Guide to Living

WHAT IS THE GUIDE TO LIVING?

Updated for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

The Guide to Living is a collection of policies and procedures created by Columbia Undergraduate Housing and Residential Life in collaboration with other campus partners, including Columbia Health, Student Financial Services, Public Safety, and more. The Guide is not a complete list of policies and procedures, and the absence of an item does not constitute an approval of any practice. Columbia Housing maintains the right to determine individual allowable practices based on safety within our residence halls and equity amongst our residential students.

Residential students should familiarize themselves with the content of the Guide to Living prior to moving into a Housing-owned or operated residence hall or brownstone. Failure to comply may result in the Residential Life Conduct Process or Dean’s Discipline.

Additional important Columbia University policy information is available on the University Policies website.

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The Guide to Living is searchable using the filters or search field below. Or, use the quick links to find key items like the Terms & Conditions for living in Columbia Housing, policies updated for the current academic year or items adjusted due to COVID-19.

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