John Jay Hall

One of Columbia's dedicated First-Year residence halls, John Jay Hall is conveniently located adjacent to Butler Library on the Morningside Campus. It is also the location of two of Columbia Dining's main student dining centers and the main offices of Columbia Health Medical Services, making John Jay Hall central to student life.

John Jay Hall

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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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