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Living Here

Freshmen will find a place to call home right here on campus. We provide lots of options, from living and learning communities to more traditional residence hall settings.

Housing Communities

Housing Communities

Our living and learning communities promote diversity and encourage interaction. Many have a specific academic or thematic focus, so you can immerse yourself in what you love.

Housing Virtual Tour

Residence Halls

Get the scoop on our on-campus living options by comparing floor plans and taking a residence hall virtual tour. Find the hall that best suits you and get packing.

Apply for Housing

Apply for Housing

Once you’ve found the perfect place to live on campus, simply apply for housing online. University Housing will help you every step of the way.

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Off-Campus Living

Freshmen are required to live on campus, but most of our graduate and transfer students are among the 70 percent of students who live off campus. Columbia is an easy-to-navigate city that offers plenty of student-centered housing. Visit Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations to learn more about off-campus housing options, your rights as a tenant or to request legal services.