Columbia University Medical Center

CUMC Operations – Winter Storm Update

Last Updated Feb. 9, 2017, at 5:05 pm

CUMC anticipates a resumption of normal activities on campus tomorrow, Feb. 10.

Members of the CUMC community should immediately report unsafe conditions, such as icy sidewalks or falling ice from nearby buildings, to CUMC Facilities Management at 305-HELP (305-4357), option 3.


Last Updated Feb. 9, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.

The following campus services have announced 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.
  • Bard Athletic Center will close at today at 8 p.m.; the Bard Athletic Center pool will close today at 3 p.m.  
  • Student Meal Plan in Bard Hall will operate as regularly scheduled this evening from 5 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. in the Bard Hall Ballroom.

Last Updated Feb. 9, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.

Due to forecasted weather conditions, all Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center classes are cancelled today.

CUMC senior management in each department and school determines which functions are essential, and how to staff those functions. Senior management in each department and school will communicate the information to all faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please contact your department or school.

CUMC and ColumbiaDoctors clinical practices, except for the Dental Clinics, are scheduled to be open today. However, as the storm continues to unfold, we suggest that patients call their health care provider’s office to confirm appointments.


Last Updated Feb. 8, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.

As of 4 p.m. today, Feb. 8, we expect Columbia University Medical Center to be open and operating on a regular schedule tomorrow, Feb. 9.

  • While we expect to have normal operations tomorrow, including class schedules, the weather conditions may slow your normal commute. Please plan extra time and exercise caution as you travel to campus tomorrow. Staff should also consult the HR guidelines for Essential Functions in Case of a Campus Emergency.
  •  CUMC and ColumbiaDoctors clinical practices are also scheduled to be open tomorrow, Feb. 9. However, we suggest that patients call their health care provider’s office to confirm appointments.
  •  We urge all members of the CUMC community to stay informed about conditions as the storm progresses by checking the CUMC Operations page and checking their University email. Students and faculty should also check their school’s website for any weather-related changes to class schedules.

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service or on Twitter @NWSNewYorkNY. Stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, the City’s official source for emergency information, or by visiting New York City’s Severe Weather website. We also encourage you to sign up for campus and building-specific alerts.

CUMC Facilities Management, CUMC Public Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety are available to assist with campus, building, laboratory, or other issues that may arise. For Facilities Management, call 305-HELP (305-4357), option 3, or email cumc.facilities@columbia.edu. For Public Safety, call 305-8100 for routine matters or 305-7979 for an on-campus emergency. For problems in research laboratories, call Environmental Health and Safety at 305-6780.


Last Updated Feb. 8, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches in the New York City region starting overnight and continuing into tomorrow, Feb. 9. We urge all members of the CUMC community to stay informed about conditions and to exercise caution when traveling. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions as they develop. 

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service or on Twitter @NWSNewYorkNY. Stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, the City’s official source for emergency information, or by visiting New York City’s Severe Weather website. We also encourage you to sign up for campus and building-specific alerts.

CUMC Facilities Management, CUMC Public Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety are available to assist with campus, building, laboratory, or other issues that may arise during this time. For Facilities Management, call 305-HELP (305-4357), option 3, or email cumc.facilities@columbia.edu. For Public Safety, call 305-8100 for routine matters or 305-7979 for an on-campus emergency. For problems in research laboratories, call Environmental Health and Safety at 305-6780.