New Winter Break Housing Registration

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In case you haven’t checked your Cubmail (or still need to forward it), Housing Services has a new system in place. You’ve got to register if you’re planning on staying around for any part of the December 23, 2010 to January 12th, 2011 (!) window. It does not cost any (more) money, just time. Log in here and complete the Winter Break Registration. If you have any questions or want to read bullet points, more info is over here. Full email below.

Dear Student,

We hope your semester is going well and has been productive thus far.

We are writing to let you know that there is a new Winter Break Registration procedure this year if you want to stay in your room over the winter break period (Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 5pm- Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9am). You will not be charged for staying over the break, however, in order to remain in your room and have access to the residence halls during any portion of the winter break period, you must complete the registration process outlined below.  Students are only eligible for Winter Break Housing if they are in housing for both fall and spring terms. It is easy to register and should only take you a few minutes.

Simply log into the Housing Portal,, and complete the Winter Break Registration step.

For more information about Winter Break please see the Housing website:

If you still have not completed the Fire Safety step of your Housing application, you will not be able to register.  Please complete that step first and then proceed to register for Winter Break.  The online registration must be completed before 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 15.  You will be notified when your application has been reviewed and your eligibility has been confirmed.

Thank you,
Housing Services

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  1. dude

    Is wintter break much shorter than last year?


    this is such bullshit.

  3. intnl'11  

    i'm actually glad they are doing this. it's not like they are kicking us out, they just want to know who is here so they can allocate resources there => greater efficiency.

  4. Anonymous  

    wait, where is the registration option? i can't find where to sign up...

  5. Question Bwog  

    Is there anything wrong with registering to stay over winter break just in case, even if you're planning to be away but may come back early? Could they penalize you for that?

  6. Harmony Hunter

    What if I have to stay in harmony? How will they be able to find me if I don't register?

  7. Anonymous  

    yeah, they also say they'll notify you of your eligibility by December 17th. WTF, if I signed up and I am a Columbia student who will be here next spring, how would I NOT be eligible?

  8. Anonymous  

    isn't winter break supposed to be until January 17? somebody please tell me they just made a mistake with the dates, I can't change my flight!

  9. assuming

    it's so that they can have some sort of sanity patrols in the halls where you are registered so that we don't have crazy parties (ex, a certain SEAS ex-senator trying to have a "benefit" party on new years eve with 100 people in EC last year...)

  10. Anonymous  

    Don't worry, you're fine. Classes don't start till the 18th.

  11. Anonymous

    columbia is free and barnard's not :(

  12. bullshit  

    apparently this is just so housing can determine if RAs have to work over winter break

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