Columbia strongly encourages you to choose car-free commuting options to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Before you drive to campus and need parking, ensure you’re aware of the multiple car-free, cost-competitive, and sustainable travel options.

If driving is necessary, this page offers information about parking at Columbia.

Parking at the Morningside Heights and Manhattanville campuses is a scarce resource.  The University Parking Committee is responsible for all policy matters and assignments for garages on these campuses and at the Arbor; the Residential Finance and Parking Office manages the day-to-day operation of these facilities and refers issues to the Committee for review.

Find detailed information about Morningside and Manhattanville parking or view a list of private commercial garages. 

Full-time, permanent Columbia University Medical Center employees who reside outside of Manhattan, are eligible to apply for CUMC commuter parking. If you live in campus housing or in the surrounding neighborhood, you are not eligible for parking.

View detailed information about Medical Center parking.

Lamont offers commuter and visitor parking. All arrangements for parking at Lamont need to be organized prior to arrival.

Morningside and Manhattanville campus employees residing in the Rockland County area can park at Lamont campus and ride the free Lamont shuttle to Morningside and Manhattanville campus. Sign up for the Lamont Park and Ride.

View detailed information about parking at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Metered and non-metered parking is available on New York City streets; see the NYC Department of Transportation website for parking and alternate side street cleaning information.

The hospital's parking garage is located at 115 Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th streets, and is managed by the NYP Parking Office. The garage is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payments accepted at the hospital's parking garage include cash and debit/credit card. For more information, call the NYP Parking Office at 212-305-4903.

Electric vehicle charging stations are available at Morningside campus for individuals who qualify and purchase commuter parking. These electric vehicle charging stations are located in the International Affairs Building below-grade parking area. Contact the Parking office, if you’re interested in charging your vehicle.

Thinking about switching fuels? The U.S. Department of Energy provides information about saving with electric vehicles.