Registration is open! The Last Pre-Supper of room selection (UPDATED: UAH floor plans are up!)
Hola, the Housing portal thingy is open now for Columbia students and Barnardians.
You have until Mar. 8 to register (or Mar. 7 if you’re a Barnard student). Register here.
1) Here are some tips to avoid fucking up:
a) For rising sophomores, please, please, please—if you sign up for Suite Selection, join in groups of even numbers.
b) Even if you’re studying abroad, you still have to register.
2) Got some last-minute updates?
Update: 6:38 p.m
Yep we do! Housing has published floor plans for the Brownstones.
In total, there are 28 singles (which will be in General Selection) and 14 doubles. Most of the singles have over 140 square feet, and doubles vary wildly in size, ranging from 158 to 308 square feet. The large singles will almost certainly be grabbed by the top half of seniors in General Selection. The smaller singles (if you can call 120 square feet small…) could be picked clean by the end of senior selection, but they also could very plausibly fall into mixed-group territory or into Bad-Ass-Lucky-Junior land. Expect the Brownstone singles to go around the same time as the Nussbaum singles.
For doubles, I feel fairly safe in saying that juniors will get to pick into them—it’s hard to say with certainty since there are so few doubles, but something along the lines of 20/1500 sounds plausible. One more quick note: The Brownstones are getting wireless this summer.
University Apartment Housing floor plans are up and can be found here. The floor plans carry surprises, both of the pleasant and unpleasant variety. The unpleasant surprises are that there are no studio singles—in fact, there are no rooms at all for General Selection—and there are only 22 beds available, which is slightly fewer beds than anticipated.
The good news is that according to the Housing website, the UAH bathrooms will receive weekly cleaning, which is a different practice from this year. Room sizes and room variety too roughly matched my earlier description. Of the 11 rooms available, six rooms have two bedrooms, a living room, a private kitchen, and a private bathroom; four rooms have one bedroom, a living room, a private kitchen, and a private bathroom; and one room has one bedroom, one living room, one dining room, a private kitchen, and a private bathroom. Overall, the cutoff predictions and descriptions in our earlier post about University Apartment Housing hold.
3) Can you review what you’ve covered so far?
Know your backup options (particularly if you’re an all-junior group shooting for a Ruggles six-person suite).
For a more extensive cutoff history than the one Housing has provided, check out ours.
For the Columbia and Barnard students who want to live together, read this.
If you want to drool a little bit, check out our review of University Apartment Housing.
If you want to live off-campus, hear from people who’ve done that already.
4) I’ve got a last-minute question. What should I do?
Leave them in the comments below! Thanks for following along.
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