Short-Term and VP&S Interview Housing

We offer one to three month stays in 50 Haven Ave. for eligible applicants, as well as two-night stays for interviewees at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

1-3 Month Stays (Available October 1-April 15)

Eligibility

You must fall into one of the following categories to qualify for short-term housing:

  • Part-time graduate degree candidates at Columbia University in an approved program of academic work, as determined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
  • Individuals engaged on a short-term basis in approved activities at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

How to Apply

  • Your stay must be for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.
  • Obtain a letter from the CUIMC department that's hosting you. The letter should include the reason for and the duration of your visit to CUIMC.
  • Submit this letter and a photo of yourself via our online short-term housing form.

Rate

  • The monthly rate for short-term accommodation is $830. This includes electricity and wireless internet.
  • There is a minimum stay of one month and a maximum stay of three months. You may stay a maximum of three extra nights beyond your monthly rate. Each extra night costs $40.
  • You can check in at the Office of Housing Services, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or with the door attendants at 60 Haven Ave after 5 p.m. Check-out is at 10 a.m. after your last night.
  • Payment by U.S. personal check, Visa, or MasterCard is due upon your arrival.

Acccommodations

  • A single dorm room, approximately 10'x13', located in 50 Haven Ave.; each room includes a twin XL bed and mattress, dresser, desk and chair, lounge chair, and a set of bed linens and towels
  • Communal bathrooms and showers on each floor
  • Communal kitchen on the 11th floor
  • Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT
  • Mail services: You will receive a slip under your door indicating mail is available for pick-up at the Office of Housing Services. After you check out, any mail received for you will be returned to sender unless special arrangements have been made.
  • Pay-per-use washers and dryers on the second floor
  • You can purchase a monthly pass to use 50 Haven Ave. Athletic Center, located in the lower levels of 50 Haven Ave.
  • Housekeeping service is not provided. You are responsible for the cleanliness of the room.

2-Night Stays for VP&S Interviewees (Available August-January)

Eligibility

You must be an applicant of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and have an interview date.

How to Apply

Rate

  • The nightly rate is $40. The maximum length of stay is two nights.
  • You can check in at the Office of Housing Services, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or with the door attendants at 60 Haven Ave after 5 p.m. Check-out is at 10 a.m. after your last night.
  • Payment by U.S. personal check, Visa, or MasterCard is due upon your arrival.

Accommodations

  • A single dorm room, approximately 10'x13', located in 50 Haven Ave.; each room includes a twin XL bed and mattress, dresser, desk and chair, lounge chair, and a set of bed linens and towels
  • Communal bathrooms and showers on each floor
  • Communal kitchen on the 11th floor
  • Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT

Still Searching for Housing? Consider Subletting at CUIMC

Did you know CUIMC affiliates qualify to sublet an on-campus housing unit? This includes individuals doing rotations at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center during the summer months.

If you need housing for a period when our short-term housing is not available, request the most request sublet list from the Office of Housing Services at housingservices@cumc.columbia.edu.

You can also seek alternate housing options through Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office. If you have questions about OCHA, email ocha@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2773.