In instances where a resident is off-campus and needs to retrieve an item in their room or suite, they can give permission for a proxy escort to enter their assigned space. Proxy escorts do not have to be affiliated with the University.
Columbia Housing will only recognize permission granted through the Proxy Representative form. If Columbia Housing approves the proxy representative, a staff member will grant a non-resident entry to a room or suite. Housing reserves the right to deny a proxy representative for any reason. Residents are allowed one complimentary proxy representative per term. For each subsequent proxy representative, the resident will be charged $20 to their student account.