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The Chance At A Dorm That’s Like Watt, But Generally Better

Update, 8/8: Now juniors can get in on the deal for a (very) limited time!

Interested juniors should email the Housing team at by THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH at 12 NOON. If you would like to be considered with a roommate BOTH roommates must email Housing confirming their willingness to transfer to UAH and state the name and UNI of their preferred roommate. We currently do not have any single apartments available, consequently if you do not have a preferred roommate please be aware that another Columbia student will be assigned with you at random.

Today, rising seniors with guaranteed housing for the upcoming school year received an email from Housing about the opportunity to live in student apartments that are described as (comparatively) pretty sweet.

Write the Housing powers that be:

These apartments are similar to those in Watt, but are generally more spacious and have some upgraded features. They also serve as great transitional options for seniors who are looking for more independence while still being connected to the Columbia community. University Apartment Housing is part of Open Housing.”

If this news feels familiar, that’s because the same thing happened one year ago, on this day.

According to this year’s email, there are several one bedroom doubles and studio apartments available on 113th and 114th streets; you can check out the sample floor plans below. Interested seniors who want in should send an email to by TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH at 9AM. Emails should include the name of your potential roommate.

No word yet on what these means for the rest of us—or what will happen to the rooms that’ll be vacated by the seniors who get to upgrade. Check back for updates, and send any relevant information our way at


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  • Soph says:

    @Soph Unrelated question: What’s the housing protocol if your roommate decides to transfer during the summer? Do I get a dingle or will I be assigned a rando?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous you will be kicked at of housing and forced to spoon with a hobo

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Depending on the number of people who want campus housing, which is generally 99% of the student body, you will be reassigned a new roomate.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You have to live with Prezbo and sleep in his bed. Warning: He sleeps in the nude.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Oops, meant to be a response to Soph above

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Re the floor plan on the left, the “Roof at fourth floor”:
    “Please, brings all your friends out to have a smoke! It’s on us!” –CU Housing

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Do any seniors seriously have worse housing than this? My number was 1500+ and my Woodbridge room might not have “upgraded features” but it has at least 100 more square feet. No seniors pick into studio doubles. What happened to the 2 bedrooms offered last year?

    1. CC'13 says:

      @CC'13 2 bedrooms were already assigned to seniors who applied for summer transfer. my group was moved out of a nasty claremont 4 into 2 separate 2 bedroom apartments.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous There are many amazing rooms and suites in these apartment. They are all updated and renovated.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Do you work for Housing…?

  • ... says:

    @... why no coverage of jonah lehrer (cc ’03)’s fall from grace, book recall and subsequent loss of job at the new yorker? it’s pretty serious as far as merchants of bullshit go and the skills required were undoubtedly picked up at columbia…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Help. Two hundred sophomores still don’t have any housing.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous In all likelihood, you’ll be violated by a bi-curious leprechaun in the bathroom stall of a Walmart, and you’ll love every minute of it.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Does anyone know what the smallest of the UAH studios is? Is it worth it giving up a Watt Studio for this option?

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