Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program students will be guaranteed access to Columbia University Apartment Housing (UAH). General Studies students are usually accommodated in apartments or dormitory-style suites shared by other Columbia students. Each student typically has his or her own bedroom while sharing kitchen and bath facilities. An overview of types of accommodations is available on the UAH website.

Housing Application Timeline

Fall Semester

Application Opens


Review Process

April-Early July

Housing Assignments*

Early to Mid-July

Wait List Opens


Wait List Closes

Late September

*Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis as spaces become available.

Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program students who plan to apply for Columbia University housing will receive instructions in their third-year transition packets, which will be given to them by their academic advisors in the spring term of their second year at CityU.