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Living on Campus

At Columbia College, we've built more than just a campus. We've cultivated an engaging, inviting environment that makes our campus your home. Our historic campus in the heart of Columbia, Missouri offers five welcoming residence halls, each one brimming with the spirit of progress and optimism.

From our living spaces to our dining options, everything is designed to support your college experience. Here, you are not just studying - you're joining a diverse, supportive community that becomes your home base as you navigate college life. Find your place, make lifelong friendships, and soak up the full Columbia College experience.

A place where tradition meets progress. A place that inspires confidence.
Welcome to our campus.

Your Space, Your Story

Designed to foster personal growth and academic success. Click on each hall to see its room layout.

Banks Hall: Community living space with co-ed double-occupancy rooms

Banks Hall

Community living space with co-ed double-occupancy rooms

New Hall: Modern living space with co-ed double-room suites

New Hall

Modern living space with co-ed double-room suites

Cougar Village: Co-ed apartment complex for returning upperclassmen

Cougar Village

Co-ed apartment complex for returning upperclassmen

Hughes Hall: Female-only living environment with double-room suites & apartments

Hughes Hall

Female-only living environment with double-room suites & apartments

Step Into Your New Home

Ready to experience residential life at Columbia College? Our simple housing process will get you comfortably settled in your new home in no time.

See Yourself Here

Walk our campus, explore our residence halls, and discover Columbia College for yourself. Let us show you what life at Columbia College is all about.

Columbia College is one of the best things that has happened to me. I have met my best friends here and I have grown as a person. I have been able to become a member of TRiO, a first-year mentor, a student ambassador, a study abroad ambassador, TEACH Club president, and maintain a flexible job because of Columbia College. I am/will be forever grateful for Columbia College!

Sky Fischer

Columbia College has opened a world of opportunities. As an international student from Ecuador, I have learned so much about different cultures, as well as being able to proudly share mine. Ever since I got here, I have been looking for leadership opportunities since I love to be involved on campus. I was a resident assistant for a year, I was involved in the student government, and I am a part of four student organizations.

Genoveva Gomez-Lince

I have had a lot of fun with my unique classes that I couldn’t have had anywhere else. I have also had the amazing opportunity to have my first job ever, working to contribute to a better college community.

Jacob Anderson

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.