The Columbia Engineering community looks forward to welcoming you back to New York City and Morningside Heights! If your question is not answered here, please email us at

How do I register?

As of March 12, 2020, due to the uncertain and evolving conditions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we are delaying the opening of registration for Alumni Weekend 2020. The health and safety of our community, including our alumni and friends, is a top priority. We will provide updates as the situation further unfolds and notify alumni via email when registration is open.

For more information on how Columbia is approaching the virus, please visit the University’s preparedness landing page or COVID-19 FAQ.

Where and when is registration check-in?

During the weekend, check in prior to your first event at Alfred Lerner Hall (2920 Broadway), Campus Level (2nd Floor) during the following hours:
Friday, June 5: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 6: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

What accommodations are available during Alumni Weekend?

Visit the Plan Your Visit page to learn about on-campus housing, hotels, and parking accommodations near campus.

What is the recommended attire?

Business attire is recommended for the Thursday evening Welcome Dinner. Casual dress is suggested for Friday and Saturday daytime activities. Cocktail or festive Columbia attire is recommended for Saturday evening.

Can I cancel my reservation and receive a full refund?

Yes, a full refund will be granted if you cancel by Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Will there be activities for children?

Children ages 3 to 12 can enjoy a fun, “wacky Olympics” themed day of camp run by Corporate Kids Events. Activities include a scavenger hunt, team relays, arts and crafts, movie night and more. Sessions are available all day and evening, with a break to join family members at Saturday's lunch under the tents. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
  • Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ($35)
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ($35)
  • Evening Session: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ($35)
  • Full Day Session: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ($75)


Are maps of the Morningside Heights campus available?

The Visitors Center offers a variety of maps and directions to campus locations for download and/or printing.