At Columbia Housing we're responsible for maintaining the physical integrity, cleanliness and operations of Columbia's 30+ undergraduate residence halls. While we manage a lot of moving parts to keep our buildings in top shape, our number one priority is our student residents.

We're dedicated to providing you with safe and comfortable accommodations and a friendly face whenever you have questions or concerns.

Visit Housing Portal

The Housing Portal is the main student system connecting Housing with our residents. This is where students sign their Occupancy Agreement, register for Room Selection, etc.

Submit a Service Request

Columbia's Facilities & Operations team can assist you with any maintenance issues in your room or suite. Open a Service Request to request help.

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The Hospitality Desk, located in the Hartley Hall lobby, is available by phone at 212-854-2779 or email at housing@columbia.edu to help with general questions and concerns.

8:30 am - 5:30 pm —Visit the desk in person or request help via email/phone.
5:30 pm - Midnight — Desk staff is available by phone or email only.

For maintenance support in your room or building, open a Service Request with Facilities and Operations at any time.

News & Announcements

May 26, 2021

Fall 2021 Check-In Update

Planning for Fall 2021 Check-In is underway! Mark you calendar for move in dates, additional details to follow shortly.

April 14, 2021

Info on Sophomore Waitlist

Each year, those students who are unable to select during Room Selection are added to the sophomore waitlist. For sophomores, particularly those who draw higher lottery numbers, this process requires additional time managing inventory and finalizing assignments. All guaranteed students will receive an assignment, in some cases it requires additional time or a 'waitlist.'

Living On Campus for Academic Year 2020/21

Campus may be different this year, but the University has put in place practices to help everyone have a great and safe Columbia experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Living at Columbia is different this year, but by being informed of what to expect before and after you arrive to campus you'll be set to make AY 20/21 memorable, fulfilling, and safe.

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Guide to Living

Columbia Housing's Guide to Living contains all the policies and information students need to be aware of and comply with while living in our residence halls.

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COVID-19 Resources

Information on COVID-19 and University protocols in place to safeguard the health of our community, both at Check-In and throughout the academic year.

Our Services

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Undergraduate Housing

Housing for undergraduates of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering during the official academic terms.

Students at University Commencement
Commencement Housing

We set aside a small amount of available room for the days around Commencement to help those who need reasonable accommodations in New York for the ceremony. 

Outside of Hartley Hall
Conference Housing

Outside of the main academic terms, our Conference Housing staff use the residence halls as temporary hotel-style housing for attendees of events held on or close by to campus.


Below are a selection of videos that may be helpful as you check-in for the Fall term. Visit our full video library for videos covering additional topics.