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Visiting Orientation

Your transition to Columbia Law School is a quick and exciting one. Get started here!

Here’s how to get started.

Your first step: formally enrolling at Columbia Law School.

You cannot complete any checklist items, pre-register for courses, or register for Early Interview Program until you have enrolled.

To secure the space that has been reserved for you in the 2023–2024 Visiting Class, you must submit a $600 nonrefundable deposit.

Online Enrollment Form
Complete the Online Enrollment Form and make a payment by credit card (recommended).

Complete these nine key tasks:

Academic Calendar
View the 2023–2024 academic calendar.

Interested in joining a journal? Review the application process. 

Library Services
Take advantage of the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library’s extensive resources. 

Office of Student Services
Meet your Student Services team.

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.

General inquiries on Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) and resources can be emailed to [email protected].

Other Resources

Teachers College
525 West 120th Street
Phone: 212-678-3235

Columbia Residential (Guest Housing)
400 West 119th Street
Phone: 212-854-9300

Office of Work/Life (Housing and Relocation)
Columbia University
Phone: 212-854-8019