Transfer and Exchange Housing

Columbia Housing makes every effort to ensure that the transition to life here is as simple and enjoyable as possible. Transfer and exchange students often prefer to be housed near other transfer and exchange students and we accommodate those requests whenever possible.

Rising sophomore transfer or exchange students transferring to CC or SEAS are guaranteed six consecutive terms of housing, while rising juniors are guaranteed four consecutive terms. Students must apply and accept an assignment in their first term of attendance at Columbia and maintain continued occupancy in residence halls through graduation to maintain guaranteed housing.

Transfer and exchange students may also state a preference for a specific hall or for a single or double room. Students are housed with their class in upperclass residence halls. Assignment is based on seniority and building preference, with applications processed on a rolling basis. Students are notified by email late July/early August with their room assignment.

Transfer Student Housing Applications are available from a student's date of admission through July 15. Please note that the majority of transfer and exchange students are assigned to doubles.