Refrigerators are provided in 47 Claremont, 600 W. 113th St., Brownstones, East Campus, Harmony, Hogan, River, Ruggles, Watt, and Woodbridge. Students may bring their own refrigerator, purchase one at the Columbia University Bookstore or at the EcoReps' Green Sale, or rent one through MicroFridge.


Refrigerators used in individual rooms must not exceed 2.5 cubic feet in volume. Refrigerators and microfridges must be plugged directly into wall outlets and cannot be plugged into power strips/extension cords of any kind. Student-purchased refrigerators (those not provided with a suite or a residence hall kitchen) cannot be kept in common areas and must be kept in the student's room.


  • The only way to have a microwave in your room is by having a MicroFridge.
  • For more information visit MicroFridge or call 800-525-7307. Orders received before August 10th will be delivered prior to the start of the academic year. Orders received after August 10th will be subject to an additional $40 late fee which must be included with payment. All late orders will be delivered after the start of the academic year.
  • MicroFridge information sheet (PDF)