Plan Your Arrival
A great part of your experience as a first-year student at Columbia University is learning to be open to new situations and experiences. Your first room, roommate, and residence hall in college will definitely be experiences that you will never forget.
You will receive an email from Columbia Housing on Monday, June 30, with your housing assignment, roommate information (if applicable), mailbox assignment, and confirmation of your Dining Plan. If you don’t receive this email, or haven’t signed your Occupancy Agreement online, please email email@example.com. Detailed information about Columbia Housing and the residence halls is available at housing.columbia.edu.
Exchange and transfer students will receive their Housing assignments by late August.
In the meantime, here are some useful tools to help you make the necessary arrangements for your arrival on campus to ensure that your move-in experience is as stress-free as possible:
30 Days Before Registration
Submit proof of MMR immunity at least 30 days before class registration.*
Certify your meningitis vaccination decision online before class registration.
*If admitted less than 30 days before registration, your ability to register will be on hold until your MMR documentation is received and processed.
2 Weeks Before Your School Orientation
Submit a photo online for your University ID card. You will be able to pick up your card when you arrive on campus.
First-Year Housing Assignments Are Released
Last day to register a parent or other family member to receive the first Fall term statement.
First Fall E-Bill statement emailed to students.
Pre-Orientation Check-In for Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) participants
Pre-Orientation Check-In for Columbia University Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP) participants
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) starts
Exchange and Transfer Assignments Will Be Released in Late August Prior to Check-In
Exchange Students Check-In