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
Fax: 212-854-2789

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
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

Program Contacts

General Information, Admissions Questions, and Advising


Application Document Submission and Application Processing Questions


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
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.