Wait List

Housing Portal

Student Housing Waitlist  

The Spring 2020 Waitlist will open December 26. To apply for Spring 2020 housing, please review How to Apply and submit an application.

Waitlist Guidelines

To receive an offer from the waitlist, students must follow the following guidelines: 

  • Waitlist rounds: Tuesday and Thursday between 11 AM - 1 PM Eastern during the waitlist period (availability permitting)
  • To participate in any given waitlist round, housing application must be received by 8 AM on the day of the round.
  • Selection Form and Unit List will go live on this page at 11 AM.
  • Responses are accepted through the appropriate selection form only. No email responses will be considered.
  • Responses must be received by 1 PM Eastern to be considered for that round.
  • Only the first response received per student will be counted. If the response is missing information or contains inaccurate information, it will not be counted. Responses must include the full address and apartment number for the requested unit. Additional entries will not be considered.
  • Those who respond will be assigned to available units on a first-come, first-served basis. Reassignments will not be accommodated.
  • American Language Program students are not eligible to participate in the waitlist.
  • Single students may request a roommate only if the requested roommate is also active on the waitlist. Units with multiple rooms available will be prioritized for roommate requests.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time to receive an offer.
  • Students who receive an offer will have until 11:59 PM Eastern the following day to accept or decline.
  • Additional details about the housing unit will not be provided. The only information available about the unit will be included in the unit list.
  • If an offer expires or is declined, students must reapply for the waitlist.
  • While we base waitlist assignments on self-selection, we must also take into account the needs of the unit. As such, requests for specific units cannot be guaranteed.
  • Offers expiration dates cannot be extended.
  • I-HOUSE: You must have submitted an I-House supplemental application to Columbia Residential prior to the start of the round to be eligible to select an I-House unit during that round. If you select an I-House unit but do not have an application on file, your selection will not be counted.
  • FURNITURE: Units listed as furnished cannot be unfurnished or vice versa. If you select and are assigned a furnished apartment, you may not remove or alter any of the furnishings, fixtures, appliances or locks provided by Columbia Residential.
  • ETHERNET: High-speed wired internet access is available in select Columbia Residential buildings. 
  • MOVE IN DATE: Units will not be available for move in prior to the date listed.
  • All Columbia Residential units are billed by semester.
  • No notification will be sent to participants unless they receive a housing offer. Students who do not receive an offer may participate in future waitlist rounds as long as their housing applications remain active. 
Housing availability is limited and we cannot guarantee that all waitlisted students will receive an offer.

Each semester, new waitlists are generated. Interested students must submit a new application to be considered for that semester's waitlist. 

Should you no longer need housing, please retract your housing application on the Housing Portal to remove yourself from the waitlist. 

Additional Housing Options 

BAYIT: Students interested in living in the Bayit, Columbia's Pluralistic Jewish Communal Living Food Co-op, should visit their website and email bayitrecruiter@gmail.com for application information.

Bayit availability will not be noted on the unit list, but interested residents may apply directly if interested in joining the community.