injury.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the September 2019 edition here.

TWU Local 241 reached a milestone anniversary with Columbia this year, marking 75 years since it was first chartered at the University.  More than 600 current and retired Local 241 members joined with their families to celebrate the occasion with an outdoor Family Day on June 22 at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex in Northern Manhattan.

While most were away during the summer, Facilities and Operations was busy improving the campus experience.  Similar to prior years, Facilities and Operations took advantage of the decreased campus population and warmer weather to complete a wide range of projects, large and small, some that can only take place when most are away. 

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its third procurement event of 2019 featuring presentations from program alumni and University affiliates, as well as a legal firm that advises on debt collection and cash flow management.

Princeton Review recently released the ranking of "The 20 best college dorms in the US." Rankings were based on student ratings submitted to the publication for the article.

Columbia Dining's new website, architected based on direct feedback from students, provides helpful new functionality and improved menu accuracy via an interface that is just as intuitive and user-centric on mobile devices as it is on desktops and laptops.

As part of the Columbia Sites initiative aimed at creating a consistent, mobile-responsive web presence for the university, Columbia Parking has moved all content and parking applications from facilities.columbia.edu to the Columbia Transportation website.