Accommodations and Rates

Congratulations to our graduates and their families! Columbia Housing offers Commencement accommodations as part of our Conference Housing service. The offer includes a three-night room package in Carman Hall beginning the Monday prior to Commencement through noon the Thursday following Commencement.


Accommodations include either a double room in a two room suite with a shared bathroom or a suite in Carman Hall. A suite consists of two rooms, each with two twin size beds, and a private bathroom. Each room has two twin-sized beds and standard residence hall furnishings. Although bed linens, a pillow, a blanket, and towels are provided, guests may wish to bring other personal items such as an alarm clock, hangers, and extra towels for their personal use. Bathrooms are cleaned daily, while bedrooms are the responsibility of the guest.

Please note: If you rent only one room as part of a suite, you will share the bathroom with a party in the adjacent room.

Our residences include the following amenities: 

  • Air-conditioned facilities
  • 24-hour security guard service
  • Towels and bedding, such as sheets, pillows, and blankets
  • Free wireless access
  • Free internet terminals in building lobbies
  • Small communal kitchen
  • Access to lounge areas with cable televisions
  • Free on-site laundry facilities 

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations, please contact our office upon making a reservation so we may assist you.


Housing for Commencement will be available in Carman Hall (west side of campus, on West 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam). Families will have the option of a: 

  • Half Suite with two twin beds and a shared bathroom.

    • $484 (plus tax)

  • Triple Suite with one room with two twin beds, a room with one twin bed, and a shared bathroom.
    • $741 (plus tax)

  • Full Suite with two double rooms, each with two twin beds, and a private bathroom.

    • $987 (plus tax) 

Please note: Commencement Housing rates are fixed and accommodations cannot be prorated.

Please visit our Reservations and Cancellations page for the link to reserve your suite.