Transfer and Exchange Students
About 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.
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 when a room has been assigned.
Transfer Student Housing Applications are available from a student's date of admission through June 1. Please note that the majority of transfer and exchange students are assigned to doubles.
3-2 Combined Plan (SEAS)
Students transferring to Columbia as part of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science's 3-2 Combined Plan should visit the SEAS Combined Plan website for information about housing.