During your time at Columbia University Medical Center, your housing needs may change. Maybe you'd like to move in with your partner, or from off-campus to on-campus housing, or finally get a studio. Explore our residential spaces, which include single dormitory rooms; 2-, 3-, and 4-person suites; one-bedroom apartments; and furnished and unfurnished studios.
All single applicants enrolled in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are guaranteed dormitory-style accommodations in Bard Hall. However, you may apply for housing in Georgian Residence; Towers 1, 2, and 3; or 154 Haven Ave. Accommodations in other buildings are assigned based on availability.
Important Application Dates
- September 1–30: Reapplication Process
If you weren't assigned on-campus housing during the initial assignment process but are still interested in living on-campus, you can apply again. Learn more about the reapplication process.
- First Monday in October-January 15: Room/Building Transfer
Current students who meet certain criteria can apply for room transfers. Learn more about eligibility and our transfer process.
- February 1–March 31: Current Couples Housing Lottery
If you're currently enrolled in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and would like on-campus couples housing, you can apply now. Read about our housing lottery for couples.
- March: Bard to Towers Lottery
If you're currently living in Bard Hall and are interested in transferring to unfurnished 2-, 3-, and 4- bedroom apartments in the Towers, attend an informational session in March. Units will be ready for move-in during the summer months. Learn more about the Bard to Towers lottery.