General Information

Please note that the following information pertains to parking at the Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Arbor parking facilities only.  For information regarding parking at the Medical Center campus, please visit the webpage of the CUMC Facilities Parking Office.

Parking Committee Assignments

The Parking Committee generally meets on the second Monday of every month; applicants assigned parking spaces are notified within three business days of the meeting.  Once a space is offered, the applicant has one week in which to accept before being required to reapply.  Please note that only complete applications are forwarded to the Parking Committee for review. 

Approved parkers without proof of a home address withing the parking eligibility parameters and/or a vehicle registered to the parker, spouse or same sex domestic partner as recognized by Human Resources may not begin parking until this is provided. 

University parking is extremely limited.  Alternative parking in commercial garages in the Morningside campus area is available.  For a list of garages, click here.

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24-Hour and Commuter Parking

Who is eligible for 24-hr Parking?

Morningside Garages
Residents north of West 96th Street and south of West 145th Street, from Central Park West (or its equivalent) to Riverside Drive or in leased University housing outside this area who are:

  • Active full-time Columbia faculty members
  • Officers grade 14 and above
  • Affiliates registered with the Office of Disability Services
  • Barnard faculty only if living in University housing.

Arbor Garage
All residents of the Arbor, including post-doctoral officers of research and graduate students, are eligible for parking in the Arbor Garage.

Who is eligible for Commuter Parking? Commuter parking applicants must reside outside the borough of Manhattan and be:

  • Active full-time Columbia faculty members
  • Officers grade 14 and above
  • Affiliates registered with the Office of Disability Services are eligible
  • Adjunct Columbia faculty members only on the days they teach
  • Students enrolled in evening and Saturday classes, who may park from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 pm. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays on class days only.  A current class schedule must be provided. 

Who is not eligible for University parking?

  • Students (except for Arbor residents and those with evening and Saturday clasess)  
  • Post-doctoral fellows (except for Arbor residents)
  • Senior staff associates and staff associates
  • Officers below grade 14 (except summer parking)
  • Support staff (except summer parking)
  • Parkers who live outside the parameters listed above
  • Affiliates of institutions other than Columbia University except as noted above

How do I apply for 24-hour or commuter parking?

Complete the online application below and fax a copy of your vehicle registration(s) to 212-854-2891.

24-Hour & Commuter Parking Application

Whose car can I park in my parking spot?

Vehicles must be registered to the applicant, his/her spouse or his/her same sex domestic partner as recognized by Human Resources.  Proof of such relationship must be provided with the application.  All information provided for this purpose will be maintained confidentially by the Parking Department solely for confirming compliance with the University's parking policy and will be released only if required by law.

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Semester Parking

Semester parking for adjunct professors is available each semester on the days they teach and on one additional day for departmental responsibilities.  Any other days must be authorized in writing by the department head.  Parking is in the IAB garage located at 418 West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.  Parking is available in the ETG garage only for adjuncts who teach after 4:30 pm.  Semester parking is not available to Manhattan residents. 

Click on the appropriate semester application below to apply online.  Applications are not complete without the following information that must be mailed to Columbia University, Residential Finance and Parking, 400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027 or faxed to 212-854-2891.

  • Vehicle Registration(s)
  • Class schedule
  • Check payable to Columbia University for the appropriate fee
  • Departmental authorization for additional days, if applicable
  • Departmental authorization form

If your parking fee is charged to your department, you must include the signed Departmental Authorization Form.  Non-qualified parking paid by a department may be considered to be a taxable benefit under IRS regulations; please see IRS Publication 15-B for more information.

Your parking sticker(s) will be mailed to you once all completed documentation is received. 

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Summer Parking

During June, July and August, there is a temporary increase in available parking and broader eligibility criteria- all active Columbia University employees and students may apply.

Vehicle registration(s) must be faxed to 212-854-2891 for an application to be complete.  Students must provide their class schedule.  A full payment by check made payable to Columbia University must be submitted before parking.  Faculty and officers may be eligible for payroll deduction.

Summer commuter parkers must reside outside Manhattan.  Summer 24-hour parkers must reside north of West 96th Street and south of West 145th Street or live in University housing if outside those boundaries (e.g., the Arbor, in the Bronx).  Some additional eligibility requirements may apply.  

Commuter parking is in the IAB garage located at West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.  24-hour parking is available in the 560 Riverside Drive garage located at Riverside Drive between West 125th Street and Tieman Place, and the Arbor garage, located at 3260 Henry Hudson Parkway in the Bronx. 

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Daily and Special Event Parking

Daily Parking 

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 accommodated, 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. Same-day emergency requests, when they can be accomodated, carry a $15 additional fee.  

Payment may be made by University departmental account or by check made payable to Columbia University-  no cash or credit card payments can be accepted by attendants.  No refunds will be issued for approved requests.  

  • Departments may request daily parking for University visitors that must be charged to a departmental account. 
  • University affiliates may request parking for a day subject to availability.
  • Prospective students, their parents and other visitors on University business may apply for daily parking during the months of June, July, and August. 

Requests submitted prior to 3 p.m. on business days will be responded to by the end of that day; requests submitted after 3 p.m. or on weekends or holidays will be responded to by noon of the next business day.

Departmental Daily Parking Request Form

Special Event and Seminar Parking

Special event and University Seminar parking is available only by departmental request for weekday evenings, Fridays, and weekends in the ETG and IAB garages.  Approval of the request is subject to availability.  The department will be charged for the use of the facilities.   

Departmental Special Event and Seminar Parking Request Form Evening, Fridays and Weekends 

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Parking Alternatives

The following list of commercial garages in the Morningside Heights campus area is provided to assist you in your search for private garages within the Morningside Heights campus vicinity. Please note that this list should not be interpreted as a recommendation of these establishments. Garages are listed from south to north.

A number of web sites allow for easy location of private garages along with a comparison of rates. Best Parking and Parking Carma are resources mentioned frequently, although there are others and mention of these websites should in no way be considered an endorsement.
 
 PARKING GARAGES

 Corporation

 Address

 Telephone

 B OPERATING CORP.

 137 West 108th  Street between  Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues

 (212) 865-8315

HRF OPERATING

151 West 108th  Street at Amsterdam Avenue

 (212) 865-2314

West 108th Street Parking

234 West 108th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

(212) 222-8800

MPG

545 West 110st St at Broadway

(212) 222-7813

GGMC PARKING

512-520 West 112th  Street 
between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

(212) 865-1754

PRO-PARK

114th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

(212) 523-1051

RIVERSIDE CHURCH*

Claremont & West 120th  Street

(212) 870-6736

EASY CROSS PARKING

225 St. Nicholas Avenue at West 121st Street

(212) 222-3937

GMC 

532 West 122nd  Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

(212) 961-1075

 COLUMBIA WATERFRONT

69 St. Claire Place a.k.a. 712 West 125th  Street

(212) 665-4929

GMC 

603-11 West 129th Street Between 12th Avenue & Broadway

(212) 749-2548

MTP

 635 West 131st Street
between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

(212) 368-2579

*Monthly commuter parking is available at these two facilities only. 

Parking on New York City Streets

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.

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