First-Year Housing Application Open

Congratulations new students, we can't wait to welcome you to campus in the fall. Get started by completing your First-Year Housing application.

May 03, 2022

You will receive notification from Columbia Housing about accessing the application via the Columbia Housing Portal. 

To ensure a smooth web experience, access is in phases by last name, according to the following schedule:

  • A-E: Tuesday, May 3 beginning 8:00 a.m.
  • F-L: Tuesday, May 3 beginning 4:00 p.m.
  • M-R: Wednesday, May 4 beginning 8:00 a.m.
  • S-Z: Wednesday, May 4 beginning 4:00 p.m.

Please be assured assignments will not be made until all students have completed their application.

The deadline to complete the application is May 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Please refer to the steps outlined on the Housing website to help you complete the application.  

The application will also allow you to request access to bag drop the day before official Check-In (for domestic students only). Learn more about bag drop on the Check-In page. 

More information including your Check-In time will be provided along with your room assignment in late June. In the meantime, mark your calendar:

  • Saturday, August 27:        Bag drop for domestic students only
  • Saturday, August 27:        Check-In for international students
  • Sunday, August 28:          Check-In for Domestic students