Student Life & Well-Being

students outside at a fair

See below for a list of campus resources intended to enhance your life as a student and support your well-being. The GSAS Office of Student Affairs is also available to meet with students and make referrals to resources and offices across the university (see contact information at right).

Office of Student Affairs
107 Low Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4932
[email protected]


Health & Well Being

Columbia Health

View information about departments, the Columbia Health Fee, and more.

Dodge Fitness Center

The center features three floors of cardiovascular and strength equipment, an indoor running track, a swimming pool, multi-sport gymnasia, and ten squash courts.

Sexual Respect at Columbia

Sexual Respect is a commitment to communicating and acting with integrity and respect for others.

Office of Work/Life 

The Office of Work/Life fosters the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit of meaningful and productive academic, personal, and work lives.

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office offers a confidential place to discuss workplace issues, academic concerns, issues relating to administrative paperwork and process, and other issues or concerns.

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (DS) facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable accommodations and support services. 

Family & Community

Graduate Student Government

Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are represented by two councils, both of which facilitate communication between graduate students and the Columbia administration.

International Students and Scholars Office

ISSO serves the immigration-related needs of Columbia’s international community, providing advisory and documentation services and information on a host of issues.

Office of the University Chaplain

The Office of the University Chaplain designs and sponsors a variety of programs on matters of justice, faith, and spirituality for small and large campus groups.

Resources for Parents

GSAS supports its doctoral students who are parents or become parents.

Graduate Student Center

This space brings together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty from across schools.


Resources to Facilitate Research

The university has developed institutional policies regarding research and offers a number of resources that will facilitate your research endeavors.

Columbia University Libraries

The libraries are here to support your teaching and research.

Upgraded Printing Accounts

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences covers the cost of upgraded PawPrint printing quotas for doctoral students in Arts and Sciences programs in their funding-eligible years.

Email and Computing

Learn about the many services and resources made available to students through Columbia University Information Technology.

Student Life in NYC

Arts Initiative

The Arts Initiative encourages students to experience the creative life of the campus, engage the cultural riches of New York City, and to create art. 

Shuttle Buses

The university operates a number of shuttle bus routes.


View detailed information about housing for MA and PhD students, as well as additional housing resources.

Jury Duty

If you are summoned for jury duty as a New York State resident, you may postpone your service once.

Free and Discounted NYC for GSAS Students

This series, by Maria Dimitropoulos, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, offers information on events, programs, and activities made affordable to GSAS students with a CUID card.