NOTE: The residence hall available for 2014 Summer Scholars has yet to be confirmed, but we are hoping to secure East Campus (below) as in 2013.

We will update this page as soon as we have confirmation.

Columbia’s Conference Housing (CCH) program provides comfortable residence hall rooms in a campus environment for academic-related groups.  Once you arrive, CCH’s concierge service will be available to assist with check-in, offer directions and parking information, and recommend some of NYC’s finest restaurants and activities.  Amenities include:

  • Air-conditioned facilities;
  • 24-hour security guard service;
  • Towels and linens;
  • Free on-campus telephone services;
  • Free high-speed 10/100 Ethernet access, although guests must supply their own Ethernet cords;
  • Free internet terminals in building lobbies;
  • Access to lounge areas with cable televisions;
  • On-site laundry facilities.

A no-smoking policy in all residence halls is instated during the summer conference housing season.  In addition, no overnight guests are allowed in the residence halls. All pets are forbidden in the residence halls as well, except for seeing-eye dogs.

NEH Summer Scholars who chose to reside on campus will stay in the townhouses of East Campus, a modern building only steps from the International Affairs Building, and a five minute walk from Butler Library.

East Campus (right, with Townhouses in foreground), and International Affairs (left)

East Campus map

East Campus “Flats” consist of two single rooms sharing one bathroom and a kitchen.  More information about the building itself is available on the housing website:  http://housingservices.columbia.edu/content/east-campus

The per night rate for NEH Summer Scholars is $78 plus tax.


Summer Scholars may sign up in advance for a gym ID, to use the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center.   The Fitness center is located on the northwest side of campus.  The rate at the time of writing is $30.

Fitness Center hours are MON thru THURS 7AM-11PM, FRI 7AM-9PM, SAT 12-5PM, SUN 12-7PM.

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