Guide to Living

WHAT IS THE GUIDE TO LIVING?

The Guide to Living is a collection of policies and procedures created by Columbia Undergraduate Housing and Residential Life in collaboration with other campus partners, including Columbia Health, Student Financial Services, Public Safety, and more.

Residential students should familiarize themselves with the content of the Guide to Living prior to moving into a Housing-owned or operated residence hall or brownstone.

Additionally, residential students are required to comply with these policies and with all legitimate requests from University officials acting in the performance of their duties. Failure to comply may result in the Residential Life Conduct Process or Dean’s Discipline.

Additional important Columbia University policy information is available on the Essential Policies website.

QUICK LINKS

The Guide to Living is searchable using the filters or search field below. Or, use the quick links to find key items like the Terms & Conditions for living in Columbia Housing, policies updated for the current academic year or items adjusted due to COVID-19.

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