Columbia Housing provides our undergraduate residential students with safe and comfortable accommodations, and a friendly face whenever they have questions or concerns. 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 undergraduate student residents.

If you are a graduate student seeking University housing, please visit the Columbia Residential website.  

Student being welcomed at New Student Orientation

The Hospitality Desk, located in the Hartley Hall lobby, is available 24/7 for walk-in support, by phone at 212-854-2779 or email at housing@columbia.edu to help with general questions and concerns. For maintenance support in your room or building, open a Service Request with Facilities and Operations at any time.

Visit the Housing Portal

The Housing Portal is the system where students complete all official tasks related to their Housing, including signing their Occupancy Agreement, registering for Room Selection and Online Check-Out.

Submit A Service Request

Columbia's Facilities & Operations team can assist you with any maintenance issues in your room, suite or residence hall shared spaces. Open a Service Request to report issues as soon as you notice them to help keep your living space safe and functional.

Request maintenance for a laundry machine

If one of the machines in the laundry room is not working properly, please help out by reporting the issue to the vendor. Please remember that our laundry rooms are shared spaces. Use LaundryView to monitor your wash so you can quickly empty the washer for the next person.

News & Announcements

January 18, 2022

Combined Plan Lottery Information

Eligible Combined Plan students must register for the Combined Plan lottery to determine whether they will be invited to participate in general Room Selection.

Our Services

Students sitting on Van Am quad
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.


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