Housing Agreements & Renewals

Housing Agreements

The housing agreement will be sent by email 10 days prior to the move-in date, through DocuSign. Once the signed agreement is processed by Columbia Residential, a copy of the agreement is automatically sent to the resident for their records.

Agreement start/appointment date changes cannot be accommodated within 14 days of move-in. Appointment changes must be requested at least 14 days prior to the scheduled move-in date. 

Most student housing agreements end May 31, though students who will graduate after the fall semester may receive a housing agreement that ends December 31. Faculty, staff and postdoc housing agreements are typically for one year or the end of affiliation, whichever comes first.

Housing Renewals

Residents eligible to continue in housing (students; faculty, staff & postdocs) will receive a renewal approximately two months prior to the end of their current agreement. Renewals are offered for one year or the end of affiliation, whichever comes first.

Student and postdoc residents in couple or family housing must complete the recertification process before becoming eligible to renew their housing agreement.

Renewals are sent through DocuSign and residents must sign the renewal upon receipt. Residents who fail to sign the renewal by the deadline must vacate housing by the end of the current agreement.

Once the signed renewal is processed by Columbia Residential, a copy of the agreement is automatically sent to the resident for their records.

Kindly note, a rent increase (between two and five percent) goes into effect every June 1.