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Policies

October 01, 2018

Climate control of the residence halls and brownstones must satisfy city codes and the University energy policy while adapting to variations in the outside temperature. As such, from October 1 to...

August 20, 2018

Filming is not permitted in undergraduate residence halls. 

Commercial filming, news, documentaries and student photography/film/video projects at some campus locations are only allowed by...

August 17, 2018

In accordance with Columbia Mail policy, students living in Columbia Housing are guaranteed a mailbox continually for...

August 23, 2018

For safety reasons, both window and portable air conditioners (A/C) are not permitted in any residence hall or brownstone unless otherwise approved by...

August 17, 2018

The State of New York, Columbia University, and all national fraternities and sororities on campus have adopted anti-hazing legislation or policies. The...

September 12, 2018

Not only is recycling New York City law, it's one of the most important and practical...

August 20, 2018

Students will respect the right of all community members to cleanliness, security, privacy established quiet hours for study and sleep, equal use and access to room/suite and hall facilities and...

August 20, 2018

Columbia Housing strongly values and protects students’ privacy. In an effort to better protect students’ privacy, Housing created the following notice to inform students of online information...

August 20, 2018

The following items are prohibited in all Columbia owned and operated residence halls and brownstones. Illegal items or ones considered dangerous will be confiscated immediately.

Air...
August 17, 2018

Residents must adhere to the following guidelines:

Residents may not remove or alter any of the furnishings, fixtures, appliances, or locks provided in their room by the University.Additional...
August 20, 2018

Fire safety is of the utmost importance in any living environment. It is up to the members of the community to ensure that safety is maintained at all times. In an effort to insure that fire...

August 17, 2018

Columbia Housing encourages students to personalize their assigned room. However, students must not damage the space and must uphold satisfactory sanitation and safety standards as they will be...

August 23, 2018
Each residence hall has common areas for use by residents. These areas include hallways, stairwells, bathrooms, study rooms, laundry rooms, fitness rooms, computer labs and floor and main building...
August 14, 2018

General Access Policy

Students who currently reside in Columbia undergraduate housing have swipe access into most undergraduate residence halls, with the exception of brownstones that...

Procedures

August 20, 2018

Room Selection for current students is an active process with many choices and options, ranging from living with friends in a suite to living in a single or a double in a corridor-style residence...

September 10, 2018

Upon acceptance to Columbia, students are required to complete a housing application form indicating their housing preferences. All first-year students are required to live on campus unless given...

Services

August 20, 2018

High-speed wireless access is available in all Columbia Housing residence halls, supported by CUIT.  The CUIT Service Desk is able to help students configure their computer’s network connection...

August 20, 2018
Bike Storage in Residence Halls

Limited bike storage is available in the following residence hall locations:

Carlton Arms basementEast Campus townhouses (exterior)Furnald basementHarmony...