Update on the Current Snowstorm

Updated 2/9/2017 at 12:30 p.m.

The Emergency Management Operations Team (EMOT) continues to monitor conditions on campus and in the wider New York City area during the current storm.

Reiterating this morning’s message, classes are canceled for the remainder of today and evening.  Based on current weather forecasts, we anticipate normal operations for tomorrow, Friday, February 10.

Based on the latest information, we have the following additions to this morning’s update:

Morningside Campus Updates

  • Primary Care Medical Services offices at Morningside will close today at 5 p.m.  For medical emergencies on campus, please call 212-854-5555. Off campus, please call 911.   All other Columbia Health services remain open and on their regular schedules.
  • Columbia Dining facilities are open and operating as regularly scheduled.
  • The Columbia University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) ambulance is out of service until further notice.
  • For event status, we advise students and members of the University community to check with event sponsors.

Columbia University Medical Center Updates

  • CUMC Student Health Services—including Primary Care Medical Services, Mental Health Services, the Center for Student Wellness, and Administrative & Insurance Services—will close today at 4 p.m. If you are a CUMC student in need of urgent medical advice after 4 p.m., please call Student Health Services at 212-305-3400, and select option 7 for emergency telephone consultations.


  • Service has been suspended on the Intercampus Shuttle.  Service may resume later this afternoon.  Please check the Transportation website for updates.
  • Currently, MTA subway and bus, and regional commuter rail lines and bus services are operating with some delays and reduction in service.  Check with your transportation provider for current service updates.
  • New York City has suspended alternate side of the street parking rules for tomorrow, 2/10 and Saturday, 2/11 for snow removal.

We urge all members of the Columbia community to stay informed about conditions as the storm progresses.  For those of you beginning to plan your commute home today, travel may be hazardous due to snow-covered roads and poor visibility.  Employees concerned about their commute should connect with their supervisor to plan travel safely.

Please continue to check the Columbia Preparedness website and the Columbia homepage for updates.