​Travel, Parking, and Accommodations

Most Continuing Education courses are held at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), located at West 168th Street between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue, immediately southeast of the George Washington Bridge. Courses are also held occasionally at the Morningside campus or at the conference facilities in midtown Manhattan. Specific building addresses will be provided at the time of registration.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
622 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
United States

Getting to Columbia University Irving Medical Center

By Subway

Take the A, C or #1 train to 168th Street.

By Bus

A number of city buses serve the Medical Center: M-2, 3, 4, 5 and 100.

By Car

The fastest, most convenient way to reach the medical center is to follow directions to the George Washington Bridge. Then exit onto Riverside Drive. From there, proceed south and turn left onto West 165th Street (the first left), and then right onto Fort Washington Avenue.

  • From Upstate New York and New Jersey - After crossing the GWB, follow signs to the Henry Hudson (also called the West Side Highway) and then to Riverside Drive.
  • From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway - Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at the Riverside Drive exit, which is immediately past the George Washington Bridge.
  • From Westchester, Connecticut or the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway or Harlem River Drive approaching the GWB - take the Henry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left and follow signs to Riverside Drive.
  • From the Westside of Manhattan - Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (aka West Side Highway) to exit 15-Riverside Drive South.

From La Guardia Airport

Take the M60 bus from Terminal C to W. 125th St. and Nicholas Ave. Transfer to the uptown A train to W. 168th St. Taxis and car services are also available.

From Kennedy Airport

Board the AirTrain to Howard Beach, then take the A train to West 168th Street. Taxis and car services are also available.

From Newark Airport

Take the Newark Airport Express bus from all arrival terminals to Port Authority Bus Terminal or NJ Transit to Penn Station. Take the uptown A train to W. 168th St. Taxis and car services are also available.


Paid parking is available at the Medical Center parking garage, located at 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.


For hotel options, please see the Columbia Visitors Travel Portal. Create an account to view a)  brief list of 6-8 NYC hotels* showing benefits provided for Columbia Visitors; and b) a live booking platform that lists many hotels, including the Columbia hotels, with pricing negotiated by World Travel.  *You might also contact hotel directly and check their websites for potential specials that they might be running.  Special rates may not apply during certain blackout periods.

Alternative Options

There are several hotels in Fort Lee, New Jersey offering discounted rates for those attending courses at CUMC. During the work week, please allow extra time for commuter traffic coming to Manhattan over the bridge. Check the Columbia Visitors Travel Portal for options. You might also contact hotels directly and their websites for potential specials and other discounts. 

Doubletree by Hilton
2117 New Jersey 4
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Holiday Inn
2339 Route 4 East
Fort Lee, NJ 07024