So this should be fine

So this should be fine

If you’re a resident of Broadway, EC, the Brownstones, Carman, Furnald, Hartley, River, Schapiro, or UAH, there’s a chance that a Housing official will be hanging out in your room sometime over break. From January 9th through January 16th, Housing is conducting a “Housing Accommodations Survey” that will include entering student living spaces. (After struggling with the overly neutral term “living spaces,” we concluded that it meant actual individual rooms.)

So what if you’ve left some of your more illicit belongings in plain sight and you can’t do anything about it from your tropical paradise? Housing states that this survey is only “related to room selection” and is meant to inspect “what kind of flooring, what kind of lighting, what kind of appliance” each living space has. Since it’s apparently “nothing related to Residential Life,” your baggies and bongs Christmas paraphernalia should be safe. The original email (which lists incorrect dates for July instead of January) below:

In order to conduct a survey of housing accommodations, a Columbia Housing employee will be visiting your residence hall and entering student living spaces. Visits will be conducted between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from Wednesday, July 9th through Wednesday, July 16th. No action is needed on your part in order for this survey to be conducted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Housing office.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Columbia Housing

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