Living Off-Campus

If you're a full-time student or full-time postdoctoral research fellow who has requested on-campus housing, our goal is to provide it. If we can't accommodate you, or if you choose to live off-campus, we have off-campus housing listings that include rooms and apartments available for rent in non-Columbia University-owned properties. These listings also include information on brokers who can help you in your search. For our latest listing, email or Rocío Calixto, our leasing agent, at

You can also search for apartments, rooms, and roommates through Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office. If you have not been assigned your UNI (University Network ID) yet, don't worry. You don't need to have a UNI to search; simply sign in as a guest. If you have questions about OCHA, email or call 212-854-2773.

When deciding on off-campus housing, consider your options for getting to and around campus.