Your Home Away from Home 

Enjoy the spirit, support, and spontaneity of college life when you live, eat, study, and play all in one place. Our residential students enjoy the deepest sense of community and the fullest Columbia College experience—with resources and learning opportunities everywhere.  

Who lives on campus?

On-campus housing at Columbia College is available to full-time students only. Housing includes single and double room options in our residence halls and on-campus cottages. Commuter students can kick back between classes in their own commuter lounge.

Female Students Enjoying Dorms at Columbia College

Every first and second-year student is required to live on campus unless they meet one of the exemption categories:

  • Living in Richland or Lexington County with your parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Living with your spouse and/or children.
  • 21 years or older.

You must fill out the exemption form in order to be considered for exemption. 

How do I apply for housing?

Housing applications are sent once you have been accepted to Columbia College. The application asks about housing preferences, roommate requests, and meal plan options. Preferences are awarded in the order they are received, so the sooner you return your application, the more likely your selection will be honored. 

Submit a Deposit

Your $50 admissions deposit must be received before you will be assigned housing. Have questions? Please call us at 800.277.1301.

 

Student Housing Application

McNair Hall

An all-female, community-style hall that houses first-year students. Located next to the campus tennis courts and in front of Kneece and Knox Halls, McNair features a community kitchen, free laundry, four student lounges, and a fitness center.

Hudson Hall

An all-male, community-style hall that houses first-year students. Located next to the Dining Hall and Wesley Hall, Hudson Hall features three student lounges, a community kitchen, and free laundry.

Wesley Hall

A co-ed, community-style hall that houses upperclassmen. Located next to Mirse and Hudson Hall, Wesley Hall features three student lounges, a community kitchen, and free laundry (shared with Mirse Hall).

Mirse Hall

A co-ed, community-style hall that houses upperclassmen. Next to Wesley Hall, Mirse Hall features three student lounges, a community kitchen, free laundry, and an O.A.S.I.S meditation room.

Looking for Returning Student Housing?

Kneece Hall

Kneece Hall is an apartment-style housing option available for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

kneece hall

Knox Hall

Knox Hall is an apartment-style housing option available for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

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move-in day

Settling In

  • Housing Assignments—learn about your roommate and find out where you'll live on July 1. 
  • New Student Orientation—meet your roommate and explore the residence halls and campus. 
  • Move-In Day

Housing Costs

On-Campus Housing Costs (per semester) 

  • Standard Double: $2,090 
  • Cottages-Standard Double: $2,225
  • Standard Single: $2,550
  • Double as a Single (privatized room): $2,900

One of the biggest perks of living on campus is enjoying home-cooked meals with your friends.

On-Campus Meal Plan Costs (per semester) 

  • 19 meals/week: $2,185 (Required for First Years)
  • 15 meals/week: $2,125
  • 10 meals/week: $2,000 (Seniors and Commuters Only)
  • 5 meals/week: $900 (Commuters Only)

More information about dining services.

Room Furniture

To help you plan and move into your residence hall, we compiled a list of information about our rooms as well as a packing checklist. Each room includes the following: 

  • Bed 
  • Dresser
  • Desk 
  • Desk chair
  • Rooms in Mirse, Wesley, Hudson, and the Cottages also have one night stand 
  • All beds are semi-lofted—the dimensions from floor to top is 40.5" and from the floor to the frame is 30.5" 

Room Dimensions 

Rooms may vary by size, but