Life at Lamont

Lamont's location on the Hudson River Palisades, just outside New York City, provides the perfect mix of nature and easy urban access. Over 30 miles of hiking and skiing trails start at the edge of campus, and the surrounding area is popular with runners and cyclists. The campus itself is busy all year with activities for students, researchers and staff, from sports to yoga to the annual chili cook-off. Here are a few regular activities and some helpful campus life links. Watch your email for more opportunities and get involved!

Sports on Campus

Soccer at Lamont

Join a game of soccer, basketball or volleyball or go for a group run. Click here for contact and sign-up information.

Research as Art

Research as Art

Explore your colleagues' most artistic research figures and submit your own for the annual Research as Art event.



Questions about life at Lamont? Email the Campus Life Committee:

Lamont Cafe


No need to leave campus for lunch with a cafeteria like this. Check their hours and menus. It's a great place to catch up with colleagues and friends.

Bike Central

Monell Bike

Browse the Bike Central links for bike routes, maps and safety tips plus a look at the geology of the area and the flora and fauna you will find.

Commuting & Parking

Columbia Shuttle

Find the campus shuttle, local bus or ride share along with other car-free tips. For parking policies, visit the Parking and Visitors website.

Yoga Classes

Andrew Goodwillie currently conducts yoga sessions during lunchtime on Tuesdays at Lamont Hall.

Tai Chi

tai chi

Rich Iannuzzi offers a tai chi chuan class on campus. Contact Rich directly for more information.



Lamont cares about the environment. Please recycle. Learn about the community's recycling expectations.


Open House

Lamont Open House

Lamont holds an Open House every two years as an Earth sciences celebration and a chance to share our favorite research with the community.


Earth Day

Earth Day

Each April, the Campus Life Committee organizes events to celebrate our planet. Watch your email to get involved in this year's Earth Day celebrations.


Chili Cook-Off

Chili cook-off

You won't want to miss the annual Chili Cook-off. Share your cooking or just come for the food. Watch your email for the call for participants.