Visit Us!


The Empirical Reasoning Center is located on the 1st floor of the LeFrak Gym in Barnard Hall (LeFrak 102)
Check out our hours below, including the skills of the particular staff hosting walk-in hours in order to best plan for your visit. 


Staff and their skills

  Excel STATA SPSS R SAS GIS Software* MATLAB Mathematica

*GIS Software includes ArcGIS, QGIS, CartoDB, Social Explorer and more.


More information about visiting the ERC:

If you’re coming for assistance with an assignment, please bring a copy of the assignment as written by your instructor.

If you need help with a dataset, please bring the dataset along with you.  You can bring it on a flash drive or email it to yourself.

We have computers in the ERC with all of the software we support, so you don’t need to bring your own - but if you want to, that’s fine too!


Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia School of General Studies, graduate students, faculty members, staff, and alumnae are all welcome to come by and use our help!




We are here to help this summer!  We have walk-in hours listed below; however, we highly encourage you to set up an appointment by emailing