Countdown To Columbia

In This Newsletter

  • Your New Home in NYC
  • Move-in Day: August 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Register for NSOP by 7/28
  • Stay Tuned for Your Housing Assignment Notification
  • Preparing for Registration
  • Insure Your Belongings Before Arrival
  • Look Into Campus Refrigerator Rentals and Sales
  • 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
  • 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!

Sincerely,
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

Move-in Day: August 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Check in at the tent in front of Hamilton Hall, where you will pick up your room key and other important materials, including your University ID card, your orientation badge, and your orientation schedule.

Register for NSOP 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 on August 25 for checking in and moving in.

Stay Tuned for Your Housing Assignment Notification

You will receive an email from Housing in or before early August that will include your Housing assignment, roommate information (if applicable), and mailbox assignment.

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Preparing for Registration

Registration will be available to visiting students via Student Services Online beginning 8/19. You may also consult with an adviser via phone/email before this time. An email regarding registration was sent from Advising Dean Dawn Hemphill on 7/14.

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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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Sign Your Housing Occupancy Agreement

When you receive your Housing Assignment Notification, you will be directed online to 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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Important Dates

Jul
25
Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Aug
1
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Aug
1
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Aug
1
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
Aug
8
Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Aug
25
Move-in/Orientation Begins
Sep
2
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
12
Fall Tuition Bill Due
Sep
19
Deadline to Confirm, Upgrade, or Request a Waiver from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan