Residence Halls

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:

Columbia Housing
118 Hartley Hall
Mail Code 4203
1116 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
212-854-2946
Fax: 212-854-2789
housing@columbia.edu
housing.columbia.edu

Mail:
2960 Broadway
Mail Code 3003
New York, NY 10027

Off-Campus Accommodations

Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office (OCHA)
419 West 119th Street, lower level
(between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)
New York, NY 10027
212-854-2773
Fax: 212-854-5333
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 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 Web site and regular office hours to provide advice, resources, and an online database of available housing. An apartment-hunting video and an instructional video for using the database are both available online.

View the listings online at www.columbia.edu/cu/ire/ocha.


Program Contacts

General Information, Admissions Questions, and Advising

212-854-9666
businessedge@sps.columbia.edu

Application Document Submission and Application Processing Questions

212-854-9666
apply@sps.columbia.edu

Mailing Address and Campus Location

Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
212-854-9666
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.