Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office (OCHA)
Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office assists Columbia students and affiliates in their search for rental housing in the metropolitan area. OCHA manages a database known as the Housing Registry which includes available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing. Prospective roommates can also post and search profiles on this site. In addition, OCHA offers housing search counseling and is supported in these efforts by our cooperative relationships with two New York City real estate/relocation agencies.
Citi-Habitats – Student Discount on Broker’s Fee
Bouchra is one of the premier real estate agents at Citi-Habitats. She is located in their Upper West Side branch and has relationships with the landlords in the area. Bouchra is also a parent so she is sensitive to housing needs for families. Because of CUFSN’s special relationship, members will receive a reduced broker’s fee.
– Columbia University Family Support Network
- Build a community for Columbia Students with families.
- Create and serve as a centralized resource for families to communicate and disseminate information.
- Voice the issues faced by Columbia Students and their family members.
- Advocate for University-wide policies that will affect and improve the quality of life for Columbia Students and their family members.
– CUFSN Co-op List
Link to Form: Here
– CUFSN Spouse/Partner Contact List
Link to Form: Here
– CUFSN Member Survey
We at CUFSN have been diligently working with various student groups, the student government, University Senate, Deans of your school and University administrations and offices in order to collect information and raise awareness on the issues faced by you and your family. We think we know what your challenges are but only you can really tell us so please take a minute to fill out this form so that we can better understand your unique challenges and ensure that services and events accurately reflect your needs. Your feedback will dictate what services and events CUFSN should focus on as well as help us to advocate for issues that are important to you. As a student with a family, we know the limited amount of time you have and that this challenge keeps you from being able to become more active in your community. While we know you exist, the University may not. So help us to make sure your voice is heard by filling out the form below. We promise that we tried to make it as easy and painless as possible!
Link to Form: Here
Childcare, Tutoring and Home Assistance
– Barnard Babysitting Service
- Office: 212.854.2035(Please note that during the months of September and January they experience a very high volume of phone calls so your messages might not be returned right away.)
- Email: email@example.com Address: 49 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY 10027 (on the corner of 119th Street) second floor of Elliott Hall
- Website: http://barnardbabysitting.com/
- “The Barnard Babysitting Service, founded in 1965, links student babysitters with New York City families for one-evening or weekly jobs and even opportunities to accompany a family on vacation. The agency has about 1500 registered employees and over 2500 clients looking for sitters….Parents only need to pay a $25 annual fee and get a note from the family’s pediatrician to list babysitting opportunities with the service. Because of security reasons, the sign-up system is not online. Instead, sitters sign up for jobs in binders located in the agency’s office, which is next to Barnard’s Office of Career Development Center in Elliott Hall.” (Pandolfi, Columbia Spectator 11/14/06)
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– Office of Work|Life
- Deborah Ashe
- Director of School and Child Care Search Service
- Office: 212-851-9180
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://worklife.columbia.edu
- Columbia University’s Office of Work/Life fosters the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit of meaningful and productive academic, personal and work lives. The Work|Life website provides a central location for relevant policies, programs and services available through Columbia University ranging from Adult & Elderly Care, Breastfeeding Support, Childcare & Schooling, Housing Information and Wellness.
– Columbia Center for Career Education
- Visit www.careereducation.columbia.edu/employers
- Click on “Click here to Register” link
- Type in “Temp Time” in the Find Your Organization space
- Place a check mark next to Temp Time and click “Continue”
- Fill out your contact information and create a username and password which you will use to log into check applications or post another opportunity. You may list N/A for any non-applicable fields such as department/division.
- Once you have logged in and completed your profile information (found under “My Profile” at the top of the screen) select “New Job” under “My Job Postings” at the top of the screen.
- Fill in all the fields that you can in the “Position Information”, “Posting Information” and “Control Information” categories.
- Click “Save” when you have finished filling in the fields.