Short-Term and VP&S Interview Housing

We offer one to three month stays in Bard Hall for eligible applicants, as well as two-night stays for interviewees at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

1-3 Month Stays

Housing Availability

October 1-April 15


You must fall into one of the following categories to qualify for short-term housing:

  • Part-time graduate degree candidates at Columbia University in an approved program of academic work, as determined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
  • Individuals engaged on a short-term basis in approved activities at Columbia University Medical Center.

How to Apply

  • Your stay must be for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.
  • Obtain a letter from the CUMC department that's hosting you. The letter should include the reason for and the duration of your visit to CUMC.
  • Submit this letter and a photo of yourself via our online short-term housing form.


The monthly rate for short-term accommodation is $830. This includes electricity and wireless internet.

There is a minimum stay of one month and a maximum stay of three months. You may stay a maximum of three extra nights beyond your monthly rate. Each extra night costs $40.

Payment by U.S. personal check, Visa, or MasterCard is due upon your arrival.

2-Night Stays for VP&S Interviewees

Housing Availability



You must be an applicant of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and have an interview date.

How to Apply


The nightly rate is $40. The maximum length of stay is two nights.

You can check in at the Office of Housing Services, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or with the door attendants at 60 Haven Ave after 5 p.m. Check-out is at 10 a.m. after your last night.

Payment by U.S. personal check, Visa, or MasterCard is due upon your arrival.

Apply Online


Located in Bard Hall, short-term housing accommodations feature:

  • A single dorm room, approximately 10'x13'
  • Communal bathrooms and showers on each floor
  • Communal kitchen on the 11th floor
  • Wireless internet provided by CUMC IT

Available only to short-term occupants of 1-3 months:

  • Mail services: You will receive a slip under your door indicating mail is available for pick-up at the Office of Housing Services. After you check out, any mail received for you will be returned to sender unless special arrangements have been made.
  • Pay-per-use washers and dryers on the second floor
  • You can purchase a monthly pass to use Bard Athletic Center, located in the lower levels of Bard Hall.

Each room includes the following amenities:

  • Twin XL bed and mattress, dresser, desk and chair, and lounge chair
  • A set of bed linens and towels

Housekeeping service is not provided. You are responsible for the cleanliness of the room.


Email or call 212-305-HELP (4357), option 2.