Guides and Tips
Visiting TC Academic and Residential Facilities
Teachers College resident students, and affiliated institution students residing at Teachers College, may also enter academic buildings through the West 121st Street door of Grace Dodge Hall from 6:45 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. A valid ID card is required to access this entrance.
Access to the Gottesman Library (Russell Hall) for visitors and guests (Non-Columbia Affiliates) is restricted to persons and family members that are members of Resource Library Partnership ( RLP / New York Metro Doctoral consortium).
Attached is a combined list of the NY Region area institutions that are part of the RLP group. Students who present either a valid RLP card, a valid college ID from one of the institutions listed below or a METRO Group Library card, will be permitted access to the library.
Bard College and Graduate Center
Columbia University & affiliates
Graduate Center, CUNY / SUNY
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Institute for Advanced Study
New York University (NYU)
The New School/New School for Social Research
Stony Brook University
Visitors can find more information concerning The Gottesman Library access policy by visiting their web site. www.Gottesmanlibrary.com
General visitors (for access to TC Administrative and Academic offices) will follow the general access policy.
Residential Halls and limited access
A valid Teachers College ID card must be presented at an access control reader or to a Public Safety Officer when entering any campus building.
Teachers College community members who do not have their Teachers College ID card in their possession, must show a valid government ( State License or ID or Passport) in order to sign in and receive a Visitor's Pass.
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear their Teachers College or affiliate institution ID card on their outermost garment when on campus. Visitors are required to wear their Public Safety issued Visitor Pass on their outermost garment while on campus.
For a more information on campus access and visitor restrictions, please refer to the TC Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (ACSFSR)