Housing Lottery Numbers Are Up!

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Disclaimer: housing's website (or any other to Bwog's knowledge) does not give you free cash.

Disclaimer: housing’s website (or any other to Bwog’s knowledge) does not give you free cash.

Update, 1:06 PM: numbers for those entering the Barnard lottery are now up as well. No, you didn’t get an email about it.

…supposedly, since it is currently impossible to log in to the housing portal due to increased traffic. However, housing had announced that the numbers would go up before 5pm today, and tipsters are informing us that they’re already there.

Either way, this is how you do it in case you’re feeling lucky:

  1. Go to the StarRez Portal
  2. Log in with your uni
  3. Repeat step 2 until you don’t see the “Server is experiencing a heavy load” message.
  4. Click on the Applications link on the upper left
  5. Quiver with anticipation
  6. Select the Academic Year 13-14 application
  7. Feel the sweat glisten on your forehead
  8. Click on Registration Summary
  9. Scroll down
  10. Weep uncontrollably with either misery or bliss
  11. Summon friends, repeat step 10

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  1. is this a lie?  

    i'm on the page and i don't see it

  2. freaking out  

    Has anyone seen their number?

  3. this is a joke  

    bwog doesn't check anything... numbers are not up

  4. StarRez Inc  

    Sorry I suck

  5. i submitted this tip  

    to test if bwog checked their crap... they don't! AND LOOK AT THE HYSTERIA THAT WILL ENSUE

  6. Shouting fire in a crowded theater  

    You are no longer protected by our Constitution

  7. Anonymous  

    whoever gave this tip. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

  8. Anonymous  

    Shouldn't it be "repeat step 10"?

  9. Anon2  

    Shouldn't it be no one gives a crap?

  10. eric  

    yay i got number 5!

  11. Anonymous  

    How did you get in to the portal?

  12. CC 14  

    This would be so much easier if housing just sent out an email with a spreadsheet of the unis and lottery numbers from the beginning, rather than after the fact like last year. Or, you know, had a better server for the housing website. Or any Columbia website. Derp.

  13. Anonymous  

    Apparently there's a big load on the website

  14. Anonymous

    It'd be even easier if we could just stay put all four years.

  15. Anonymous

    What number would a rising senior need to get a John Jay single?

  16. Anonymous  

    Negative Infinity

  17. CC 13  

    I'm so glad I'm done with this crap.

  18. Anonymous  

    6,777,069/8,244,910 hate getting shafted lol my number is 2 dam hi

  19. shaft dweller  

    rising junior with 2929....hello mcbain part 2: the shaft strikes back

  20. FUCK YES  

    GOt the email

  21. Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior  

    Every year I have been at this university I've had a lottery number above 2200. All I wanted for my last year was to be able to live with friends and have my own kitchen, and this stupid university had to fuck me over again. I understand the mechanics of a lottery, but somehow every time I've needed some kind of good luck or fortunate break from this place it's let me down. Ugh fuck you Columbia I'm done.

    • Anonymous  

      Epic first world problems: Ivy League housing lottery

      • Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior  

        Please get at me when you're heading into your final year and realize you will never get the chance to live with your friends the way you would've liked, and 95% of the hopes you've had for college (not all housing related) have slowly dissipated along the way as you realize you've just taken the first of many steps along an epic journey of drudgery.

        Melodramatic womp womp with the world's tiniest violin, so sue me. Sorry for not dying of tuberculosis but still having frustration and disappointment in my life.

        • another pissed off senior-misery loves company  

          I hate this place because of housing

        • Anonymous  

          i'm a senior living in Schapiro, which i recognize is not an ideal situation, but you don't see me crying about it.

          find yourself a nice single, make some new friends, and walk across campus to visit your old friends (who will develop such dramatic relationships you'll be glad you ended up living alone) like the rest of us. Oh, and get over yourself real quick, girl.

  22. E-mail GO !

    Thanks for sending out the email (b/c the servers are useless...) !

  23. Anonymous  

    Wrote a quick script to count group size counts for seniors based off the pdf.

    3 1-person (?? didn't even know this was allowed; thought it was a bug in my code but it's there...)

    82 2-person

    5 3-person

    57 4-person

    49 5-person

    41 6-person

  24. Anonymous

    Is there a good online resource to figure out what lottery numbers can get what rooms and so on? Alternatively, can someone just tell me if 1850 is good enough for a Schapiro single as a junior?

  25. actually  

    that information is already up on the housing website.

  26. Is there still hope  

    If i am a rising junior with a number below 1900, am I living in wien or is there some light at the end of the tunnel?

  27. Anonymous

    How many sophomores usually end up on the waitlist?

  28. lol  

    Can someone explain why RAs in EC get to live in the 6-person suites and essentially take those from actual 6-person groups? Can't they live in the 2-person suites with their riders?

    • no

      RAs in EC only get to pick one rider and don't have control over what 4-person group picks into their suite. I'd highly advise against picking into an RA suite though, will probably ruin your year

  29. lol  

    Exactly, this means these 6-person suites are no longer available to 6-person groups. I'm jaded because the housing website says there's 40 6-person townhouses on the cut-off history but apparently 12 are taken by these RA suites. Bullshit if you ask me.

  30. curiou1styear

    All doom and gloom aside, what are the options for a rising soph in general with a 1500 lottery number. Would appreciate any wisdom . . .

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