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.
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, http://housing.columbia.edu/StarRezPortal/, and complete the Winter Break Registration step.
For more information about Winter Break please see the Housing website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/housing/docs/guide-to-living/procedures/winter_registration.html
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.