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So this should be fine
So this should be fine

So this should be fine

If you’re a resident of Broadway, EC, the Brownstones, Carman, Furnald, Hartley, River, Schapiro, or UAH, there’s a chance that a Housing official will be hanging out in your room sometime over break. From January 9th through January 16th, Housing is conducting a “Housing Accommodations Survey” that will include entering student living spaces. (After struggling with the overly neutral term “living spaces,” we concluded that it meant actual individual rooms.)

So what if you’ve left some of your more illicit belongings in plain sight and you can’t do anything about it from your tropical paradise? Housing states that this survey is only “related to room selection” and is meant to inspect “what kind of flooring, what kind of lighting, what kind of appliance” each living space has. Since it’s apparently “nothing related to Residential Life,” your baggies and bongs Christmas paraphernalia should be safe. The original email (which lists incorrect dates for July instead of January) below:

In order to conduct a survey of housing accommodations, a Columbia Housing employee will be visiting your residence hall and entering student living spaces. Visits will be conducted between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from Wednesday, July 9th through Wednesday, July 16th. No action is needed on your part in order for this survey to be conducted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Housing office.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Columbia Housing

The average dorm room tree via Wikimedia Commons

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14 Comments

  1. pardon my notice

    But I'm reading "July" and not "January" in the Housing email.

  2. Anonymous

    And Bwog wrote June instead of July. I never thought getting the "J" months so confused would actually be a thing.

  3. Anonymous

    Anyone else freaking out about this? Ironically, smoking that which is the root of my concerns is my (temporary) solution to my debacle.

  4. Anonymous  

    My room was visited today by someone from maintenance, he told me that they would be making it so that windows could only open 10 inches or so instead of all the way. This is supported by the brackets that are left outside all of the rooms on my floor. He also said that they would be doing this to all the residence halls involved - it doesn't seem there will be any snooping so no need to worry.

  5. Anonymous

    *schapiro god bwog

  6. oh  

    thank god my window opens around 3 inches...

  7. Anonymous

    Housing randomly visited my suite today also and went into everyone's rooms, they really were just doing a survey of the number of windows and the type of bed in each room

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