Graduate Student Center

Please note that the Graduate Student Center is closed until further notice.

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 GSAS student groups and for GSAS 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. Please note that the Seminar Room may not be reserved by any group for more than three hours at a time.

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.

Holiday Hours

December 16 - 20: 8:30 to 5:00
December 21 - January 5: Closed
January 6 - 17: 8:30 to 5:00, closed on weekends
Jan 20: Closed
Regular hours resume on January 21