Part-time Enrollment

Per the Columbia Residential Eligibility policy, students must be enrolled full-time in a housing-eligible program to remain in housing. Because we recognize that students may benefit from some flexibility regarding enrollment, Columbia Residential will allow student residents to remain in housing while enrolled part-time during one semester throughout their time in Columbia Residential.

Enrollment is checked bi-weekly beginning the first week of classes each semester (fall and spring only). Students who are enrolled part-time or half-time will receive a notice confirming their enrollment status and explaining the terms for part-time enrollment that semester.

  • During that semester, they must be enrolled for at least 6 credits.
  • Students who are registered part-time or half-time may remain in housing that semester as long as they register for the following semester by the end of the early registration period.
    • Those who do not register full-time for the following semester will be expected to move out of housing at the end of the current semester.
  • Students who are enrolled part-time or half-time in one semester must be enrolled full-time in all future semesters in housing. Subsequently, all requests for a part-time exception must be approved by¬†Disability Services.

Students who are not enrolled, withdrew or are on leave should review Leaves of Absence & Withdrawals for more information on the options available to them.