Our Mission

The Office of the University Registrar actively and directly supports scholarship, teaching, and learning at Columbia University in the City of New York. Our work is the foundation of academic life throughout the student life cycle and supports the transmission of knowledge guided by the principles of integrity, collaboration, communication, and singular client focus.

Our Vision

The Office of the University Registrar will be a vital and strategic organization by supporting the academic life of the University through innovative technologies, collaborative engagement, and extraordinary support services.

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Jan 17, 2015

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Student Service Center, ID Center, Cashiering Office, I-9 Service Center, Office of Student Financial Planning, Office of Veteran Affairs and Office of Work Study will close at 3:00pm today, January 26, and will also be closed Tuesday, January 27. Students needing ID services can visit the Hartley Hall help desk.

Aug 20, 2014

From his office in 210 Kent Hall, Barry Kane, Associate Vice President and University Registrar, supervises a staff of 25 and is responsible for registration and enrollment, degree audit and commencement processing, NCAA reporting and certification, maintenance of the official transcript, implementation of academic policy, classroom assignments, University ID Cards—and the list goes on and on. 


Dec 01, 2014

— Interviewed by Bridget O'Brian for Columbia News, http://news.columbia.edu/research/3376
Photo Courtesy Columbia News

Nov 01, 2014

—Interviewed by Bridget O'Brian for Columbia News, http://news.columbia.edu/solomon
—Video by Columbia News Video; Photo by Columbia Magazine/Jenica Miller


Contact Us

Student Service Center

Location: 205 Kent Hall
Email: registrar@columbia.edu
Online Q&A tool: http://askus.columbia.edu/

Website: http://ssc.columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-4400
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

ID Center (Morningside)

Location: 204 Kent Hall
Web: http://ssc.columbia.edu/
Email: idcard@columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-7225
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday