Housing Contracts and Assignments

All students required to live on-campus must complete and digitally sign a housing contract. The housing contract is for the fall and spring semesters of that academic year. Contracts are binding for the contracted time period and generally will not be cancelled as long as the student remains enrolled at Columbia College. Admitted students will be able to submit an electronic contract via The Housing Portal. Use your CC credentials to log-in. All returning students will receive information from the Office of Residential Life regarding the renewal process. No student can sign up for 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.

Roommate and Room Selection Process

In March, students may begin self-selecting their residence hall and room for fall semester. Students are able to search for a potential roommate by name or browse attributes they desire in a potential roommate. Once a roommate match is made, a student can proceed to select a room based on the timeline mentioned above. When selecting a room, students can view a roster of room numbers and students' names. 

Some parameters have been set based on sex and new/returning students space. When logging in, available rooms will be displayed based on those parameters. 

Students who choose not to select a specific space will be automatically placed in mid-July.

Please be aware that all assignments are subject to change.

Housing for Students with Disabilities

Columbia College 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 the Office of Residential Life to discuss their situation. Columbia College is committed to finding solutions and offering assistance and accommodations.

Important Dates

Review the dates below to make sure your application and room selection are submitted on time.

Date Description
February 19 Deadline to submit application for Cougar Village and Hughes Haven.
March 11 - July 15 Room selection opens for returning residents.
April 1 - July 15 Room selection opens for new residents.
July 15 All roommate and room selection processes close. All assignments will be made by Residential Life staff.

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