Within Walking Distance of Everything the Medical Center and New York City Have to Offer
Practical and Cost-Effective
More than 1,300 students, faculty and post docs live in Medical Center accommodations, a practical and cost-effective way to live in Manhattan. Living on campus provides individuals with the opportunity to take advantage of all of the resources Columbia University and the City of New York have to offer. All of the residential buildings are located at CUMC and are within walking distance to academic buildings and labs, the library, the campus athletic center and the city’s subway and bus system.
Important Upcoming Dates
Below are important CUMC Housing application dates for current and newly admitted students. Click here to check your housing eligibility.
- April 15, 2014-June 1, 2014: Newly admitted and currently enrolled students (beginning in Fall 2014); housing notification will occur by June 20, 2014.
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.
Housing News & Announcements
Second and Final Electric Shutdown in Towers 2 and 3, 8/7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., July 23, 2014
Due to ongoing construction at the Medical and Graduate Education Building, a second and final electric shutdown in Towers 2 and 3 will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., pending final confirmation from Con Edison. Read more
Information on Upcoming Electrical/Hot Water Service Disruptions, July 9, 2014
Due to ongoing construction at the Medical and Graduate Education Building, there will be a series of temporary service disruptions in scheduled this summer. Read more
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 email@example.com.
Lease Signing Tutorials
For more information on lease signing, click on one of the tutorial links below:
If you view the tutorial and still have questions or comments regarding the lease signing processes at CUMC, please contact the Office of Housing Services at 212-304-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.