Visiting Student Housing

Visiting Students may apply for Columbia Housing for the Spring Term only. There is not availability for Housing in the Fall term. Learn more about the Visiting Student Program at Columbia.

Visiting students may apply for Housing for the Spring Term as a non-guaranteed student and may be assigned a room depending on availability. Columbia Housing make every effort to assign visiting students for the Spring Term and ensure that the transition to life here is as simple and enjoyable as possible.  

Visiting students may also state a preference for a specific residence hall. Students are housed with their class in upperclass residence halls. Assignment is based on building preference, with applications processed on a rolling basis. Students are notified by email late early/mid-August with their room assignment. Please note visiting students are assigned to doubles. 

Spring Term Visiting Student Housing Applications are available beginning from a student's date of admission through January 15.