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Housing Lottery Numbers Are Up!

Disclaimer: housing's website (or any other to Bwog's knowledge) does not give you free cash.

Disclaimer: housing’s website (or any other to Bwog’s knowledge) does not give you free cash.

Update, 1:06 PM: numbers for those entering the Barnard lottery are now up as well. No, you didn’t get an email about it.

…supposedly, since it is currently impossible to log in to the housing portal due to increased traffic. However, housing had announced that the numbers would go up before 5pm today, and tipsters are informing us that they’re already there.

Either way, this is how you do it in case you’re feeling lucky:

  1. Go to the StarRez Portal
  2. Log in with your uni
  3. Repeat step 2 until you don’t see the “Server is experiencing a heavy load” message.
  4. Click on the Applications link on the upper left
  5. Quiver with anticipation
  6. Select the Academic Year 13-14 application
  7. Feel the sweat glisten on your forehead
  8. Click on Registration Summary
  9. Scroll down
  10. Weep uncontrollably with either misery or bliss
  11. Summon friends, repeat step 10

The lucky ones via Shutterstock


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  • is this a lie? says:

    @is this a lie? i’m on the page and i don’t see it

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous yep, not there.. sad face

  • freaking out says:

    @freaking out Has anyone seen their number?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I got a 782 :'(

      1. why are you sad... says:

        @why are you sad... thats a great number…

      2. Hey everybody, look! says:

        @Hey everybody, look! Everyone, look! This guy got 782!

        See, no one cares.

        1. Van Owen says:

          @Van Owen I have a 11.3″ Anyone care now?

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous wut ew

    2. rising senior says:

      @rising senior anyone know what the summer transfer options are going to be like this year? i’m in a two-person, 30/2800+ lottery number :( i’m okay with a 1br but if we can find something nicer than woodbridge i figured i’d ask

  • this is a joke says:

    @this is a joke bwog doesn’t check anything… numbers are not up

  • StarRez Inc says:

    @StarRez Inc Sorry I suck

  • i submitted this tip says:

    @i submitted this tip to test if bwog checked their crap… they don’t! AND LOOK AT THE HYSTERIA THAT WILL ENSUE

    1. Congratulations says:

      @Congratulations You just used Bwog to crash the university login system. Good job.

  • Shouting fire in a crowded theater says:

    @Shouting fire in a crowded theater You are no longer protected by our Constitution

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous whoever gave this tip. I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Shouldn’t it be “repeat step 10”?

  • Anon2 says:

    @Anon2 Shouldn’t it be no one gives a crap?

  • eric says:

    @eric yay i got number 5!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous How did you get in to the portal?

    1. anon says:

      @anon its pretty hard to get in

      1. RIP Bigga says:

        @RIP Bigga @anon: You just gotta know the bouncer

  • CC 14 says:

    @CC 14 This would be so much easier if housing just sent out an email with a spreadsheet of the unis and lottery numbers from the beginning, rather than after the fact like last year. Or, you know, had a better server for the housing website. Or any Columbia website. Derp.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Apparently there’s a big load on the website

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ….that’s what she said

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It’d be even easier if we could just stay put all four years.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What number would a rising senior need to get a John Jay single?

    1. Harsh Reality says:

      @Harsh Reality Negative Infinity

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Negative Infinity

  • CC 13 says:

    @CC 13 I’m so glad I’m done with this crap.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous 6,777,069/8,244,910 hate getting shafted lol my number is 2 dam hi

  • JJ11 4 lyfe says:

    @JJ11 4 lyfe i no

  • shaft dweller says:

    @shaft dweller rising junior with 2929….hello mcbain part 2: the shaft strikes back

    1. A Bro says:

      @A Bro I know that feel

    2. in your shoes last year says:

      @in your shoes last year You’ll be saved by summer transfer.

    3. isabel says:

      @isabel nicole, you sly dog. i found you.

  • FUCK YES says:

    @FUCK YES GOt the email

  • Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior says:

    @Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior Every year I have been at this university I’ve had a lottery number above 2200. All I wanted for my last year was to be able to live with friends and have my own kitchen, and this stupid university had to fuck me over again. I understand the mechanics of a lottery, but somehow every time I’ve needed some kind of good luck or fortunate break from this place it’s let me down. Ugh fuck you Columbia I’m done.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Epic first world problems: Ivy League housing lottery

      1. Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior says:

        @Unabashedly Pouty Rising Senior Please get at me when you’re heading into your final year and realize you will never get the chance to live with your friends the way you would’ve liked, and 95% of the hopes you’ve had for college (not all housing related) have slowly dissipated along the way as you realize you’ve just taken the first of many steps along an epic journey of drudgery.

        Melodramatic womp womp with the world’s tiniest violin, so sue me. Sorry for not dying of tuberculosis but still having frustration and disappointment in my life.

        1. another pissed off senior-misery loves company says:

          @another pissed off senior-misery loves company I hate this place because of housing too…wtf.

        2. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous i’m a senior living in Schapiro, which i recognize is not an ideal situation, but you don’t see me crying about it.

          find yourself a nice single, make some new friends, and walk across campus to visit your old friends (who will develop such dramatic relationships you’ll be glad you ended up living alone) like the rest of us. Oh, and get over yourself real quick, girl.

          1. i'm sorry says:

            @i'm sorry i don’t wanna start shit but when did the commenter imply that they are a girl?

          2. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous I don’t see you crying about it because when you cry no one is there to see it because you’re a senior living in Schapiro.

  • E-mail GO ! says:

    @E-mail GO ! Thanks for sending out the email (b/c the servers are useless…) !

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Wrote a quick script to count group size counts for seniors based off the pdf.

    3 1-person (?? didn’t even know this was allowed; thought it was a bug in my code but it’s there…)

    82 2-person

    5 3-person

    57 4-person

    49 5-person

    41 6-person

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous @Anonymous:

      58 4-person, apologies

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Correction:
      58 4-person, apologies

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Is there a good online resource to figure out what lottery numbers can get what rooms and so on? Alternatively, can someone just tell me if 1850 is good enough for a Schapiro single as a junior?

    1. Here you go! says:

      @Here you go!

  • actually says:

    @actually that information is already up on the housing website.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous wein probs. also it’s not so bad. sink can be quite useful. can be used for everything except taking a shit

  • Is there still hope says:

    @Is there still hope If i am a rising junior with a number below 1900, am I living in wien or is there some light at the end of the tunnel?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous How many sophomores usually end up on the waitlist?

  • lol says:

    @lol Can someone explain why RAs in EC get to live in the 6-person suites and essentially take those from actual 6-person groups? Can’t they live in the 2-person suites with their riders?

    1. no says:

      @no RAs in EC only get to pick one rider and don’t have control over what 4-person group picks into their suite. I’d highly advise against picking into an RA suite though, will probably ruin your year

  • lol says:

    @lol Exactly, this means these 6-person suites are no longer available to 6-person groups. I’m jaded because the housing website says there’s 40 6-person townhouses on the cut-off history but apparently 12 are taken by these RA suites. Bullshit if you ask me.

    1. lol says:

      @lol In response to above^^

  • curiou1styear says:

    @curiou1styear All doom and gloom aside, what are the options for a rising soph in general with a 1500 lottery number. Would appreciate any wisdom . . .

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