Columbia sophomores, don’t despair, you still have plenty of great options; Barnard upperclassmen, you have nothing to worry about.
Sophomore housing selection is in full swing. As expected, singles are rapidly dwindling, and most Sophomores will have to confront the reality: you’ll probably be living in a double next year.
- All of Furnald – bid farewell to your air-conditioned-single dreams
- Singles in Shapiro – good single options are dwindling
- 1 lonely Wien single, on the all-female floor
- 6 Harmony singles – tiny, but a single’s a single
- 4 Harmony doubles – marginally nicer than your other options
- 1 8-person Ruggles suite – get it while it’s hot
- 1 6-person Plimpton suite – shafted but a suite’s a suite
- 7 7-person Claremont suites – actually really nice, y’all are sleeping on these
- Many many doubles:
- 20 in Nuss – high ceilings and nice bathrooms
- 32 in Carlton – if you brave the walk, the suite life is actually kinda nice
- 33 in Wien – typical sophomore fare
- 35 in Broadway – snag some nice views of downtown
- 84 in Shapiro – they’re a little small but still a solid option
- 143 in McBain – we aren’t running out any time soon
If you’re picking early tomorrow, there’s still hope! Seven lucky people can still get a corridor single, and against all odds, there are quite a number of suites left. If you’ve got a housing group of at least 6, you’re still in the running. Seven-person groups…don’t sleep on the Claremont suites; they’re lovely, I don’t understand why nobody is choosing them.
If you’re picking later in the day, or if you have a small housing group, you’ve got a number of doubles to choose from…so which should you choose? You basically still get the pick of most dorms, so aim for high floors, and make sure you check which direction your windows face – if you hate noise, don’t pick street-facing windows, if you need sunlight, go for south-facing windows, etc. More stuff to look out for: bathroom ratio, how many people will be on your floor, square footage of the rooms, and how close or far a room is from the lounge/kitchen/bathroom/elevator/etc. Basically, poke around on the housing website floor plans, there’s plenty of hidden gems in there.
The most popular choice for today was obviously Sulz Tower, which is a given. However, many seniors who likely wanted suite-style living also picked into 121. There were also 3 singles in 600 that are now completely gone.
- Singles in 600
- 1 single in CG
- 2 singles in 121
- 2 singles and 5 studios in 110
- 7 singles in 616
- 10 singles in 620
- 20 singles in Sulz Tower
- 1 double in Hewitt
- 2 doubles in 121
- 3 doubles in CG
- 24 singles in Plimpton
- 46 singles in Hewitt
- 48 singles in Elliot
- 6 doubles in 616
- 6 doubles in 620
- 11 doubles in Sulz Tower
- 13 doubles in Plimpton
- 16 doubles in Elliot
- 20 doubles in 600
- 26 doubles in 110
Tomorrow will see the remaining seniors pick (approximately 33 groups) and then the lottery will continue with mixed junior-senior groups and will start with juniors. Sulz Tower singles will definitely be gone, however, depending on what is picked, there may be a tiny (read: minuscule) change that if seniors don’t choose Sulz Tower, that some juniors may be able to pick in. Otherwise, suite-style singles will be next to go starting with 121.
Sulz Tower via Barnard Housing