For all other programs, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.
The links below provide detailed hotel listings and information. When searching for a hotel, we recommend looking for hotels on the Upper West Side or Midtown West of Manhattan. They are the closest neighborhoods to Columbia University.
For our residential programs, all rooms are single occupancy with the cost of the room and meals for one person (excluding incidentals) being included in the program fee. A typical day during the residential program begins at 8 a.m. with a few evening sessions lasting until after 10 p.m. In order to ensure that all participants are able to focus on the program sessions, assignments, and group work, participants are asked not to bring spouses and guests during the program.
What to Pack
The dress code for the program is business casual. We also encourage you to bring a light jacket or sweater to wear during the classroom sessions as room temperatures may vary.
Bring fitness clothes and sneakers if your hotel has exercise facilities. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes if you have time to explore New York.
John F. Kennedy (JFK) website / airlines / taxi information
Distance to Columbia: 21 miles / 33.9 km
Travel Time: From 27 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes in traffic
The light rail AirTrain links terminals at both JFK and Newark, which also provides quick service to airport parking, car rental companies and mass transit stations connecting to the City’s five boroughs.
For travel from most New York City airports to Manhattan, you will find taxi stands outside every terminal. Please do not accept rides from anyone who approaches you. Please wait at a taxi transportation booth outside of the terminal. These booths will be clearly marked.
69 St. Clair Place (Between 125th St. and St. Claire Place
635 W.131st St (Across from Geffen)
3333 Broadway (Entrance on W. 133rd)
*Please contact the parking lot/garage to confirm prices and hours of operation
If you require special accommodations while on campus, Columbia’s Disability Services office can coordinate reasonable accommodations and support services for Columbia visitors. Accommodations include note taking, sign language interpreters, or assistive technology. Please notify your program manager at least three weeks in advance of the program to request these services. Certain accommodations, such as sign-language interpreting services, require advance notice to coordinate.
Please note that you are responsible for complying with all visa and other applicable US regulations. Because our programs are short-term professional development programs, and not degree granting, generally our students do not require a student visa, but a B1 business visa.
For information regarding travel into the United States, refer to the US State Department website. Under University policy, we cannot contact an embassy directly on behalf of a participant. Please note that the visa process may be very lengthy, therefore we strongly encourage all participants to begin the process immediately upon enrollment.
COVID-19 Safety Plans
Columbia Business School Executive Education resumed on-campus programs in February 2022. Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as university, government, and health entities, we have carefully established protocols designed to promote a healthy environment for our faculty, staff, participants, and visitors.
The current protocols require participants in our classroom programs to be fully vaccinated. Currently, masking is strongly recommended in all indoor settings but is no longer required.
We will continue to monitor all CDC guidelines and the protocols and requirements may be adjusted if conditions change. Please review this page and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before your arrival on campus so you have the most current information. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.