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Housing Coverage 2016, Day 1

"The Cage"

“The Cage”

Rise and shine, Columbia! Today we begin our anual coverage of room selection, providing you with live updates of availble rooms (see the spreadsheet below) and commentary on the crazy shit that goes down. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment or submit a tip to We anticipate that today will be the happiest of all the housing days, but maybe someone will still cry? We’ll let you know. Bwog will be sitting right outside The Cage with our friends at the Colombia Daily Spectador, so make sure to say hello!

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  • Tom says:

    @Tom So how long does it usually take for a group to finish selecting housing?

    1. Mason Amelotte says:

      @Mason Amelotte Anywhere from ~5 to 20 minutes usually!

  • question says:

    @question are these numbers being updated in real time?

    1. Mason Amelotte says:

      @Mason Amelotte Yes!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous can you include the numbers of the groups who are picking please?

    1. Courtney Couillard says:

      @Courtney Couillard Our bad! We’ll continue to provide that info in the liveblog from now on.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous thank you!!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hi! Why are these numbers so different from the ones on The Shaft?

    (And thanks so much for doing this!)

    1. Maddie Stearn says:

      @Maddie Stearn Hi there- We can’t speak for the Shaft, but we check our numbers against the official housing numbers at regular intervals. If our numbers don’t match up with housing on the spreadsheet above, just check back in a few minutes.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hi! Where can I find the # each suite type available to begin with? Not just what’s left.

    Thanks for doing this!

    1. Mason Amelotte says:

      @Mason Amelotte I’m not sure you can find any official numbers on the housing website, but if you go on the floor plans for a specific residence hall, you should be able to add up the number of available suites of a specific #. Side note: any EC townhouse highlighted in blue is unavailable for selection, due to SICs, MCGs, or fraternities!

  • Daniel Lizardo says:

    @Daniel Lizardo Hey Bwog, you fucking liars, you called the four person townhouses in EC gone a half hour before you called the last one. Not that anyone has ever gone to you for accurate up to date information, you should still try. Get your shit together.

  • lol says:

    @lol can 30 pt, 5 person groups pick anywhere other than EC or Hogan?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous yes! they can split up and get really nice, really big singles in River (or anywhere else, reall)

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Bway and Schap top floors too! And Claremont

  • Bad lottery number says:

    @Bad lottery number Have any 5-person groups dropped down to online selection?

    1. Bad lottery number says:

      @Bad lottery number Or chosen not EC or hogan

  • Asking for a friend says:

    @Asking for a friend How many 2 person EC flats are left, your numbers aren’t updated, I don’t think?

    1. Finn Klauber says:

      @Finn Klauber 5 as of this comment.

      1. Asking for a friend says:

        @Asking for a friend How about Watt 2 Bedrooms? (honestly asking for a friend) Thank you!

        1. Finn Klauber says:

          @Finn Klauber 5 as well

  • hi says:

    @hi do multiple groups have the same time window? wondering if groups can pick out of order of their lottery numbers if they get there earlier

    1. Betsy Ladyzhets says:

      @Betsy Ladyzhets Every group has a different time window; they’re usually about 3 minutes apart. If the group directly before you doesn’t show up at their time window, you can pick out of order.

  • Lottery woes says:

    @Lottery woes Does your remaining EC 5 person suite count (28 left at the end of Tuesday) include suites that are withheld for SIC/Greek life? Or are all 28 open to be picked by groups?

    1. Finn Klauber says:

      @Finn Klauber Our initial suite count is based off of Columbia Housing’s, meaning we’re pretty sure the suite count does not include those suites withheld from housing selection.

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