Prayer and Meditation Spaces

Columbia University offers a number of prayer and meditation spaces on the Morningside and Medical campus available for use by students, faculty, staff, and community members.

St. Paul's Chapel interior.

St. Paul's Chapel

Open Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm, during the academic year. Due to private events, the Chapel opening hours may be changed without prior notice on any given date. Opening times vary when classes are not in session.  

The Nave

The Nave is open for quiet prayer and meditation during Chapel opening hours.

The Chamber

The Chamber is a room on the lower level of St. Paul's Chapel that is open for meditation. CUID holders who wish to use the Chamber for quiet meditation, must first email to be added on to a list for access.

Muslim students and community members praying in the lobby in Earl Hall.

Muslim Prayer Rooms


102 Earl Hall

Nussbaum Prayer Room

600 W. 113h St., 12th floor,

12B2, Sign in at Front Desk


Milbank Prayer Room, Room 18

Le Frac Center Prayer Room, Room 102

Presbyterian Hospital

1st Floor, Pauline A. Hartford Chapel

Milstein Hospital 

Milstein Chapel, 2nd Floor

Hammer Health Science Building  

Lower Level 2-221

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel is non-denominational and open 24/7. 

Please contact for further information or additional needs.