Housing Selection: the rising sophomore slump

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UPDATE (12:45 PM): It’s halftime at housing—the process of coming to terms with Wien or the McBain shaft will resume after a lunch break at 1:30 PM. The white board, creature of habit that it is, hasn’t been updated since our last photo. However, according to housing, about four or five groups have come in since that time. Their selections? “Mostly Nussbaum and McBain.”

UPDATE (12:25 PM):  This room and the people in it could not be calmer–the entire process and people involved appear to have been lobotomized. Obvious sign: Jack Johnson has been playing for the last half hour and no one has complained.  Freshmen lie about and half of them are asleep in the beanbags/synthetic wombs.

McBain doubles are in high demand, as are Broadway doubles.  Bwog realizes that this goes against the grain, but the walk-through doubles in Wien that face 116th are very nice–lots of natural light and good views.

UPDATE (10:53 AM):  The board has just been updated.  There are now 4 doubles in Furnald, 29 Broadway doubles, 121 McBain doubles and 35 doubles in 600 W.113th.

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It’s the last day of suite selection and rising sophomores with mediocre numbers (in the 1400-1500 range) are currently taking their turn before the vengeful Housing Gods.

Most of them appear to have shown up having no idea where they want to live–only where they don’t want to live, which is just about everywhere. The last Claremont 7 is gone and what remains is on the board at right.  Most are debating between Schapiro walk-through doubles and Broadway doubles.  Others are just confused and are focusing more on class registration than housing selection.  Biggest topic of conversation among freshmen: the Univ. writing research paper no one has written. Biggest topic of conversation among housing staff: “I can’t believe people here care about student government so much…”

 What’s gone: Hogan, EC townhouses, high rises, exclusion suites, Woodbridge, Watt, River, Ruggles and Claremont.

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  1. houser  

    Did Ruggles really fill up completely on juniors?

  2. Anonymous  

    i believe it, i live there now as a soph and lucked out that they got renovated this past summer, the are some of the nicest housing on campus, minus the 3 doubles, i see them going only to junior groups from now on

  3. busy  

    It was kind of Columbia to make housing registration and class registration during the same week. They actually went so far as to almost perfectly synchronize them so that each class chose housing and classes on the same day. My registration times for each were less than 10 minutes apart. Pretty cool, Columbia.

  4. ---  

    no quickspec today?

  5. hehehe  

    I will enjoy my bright 200sf single in my fraternity next year. Good luck everyone getting the shaftrooms.

  6. Classes...  

    Speaking of which, when are people going to drop Art and Music Hum?

  7. probably  

    not until profs are posted.

  8. should have  

    checked yesterday around 4 or 5. that's when all the art and music hum classes started to open up

  9. Oh Nussbaum!  

    Home of the prudent rising sophomore.

  10. ???  

    Why is it that when people don't like something, they say it's "at the expense of your soul"?

    You're in a fraternity? You're giving up your soul.

    You're going to work on Wall Street? You're selling your soul.

    What the fuck? Because it would be any better to go to law school or to not even have a job?

  11. robert johnson  

    i am neither in a frat nor am i an ibanker

  12. bwog  

    do some research about online general selection. how's the system going to work?

  13. soo  

    what's left now? suite selection's done, what's left for the suckers in general?

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