Columbia housing season has officially arrived and Bwog is here to help you through it. In-Person Group Selection starts on Tuesday, April 2nd in John Jay Lounge.
Buckle up, kiddos. If you’re a student in CC or SEAS and you diligently registered for Room Selection, your lottery number should be available on the Housing Portal under “Registration Summary”. On Thursday, March 28th, the actual appointment times for In-Person Group Selection will be available. Remember, at Columbia each group only gets one collective lottery number. Each lottery number is a value somewhere in between 1 and 3000, with low numbers picking first.
In-Person Group Selection will take place from April 2nd to April 5th and then from April 8th to April 9th in John Jay Lounge. It’s low key a festive if stressful time – Housing staff brings candy and plays music to lighten the mood as you deliberate over the massive print-outs of each dorm’s floor plans. Your appointment time is determined first by your point value (based on your class year) and then by your lottery number. Rising seniors pick first, then rising juniors, then rising sophomores, in order of lottery numbers; a senior with 2500 will pick before a sophomore with 3.
Individuals who registered for Online Selection, your appointment time won’t be posted until April 12th, when In-Person Group Selection is over. You’ll be assigned a selection time sometime between April 15th and 30th.
Throughout this week, Bwog will be posting reviews of all the dorms on campus to help you make your decision when your time comes. In the meantime, check out last year’s reviews and read our explanation of the lottery. Send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
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