John Jay Hall
Building Fast Facts
- John Jay Dining Hall, JJ's Place, and Columbia Health Medical Services are located in the building
- Expansive views of Morningside Campus, the Hudson River, and the historic Harlem neighborhood
- Located in the heart of campus
- Easy access to the Columbia Housing Hospitality Desk
- Housing Rate:
- First-Year Rates
- Entrance location:
- Inside campus near 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
- Number of residential floors:
- Single/Double rooms within suites:
- 395 singles / 36 doubles
- Air Conditioning:
- Yes (permanent window units)
- Bathroom Style:
- Single-use bathrooms on each floor
- Cleaning Responsibility & Schedule:
- Bathrooms: Daily, Monday - Friday, by Facilities
Kitchen: Daily, Monday - Friday, by Facilities
Trash & Recycling: Residents are responsible for disposing of their waste in the trash chutes (small bags of trash) or bins (larger items and recycling) in hallway by the elevators
- Hard surface
- All rooms are furnished
- Type of Room Lock:
- CUID Swipe Access
- Bike Storage:
- Not available. See the list of bike storage locations in our residence halls.
- Clothing Donation Bin:
- Located in the laundry room
- Computer Lab & Print Station:
- Available on main level
- Fitness Room:
- Not available. See the list of fitness center locations in our residence halls.
- Free laundry facility in basement
- A large building lounge is available on the main level
A lounge equipped with cable TV service and a microwave is available on each floor
- Not available in this building, but residents have access to kitchens in Wallach
What Former Residents Say:
“With over 40 First-Years from all over the world bringing their talents to my floor, there was never a shortage of activity—whether it was working on a problem set together, going to Times Square, checking out a museum exhibit, or finding a group to chow down with in the dining hall. I also loved being able to go to JJ's Place in my pajamas late at night!"
"My first-year experience in John Jay shaped my Columbia experience. It seemed every door was open each night with eager, bright people ready to make the most of college and NYC. I have 11th floor pride."
"Having a single as a first-year in an all first-year hall gave me the privacy I needed as well as the social element of residence hall life. People would leave their doors open and stop in to talk all the time. The floor camaraderie built throughout the year lasts all through your four years here and, as a senior, I can say that some of my closest friends were my floor mates. It's also great having the dining hall and JJ's [Place] right in your building!"
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Slide 1: A student's room in John Jay Hall
Slide 2: A bronze bust of John Jay on a pedestal in John Jay Lounge.
Slide 3: A view of seating and large screen television in John Jay Lounge.
Slide 4: A view of the large wood and glass doors that open to John Jay Lounge.
Slide 5: The fireplace in John Jay Lounge.
Slide 6: Close up of seating at John Jay Lounge.