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Here we are at the third post in our series profiling freshman dorms. Things that have not changed: We have pictures, opinions of real students, and many bad puns of mine (see above). Read about John Jay and Hartley, and stay tuned for more—freshman housing apps are due May 1!
There are probably two stereotypes most commonly spread about Furnald. One is that it’s the nicest dorm, facilities-wise, on campus. The other is that everyone there is an anti-social loser. One of these things is true, and the other is kind of mean.
Furnald actually used to be the most desirable senior housing—apparently there was a bar in the basement. It’s known for having a huge, beautiful lounge on the first floor (true). Home to freshmen and some lucky sophomores, Furnald is made up of mostly singles with a few doubles. More »
Lottery numbers just came out. There are those of us who have prayed, begged, bargained, and sacrificed pigeons and poured libations of Nutella for the Housing Gods, but our pleas have gone unheard.
This is probably one of the most trying time periods of the ear, rivaled only by class registration, but at least with those you don’t get into life-ruining fights with your friends. Really, Columbia Housing Gods? What are you doing???
All this drama surrounding housing brings us to a segment we like to call Really?!? with Claire and Jenny.
Before we get to the full General Selection breakdown tomorrow, we’ve taken a long look at the appointment times and the numbers Housing provided to us yesterday and we have noticed some discrepancies.
This is our breakdown of the statistics: Correction: An earlier version of this article had the Furnald cutoff at 113. It should actually be around 170.
- The Furnald cutoff will almost definitely be around 170. The reason for this discrepancy is that Housing originally didn’t factor in the sophomores with point values between 10 to 20. There are 39 Furnald singles available and 25 sophomores with a point value above 10. Since almost all sophomores will prefer a Furnald single over a blind double in the shaft, the sophomores with mixed-point values will eat almost all the Furnald singles. The one hope for 10-pointers is that Housing cannot confirm with absolute certainty that these 10-20 point value sophomores will be eligible for Furnald, but if we take recent years as the precedent, they should be allowed to pick into them. After the mixed-point values pick, the remaining eight (39-31=8) singles left will be eaten by the [very, (very), very] few lucky 10-pointers.
- Most of the sophomore class in General Selection will be on the Sophomore Waitlist. Here’s the breakdown: More »
The facts: While this dorm is now almost entirely freshmen, there is something to be said for living there as a sophomore. Only the best lottery numbers can get this dorm because as a sophomore, Furnald is guaranteed to be, if not an upgrade, the same quality room as your first-year. With the stigma of living there as a freshman gone, sophomores can enjoy it for the well-kept building it is. More »