Welcome to the Housing Portal

If you are new to Columbia, you must confirm your attendance before you can enter this portal. The Admissions Department will contact all confirmed incoming students to extend an invitation to apply for housing. It is not recommended to attempt accessing the Housing Portal prior to receiving the email invitation.

You will need your Office 365 credentials to gain access to the Housing Portal. Residence Life cannot assist with password inquiries.

If you forgot your Office 365 credentials, please contact Client Services at 312-369-7001, or, clientservices@colum.edu.

Participation restrictions may apply (ie: GPA, academic, financial and judicial standing).


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If you are experience issues with the housing portal we recommend you to clear your web browser cookies and cache. If you are continuing to run into issues please reach out to our office at residencelife@colum.edu.

2022-2023 Academic Year – New & Transfer Students

Our 2022-2023 academic year housing application is now live! Don't we have some exciting news for you!

What's New?

We are happy to announce we now offer First Year Experience [FYE] learning communitity.

These communities will have a structured focus on the experiences and student development aimed at the first-year experiences at Columbia. Residents who choose to live in this community will engage in intentional learning, social, and creative opportunities designed to enhance the Columbia student experience. FYE residents will participate in community development opportunities on campus and around Chicago, gain essential leadership skills, and have unique opportunities to complement their academic experience.

Please understand the rooms are subject to availability.

Awesome! How Can I Express Interest in First Year Experience?

You can express interest in FYE on the living communities page in the housing portal.

When can I start selecting my room?

Currently, you are only able to submit your application and solidify your roommate group. We anticipate you being able to begin selecting your space mid-June. Once a date has been solidified we will notify you via email. It is recommended you are proactive in checking your Columbia college email account as that is the account we will send communication to.

It's also important to note, returning students always receive priority housing during our annual Contract Renewal Campaign. Please understand the rooms are subject to availability.

In the Meantime, What Should I Do to Prepare for Online Room Selection?

We encourage you to submit a housing application and solidify your roommate groups prior to you receiving a priority timeslot in May.