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Undergraduate Student Life

Residential Life

At Columbia, we believe that education and development extends beyond the classroom and that it happens wherever you are. Most of our students live on campus and are members or leaders in multiple clubs and organizations, creating an active campus life and vibrant residential community.

The door is always open for you to shape a residential community that encourages and supports individual expression and collective responsibility.

Explore the city.  Embrace the neighborhood.  Make our campus your home. 

Mission Statement

Residential Life fosters safe and inclusive living and learning environments beyond the classroom to holistically develop responsible global citizens.


To Involve.  To Inspire.  To Transform.


Engagement:   We encourage intellectual and interpersonal connections within the residential community and beyond.

Development:  We endorse healthy life balance that encompasses nurturing the mind, body, and spirit in order to maximize potential.

Responsibility:  We seek to develop community members who live their values, are accountable to self and others, and reflect on the impact of their actions and behaviors.

Inclusivity:  We foster recognition of commonalities and differences across a spectrum of identities and seek the perspectives not present in our pursuit of shared understanding.

Learning:  We celebrate all experiences as opportunities for education by embracing inquiry and discourse to promote transformational growth.

Learning Goals

Wellness: Students will make choices that promote physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Diversity:  Students will recognize similarities, understand how personal and cultural identity shapes perspective, and incorporate differences into decision-making and actions.

Accountability: Students will demonstrate behaviors reflecting an understanding of how individual choice impacts self and community.

Community: Students will develop a sense of engagement and mattering.

Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6805

Fax: (212) 854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Student Groups & Events

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