Lucky seniors! Today, Housing sent out an email to members of the Class of 2012 describing a “special housing opportunity” for those that felt the wrath of the Housing Gods earlier this spring. Housing is offering rising seniors, starting with those that received the worst lottery numbers, the option to transfer to apartments with either two bedrooms or a single-bedroom double. The apartments will be on 113th and 114th (it’s not clear which buildings), and sample floor plans indicate these new apartments will all have kitchens, private bathrooms, and ample living/lounging space—according to Housing, they are largely comparable to Watt apartments, only nicer.
For the non-seniors, this likely means that a few rooms will be freeing up in some of the worse senior housing options: Woodbridge, River, or Broadway. It’s all a little vague and last-minute, but Bwog has contacted Housing for clarification and will provide updates.
But for those that want to transfer, act fast! Spaces are limited, and whether someone will get a spot will also depend on when the student submitted the application, due this Friday, August 5th, at 9 a.m.
Update, 8/4: Executive Director of Housing Joyce Jackson has told Bwog that the spaces vacated by seniors will now be up for grabs in general for Summer Transfer and will be doled out based on student preferences and lottery number. Furthermore, we can confirm that the floor plans that are labeled as being on Riverside and between 108th and 109th are accurate; these are open rooms within the Carlton Arms that seniors can transfer into.