Guide to Living 2019-2020

The Guide to Living is a compilation of policies, procedures and services created by Columbia Housing and Residential Life for students living in the 20 undergraduate residence halls, as well as our 18 brownstones. Students should be familiar with the policies and procedures, and are accountable for all of the information outlined. The Guide to Living is updated annually. For 2019-20 the most notable update is clarification around the Prohibited Items list, among other points specifying that e-cigarettes includes vapes or Juuls and clarifying the type of surge protectors that may be used in residence halls. 

If you have a question about any items outlined in the Guide to Living, contact housing@columbia.edu or reslife@columbia.edu.