Hartley Hospitality Desk Open 24/7 during Fall Break 2021

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

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

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!

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

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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.

Planning for Fall 2021 Check-In is underway! Mark you calendar for move in dates, additional details to follow shortly.

Each year, those students who are unable to select during Room Selection are added to the sophomore waitlist. For sophomores, particularly those who draw higher lottery numbers, this process requires additional time managing inventory and finalizing assignments. All guaranteed students will receive an assignment, in some cases it requires additional time or a 'waitlist.'

We've added some FAQs to help provide additional clarity around the waitlist and what students on the list can expect in terms of receiving updates and their room assignment. Any questions left unanswered by the FAQs can be directed to

The notification process to students who have applied for Summer Housing is in progress. If you will be living on campus for Summer A or the Full Summer (Summer A + B) here are the details you'll need to know.

Today begins official online Room Selection. Stay up-to-date on the rooms being selected with this real time viewer, available in the Housing Portal.

All students participating in Room Selection 2021 should have received their individual or group appointment time by email today. A full list of all appointment times is available in PDF format on our website, sorted alphabetically or in appointment time order. If you have questions, contact us at

Room Selection lottery numbers for individuals and groups were sent by email today to all students registered for Room Selection.

Everyone eligible for Columbia Housing needs to register in the Housing Portal even if you are not planning to participate in Room Selection. A quick guide with step-by-step registration instructions is available.

The Room Selection process is proceeding as if we will be reunited on campus for the fall semester. Make sure to register for the Virtual Info Session that is scheduled for your class.

Support is provided in-person or via telephone.

Although the University will be closed on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1, the Hartley Hospitality Desk will continue to provide student support with no changes to its hours of operation.