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: 311.NYC.gov
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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