Check-In preparations are underway. This page will serve as your hub for all Check-In information for returning sophomore, junior, and senior students and has been updated with Check-In locations following the August 10 message

We can't wait to welcome you to a new academic year at Columbia!

Information about Check-In for first-year students is available here.


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1. Select Your Check-In Day

Upperclass students should log into the Housing Portal to select their preferred arrival day and time. We encourage students to check in on formal Check-In Day, September 1; however, students may choose to arrive over the weekend. 

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2. Initiate Check-In Online

In late August, returning upperclass students will need to initiate Check-In through the Housing Portal. Plan to initiate Check-In 24 hours prior to arriving on campus to prevent move-in delays.  

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3. Complete Check-In at Your Assigned Location

Arrive on the day you selected in the Housing Portal. Your Check-In location will be determined by your residence hall. See Check-In locations and instructions here.

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4. Proceed to Your Room

Before you unpack your belongings, complete our brief three-question survey about your Check-In experience as well as the Room Condition Report (RCR; formerly known as the Web Inventory Report). You will receive more information about the RCR after you have initiated Check-In.