Student Housing Waitlist

The Spring 2022 waitlist opens December 6, 2021 and closes by January 28, 2022.

The waitlist will remain open until the end of January 2022 as long as units remain available. If all units are selected before then, the waitlist will close early, and this page will be updated accordingly.

  • Students with active housing applications may look for housing any time during the waitlist period. Information about the housing selection appointment will be sent to the Columbia email address once the application is reviewed and approved.
  • During the waitlist period, students may enter housing selection to review units as many times as they want, until a selection is made or the waitlist period ends.  
  • Students must be enrolled full-time and eligible for housing to participate in waitlist housing selection.
  • Housing through the waitlist is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
  • Complete an application in the Housing Portal
  • Participate in waitlist housing selection any time after the waitlist opens.
    • Once an applicant receives the waitlist email, housing selection will be available at any time during the waitlist period, in the Housing Portal under the Assignment tab. Click Housing Selection during the appointment to view and select an available unit. Review the Student Housing Selection FAQ for more information.  
    • Selections must be confirmed through the Housing Portal during the appointment only. No email responses or late responses will be considered, and reassignments cannot be accommodated.  
      • Housing through the waitlist is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. During waitlist housing selection, if you see that no results are found, please try clearing the filters to view all available options. If no units are shown when all filters are cleared, this means that we do not have the inventory available to accommodate your selection.
    • Students who confirm a unit and receive an offer will have two business days to accept or decline the offer. Offer expiration dates cannot be extended.  
    • A $750 reservation fee is required to accept a housing offer received through waitlist. Once paid, the reservation fee is refundable only if notice is received in writing before the cancellation waiver deadline. Review Reservation Fees & Security Deposits for more information. 
  • While waitlist assignments are based on housing selection, the needs of the unit are also taken into account. As such, requests for specific units cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Waitlist applications expire at the end of each semester. Students interested in housing for the next semester must submit a new application to be considered again.  
  • Additional details about the unit will not be provided. The only information available about the unit will be available in the Housing Portal during waitlist housing selection.  
  • Housing through Columbia Residential isbilled monthly through Student Financial Services.  
  • Should applicants no longer need housing, they should retract the housing application on the Housing Portal to remove themselves from the waitlist.