If you haven’t heard, Columbia has a new policy when it comes to getting locked out of your room. According to those Columbia emails that you don’t read, “residents are granted one complimentary key assist and one complimentary proxy escort per semester.”
A key assist is when a faculty worker comes to open your door, and a proxy escort occurs when you authorize housing (by emailing them from your Columbia email address) to let someone else into your room. As for key loans, “each resident is granted three complimentary key loans” for the semester.
After locking yourself out three times you will incur a $50 charge. Additional proxy escorts and key assists have a $20 charge. For other questions, read the Guide to Living.