Columbia in the City of New York

Columbia University's illuminated Morningside campus with New York City's skyline in the distance with a partly-cloudy sky at dusk.

December 16, 2022

Columbia has been interwoven in the fabric of New York City since its founding in Lower Manhattan as King's College in 1754. Renamed Columbia in 1784, after the Revolutionary War, the university has grown across the city, the state, and the world. We wish our beloved hometown and global community a joyous holiday season!

Photo of the Week is a feature of Columbia News that captures moments from around the university and New York City as a way to virtually bring our community together.

See all the photos from the series here.