On-Campus Housing

Campus accommodations
for students include a wide range of offerings from single dormitory rooms, to 2, 3, and 4 person suites, to one bedroom apartments. The newly constructed 390 Ft. Washington Residence houses Postdoctoral Fellows in studio and 1 bedroom apartments, while faculty are offered accommodations at the Morningside Campus.


2016 Application Dates

Below are important CUMC Housing application dates for current and newly admitted students. Click here to check your housing eligibility.

  • February 1-March 31, 2016: Newly admitted students who require either single or couples housing and will be enrolled in either the College of Dental Medicine (Endo, Ortho, Perio, Prostho and AEGD) or ETP (Nursing) may apply for CUMC on-campus housing online. All housing notifications—including both housed and waitlist statuses—will occur in early April 2016.


To ensure fair housing for as many CUMC students as possible, the Office of Housing Services uses the following priority structure for housing assignments:

  • Priority 1: International applicants
  • Priority 2: Applicants within the United States coming from farthest away then moving eastward
  • Priority 3: Applicants from the Tristate area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut)

Please note the number and type of student housing units available for rent at any given time varies throughout the year. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will be housed in accommodations that satisfy your first preference in terms of type, location, and price range.  All Physicians and Surgeon and GSAS applicants are guaranteed a Bard Hall dormitory allocation; however you, the student can in fact state on your application the desire to live in one of our other buildings ( Georgian, Towers, 154 Haven).  Please note, we cannot guarantee an accomodation in any of these other buildings, but we will certainly attempt to accomodate the request. 


Housing FAQs

Look up frequently asked questions for current and prospective students and tenants. If you don’t see your questions or concerns listed in the Housing FAQs, please contact the CUMC Office of Housing Services at cumc.housing@columbia.edu.


Need Help? Contact the Office of Housing Services

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 2'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For all after hours emergency issues:
Georgian: 212-305-6868 | 154 Haven: 212-304-7144 | 390 Ft. Washington: 212-927-3539 | Bard/Tower 1 304-7002 | Tower 2: 304-7262 | Tower 3: 305-1300

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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