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

Interested juniors should email the Housing team at housing@columbia.edu 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 housing@columbia.edu 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 tips@bwog.com.