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. 


Download the CUMC Apartment Housing Student/Tenant Information booklet and learn everything you need to know about being a tenant in CUMC Apartment Housing, from signing your rental agreement to billing schedules, and security deposits.


Stay safe: Print out a copy of the Fire Safety Brochure for residential apartment buildings.


Important Upcoming Dates 

  • April 15-June 1, 2017: All newly admitted students who require single housing and will be attending and/or enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Human Nutrition program, School of Dental Medicine, Occupational program, Physical Therapy program, or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may apply for CUMC on-campus housing online. Housing notifications will occur in April 25-June 15, 2017.
  • April 15-June 1, 2017: Newly admitted students who require couples housing and will begin in fall 2017 at any of the schools or programs listed above may apply for CUMC housing online. Housing notifications for newly admitted students will occur April 25-June 15, 2017.

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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 Something Fixed in Your Unit?

Don't wait! It's easy to submit a request online. You will receive a confirmation email that includes your work order number moments after your request is submitted.


For emergencies—including situations that pose a health hazard or may cause major property damage, such as fire, floods, gas leaks, broken apartment door locks, or broken windows—call us immediately at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 2, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. After-hours, call Public Safety at 212-305-7979 for an emergency, or 212-305-8100 for a non-emergency.

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

  • 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

Columbia University
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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