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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Teachers College offers a variety of housing options for single and married students, students with domestic partners, and single parents. We have approximately 450 rooms/apartments for single students and 150 apartments available for families/domestic partners. Since many students choose to remain in residence halls for their entire stay at Teachers College, the number of spaces available for any given semester is less than the total number of spaces reflected above, and usually ranges from between 150-250 spaces. We accept applications for housing up to one year before you plan to begin your studies.

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Notification of Housing Assignments

Applicants will be notified by the Office of Residential Services of their housing status once offers are made for the semester for which they have applied. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in mailing address, telephone number, and/or email address. Notification that a housing space is available will be accompanied with a Housing Contract and other documentation, which must be returned along with a $750 housing deposit to hold the space. This deposit is held in an interest bearing account for the duration of the student's residence and may not be used for the semester housing charges.

Housing assignments are made based on space availability, geographic location, and the date in which a student's housing application is received. Every effort is made to accommodate each applicant's housing preferences. There are transfer periods available, where students may choose to submit a request to change from their current space.

Each student's assignment letter packet contains information regarding the unit to which the student has been assigned. This information includes the type of unit, the semester rates, the mailing address, and telephone number. Also, information regarding check-in dates and times will be enclosed.