Still don’t know where you’re going to be living next year? If you’re scrambling to find some last minute options before your lottery number gets called, here’s what living in 616 is all about. 


  • Nearby dorms: 600, 610, Brooks Hall
  • Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Morton Williams, halal carts, Sweetgreen


  • Single: $11,038
  • Double or other multiple: $9,510


  • Bathrooms: 1 per suite
  • AC/Heating: no AC, but yes for heat!
  • Kitchen/Lounge: 1 kitchen per suite; shared TV lounge and computer lab
  • Laundry: located in the basement
  • Fire Escapes: yes
  • Gym: bold beautiful Barnard gym
  • Bike storage: no
  • Intra-transportation: two elevators (small and narrow, but functional) and stairs
  • Hardwood/Carpet: neither – linoleum tile

Room Variety:

  • Mostly five person and six person suites!
  • The doubles are mostly a really nice size, giving you and a roommate plenty of space to move around.


  • If you’re a rising junior or senior, you will probably have a good chance of finding yourself here. Just hope for a higher lottery number, just in case.
  • It isn’t unheard of for rising sophomores to find themselves here, but it is rare

Bwog Recommendations:

If you’re looking to be closer to campus, especially after living a little farther away (Plimpton) then 616 is a solid option. Yes, you would no longer have AC and nice new floors, but remember: it’s all about location! Right in between Broadway and Riverside Park, it gives you the opportunity to move around or just binge eat Shake Shack whenever you like. Also, being close to the subway, you’ll have the entire city at your fingertips.

Resident Opinions:

  • “I lived in the double and we had one light that was awkwardly on our side wall, and we got shafted on top of that. Prepare to bring lamps if you get shafted.”
  • “The kitchen and oven is a little small and the layout (long hallway) is a bit weird but you get used to it.”
  • “It might need some TLC but it’s nice being so close to campus.”
  • “We’ve been having a moth problem recently, but besides that everything has run pretty smoothly.”