Occupancy Terms and Agreement

Students are required to abide by the Columbia Community Health Compact. Failure to follow the guidelines in the compact may impact the resident’s ability to reside on-campus and will permit the University to terminate their Occupancy Agreement immediately.


Every resident of Columbia Housing’s residence halls and brownstones must sign and submit an Occupancy Agreement, a document that outlines the terms and conditions governing residence in any Housing facility. For most residents, the Occupancy Agreement becomes available on the Housing Portal at the time of Room Assignment. A resident will not be permitted to Check-In until they have signed and submitted their Occupancy Agreement to Housing. Failure to sign may delay your Check-In process or jeopardize your room assignment. If you do not sign the agreement, your room may be reassigned to another student, and you may lose guaranteed Housing status and be moved to the non-guaranteed waitlist.