How to Apply

Applying for UAH

The Fall 2018 Housing Application is currently open. For information on housing eligibility, the application and approval processes, the wait list, moving in, and more, see Housing Essentials.

Important Dates 

March 15  Fall 2018 application opens 
May 1 - July 26 Schools make housing approval decisions
July 30 Instructions sent to students on wait list 
August 1  Deadline to respond to wait list instructions 
August 6 First round of Waitlist offers
September 15  Transfer requests begin to be reviewed 
September 28  Deadline to apply for fall 2018 housing 

Applying for housing   

1. Sign-Up Code: In order to log in to My Housing Portal and apply for housing, you will need to obtain a sign-up code. You will also need your PID number (Cxxxxxxxxx) in order to access the portal. 

  • New Students: Housing applications instructions are typically sent with acceptance materials, along with your PID number. If you do not have a sign-up code, you can obtain one from the Housing Liaison of your school.
  • Continuing Students: If you are a continuing student not already in housing, you can obtain the sign-up code from either your Housing Liaison or by contacting UAH. Your PID number can be found by logging into SSOL.

2. Create an account through My Housing Portal, log in, and apply for housing.

  • You will be able to monitor the status of your housing application, and update it as needed through My Housing Portal.
  • Review Types of Accommodations before completing application. 

Apply For Housing

Click here to sign up for an account and apply for housing. If you already have an account, log into the Housing Portal.

If you have questions, please contact us.


Disability Services: Accommodations are provided for students whose disabilities substantially limit their ability to live in Columbia's traditional housing units. Students must follow the University's Disability Housing Accommodations Procedures & Guidelines. For information, see Housing Essentials.

International House: If you are interested in applying for International House (I-House) through UAH, you must ALSO complete the I-House application. See this section of our site for more information. 

Incomplete or Inaccurate Applications: Incomplete or inaccurate applications cannot be forwarded to your school for consideration. We will contact you for correction or completion, which may delay the review process.

Security: In order to insure proper security and confidentiality, the Housing Portal is located on a secure server. All the data submitted through the portal is encrypted for maximum protection from anyone trying to intercept this information.