New Housing Students

Columbia University Irving Medical Center's on-campus accommodations are a practical and cost-effective way to live in Manhattan. All our residential buildings are located on campus, within easy walking distance of academic buildings, labs, the library, 50 Haven Ave. Athletic Center, and public transportation.

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Eligibility

To apply for housing, you must be enrolled full-time in one of the following Columbia University schools or programs:

If you are not eligible for on-campus housing or prefer to live off-campus, you can search for apartments, rooms, and roommates on Columbia University’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance website (managed by the Morningside campus).

Application Timelines

Our housing assignment notifications vary by school and program start date. Refer to the information below to determine your appropriate application timeline. We will not consider any applications submitted outside of their appropriate application timelines. 

The housing application process is divided in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Application
  • Phase 2: Placement

Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 New Housing Students

  • Phase 1: If you'll be enrolled full time in a CUIMC school or program starting in the Summer or Fall, apply for on-campus housing beginning February 1, 2022. All new housing application will incur a $25 non-refundable application fee. The priority deadline for new students to apply is May 1, 2022. School of Nursing Masters Direct Entry and select College of Dental Medicine (Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate) needing to move in early should apply by April 1, 2022.
  • Phase 2: During Phase 2, all students will self-select their apartment and/or bedroom using the CUIMC Housing Portal. During selection, students will be able to see room details, such as floor plans, current occupants, current rates, and other amenities. Lastly, students will e-sign their paperwork and pay the $500 housing commitment fee.

New housing students will be able to select their housing unit during the following dates:

  • April 12-April 15: Selection Time for Students Currently Enrolled at CUIMC (Spring 2022 semester), but not living on-campus (group 1).
  • April 18-April 22: Selection Time for Incoming Masters Direct Entry Nursing Students (MDE) and Incoming Dental Graduates (group 2).
  • May 9-May 27: Selection time for all remaining applicants. To ensure fairness, housing is not first-come, first-served. We provide priority self-selection times to those furthest from campus first (group 3).

It is important to be mindful of the phase 2 selection windows so that you don’t miss the opportunity to find the right space for you. Priority will be calculated by distance from campus as detailed below.

 

 

Spring 2023 New Housing Students

If you'll be enrolled full time in a CUIMC school or program beginning in the spring, apply for on-campus housing starting October 1, 2022. Our team will send out housing placement information via email starting in early November. 

Students can expect to move-in as early as December 27 and no later than January 15.

Housing Placement

Whether you are single or planning to live with a spouse or domestic partner, we have housing options that will suit your needs. We also provide disability housing accommodations for eligible students. All single VP&S (MD, MD-PhD and Genetic Counseling only) and single GSAS applicants are guaranteed housing. 

All students will have the opportunity to self-select their apartment/room. 

To ensure fairness, housing is not first-come, first-served. We provide self-selection times based on an applicant’s home address, according to the following priority scale:

  • International applicants
  • Applicants within the United States coming from farthest west, then moving eastward
  • Applicants from the tristate area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut)

Due to limited room availability, you may be placed on a wait list based on the date we receive your application and your distance from campus. We will notify all students regarding the status of their application. If you have been placed on the waitlist, we will contact you if an accommodation becomes available.

We can't guarantee that you will be offered an accommodation that satisfies your first preference.

How to Apply

To apply, log-on to the CUIMC Housing Portal and select "Application & Placement" in the menu bar. You will be asked to provide some demographic information, your program, and your desired move-in date. 

CUIMC Housing Portal

Cancellation Fees

The application fee is non-refundable. Students who wish to cancel their housing assignment prior to moving-in must notify the Office of Housing Service via email. The commitment fee is 50 % refundable through July 1, 2022. After July 1, the commitment fee is forfeited.

Once the student has moved-in and wishes to cancel their occupancy agreement, they can review cancellation fees and moving out instructions.

Sample Occupancy Agreement

For your convenience, a sample copy of the 2022-2023 is available for download and review. Students will e-sign this agreement during Phase 2 of the Application & Placement process. 

Download 2022-2023 Occupancy Agreement

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