Graduate Life

Resources and events to enhance your student experience

Graduate Student Center

Located in 301 Philosophy Hall, the Graduate Student Center offers a bright and comfortable community space where graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty across disciplines and schools may socialize and study. Its features include seating and tables for up to seventy-four people, wireless internet, an acoustic design to reduce background noise, and a video screen displaying Graduate School news and events.

You may access the Graduate Student Center using your Columbia ID card.

Nous Espresso Bar

The Center’s café, Nous Espresso Bar, offers food and beverages for purchase, including Blue Bottle Coffee, Rishi Tea, pastries, sandwiches, and more. Visit the Nous Espresso Bar website to view the full menu.

Graduate Seminar Room

The Graduate Seminar Room, in 302 Philosophy Hall, may be reserved by graduate student groups and for graduate student initiatives. The space seats up to twenty-three people, and is equipped with a media screen. Requests to reserve the Seminar Room must be submitted at least twenty-four hours in advance through our online reservation system.

Hours of Operation

Graduate Student Center

8:00 a.m. to midnight daily

Nous Espresso Bar

Fall and Spring Summer
  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Graduate Student Center and Nous Espresso Bar are closed on University holidays.