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First Year Area

The First Year Area (also known as "Southfield") is a vibrant residential area supporting Columbia's first-year student population. The residential spaces include:  

The first year area RAs and Residential Life staff works to program for and support all residents in the area and works closely with Faculty-in-Residence Professor John Kymissis to offer opportunities for students to engage with faculty across the University. Dean-in-residence Cristen Kromm, dean of Undergraduate Student Life, also resides in the area. 

The first year area team consists of one associate director, four residence hall directors, and 45 resident advisers.

Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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