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Columbia Housing Services offers room packages in Carman Hall, a residence hall on the Morningside Campus, for guests during Commencement Week.

Commencement Housing applications are now available and will be accepted online on a first-come, first-served basis. The reservations can be made online and applications will be accepted in mid-February 2016. Parents who do not have internet access may have their graduating seniors apply for them in person at 114 Hartley Hall. Credit cards will be billed automatically upon application and confirmation. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis until all rooms are filled.

Please be aware that this is dormitory-style housing. Families may reserve either a half suite, which cosists of two single twin XL beds and shares a bathroom with the adjacent room, or a full suite, which consists of two double rooms (four single twin XL beds) and shares the same bathroom. Please note that if you reserve only one room, you will share the bathroom with the party in the adjacent room.

A limit of two rooms (one full suite suite) may be reserved per graduate. To view rates, application procedures and cancellation policies, please visit the Commencement Housing Website. You may access the reservation form here as well.


In addition to on-campus accommodations, discounted rates may be available to Columbia University students and guests at some local hotels and hostels. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible. Please note that if neighborhood hotels become booked, the city's many midtown hotels are only a short subway ride from the University. Please see below for a list of off-campus accommodations that may offer special rates for Columbia-affiliated guests.

Hotel Beacon
2130 West 75th Street
New York, NY
212-787-1100 x623
NYLO New York City
2178 Broadway at West 77th Street
New York, NY
212-362-1100 or 800-497-6028
Hotel Belleclaire
250 West 77th Street
New York, NY
The Hotel Newton
2528 West Broadway
New York, NY
212-678-6500 or 800-643-5553
Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY
The Lucerne Hotel
201 West 79th Street
New York, NY
212-875-1000 x80 or 800-492-8122
The Travel Inn Hotel
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
212-695-7171 or 800-869-4630
Marriott Courtyard—Upper Eastside
410 East 92nd street
New York, NY
Aloft Harlem Hotel
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, New York 10027
212-749-4000 or 1-866-961-2995
The Plaza
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

For additional recommended off-campus accommodations, visit the Housing website.