Doctoral students are limited to five consecutive years in student housing, starting with their first semester of registration and subject to 1) their applying for housing by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter; 2) their remaining registered and in good standing in their program. Doctoral students may request an additional one or two years for a maximum of seven years. Requests for extensions beyond the fifth year should be made through the UAH portal. GSAS reviews and makes final decisions on all requests.
Doctoral students with advanced standing are guaranteed continuous placement in Columbia housing for four years from the first date of registration or the duration of their program, whichever is shorter, subject to the same conditions.
The standard housing lease ends on May 31.
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.
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.