Lerner Hall


Lerner Hall is Columbia University's Student Center, an anchor on campus for students to socialize, meet, dine, and study during the academic year.

Named for Alfred Lerner CC'55, the building features 250,000 square feet of diverse meeting, performance and event space. It includes a large cinema, auditorium, performance and event space, as well as meeting rooms which faculty, staff, and outside guests can reserve in the evenings and during spring and winter breaks.

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This option is for guests or Columbia affiliates without an EMS Account.

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Columbia Affiliates with an EMS Account should submit requests through EMS.

Lerner Hall at night


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During Academic Year

Recognized Student Group Events Only: Monday - Friday after 5:00 p.m. and all day on weekends during the academic year.

Faculty & Staff and Outside Guests: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Summer & Winter Breaks

Available to all, Monday - Sunday during breaks. Please inquire for operating hours. Fees apply for Student events when the University is not in session.

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Submit our brief quote request form and we will contact you with additional details and estimated pricing. Students, faculty & staff can log into EMS to obtain estimated pricing.

Relevant Policies for This Venue

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Columbia University Events Policies

All events at Columbia must comply with the University's Events Policies.

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Lerner Hall Venue Policy

Guidelines and policies specific to using any of our spaces in Lerner Hall. Both policies below apply:

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Roone Arledge Cinema Policy

What you need to know to conduct an event in the Roone Arledge Cinema in Lerner Hall

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Roone Arledge Auditorium Policy

What you need to know to conduct an event in the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall


The following spaces are available within this venue. Additional information, including dimensions of available spaces at this venue, maximum occupancy numbers and space configurations are available in our downloadable Fact Sheet (PDF).

Because we know that in our current environment safety is critical, we've planned ahead by creating space configurations specifically designed to comply with public health guidelines for physical distancing. These configurations will be posted for each space soon.

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