Countdown To Columbia

In This Newsletter

  • Your New Home in NYC
  • Insure Your Belongings Before Arrival
  • Look Into Campus Refrigerator Rentals and Sales
  • Check for Your Housing Assignment Notification (6/30)
  • Sign Your Housing Occupancy Agreement
  • Learn About Laundry Facilities
  • Read Columbia's Guide to Living: Policies, Procedures, and Services
  • Know Your Community Standards and Behavioral Expectations
  • Become Familiar with the Hartley Hospitality Desk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

On behalf of the entire Columbia Housing team, I extend a warm welcome to the Class of 2018!

Columbia Housing offers students a unique opportunity to make the undergraduate residences home and build a close sense of community within the reach of all that New York City has to offer. The cornerstone of our organization is great hospitality, and we’re working to ensure that check-in is a smooth process for you and your families. Read on to learn more about the steps you need to take before your arrival to campus.

We look forward to welcoming you to the residence halls in August!

Sincerely,
Joyce Jackson
Executive Director of Columbia Housing

Roar-ee at Thursday farmers' market

Your New Home in NYC

While you eagerly await the email announcing your housing assignment, take some time to get to know the city that will be just outside your doorstep.

You may know about quite a few iconic NYC staples already—the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and Broadway, Central Park—but there will be quite a few things yet to discover.

Here are just a few things to get excited about: the High Line, the East River Ferry & Governors Island, the Frick Collection, and the Thursday/Sunday farmers' markets that happen beside the Lerner Hall student center.

News & Announcements

Insure Your Belongings Before Arrival

Are your belongings insured through a parent or guardian’s homeowner’s policy? If not, we encourage you to insure them through your preferred vendor. The University assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of students’ property while residing in Columbia Housing.

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Look Into Campus Refrigerator Rentals and Sales

Columbia Housing facilitates refrigerator-microwave combination unit rentals for students through MicroFridge, the only University-approved combination unit. Refrigerators that meet the size and energy requirements can also be purchased at the University Bookstore or at the EcoReps' Green Sale.

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Check for Your Housing Assignment Notification (6/30)

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. This email will also contain a link to register for NSOP and select your move-in time block.

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Sign Your Housing Occupancy Agreement

When you receive your Housing Assignment Notification, you will be directed online to the Housing Portal to access and sign the Housing Occupancy Agreement. If you are under 18, a parent/guardian will need to sign.

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Learn About Laundry Facilities

Energy-efficient laundry facilities are available in each residence hall and accept payment from your Flex Account, accessed through your Columbia University ID card. You can check machine availability or cycle-time left from your computer or phone!

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Read Columbia's Guide to Living: Policies, Procedures, and Services

You have questions. The Guide to Living has answers. Created for students living in the undergraduate residence halls and brownstones, it addresses many things, including guest passes, maintenance requests, what happens over the break, and borrowing moving bins, to name just a few.

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Know Your Community Standards and Behavioral Expectations

Each member of the residential community shares responsibility in establishing and sustaining a living environment that balances individual and community needs. Please read carefully through the Policies section of the Guide to Living.

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Become Familiar with the Hartley Hospitality Desk

The Hospitality Desk, located in the lobby of Hartley Hall, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with issues such as maintenance and custodial requests, moving bin rentals, keys and locks, and faxes.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
26
COLUMBIA 101 San Francisco
Jun
28
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jun
28
COLUMBIA 101 San Diego
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 Los Angeles
Jul
1
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jul
12
Send-off: Cleveland
Jul
12
Send-Off: Portland
Jul
24
Send-off: Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

Jun
30
Housing Assignment Notification
Aug
1
Submit proof of MMR immunity (30 Days Before Class Registration)
Aug
1
Certify Your Meningitis Vaccination Decision (30 Days Before Class Registration)
Aug
1
Submit Photo for University ID Card
Aug
8
Deadline to Sign Up an Authorized Payer
Aug
12
First Fall Tuition Bill Generated
Aug
17
CUE Pre-orientation Move-in
Aug
20
COÖP and ISOP Pre-orientation Move-in
Aug
24
Move-in Day One
Aug
25
Move-in Day Two
Aug
25
New Student Orientation Program Begins (through 9/1)
Aug
25
Family Orientation and Convocation
Sep
2
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
12
Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan: Confirm, Upgrade, or Request a Waiver
Sep
12
First Fall Semester Tuition Bill Due

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