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Residential Life

Residential Life

We believe that education and development extends beyond the classroom and that it happens wherever you are.

First Year Area

Welcome to the First Year Area (FYA)!

John Jay Hall

John Jay stands 15 stories high and is composed mainly of single occupancy rooms exclusively for first-year stud

Res. Inc.

The Office of Residential Life is excited to offer students interested in entrepreneurship or an entrepreneurship lifestyle the opportunity to participate in Res.

Join a Sorority

Thank you for your interest in sorority life! There are many opportunities for membership at Columbia University. 

Anti-Hazing Policy

Anti-Hazing Policies

The State of New York, Columbia University, and all national fraternities and sororities on campus have adopted anti-hazing legislation or policies.

Residential Living at Columbia University

Residential living at Columbia University offers students a range of options to continue learning beyond classroom experiences.

Professor Roberts

Samuel Roberts (BA in History and African-American Studies, double-major, University of Virginia, 1995; MA in History, Princeton University, 1997; PhD in History, Princeton Univers

Living Learning Center

Residing in the Living Learning Center (LLC), housed in Hartley and

Professor Jones

Professor Matthew Jones: Originally from Reno, Nevada, Matthew Jones is the James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization in the Department of History.


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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.