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Because of changes due to covid-19, ALP students are not eligible to stay in Columbia Housing or Columbia Residential units. Please see below for a list of non-Columbia housing options. 

Off Campus Housing Assistance

Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office has a marketplace where off-campus accommodation is listed. This may include apartments for rent, as well as private rooms for subletting, some of which are close to the Columbia campus. 

Non-Columbia Housing Options

Many students choose to find their own accommodation in New York. It is important to be careful as you do this: 

  • Take care to avoid dishonest businesses and scams (example: Airbnb rentals that ask for payment outside the Airbnb app)
  • Make sure you have a contract / lease with your landlord if you rent. 
  • Most landlords in New York City require first month + security deposit, but do NOT require payment in advance for multiple months. 
  • Know your rights as a tenant in the city:

If you are looking for homestay accommodation with a family try Sara's Homestay.

Columbia Residential Units: Spring, Summer, Fall

ALP students are not eligible for Columbia Residential units at this time.

Columbia Housing Units: Summer only

Due to changes in campus operations, the University has made the difficult decision not to offer summer housing for ALP students.


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