Sure, you could check the housing website yourself, but do you really want to?

Housing is Bwog’s favorite time of year and we’ve been mourning the loss of in-person housing selection since the new system was announced at the end of October 2019. Given that Columbia students have largely scattered across the globe, it seems like this new system couldn’t have come at a better time. Though our liveblogs (and excessive consumption of the Cow Tales graciously provided by Columbia Housing) will no longer take place, the spirit of Bwog Housing Coverage™ lives on! (BYOS: Bring your own stickers—sorry!)

Columbia’s housing selection starts today, 3/31, and will end on 4/30. Groups will select from around 9 am to 4 pm EST every weekday, with one group selecting about every 9 minutes. If you have other questions about the new system, check out this post summarizing the changes or ask us in the comments. (Barnard’s selection starts on April 6 and we’ll include that info in this post when it begins; that system remains unchanged from last year but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 crisis.)

While you’re anxiously awaiting your selection time, you can check out our annual housing reviews to figure out your ideal living space (and where you want to end up when that inevitably falls through). There are more dorms to come in the next few weeks. We’ll be livetweeting any pressing developments in one huge Twitter thread for those who don’t want to (or can’t) check Housing’s live counter.  We’ll also be bringing you these daily roundups, letting you know what’s gone, what’s still up for grabs, and what things look like going forward: is Woodbridge going as fast as it did last year? Am I going to end up shafted? Is my 3-person group screwed?

If you have any housing questions for us, put them in the comments of these posts, ask us on Twitter/FB/Instagram, or email and we’ll try our best to answer them for you. Best of luck with your housing endeavors, Columbia!

What’s gone: The coveted studio singles in Watt and the Brownstones on 115th (old ZBT house) and 113th (Symposium)

What’s still remaining: At least one of everything else, as far as we can tell. Of note for the seniors picking over the next week and change, there’s still:

  • 73 singles in River
  • 13 2-person suites in Watt
  • 54 studio doubles in Watt
  • 26 2-person suites in EC
  • 6 4-person suites in EC
  • 56 5-person suites in EC
  • 31 6-person suites in EC
  • 2 2-person suites in Hogan
  • 11 4-person suites in Hogan
  • 9 5-person suites in Hogan
  • 71 Woodbridge suites
  • Basically everything in Ruggles, and Claremont that isn’t reserved for RAs and their riders

Looking ahead: What we expected to go quickly (studio singles) are gone and people have mostly picked into typical senior housing (EC, Hogan, Watt, Woodbridge). It seems (thus far) that the new system hasn’t changed a ton about how the housing process will shake out, but only time can tell! With the loss of regroup, I expect smaller suites to go faster than normal, especially once larger options (ex. EC 5-person suites) fill up.

Bwog misses the cage via Bwog Archive