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Housing contracts and assignments

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Housing contract

Any student wanting on-campus housing must complete and sign a housing contract. The housing contract is for one year, or for the fall and spring semesters. Contracts are binding for the contracted time period and generally will not be cancelled so long as the student remains enrolled at Columbia College. Students will be able to submit an electronic contract via CougarTrack after admission has been granted. All returning students will receive information from the Office of Residential Life regarding the renewal process. No student can reserve a residence hall space until a housing contract has been submitted. Questions regarding the housing contract should be addressed to the director of Residential Life at (573) 875-7450.

Important housing contract submission deadlines

  • July 15: Deadline to cancel housing contract or to submit an appeal requesting an exception to the housing requirement.
  • August 1: Deadline to submit housing contract for fall.
  • December 15: Deadline for new-to-housing students to submit housing contract for spring.
  • December 20: Deadline to cancel housing contract or to submit an appeal requesting an exception to the housing requirement.

Housing reservations and assignments

Students have the opportunity to submit room and roommate requests on their housing contract. Residential Life will make every effort to accommodate requests, but no guarantees can be made. The earlier a request is submitted, the greater the likelihood that the request will be honored.

Students are notified of their room and roommate assignment by June 1, 2018, for the fall semester. On this date, assignment information will be emailed to the student's Cougar email account. Students will be given their roommate's telephone number so they can make contact prior to the start of the semester. Please be aware that all assignments are subject to change.

The college reserves the right to establish room and roommate assignment procedures. Roommate assignments are not made on the basis of race, color or creed.

Housing for students with disabilities

Residential Life recognizes that students with disabilities who live on campus may have special needs that require special accommodations. Any student with a special need is asked to contact Residential Life to discuss his/her situation. Residential Life is committed to finding solutions and offering assistance and accommodations.


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