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Office of Residential Services

Move-In Information

Upcoming Move In Dates

Residents are required to check in on their assigned Move-In Day otherwise their assignment will be cancelled.

  • Summer B Move-In:  Thursday, July 2, 2020 1pm - 5pm 
  • Fall Move-In: Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28 9am - 5pm (You must sign up for an appointment on the Housing Portal)

We are excited to welcome you to housing at Teachers College! Below is important information regarding move-in. Please read this page carefully.

Immunization

All incoming residents must have their immunization records approved by Insurance and Immunization Records Office or you will not be able to move in.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all students document immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, as well as document that they either have received the meningitis vaccine or have declined to receive it.

For questions about your immunization records, please contact the Insurance and Immunization Records.

155 Thorndike Hall
Phone: (212) 678-3690
Fax: (212) 678-3681
Email: health-immunization@tc.edu

Move-In Process & Location

Residents are expected to move in on the following days/time: 

  • Summer B Move-In:  Thursday, July 2, 2020 1pm - 5pm 
  • Fall Move-In: Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28 9am - 5pm (You must sign up for an appointment on the Housing Portal)

Parking & Unloading

The best place to unload your vehicle is directly in front of your respective residence hall. Bins will be made available (except in Grant and Sarasota) to assist you in the transportation of items from your vehicle to your unit. Bins may be obtained at Whittier Hall basement, New Residence Hall lobby, and Bancroft Hall lobby. 

To avoid being ticketed or towed, please pay attention to all parking signs. Unloading areas will be marked off in front of each residence hall. TC does not have parking spaces, so we recommend street parking or local garages.  The nearest garage is located at 532 W 122nd Street.

TC ID Card

We strongly encourage all new students to upload an ID photo in advance to expedite the acquisition of your ID card. Please visit the Card Services website for instructions.

Please upload your photo ASAP to have your ID ready at check-in.

Family Residents: Affiliate ID Photos

If you have affiliates living with you, we strongly encourage them to upload ID photos as well. This will expedite your check in process. In order to do so, all affiliates must first activate their UNI.

After they activate their UNI, visit the Card Services website for instructions. The requirements for these photos are the same as for your ID photo.

Please upload photos by ASAP to have your ID ready at check-in.

Internet

Please look for a separate email with information about logging on to the Wi-Fi in your unit.

Orientation

All new residents must attend the Residential Student Orientation, which will be:

  • Summer B Move-In & Fall Move-In Residential Orientation: Information regarding Virtual Orientation will be sent to new residents directly.

Renters Insurance

Things happen, make sure you have personal property insurance. Protect all of your personal property that you bring on campus.  Clink on the link to learn more:  https://www.nssi.com/get-started

Family Residents: ConEdison Account

Students in Grant and Sarasota must set up accounts with Con Edison for electricity. Students may do this online at www.coned.com by clicking on “my account” and following the instructions. If you need assistance or further clarification on this process, please contact the Office of Residential Services at 212-678-3235.

Guest Policy During COVID-19 (until further notice)

Effective March 18, 2020 and until further notice, TC Residential Services has updated its guest policy to restrict residents from hosting guests and signing in visitors in all of our residence halls as we continue to make decisions based on recommendations for the safety of all community members.  

We also understand that residents are relying on friends and/or movers to assist with the moving in or out process, if you need assistance with providing access to someone helping you move, please  contact housing@tc.columbia.edu at least 72 hours in advance with the name of the individuals, and the date and time they will be here.

If you have any questions or if we can be of assistance in any way, please let us know!  We look forward to meeting you!

Selema Moliga
Associate Director
sm4165@tc.columbia.edu

Jenn Cultrara
Residence Director
jc4679@tc.columbia.edu