Welcome to Bwog’s 2009 Housing Live-blog! We’ll be updating this space with the latest numbers as they fall much too quickly for your liking.
Board as of 12:20
12:25 PM: Lunchtime rush in the lounge accompanied by Rihanna’s “Disturbia”, gaggles of excitable upperclassmen huddled togetherlike middle schoolers. 5-person suites in EC are dunzo and there seems to be some Hogan-shifting action. There are 12 Watt 1 BR doubles left. Hogan 4-person suites are gone. Head of Housing Joyce Jackson altered us about the “ton” of Watt studio doubles: 51 left.
11:54 AM: Farewell, sweet EC 4-person suites. On a happier note, have you ever seen the inside of the big storage closet in John Jay Lounge? It’s stuffed full of York Peppermint Patties. What you do with this information is your own business.
11:48 AM: The white board isn’t being “updated” so much as “utterly and viciously ignored,” but all the Watt doubles are gone.
11:22 AM: The very gracious housing people are looking into listing Woodbridge by line. There’s an orange balloon stuck to the lounge ceiling. It’s eerily quiet.
Old updates after the jump.
11:06 AM: EC has been dented, ever so slightly.
10:51 AM: Little white board action to speak of, but the Watt doubles are down to four. Also, eleven 4-room suites and nine 5-room suites left in Hogan. There are a lot of bagels being eaten in this room.
10:31 AM: After a brief interval of Queen, U2 comes back with “Desire.” Try to temper yours. Hogan suites going fast.
10:14 AM: Board update! Quiet speculation about Harmony Hall can be heard running through the lounge, while the lure of free Coke before breakfast claims victim after victim.
10:07 AM: Currently playing: U2 – “Beautiful Day.”
9:41 AM: The first groups have aleady gone through, most with fairly large grins on their faces. Housing has politely stocked the fridge with a bunch of sugary drinks, and a RED(tm) iPod shuffle is blaring a solid mix. Housing has also placed a friendly notice reminding students to “be the DJ.”
@question how do you check to see who else is on your floor?
@Wait... EC Exclusions suites…what’s going on with those?
@ruggles update Spec says Ruggles is fine
must have been a mistake
@really?? who would want to live with the RA?? might as well just keep those suites out of the lottery like they used to
@sighhhh 2 of 3 Woodbridge 2BRs are gone…
Man, they are NICE
@they could at least update the picture
@simpler... why don’t they just have a live webcam of the board?
@that would require a lot more bandwidth than bwog probably pays for
@senior why hasnt the 6 person townhouse number changed at all?
@you sure? ?12 Hogan 1 BR doubles left and 51 studio doubles left”…?
you must be talking about a different building bwog…
@concerned citizen WTF RUGGLES
@hogan what’s happening to the hogan 4-person suites?
@KJL / SBS haha
@confused Why would Watt 1 bedroom apartments be in general selection? Two people live in it and it was in suite selection last year.
@seriously bwog figure out what’s going on regarding ruggles
@watts they do but its general selection
@wait Do they not have 1 bedroom apartments in Watt anymore (as in they don’t exist, period, not that they’ve already run out)? It’s all studio doubles now?
@ruggles so then whats the deal with the rest of them??—i didnt think any seniors went in as groups of 8–bwog??
@not true only one ruggles suite is special interest- http://www.columbia.edu/cu/housing/docs/returning_students/rules-exceptions/space-held.html
@a ton of the ruggles 8-person sweets are special interest housing and werent even in the lottery to start
@actually thats not true. only one ruggles 8 person suite is special interest housing. the rest are in mcbain, ec, and brownstones
@????? I still don’t get why the Watt 1 bedrooms are not up. There’s no way they went before the two bedrooms.
@Probs Bc those are in general and not suite selection?
@.... those 1 bedrooms are for two people, so they’d be in suite.
@are those numbers right for the ruggles 8 person suites?
@oye can they update woodbridge with the lines like they did last year, instead of just how many rooms are left?
@you know if i dont get a soda during my room selection i’m going to be hella mad
@Yeah if all you’re gonna say is, “Hogan suites going fast,” then why even have a liveblog? I can see the cutoff numbers from last year to deduce that.
@dude there are 61 Studio doubles left
@confused Yeah, anybody know what’s going on with ruggles? did they change the layout?
@but what about Watt- no studio doubles or 1 br’s left, but there are 6 2 br’s?
@man Can you timestamp the images?
@well “Hogan suites going fast.” updated picture, please?
@ruggles?? there’s really only 7 Ruggles 8-person suites left???
@answer woodbridge hall.