Palatial Apartments Up for Grabs for Seniors

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Seniors that just found out about this

Lucky seniors! Today, Housing sent out an email to members of the Class of 2012 describing a “special housing opportunity” for those that felt the wrath of the Housing Gods earlier this spring. Housing is offering rising seniors, starting with those that received the worst lottery numbers, the option to transfer to apartments with either two bedrooms or a single-bedroom double. The apartments will be on 113th  and 114th (it’s not clear which buildings), and sample floor plans indicate these new apartments will all have kitchens, private bathrooms, and ample living/lounging space—according to Housing, they are largely comparable to Watt apartments, only nicer.

For the non-seniors, this likely means that a few rooms will be freeing up in some of the worse senior housing options: Woodbridge, River, or Broadway. It’s all a little vague and last-minute, but Bwog has contacted Housing for clarification and will provide updates.

But for those that want to transfer, act fast! Spaces are limited, and whether someone will get a spot will also depend on when the student submitted the application, due this Friday, August 5th, at 9 a.m.

Update, 8/4: Executive Director of Housing Joyce Jackson has told Bwog that the spaces vacated by seniors will now be up for grabs in general for Summer Transfer and will be doled out based on student preferences and lottery number. Furthermore, we can confirm that the floor plans that are labeled as being on Riverside and between 108th and 109th are accurate; these are open rooms within the Carlton Arms that seniors can transfer into.

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  1. Why can't I see the floorplans??  

    I even resorted to Internet Explorer...and still no love. :(

  2. Anonymous

    Does Bwog know when the sophomore waitlist people will be given housing?

  3. Anonymous  

    I heard those dorms have mice errywhere.

  4. Ugh

    These should go to Juniors who got fucked over. This is bullshit.

  5. Anonymous

    "It's not clear what buildings"

    Did you notice that the floorplans are labeled?

  6. Seriously

    Summer Transfer is becoming a fucking joke. Juniors are getting fucked. The system released a batch of room assignments earlier this summer. Some of those were nice singles who went to people who had pretty decent lottery numbers. Meanwhile, everyone with a horrible lottery number is waiting in terror to see if housing royally fucked things over and didn't follow their "Summer Transfer goes in reverse-lottery-order rule." Nsop OL's have to be at school in 3 weeks and Columbia hasn't told ST people we're they're living.... Collegeboxes wants to know where to ship people's stuff to, and Housing is apparently just gonna wait til , uh , forever. What would be HILARIOUS is if Housing accidentally fucked up and offered these plush singles to numbers that were really good, but the contracts have already been signed so they can't reassign the rooms to the right people.

    SERIOUSLY HOW HAVE THEY NOT RELEASED SUMMER TRANSFER ASSIGNMENTS? WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING? (to dumbasses, yes, this thing they sent out to seniors counts as something, but seriously, they've had almost 3 MONTHS to work on this.

  7. Is This Available

    To CU Seniors living at Barnard next year (who never got a CU lottery #)?


    is awesome. sorry, CC

  9. Anonymous

    Wtf, I am a senior with a lottery number so bad that I got on the waitlist. Why didn't I get this email and why am I homeless for next year?

    • Anonymous

      The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

    • senior here

      was also on waitlist, but go the e-mail.
      I'm not stating that to be snarky, but I could have. The person above me just decided to hog the snark monopoly and lead it in a rude and unfunny direction.

  10. senior here

    before some idiot says it: *got

  11. Anonymous

    How much to rent this apt if ur a graduated sr?

  12. Senior person

    Has anyone received word back from Housing? They were supposed to get back to us by now...

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