For Students


Like nothing you’ve ever experienced before on Columbia’s campus, Morningside Lights illuminates the night and brings people together. Simply step out onto Low Plaza to witness the culmination of the procession, or go deeper by joining us for an exclusive Columbia Night event for students.


8th Annual
Morningside Lights:

September 21, 2019
Procession reaches the Columbia campus at 8:30PM, approximately
Free; No tickets required


Columbia Night: Art After Dark
x Morningside Lights

Saturday, September 21
Meet on Low Plaza at 7:30 PM
Free; Tickets required

Whether you’ve just arrived on campus or you’re returning for your senior year, get ready to see Columbia in a whole new “light.” Grab some glow sticks and join the Arts Initiative for a tour around the Morningside campus led by student art history experts. Discover the real stories behind these works of art as well as some debunked popular myths. End your evening illuminated in a sea of handmade lanterns as our tour meets up with the awe-inspiring Morningside Lights procession passing by Low Steps.

Sign up for Arts Initiative emails to get updates about when Columbia Night tickets go on sale.

Tours led by Art History majors, Michael Coiro and Tom Eldredge