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Housing Coverage 2020: Day 2 Roundup

Here to ruin your dreams of having a Woodbridge two-bedroom in a kinder way than the housing website ever could.

Yesterday was day two of housing, and the number of times I have thanked the anonymous Columbia administrators who decided to make the switch to online selection before this shitshow hit is already uncountable. A reminder that our annual housing reviews are steadily going up this week, and a whole treasure trove’s worth of prior years’ reviews awaits for you, so you can find your not-quite-dream-but-it’ll-do dorm. We also have a live Twitter thread with any important housing updates if you don’t want to check out Room Selection’s own site.

Yesterday saw 2/3 of the remaining 4-person EC suites be claimed, along with a decent chunk of the 6-person EC suites and most of the 3-person suites in Claremont. At this point, though, most seniors need not despair: we’re only a quarter of the way through the senior lottery numbers, and most options are still fairly open.

What’s gone: All 2-bedroom suites in Woodbridge and Watt join the ranks of the cherished studio singles of Watt and 115th/113th Brownstones in already being taken. If you dream of a ~New York apartment at a Columbia price~ with your own room, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

What’s left: We are still in the beginning stages of senior selection, so options still remain tolerable. Here are some of the options most widely available:

  • 69 singles in River
  • 54 studio doubles in Watt
  • 10 2-person suites in Watt
  • 65 2-person suites in Woodbridge
  • 14 2-person suites in EC
  • 47 5-person suites in EC
  • 24 6-person suites in EC
  • 8 4-person suites in Hogan
  • 8 5-person suites in Hogan
  • 13 8-person suites in Ruggles

What’s scarce:

  • 2 4-person suites in EC
  • 1 2-person suite in Hogan
  • 2 3-person suites in Claremont
  • 2 2-person suites in Ruggles
  • 1 3-person suite in Ruggles

Looking ahead: Smaller person suites are getting taken up at fast rates: Watt and Woodbridge still have plenty of options, but elsewhere, 2-person suites are nearly gone. The choices today were largely in line with typical senior housing: taking the nicest Watt/Woodbridge apartments, EC/Hogan suites, etc. Ruggles, Hogan, and East Campus still have lots of availability, so there is still plenty of hope to be had!

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