Check-In Day

Check-In Day is when you officially become a resident of Columbia Housing!

A student at a Check-In Station

General Check-In for First-Year students is on Sunday, August 25

Students who participate in bag drop on Saturday, August 24 should skip to step 3 of this process: Complete Check-In at Your Assigned Station.

What to Expect

You can review your assigned Check-In time in the "Move-In Information" tab of the Housing Portal.

We will adhere strictly to assignments and late arrival may result in delays.

Unload zones refer to the location where can cars can unload items. Zones and arrival instructions will vary by residence hall. 

More detailed information will be shared in early August.

Check-In stations will be staffed by Columbia Housing. When you arrive, you will pick up your Columbia University ID (CUID) card which will be encoded with your building access and will also function as your room key. 

Check-In station locations will vary by building. Locations and arrival instructions will be shared in early August.

Your room assignment is viewable in the "Move-In Information" tab of the Housing Portal

Be aware that elevators are reserved for moving belongings to rooms and for disability access. Individual access to residential floors may be restricted to stairs. 

Before you unpack, log into the Housing Portal to take our brief, three-question survey about your Check-In experience and to complete the Room Condition Report (RCR). The RCR records the conditions of the room and furniture at the time of Check-In. This report is the basis for charges for any damage and/or loss attributable to the resident during occupancy.

Welcome to Academic Year 2024-2025!

Below are some resources that you may find helpful as a resident in Columbia Housing:

Convocation is scheduled for after Check-In activities have ended. The time and location of convocation will be communicated to you by your school over the summer.