Check-In

FALL 2024 CHECK-IN

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Check-In preparations are underway. This page will serve as your hub for all Check-In information for returning sophomore, junior, and senior students. Important pre-arrival steps and Check-In logistics will be shared over the summer.

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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A Housing staff member helps a student check in.

IMPORTANT DATES

THE CHECK-IN PROCESS

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1. Select Your Check-In Day

Starting in July, upperclass students can select their preferred arrival day and time. We encourage students to check in on formal Check-In Day, August 30; 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 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; locations and instructions will be posted in July.

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4. Proceed to Your Room

Before you unpack your belongings, complete 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.

HOW TO PREPARE

More services and information will be provided in July.