​Travel, Parking, and Accommodations

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Continuing Dental Education courses are currently being held remotely via live interactive webinars.

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 conference facilities in midtown Manhattan. Specific building addresses will be provided at 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 NYC Airporter bus from arrivals area. Bus runs daily into the city every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to midnight.

From Kennedy Airport

Take the NYC Airporter bus at any arrivals terminal. Bus runs daily into the city every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to midnight or board the Air Train to Howard Beach, then take the A train to West 168th Street.

From Newark Airport

Take Newark Airport Express or the NYC Airporter bus from all arrival terminals. Buses run daily into the city every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 212-964-6233.


Take NJ Transit to Penn Station.


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


Contact the hotel reservations department and ask if the Columbia University rate is available. Special rates may not apply during certain blackout periods. For more hotel options, please go to the Columbia University Travel Portal.

Hotel Beacon
2130 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

NYLO New York City
2178 Broadway at 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

The Lucerne Hotel
201 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-875-1000 ext. 80

Hotel Belleclaire
250 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
Toll-free: 877-468-3522

Radisson Martinique on Broadway
(by Penn Station and Macy's)
49 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Toll-free: 800-333-3333

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.

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

Holiday Inn
2339 Route 4 East
Fort Lee, NJ 07024