Union Theological Seminary Student Life
 

Student Affairs

Applying for Student Housing


In order to apply for student housing, all students must fill out an Online Student Housing Application.

Housing applications will only be considered for those entering students who have submitter their tuition deposit. Entering students’ housing applications will not be processed until their tuition deposit has been received by the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid. Thereafter, students will be notified of their eligibility for student housing and be given an opportunity to make specific housing requests, subject to availability.

Dates & Deadlines


Entering Students - May 15*

Continuing Students - April 1*

* All late applications, i.e., those received from continuing and returning students after April 1st or from entering students after May 15th, will be processed on a first-come basis regardless of degree category, and only as space permits.

Applications from students who are delinquent in their financial obligations to the Seminary will not be processed until clearance has been authorized by the Accounting Office, and will be considered as late applications if clearance is delayed.

Entering Students


An "entering student" is one who has been admitted to a degree program who will enroll at the Seminary in that program for the first time at the start of the next academic year.

Students formally admitted to Union Seminary will receive housing information and an application form following their admission and payment of deposit. The application must be completed and returned to the Housing Office within thirty (30) days of receipt with the non-refundable application fee of $50.00. Applications received after May 15th will be processed as late applications. Apply for Student Housing!

Continuing Students


A "continuing student" is one who is currently enrolled as a full-time student and who will continue in the same degree program in the next academic year or one who left the status of a full-time student (as for a leave of absence, intern year, etc.) and who will return to resume regular student status.


Students in Union programs will receive housing information in early March. The online application, including the application fee (if applicable) must be completed by April 1st.

Students already in Seminary housing are not required to pay the application fee. Returning students and those continuing students who are not in Seminary housing at the time they submit the application, must pay the non-refundable application fee of $50.00.


Applications for student housing are processed in accordance with the priority categories as listed in this Housing Handbook.

Note: Applications from students who are delinquent in their financial obligations to the Seminary will not be processed until clearance has been authorized by the Accounting Office, and will be considered as late applications if clearance is delayed.

A continuing student who files an application after April 1st will not retain the right to occupy her/his current housing space.


Application for housing is for the entire academic year (September 1 to May 31). All continuing students requesting residence during the summer (June 1 - August 31) must file a Summer Housing Application. Students who graduate in May or who will not be continuing at the Seminary the following September will be eligible for summer housing from June 1 - July 31 and must also file a Summer Housing Application.

Online Housing Application Instructions

    • Entering student, returning students and those continuing students who are not in Seminary housing at the time they submit the application, must pay the non-refundable application fee of $50.00

    • Once you start your online housing application you cannot save it, and return to it later.

    • If you have questions, or experience difficulties with the online application, please contact The Office of Student Housing at housing@uts.columbia.edu. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for a response.

    • Housing applications will only be considered for those entering students who have submitter their tuition deposit. Entering students’ housing applications will not be processed until their tuition deposit has been received by the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid. Thereafter, students will be notified of their eligibility for student housing and be given an opportunity to make specific housing requests, subject to availability. 

    • Applications from students who are delinquent in their financial obligations to the Seminary will not be processed until clearance has been authorized by the Accounting Office, and will be considered as late applications if clearance is delayed.

    • Please Note: Upon completing your online application you will see a confirmation screen. Please print it and keep it for your records.

    • From the list of forms on the Online Housing Application page (link below), please select either Academic Year Housing Application for academic year housing options or Summer Housing application for summer housing options. 

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