Summer Housing Availability

Summer Housing Session 1 is underway -- but there is still Summer Housing for Session II available to Columbia, Visiting, and ALP Students. Learn more

Available Rooms for Online Selection - Now Live!

Click here to access a listing of available and occupied rooms prior to your Online Selection appointment time.

Online Selection Appointment Times - Now Available!

Online Selection Appointment Times are now available on the Housing Portal. A listing of all appointment times are available via the following links.

In-Person Group Selection Appointment Times - Now Available!

In-Person Group Selection Appointment Times are now available on the Housing Portal. A listing of all appointment times are available via the following links.

Room Selection 2017

Room Selection 2017 is here. It's time to start thinking about where and with whom you would like to live next year. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Attend the Room Selection Information Session on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in John Jay Lounge. The Housing team will be on site to answer any questions you might have. This is particularly valuable for first-year students who are new to the Room Selection process.
  • Participate in the Building Tours on Thursday, February 23 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. following the Info Session. Building Tours will be led by the Residential Life team. Get a first-hand view of the residences and see the rooms of current students.
  • Room Selection Registration begins Thursday, March 2 - March 9. All students must, fill out a Housing registration application on the Housing Portal. To maintain Guaranteed Housing status, everyone must register before the deadline and state their intent for housing. This includes Resident Advisers, Special Interest Housing participants, Greek Life members, students registered with Disability Services, Study Abroad participants, and students who intend to move off-campus.
  • Students approved for the LLC will register online on Friday, February 24 – February 27, and participate in LLC Online Room Selection on Wednesday, March 1. LLC Lottery Numbers and Appointment Times will be available on the Housing Portal on Tuesday, February 28. 
  • Watch this video to learn how the Room Selection process works! 

Review a detailed explanation of the entire Room Selection process or follow us on Facebook for more updates.

Email the team at or stop by the Housing office at 118 Hartley if you have any questions.

Package Center Entry via Wien Lobby as of 10/3

Starting this Monday, October 3 the main entrance of Wien Hall should be used to access the Package Center. Enter the Wien Hall building doors, swipe at the guard desk, and proceed downstairs. The kiosks are at the bottom of the stairs. Check-in and then proceed through doors to the Package Center. 


Visit Columbia Mail online for information about services and hours of operations. Contact us via email at if you have any questions or concerns. 

Last Day To Complete WIR Is September 19

September 19 is the last day to complete your Web Inventory Reports (WIR) via the Housing Portal. 

Fraudulent Package Email

Please be advised a fraudulent message is being sent to students that they have a package waiting. All messages from the Package Center will always list Wien Hall as the pickup location and include Mail Services contact information. We will never ask you to click a link or provide any personal information. If you receive this fraudulent email, delete it and block user immediately.

Check-In Continues This Week

Check-In continues this week for transfer students, combined plan students, and upperclass students. See the calendar page and click the Check-In tab in the left-hand navigation for more information. 

First-Year Check-In Starts Sunday

Welcome to Columbia, First-Years! Check-In starts this Sunday, August 28. View the schedule and find more information at