Columbia's housing is reserved for full-time MDIV, MAPT, and MA(TS) students. , Full-time ThM students may be eligible for housing as space permits. The Admissions Office distributes housing application forms to admitted students. Students should apply for housing as early as possible following acceptance and should direct all inquiries about housing to the Business Office. For students who prefer to live off-campus, numerous housing options are within easy commuting distance.
Housing for Single Students
This residence hall offers efficiencies, suites, and individual rooms, all with private baths. Most single rooms are fully furnished, but some unfurnished rooms are available. Furnished and unfurnished suites consist of two rooms and a private bath. Efficiency apartments are available to single students if these units have not been assigned to married students. Click here for sample floor plans.
New Residence Hall
This building contains one-bedroom apartments for singles, two- and four-bedroom apartments that can be shared by full-time students, as well as suites and studios. All units include private bathrooms (one per bedroom). Apartments have full kitchens, including refrigerators and microwave ovens. The new residence hall is a "green" facility designed and constructed to achieve LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Click here for sample floor plans.
Note: Students who live in single rooms and suites are required to participate in the standard meal plan (16 meals per week).
Housing for Married Students without Children
Married students without children may live in residence hall suites or in apartments, which include cooking facilities. They are also eligible for one- and two-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom apartments (students with children have first priority).
Note: Students who live in efficiencies are not required to participate in the standard meal plan (16 meals per week).
Housing for Students with Children
This housing offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments for students with children. Refrigerators are not included; however, most apartments are equipped with washer/dryer hook-ups. The apartment community includes a playscape and picnic area. Click here for sample floor plans.
Housing for Students with Special Needs
Columbia has a small number of housing units that are accessible to persons with physical limitations.
Special Note for All Students: A student who has entered into a lease agreement for a seminary housing unit for a term, but who has not yet occupied the unit, is responsible for payment in full unless written notice that the unit will not be used is given to the Vice President for Business and Finance at least two weeks before the first day of classes. In that case, no rent will be charged for that term. In other cases, the seminary may give the student a refund amount.