Parking in the Morningside Heights campus area is a scarce resource. The CUF Office of Residential Finance & Parking is responsible for managing the 24-hour and commuter parking spaces that are assigned by the University Parking Committee. Residential Finance & Parking oversees parking applications, billing and policy enforcement for the University and manages parking facilities in the Morningside Heights campus area.
The full text of the Morningside Heights Campus Parking Policy can be found on the University's Administrative Policy Library Web site or obtained from the CUF Office of Residential Finance and Parking.
Eligibility for University Parking
Fulll-time Columbia faculty and administrators Grade 14 and above who live north of West 96th Street and south of West 145th Street or who live in University housing in Manhattan outside those boundaries are eligible to apply for University 24-hour parking in the Morningside garages.
All residents of the Arbor, including post-doctoral officers of research and graduate students, are eligible for parking in the Arbor Garage.
Full-time Columbia faculty, adjunct Columbia faculty, and administrators Grade 14 and above who reside outside Manhattan are eligible to apply for University commuter parking.
Parking for Barnard College, Teachers College, and other Affiliated Institutions
Parking is not available for affiliates of Barnard College, Teachers College, and other affiliated institutions except for Barnard College faculty currently residing in Columbia University housing.
Parking for Columbia Students
24-hour parking at the Arbor Garage is available for all residents of that building, including students. Parking in Morningside garages is not available for Columbia students except those enrolled in evening and Saturday classes, who may park from 4 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to 6 pm on Saturdays on class days only. A current class schedule must be provided. For an application, click here.
For further eligibility requirements, click here .
The Parking Committee meets the second Monday of every month to review 24-hour and commuter parking requests. Applicants assigned parking spaces are notified within 3 business days of the meeting. For more information about the parking assignment process, click here. For an application, click here.
Adjunct faculty must apply for each semester. For an application, click here.
Parking is generally available in private commercial garages in the vicinity of the Morningside Heights campus. For a list of garages, click here.
Metered and non-metered parking is available on New York City streets; please see the Department of Transportation (DOT) website for parking information and traffic advisories.
For parking at the Medical Center campus, click here.
As per University policy, the primary use of the limited space in the Morningside garages is to provide regular parking for eligible faculty, and after they have been accomodated, senior administrators, and accordingly daily parking is extremely limited during the academic year, particularly on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. When available, a $15 daily charge applies. Requests should be made no later than noon one business day prior; earlier requests are greatly appreciated. Please use one of the following applications to request daily parking:
- Daily Parking Request- University Departments (payment by Internal Transfer only)
- Daily Parking Request- Visitors (payment by check/money order only)
- Daily Parking Request- Special Events & University Seminars