Gender topics: Open Housing and the ‘pull-in’ (BC@CU, CU@BC)
Presented in a Q&A format. It’s a Shaft production.
What is Open Housing?
In short, it’s where males and females are allowed to live together in doubles.
It’s pretty simple. The only caveat to remember is that Open Housing is only effective in Suite Selection, and not in General Selection.
So, which dorms can you pick into Open Housing this year?
Every single dorm not called Furnald, Hartley, or Wallach. Last year, Open Housing was restricted to Claremont, Ruggles, Woodbridge, East Campus, and Nussbaum. This year, Open Housing will be available for all upperclassman dorms (though again, only in Suite Selection).
How will this affect the lottery?
The lottery actually won’t be affected all that much with Open Housing being offered to all upperclassmen dorms. The only big difference this year is that it’ll be easier for sophomores in groups to utilize Sophomore Pair-Up (again, sophomores: PICK EVEN-NUMBERED GROUPS).
In the past, if you had a group of sayyy four, with three girls and one guy, when it came down to utilize sophomore pair-up, two of the girls would get to pair up, but the left-out girl and guy would be forced to drop down to the dooms of General Selection. Now, with Open Housing, the otherwise left-out girl and guy can pair-up.
Is Open Housing great?
Yeah, it’s great.
—————————–…and here’s the Pull-In———————————–
Living at Columbia as a Barnard student
This situation is somewhat complicated. Quick teaser: unless you’re a senior in an all-senior group, don’t count on getting in.
Living at Barnard as a Columbia student
This situation isn’t too complicated.
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