Columbia University

ACNS 2015 will be held in the Davis Auditorium, at the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR), on Columbia University's campus.

Getting to the Campus

The main entrances to Columbia’s campus on Morningside Heights in Manhattan are at Broadway and 116th Street (where the subway station is) and at Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street.

The best way to reach the campus is using the subway. Take the subway line 1 local to 116th Street (Columbia University) stop. If you take the 2 or 3 express lines, transfer at 96th Street to the 1 local train (the 2 and 3 trains follow a different route and do not stop at Columbia University).

More information, including driving directions, parking, and other public transportation options, is available from the Department's Maps and Directions page.

Finding Davis Auditorium

The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (Schapiro CEPSR) is at the northern end of Columbia University's Morningside Campus. The building is on 500 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, about half-way down the block on the south side. The Davis auditorium is on the 4th floor (campus level), room 412.

Entering From Campus: From the campus entrance, walk in along College Walk, head north up the steps, go around Low Library and to the back of Uris Hall (the Business School) to reach Davis Auditorium in Schapiro Hall.

Entering From 120th Street: Entering the building from 120th Street, you will come through a set of iron gates. Right in front of the gate there is an elevator that will take you up to the 4th floor, where the Davis Auditorium is located (you may also use the stairs).


Columbia University has arranged for preferred rates in hotels near the campus. The list of hotels is available at the Campus Preferred Hotels page (click on the hotel logos for booking).

More NYC hotel options are also available. Limited budget accommodation near campus is available through Teachers College Guest Housing (517 West 121st Street, +1 (212) 678-3235) and Hostel International New York (891 Amsterdam Avenue (and 104th Street), +1 (212) 932-2300).

Local Information

Please visit the Columbia University Travel Portal for ground transportation, airport, and other local information.