While our housing office makes every effort to accommodate transfer students, on-campus housing is not guaranteed.
You can choose from the following options:
Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office helps Columbia students and affiliates find rental housing in the metropolitan area. OCHA manages a database called the Housing Registry, which displays available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing. Prospective roommates can also connect with each other on this site.
- Counseling from affiliated brokers. Columbia Residential works with two local realty agencies, Citi Habitats and Douglas Elliman. Counseling sessions with these agencies are free. If you choose to use broker services, all fees are pre-negotiated and set by Columbia University. Requests for counseling can be made online (use your UNI to login).
OCHA offers hour-long apartment hunting workshops in the conference room located at 90 Morningside Drive. The workshops will be presented by OCHA Manager Susan Saar, with occasional guest speakers from Citi Habitats and Douglas Elliman. No reservation is required.
92Y Residence is available to students for periods of 30 days or longer.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Manager of Housing and Student Life
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