731 S. Plymouth Court

731 South Plymouth — Plymouth, for short — is Columbia's premier residence hall. It houses the main office of Residence Life and approximately 350 Columbia College students. Those assigned to Plymouth reside in apartment style units (@1,200 sq. ft.), with four to six students per unit in double-occupancy bedrooms. Each apartment has a full kitchen and full bath, plus a spacious living and dining area. High ceilings and immense windows combine to create the "loft" feel of these appealingly urban living spaces.

Fun Fact: 731 South Plymouth was built in 1897 by Howard Van Doren Shaw, one of the best-known architects of his generation in the Chicago area. View the College Archives for more historic information on 731 South Plymouth Court.


Additional amenities of the Plymouth Court building include:
  • Flat screen TVs in all living rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Music practice room
  • Laundry room
  • Expansive student lounge
  • 24-hour security with key card access
  • Offices of the Student Health Center
  • Offices of Counseling Services