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Combined Plan Lottery Information

Eligible Combined Plan students must register for the Combined Plan lottery to determine whether they will be invited to participate in general Room Selection.

Students received a message on January 13 reinforcing key policies and protocols for COVID-19 operations as we begin the spring semester. Included is a temporary change to guest access in residence halls.

Eligible Combined Plan students must register for the Combined Plan lottery to determine whether they will be invited to participate in general Room Selection.

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Undergraduate Student Life will open the brownstone selection process to all Columbia College and Engineering residential students with guaranteed housing.

Everything you need to know about winter break (12/24 - 1/17), whether you plan to stay in-residence or leave campus.

Requests received after December 6 will need to be resubmitted at the start of spring semester.

Updated protocols for residence hall access and guest policy in effect as of November 1 at 9:00 a.m.

The Wallach Lounge will close in October to allow for special e-gaming renovations.

During inspections, staff enter student spaces to ensure that all fire safety equipment is in place and in functioning order, and that there are no prohibited items. Residents will receive email notification from Columbia Housing 48 hours prior to their building’s inspection date and do not need to be present.

The Hartley Hospitality Desk will maintain regular operating hours over Fall Break, October 29 - November 2.

On October 1, the John Jay Lounge reopened for student use following a renovation. The refreshed lounge features new furniture and a large screen TV, updated light fixtures, new carpeting, and fresh paint. We hope you stop by and check it out!

Updated protocols for residence hall access, the guest policy, and gatherings in effect as of October 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Failure to complete the Web Inventory Report (WIR) makes a resident ineligible to contest any damage charges upon Check-Out.

The Guide to Living contains important policies and procedures related to the undergraduate residential experience.

Welcome to a new Academic Year at Columbia! We hope you enjoyed your summer and look forward to welcoming you to campus. Make sure to review important details about checking in to the residence halls.

Residential students must sign their Occupancy Agreement by 5 p.m. on August 1 in order to finalize their AY 21-22 Housing offer. 

Due to evolving travel requirements from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the University will be requiring a 7-day, in-room quarantine for certain students.