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Extras to Enjoy

Did you know that as a member of the CUMC faculty or staff, a range of services and product discounts is available to you? Some samples of the offerings are listed below.

The Arts

Columbia faculty and staff receive a 40 percent discount on single tickets with valid university I.D. at the Miller Theater, a venue for music and other events, 116th Street & Broadway.

Bookstore Discounts

Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount on most items at the Columbia University Bookstore, 115th Street & Broadway. (Exceptions include textbooks and software.) Faculty who place their textbook orders with the bookstore receive a 25 percent discount on everything in the store. Faculty and staff also receive a 10 percent discount on most items, excluding medical books, at the CUMC Bookstore, 165th Street & Broadway.

Health and Fitness

Bard Athletic Center, 50 Haven Avenue, CUMC campus

Several membership packages available.

Employee Fitness Center for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and CUMC employees, Service Building, 2nd Floor, 627 W. 165th St.

One-year annual membership is $660. Payment options available. Personal training, classes and many amenities. 212-305-1800  

Dodge Fitness Center, 119th Street, Morningside campus

Full privileges to the state-of-the-art fitness center for faculty and staff for $250/year. http://www.

Product Discounts

To find out about discounts on a diverse array of products visit A sample: discounts available on cellular communications (i.e., Sprint); computers (i.e., Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard); and transportation: car rentals (Hertz); bus or minivan charters (Golden Touch) and ZipCar. A personal purchase program for office supplies through Corporate Express will be launched soon – check Web Site.

Security Programs

Free programs are offered through the Office of Security and Public Safety. Two are listed below. Contact Ricardo Morales at 212- 854-8513 for information.

Glass VIN Etching an I.D. number, called a VIN number, can be etched onto the car for easy identification if stolen. Many insurance carriers offer insurance discounts if car has a VIN number. Check with insurer.

Operation I.D. – Personal devices (mp3 players, laptops, calculators) can be engraved with numbers that are registered with the NYPD, making them easier to recover if stolen.

Special Events

Faculty House 400 W. 117th St.


A variety of private rooms for meetings, seminars, conferences, recruiting sessions, lunches, dinners and special occasions. Can accommodate up to 300 with complete food and bar service. Memberships available.

St. Paul's Chapel

212- 854-1474

St. Paul's Chapel, a New York City landmark, is available for special events use at the discounted rates.

Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel, 1st Floor, Presbyterian Hospital

Available for weddings or special events. Call Maria Villanueva at 305-5817.


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