Doctoral students are guaranteed five consecutive academic years in student housing, starting with their first semester of registration only if 1) they apply for housing by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter; 2) they remain registered and in good standing in their program. Doctoral students in good standing may request through the UAH portal an additional year at the end of their fifth and sixth years for a maximum of seven consecutive academic years in University Housing. GSAS reviews and makes final decisions on all requests.
The standard housing lease ends on May 31.
Please note: If a doctoral student does not apply for housing; declines an initial offer of housing; or chooses to leave his or her housing assignment before the five-year period ends, any subsequent request for Columbia housing may not be granted.
Beginning in Fall 2018, the Graduate School also will cover the Internet Fee for doctoral students residing in university housing.
To apply for housing, complete the application on the UAH website. For your sign-up code and PID number, please refer to your acceptance letter.
For more information about university housing, see the UAH website.
List of Eligible Programs
Doctoral students in the Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply for UAH housing.