Latest Alerts & Announcements

July 07, 2017

Penn Station Repair Work

As you may be aware, beginning Monday, July 10 through September 1, 2017, the MTA has scheduled summer repair work at Penn Station that will affect Long Island Railroad (LIRR), New Jersey Transit and Amtrak commuters. As a result, we want to encourage our faculty and staff who rely on these to plan ahead for any potential disruptions to their regular commute.

May 27, 2017

Anonymous Hoax Printouts on Campus

On Saturday, May 27, two threatening anonymous printouts, identified by the New York Police Department as part of an apparent citywide hoax by hackers, were found at the Manhattanville and Morningside campuses. Public Safety immediately undertook precautionary evacuations, and the NYPD bomb squad investigated and pronounced both areas safe.

May 18, 2017

Monitoring Ebola Virus

Columbia University is closely monitoring the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued any travel warnings to this area. This guidance will be updated as the situation changes.

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