Student tenants living in Columbia housing may request to transfer by submitting an application on the Housing Portal. Transfer approvals cannot be guaranteed and are dependent on eligibility and availability of housing.

Transfer requests are evaluated on a rolling basis between September 15 and May 15. 

Applications received outside of these dates will be evaluated only as units become available. 

Transfer Eligibility Requirements

Law School Housing  Law School Housing 
General Studies Housing General Studies Housing 
International House 

At end of contract only  *Law students not eligible 

Bayit Not eligible 

To be eligible to transfer, a student must:

  • Be a current tenant in UAH
    Priority is determined based on length of time in housing and reason for transfer. In general, students in their first year of housing do not receive priority.
  • Be a full-time student with continued eligibility for housing.
    Students in their last semester of housing eligibility may not transfer.
  • Be in good standing with Student Financial Services
  • If requesting to transfer to couple or family housing, provide acceptable documentation to prove couple or family status.
    Due to the limited availability of couple and family units, priority is determined based on length of time in housing and the reason for transfer.

Transfer Types

General Transfer

For students in UAH units who would like to move to another UAH apartment or room. Please note that due to limited availability, students in their first or last year of housing are typically not prioritized for transfer. 

Room to Room Transfer

For a student in a UAH unit who wishes to move in with a friend who has a vacant room in their apartment share or dorm suite. You will need to indicate the address and room number on the transfer application. 

Group Share Transfer 

For two or more students in UAH units who would like to live in the same apartment. Please note that availability for group transfers is very limited. 


If you have questions please contact us at 212-854-9312 or email