For high priority on the list of University housing, you must complete an application for admission and a separate application for housing and submit them at the same time. Housing applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all beds are filled, so getting your application in early is important. You will not be assigned a room until your acceptance to the Summer Sessions has been confirmed.
Residence halls have shared lounges, bathrooms, and – in some cases – kitchens.
- All dormitories are equipped with wireless internet. Each room is also provided with one or more Ethernet jacks. Most dorms also have their own computer labs.
- Each floor is equipped with a hall telephone that can make calls in the New York City area; these telephones cannot receive calls.
- Each dorm is equipped with a laundry room in the basement of the building.
- The dormitories are staffed 24 hours daily with security personnel. No individual without a University identification card and/or clearance for dormitory access is allowed to enter a dormitory.
- Housing assignments are made randomly; students cannot request housing with another student or in a particular building, on a particular floor, or in a particular suite or room.
Housing applications will be available in mid-February.
For questions about on-campus summer housing and applications, contact:
Mailing Address and Campus Location
Mail Code 3003
New York, NY 10027
For questions about off-campus summer housing, contact:
Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office (OCHA)
401 West 119th Street
(corner of Morningside Drive)
New York, NY 10027
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office helps Columbia students and affiliates in their search for rental housing in non-Columbia-owned buildings located in the metropolitan area. These accommodations are not subject to inspection or approval by the University.
OCHA maintains a database known as the Housing Registry which contains listings of rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings in NYC, which prospective roommates can also use to post and search roommate profiles. OCHA offers housing search counseling and has created a webinar about apartment hunting.