Renewing the Housing Agreement Updated May 13, 2020: Due to COVID-19, housing renewals for continuing students will be sent by May 20. 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. 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.