Termination by the University


Columbia Housing may terminate the Occupancy Agreement and repossess the assigned space for any of the reasons listed below. 

  • If the privilege of residing in Columbia Housing residence halls is withdrawn by any duly constituted University disciplinary authority for violation of University rules and regulations or 
  • If the space is found to be occupied by anyone other than the authorized resident
  • If a resident otherwise violates any provision within their Occupancy Agreement or in the Guide to Living
  • If the resident ceases to meet the Eligibility and Occupancy requirements or takes a leave of absence, graduates, or withdraws for any reason
  • If the University finds such action appropriate for reasons of health, safety, or emergency 
  • If the resident fails to follow the Columbia Community Health Compact or any and all other guidelines established by Columbia University at any time to ensure individual and community health

If Columbia Housing terminates the Occupancy Agreement, the resident will continue to be charged for occupancy until the date on which Check-Out is complete.  

If Columbia Housing terminates the Occupancy Agreement, the resident must vacate the space, follow the Check-Out procedures and comply with other Columbia Housing instructions and requests related to Check-Out. If a resident fails to comply with such procedures, instructions, and requests, Columbia Housing may repossess the space and take related action, including removing any property remaining in the space, changing the locks and prohibiting the resident from entering the building in which the assigned space is located, all to the extent permitted by law. The resident will be responsible for any costs incurred by Columbia Housing in taking any of these measures.