Columbia University offers a number of prayer and meditation spaces on the Morningside, Manhattanville, and Medical campus available for use by students, faculty, and staff.
St. Paul's Chapel
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm during the summer. 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.
St. Paul's Chapel is open Monday-Friday, 9am-9:30pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-8:30pm, during the academic year.
The Nave is open for quiet prayer and meditation during Chapel opening hours.
The Chamber is a room on the lower level of St. Paul's Chapel that is open for meditation. Students who would like to use the Chamber for quiet meditation can ask the associate at the desk to unlock the room for them.
This room is reserved for prayer, meditation, contemplation, and reflection by members of the Columbia Community. It keeps the same hours as the Circulation Desk.
Muslim Prayer Rooms
110 Earl Hall
Hewitt Hall, Room 112
Scan the QR Code at the door to fill out the google form with one's UNI and Columbia affiliation to receive the passcode.
1st Floor, Pauline A. Hartford Chapel
Milstein Chapel, 2nd Floor
Hammer Health Science Building
Lower Level 2-221
To access the prayer room in Hammer, which is non-denominational and open to all, make an online request through [email protected]. They will activate your access usually within 24 hours.
The request should include:
The name of the employee (or student);
The student’s UNI;
The student’s card number
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
The Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel is non-denominational and open 24/7.
The Reflection Space is open 24/7 and located on the B level, on the right side of the music practice room. Open to all those who live in I-House.