Georgian Residence
617 W. 168 Street
New York, NY 10032
In order to minimize health risks, improve the quality of air, and enhance the environment in all facilities, CUMC Housing has adopted a smoke-free policy. Smoking is prohibited in any building owned and occupied, or leased and occupied. It is now against the law to smoke in any New York State Public or Private university or college dormitory.
In congruence with the CUMC Smoke-Free Policy, all university-owned residential buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited inside individual apartments, bedrooms, single-family homes or apartments, group houses, restrooms, community rooms, lounges, common areas, balconies, porches, external stairways, and indoor and outdoor cafés. Smoking outside is permitted only in designated areas. Smoking is prohibited in the courtyard and between residential buildings at CUMC.

Georgian Residence has undergone a number of transformations. It was originally built as a private apartment building and Presbyterian Hospital bought it in 1962 to house staff nurses. In 1983, the Georgian Residence passed from Presbyterian Hospital to Columbia University, making way for academic offices and classrooms on the first three floors and residential units on the top four floors. Despite its long history, some of the building's finer architectural details remain: Solid wood floors, decorative door moldings, and spacious rooms. Studios, two, and three-person suites are available. Graduate resident advisors also live in the buildings.

Suite Details

  • furnishings: twin bed, dresser, desk and chair 
  • bathrooms: full bathrooms in each suite
  • kitchen facilities: kitchenette (no oven)
  • lighting: common area lighting provided; students provided all other lighting; windows have shades

Building Details

  • elevator service
  • laundry facilities
  • 24-hour security
  • The building is not equipped with air conditioning. The University will install your own air conditioner if it meets University Residence Hall specifications. The air conditioner can be no more than 5,000 BTU.  There is an installation and removal fee. We will inform you of these specifications in subsequent mailings.


To participate in any housing process you must be a full time matriculated student at the Medical Center, you must have maintained all terms and conditions of your contract and must be in good financial standing with the University.

Throughout your stay in CUMC campus housing, you must maintain full time matriculated student status. You will be asked to leave University housing if your status drops to part-time. October and February graduates have until the end of the month in which they graduate to move out of University housing. May grads must move out by the last day of their contract/lease. May grads who reside in University housing and will continue after graduation as post-doctoral research fellows, residents at Presbyterian Hospital or Pediatric Dentistry residents at the Medical Center may apply to continue in University housing. Upon approval, post grads are required to vacate their student-designated apartment and are assigned a studio apartment in Tower III or 154 Haven for a maximum of one year.




Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

  • Student/Tenant Guide
  • Moving
  • Disability Services

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

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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