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Questions about Housing? Reiew the Housing & COVID-19 FAQ

Throughout the pandemic, Columbia Residential has been working diligently to provide support to thousands of students, postdocs, faculty and staff who live in University housing. As we approach the start of the fall semester, we now prepare to welcome new residents to housing. To make sure you have access to all of the information you need to make incredibly important decisions about your future in University housing, we've compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions.

No matter your affiliation, please review the tabs below for important information about preparing for move-in, move-out, and evertything in between. As events continue to unfold, this FAQ will be updated with information about changes to policy or procedures.

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To offer a more flexible, reliable, and efficient housing selection process for incoming students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, Columbia Residential partnered with Columbia Facilities and Operations IT (CUFO IT) to integrate the housing selection process into the resident Housing Portal and expand the timeline for waitlisted applicants. 

Columbia Residential partnered with its off-campus housing site provider Rent College Pads to host a virtual off-campus housing fair, providing students who are considering living off-campus with tips on finding an apartment, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on how to use the Off-Campus Housing Marketplace site for finding an apartment, posting a sublet, and searching for roommates.

LiveChat, a new feature available on the Columbia Residential website and Housing Portal, allows users to chat live with a team member and receive quick answers to their questions. 

As you walk around the neighborhood, you may see new Building Energy Efficiency Rating signs.  These new signs are part of New York City’s new benchmarking laws, which require eligible buildings across the city to measure and report their energy and water consumption annually for transparency.

Apply now for the student or postdoc housing waitlist and move in by October 30!