Countdown To Columbia

In This Newsletter

  • Your New Home in NYC
  • Register for NSOP and Secure Your Move-in Time by 7/28
  • Signing Your UAH Housing Contract
  • Review the Guide to Living at Carlton Arms
  • Insure Your Belongings Before Arrival
  • Look Into Campus Refrigerator Rentals and Sales
  • Learn About Laundry Facilities
  • Know Your Community Standards and Behavioral Expectations
  • Become Familiar with the Hartley Hospitality Desk
  • Join the Peer Connector Network (PCN)
  • Group Advising Session (8/27)
  • Major-Specific Advising Session
  • Important Dates

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

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!

Joyce Jackson
Executive Director of Columbia Housing

Roar-ee Lion at the 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

Register for NSOP and Secure Your Move-in Time by 7/28

Remember to register for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) by Monday, July 28. When registering, you will also select your preferred two hour block of time for checking in and moving in.

Signing Your UAH Housing Contract

On move-in day, proceed directly to Carlton Arms at 362 Riverside Drive for your scheduled contract signing appointment. You will need two passport sized photographs with your name written on the reverse side of each. Please note: the pictures can be printed and not professional.

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Review the Guide to Living at Carlton Arms

Created specifically for students living at 362 Riverside Drive, the Guide to Living at Carlton Arms outlines many things, including guest passes, maintenance requests, and general building procedures like mail service and lockouts.

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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 another 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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Learn About Laundry Facilities

The laundry room is located in the basement of Carlton Arms and can be reached by using the elevator. Laundry machines are card-operated and cards can be purchased in the laundry room. If any problems with the machines are encountered, please contact the service number on the back of the card.

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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. Read carefully through the Guide to Living; your RA will be a resource for any policies/procedures that are different for Combined Plan students.

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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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Join the Peer Connector Network (PCN)

If you are interested in 1) meeting new people and 2) attending workshops and social events with peers who want to help with your transition into the Columbia community, then sign-up to participate in the Peer Connector Network program!

Group Advising Session (8/27)

During NSOP, there will be a mandatory group advising session on August 27, 9:00-11:00 a.m. This session will include a student panel to answer your questions and provide general information to help you prepare your fall schedule. For details, check the student schedule book you will receive on campus.

Major-Specific Advising Session

After the group advising session, each department will have a mandatory major-specific advising session. You will meet with a faculty adviser in your department and learn about courses for the fall semester. This is also a time to discuss courses taken that you may be able to apply toward your major.


Important Dates

Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Move-in/Orientation Begins
First Day of Fall Semester
Fall Tuition Bill Due
Deadline to Confirm, Upgrade, or Request a Waiver from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan