Graduate Student Center

nous cafe

Located in 301 Philosophy Hall, the Graduate Student Center offers a bright and comfortable community space where graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty across disciplines and schools may socialize and study. Its features include seating and tables for up to seventy-four people, wireless internet, an acoustic design to reduce background noise, and a video screen displaying Graduate School news and events.

You may access the Graduate Student Center using your Columbia ID card.

Nous Espresso Bar

The Center’s café, Nous Espresso Bar, offers food and beverages for purchase, including Blue Bottle Coffee, Rishi Tea, pastries, sandwiches, and more. Visit the Nous Espresso Bar website to view the full menu.

Graduate Seminar Room

The Graduate Seminar Room, in 302 Philosophy Hall, may be reserved by GSAS student groups and for GSAS student initiatives. The space seats up to twenty-three people, and is equipped with a media screen. Requests to reserve the Seminar Room must be submitted at least twenty-four hours in advance through our online reservation systemPlease note that the Seminar Room may not be reserved by any group for more than three hours at a time.

Hours of Operation

Graduate Student Center

8:00 am to midnight daily

Nous Espresso Bar

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–3:30 pm 

(Closed on university holidays)

Upcoming closures:

Memorial Day: 5/27
Juneteenth: 6/19 
July 4th: 7/4 and 7/5