Business Practice: Housing

Business Practice

On-Campus Accomodations

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.

Application Requirements

The 2019 housing application will be available in February 2019.

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. Rooms will be assigned on a rolling basis until all available rooms are filled. You may apply for housing in advance of registration for summer courses, but you will not be permitted to remain in campus housing if you do not register for classes or withdraw from the program. Applications must be submitted online. Full payment must be made by credit card upon application submission.

Housing fees and rates listed are for Summer 2018.

Application Fee

Non-Refundable Application Fee

Starting February 16


Students who wish to attend the summer sessions prior to the start of their undergraduate studies and live on campus can apply to our College Edge program for high school students.


Session Rate
Session 1 (D) – May 20–June 29 $2,060.00
Session 2 (Q) – July 1–August 10 $2,060.00
Session 1 & 2 (X) – May 20–August 10 $4,223.00
Interim Session – June 29–July 1 $103.00


Session Rate
Session 1 (D) – May 20–June 29 $1,740.00
Session 2 (Q) – July 1–August 10 $1,740.00
Session 1 & 2 (X) – May 20–August 10 $3,567.00
Interim Session – June 29–July 1 $87.00

Contact Information

For questions about on-campus summer housing and applications, contact:

Columbia Housing
118 Hartley Hall
Mail Code 4203
1116 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Fax: 212-854-2789

Mailing Address and Campus Location
2960 Broadway
Mail Code 3003
New York, NY 10027

Off-Campus Accommodations

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
Fax: 212-854-5333

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.