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Address: Whittier Hall, 1230 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 1b

Box: 312 * Phone: 212-678-3098 * Fax: 212-678-3222 * Email:

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Dining Plans

A detailed overview of dining plans is available at the Dining Services site.

TC Meal Plan

A dining plan program accessed through Teacher College ID card that allows you to enjoy meals in the Grace Dodge Dining Hall and Everett Cafe.

TC Dollar$

A dollar-for-dollar, tax-free declining balance account accessed through Teachers College University ID card.

Flex Account

A dollar-for-dollar declining balance account accessed through Columbia University ID card.

ID cards must be swiped at each entrance to gain access to the Teachers College campus. Some buildings on the Columbia University campus also require a University ID card for entry.

Some areas at TC such as Residence Halls and offices also require an ID card to be swiped for entry. At these locations, card readers display either a red or green light. Solid green means the door is unlocked and no action is required. Solid red means the door is locked. Place your card over the reader to gain access. One of two actions will take place. Flashing green and red means access is granted, and the door will unlock. A green flash followed by solid red means a valid card is read, but access is denied.

The Passport to Museums program grants current students free admission to over 30 museums throughout New York City. A current validation sticker is required for museum entry. Stickers are available from Student Development and Activities in 160 Thorndike. More information on the program is available from the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.

The back of each ID card lists the cardholder's role (Student, Employee, Officer, Visitor, Library Member, Retiree, Service Tech, Alumni, Member) and the associated institution (TC, CU, BC, UTS). Cardholders can have multiple institutions and roles on a single card.

Office Location

Whittier Hall, 1230 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 1b

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Extended hours are offered during Fall and Spring registration periods.
Hours are reduced during the summer.