Posts Tagged ‘The Shaft’
If you’re still trying to figure out where to live, this one’s for you. We present an interactive feature with photo tours of each dorm after the jump.
Just one photo from the collection:
As if the massive PDF of lottery numbers and our housing calculator weren’t enough for you yesterday, we’ve got another, far more comprehensive little doodad that will tell you where people with a lottery number like yours ended up.
For example, if you enter in a lottery number of 3000 (we hope you don’t have that) and a point value of 10, this little gadget will provide a list of the people with similar numbers and point values in the 2010 and 2011 and what they ended up calling home for a year. The calculator can also filter the results by building and year.
Just in case you didn’t want to click ‘doodad,’ you can check it out here.
Housing has just posted the big list of everyone’s lottery number, in order by uni. How many people are in front of you? What does it all mean? Check back for updates — we’ll be adding some nifty calculators to help you decipher the whole thing. Meanwhile, you can get a general idea of where you are.
Best of luck to everyone!
Here’s a calculator exclusively for Suite Selection to count the number of groups ahead of you.
Like massage chairs in PrezBo’s mansion, they’re everywhere! I’m not quite Spec’s former EIC Ben Cotton, but I’ll do my best to go through all of Housing’s renovations.
These upgrades make ____ the shit!
Carman Hall more than any other dorm, was branded with the type of BIG WINNER STATUS that you usually only see on sketchy websites in Comic Sans that link to Tanzania. Housing is creating a new fitness room in their basement (which should be finished by the end of the semester), and all Carman floor lounges got flatscreen TVs. Considering that Carman was already the best dorm (by far), you might as well unfurl a Miami Heat banner on their roof. More »
We had a chance to ask the good folks from Housing a variety of questions, particularly about yesterday’s news, and this is what’s happened and what’s going to happen.
University Apartment housing for seniors:
First, the title University Apartment housing is a bit of a misnomer since some of the rooms Housing will offer to interested seniors aren’t actually apartments, but rather suite-styled rooms similar to those of Hartley/Wallach. In particular, six rooms from the Carlton Arms (362 Riverside Drive) will be offered for undergraduates. Carlton, although it has been part of the general lottery selection process in the past, is typically reserved for 3-2 students. Google Maps describes it as “the worst dorm in the world” but it’s generally regarded as pretty desirable housing.
Housing is also opening up one University Apartment building (actual apartment-styled rooms similar to Watt/Woodbridge) at 114th Street (next to Ruggles), one at Nussbaum, and two University Apartment styled buildings on 113th Street. In total, roughly 30 to 40 beds will be made available for interested seniors. Some of the rooms are doubles, but the overwhelming majority are singles (about the size of a Watt studio single).
According to Housing, there has so far been “plenty” of interest in the rooms, and the rooms, almost definitely, will be taken entirely be seniors. Any seniors who are offered a room will be given 24 hours to decide whether or not they want to take it. More »
After Friday’s registration, in which basically everything went as predicted in the prior Housing post, the fog (though you never really know with Housing) has mostly settled. Expect the Sophomore Waitlist cutoff to be roughly 1034 (give or take a few appointments), and, with that, the end of General Selection.
Of those who won’t get to pick into General Selection (roughly 130), some will opt for off-campus housing, while most will elect to be placed on the Sophomore Waitlist. Over the summer, prospective junior (and senior) transfers, as well as sophomores, will be asked to indicate their room preferences. Especially for sophomores, DON’T BE PICKY. If your preferences indicate (I only want a single), odds are you won’t get it and instead of that decent Nussbaum double that you would have received ahead of someone else, you, instead, will get shafted.
Your fate should be decided by mid-July, and we’ll be sure to drop in around that time.
So that’s it! It has been a long ride, and while we will pop up every now and then, this is the end. Shaft out.
So, 202 rising juniors later, Wien and Harmony are both still standing and still have a higher-than-expected number of singles. That’s good (for juniors)! More »
With General Selection set to resume tomorrow, and a whopping 202 rising juniors set to pick into the remaining singles, it’s time again to breakdown what’s going to happen. First, a few quick previews. The last-single-room cutoff will be around 20/2700 and the Sophomore Waitlist cutoff is projected to be roughly 10/700.
- 39 Harmony singles
- 10 McBain singles
- 184 Wien singles
- 38 Furnald singles
- 30 McBain doubles
- 1 Harmony double
- 31 Schapiro doubles
- 4 Wien doubles
What’s going to happen tomorrow?
With 202 rising juniors (up to lottery number 2575) set to pick tomorrow, most of the remaining singles—and certainly all the quality ones—will be wiped out. It’s hard to predict whether people will prefer Wien or Harmony, but there’s a good chance either (but not both) dorms will be wiped out after tomorrow. McBain will likely still be around though, as juniors avoid the 99 square foot singles in the McBain Shaft that really, aren’t much better than the Shaft doubles. Expect a day of fairly monotonous room selection.
Ok… That was obvious. What’s going to happen after tomorrow?
The Shaft has been dormant for a while, and that’s because there really hasn’t been much for us to do since General Selection, because of individual preferences, tends to be much less predictable than Suite Selection. And with this neat website, Housing has the room counts covered pretty darn well.
Now though, with General Selection approximately halfway through (we’ll get started with 20/1259 tomorrow), it’s time to update the state of housing.
Watt studio singles were snagged later than usual—of the 14 who could have picked into those spacey studios, only six did. Still though, Watt is long gone as are singles in Broadway and Nussbaum. Probably the biggest surprise this year has been that juniors seem to be overwhelmingly preferring Broadway over River. While there are still a few River’s remaining, Broadway has been gone for a while.
What’s left now?
River: 5/118 singles remaining
Schapiro: 102/215 singles, 31 doubles remaining
Harmony: 44/69 singles, 1 double remaining
Wien: 218/260 singles, 4 doubles remaining
McBain: 15/18 singles, 29 doubles remaining
Broadway: 1 double remaining
What’s going to happen tomorrow?
Again, because different people have different preferences in their housing, it’s tough to say. Tomorrow, 161 people will select housing (up to 20/1924), which should wipe out the remaining singles in River and most quality singles in Schapiro. More »
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We’ve already covered and broken down the news regarding what the lack of rooms in suite selections means for sophomores and the unluckiest of juniors. Below is what everyone else can expect for General Selection. Keep in mind that, as always, General Selection is really hard to predict. There are no group sizes to give us clues as to which rooms will be taken. Furthermore, given that we can’t keep up with General Selection as easily as we can with Suite Selection (everything is online, no speaking with groups in John Jay, etc.), the cutoff history is tougher to verify. If you find something here that doesn’t jive with what you remember from the past, please let us know in the comments.
The first rooms to be taken will be the Watt studio singles, the most desirable singles on campus. With almost half of these unavailable from the start, there are only six up for grabs and the cutoff could be as early as 30/88, though they could last into the 100s if some seniors turn them down. More »