SIPA is given a limited allocation of housing units for full time students by the Columbia University Housing Office.
Priority is given to new incoming students (who have paid their admissions deposit), students who do hot have a credit history in the United States, and who have submitted their application early.
Housing is therefore not guaranteed and students should be prepared to consider alternatives to University Housing.
University Apartment Housing (UAH)
Students who are interested in Columbia Universeity Housing are urged to review detailed housing information, and to apply for UAH accommodation via the online application process, at the Web site below:
Housing decisions are made by SIPA in May and throughout the summer (until mid-July). However, actual assignments are made and communicated directly to students by University Apartment Housing (UAH).
Students not approved for University Housing will be placed on a wait list. An email will be sent to all students who are on the wait list with an explanation of the process, their wait list number, and instructions on how to activate the wait list on July 21, and the deadline to respond will be July 27.
If you have questions concerning housing assignments, policies, and procedures you should contact University Apartment Housing (UAH) directly.
You should also review the information on their website to find answers to most of your questions: deadlines, coordination for requesting specific roommates, revising move-in dates, questions about payments, etc.
Please remember that UAH housing is not guaranteed, and you should be prepared to consider alternatives to University Housing.
Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office (OCHA)
The Columbia Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office (OCHA) is an important resource for finding non-university housing near campus or in other parts of the city. Please visit the Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office to learn about its services (including online apartment listings for rentals and sublets).
Students may apply to International House through their UAH application OR DIRECTLY if they are interested in obtaining accommodation there. Please visit the I-House website for more information.
For other housing-related resources, please refer to this Housing Document.
Housing Contact Information
Your SIPA liaison with the UAH Offices is Tan Nguyen, assistant dean. E-mail questions to email@example.com if you have questions concerning the approval process.
If you have questions concerning housing assignments, policies, and procedures you should contact University Apartment Housing (UAH).