3-2 Engineering Combined Plan Lottery applications are due by 4:00 p.m. January 18

As previously announced, space constraints in the residence halls mean that only a limited number of 3-2 Engineering Combined Plan students currently living with us will have the opportunity to participate in 2018 Room Selection and select into traditional undergraduate housing for the next year. We expect to be able to house approximately 74 of the students currently residing with us.

In order to determine how many current Combined Plan residents are interested in on-campus housing for their second year, we will administer a Combined Plan housing lottery on January 19, 2018, in advance of spring Room Selection. To participate in the lottery, please complete the Combined Plan Lottery Application by Thursday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that only one application is permitted per individual or group.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at if you have any questions.

Need a parking garage near Columbia?

If you'll be driving to Columbia or in the surrounding community, there are a number of parking garages available in the area. Click here to download a list of the closest garages to campus.

The Student Mail Center is now located in Wien Hall

For those students living in our undergraduate residence halls, USPS mail as well as packages sent by couriers like Fed Ex and UPS are delivered to the Student Mail Center in Wien Hall. For returning students, this is a change, as student mail was previously received in Lerner Hall. For more information, including hours of operation, please visit Columbia Mail.

Rather than having to check a physical mailbox, students will be notified by email when either mail or packages are received, and can pick them up at the Student Mail Center. If not picked up within 7 days, a second email is sent and you have an additional 7 days before packages are returned. When shipped a package marked “perishable,” an email entitled “Perishable Item” will be sent to you. Perishable and oversized bulk packages are held for no more than 7 days, as no refrigeration is available.

  • You can also ship packages from the Mail Center. Outgoing mail can be deposited in any USPS mailbox or brought to the Student Mail Center. The Mail Center does not sell stamps.
  • You can begin receiving mail and packages up to 14 days before arriving on campus.

You should have already received your address along with your Columbia Housing assignment. Here’s a recap of what you need to know:

Your Address
Your mail should be addressed to you based on the following format:

Your Mail Address Format
Your Full Name

#### Columbia Student Mail
70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027-7236

XXXX is your 4-digit mailbox number. Never write ‘box’ before the number.

This is your address for both letters and packages. Mail should never be sent to your residence hall address.

If you have any questions, please contact Mail Services at

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, Fraternity and Sorority 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.