housing-2011

Fri, Apr 1, 2011, 6:15pm
While students were reveling over the increased prestige an admissions rate in the 6% range brings Columbia, it appears the pool of admitted students is still likely to yield a higher-than-ever number of entrants into the first-year class of 2015. As a result, Housing may have to undertake last-...
Fri, Mar 25, 2011, 9:30pm
If you missed it, be sure to check out our complete lottery-number breakdown here. If you look at Housing's floor plans, or at the page about space held out of the lottery, you'll notice rooms marked as unavailable because they're held for RAs and their "riders." In buildings with doubles, this...
Tue, Mar 22, 2011, 10:37pm
We've written about the dorms, the cutoff history, things to remember, and offered a calculator for pinpointing room possibilities in General Selection. But now that lottery numbers are public, we start to move away from conjecture and toward real number-crunching. So here we go—The Shaft's...
Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 11:28pm
In case you missed it, our big dorms breakdown ran last night---read all about it here. We've had a number of requests for more about the new Open Housing pilot program, so what follows is our attempt to walk through it.
Sun, Mar 6, 2011, 11:38pm
Here we go. As promised, a stroll through what role each of the campus dorms plays in the Housing lottery, and thus what chances you might have of actually winding up there. This draws on the cutoff history provided by Housing, but adds in our own analysis---we'll explain any deviations.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011, 10:14am
We've gotten a veritable avalanche of questions about this. A lot of it can't really be answered definitively, but what follows here is our best guess. The short answer: Not much. Relax!
Tue, Mar 1, 2011, 9:08pm
Or panic. Go here to register for Housing via the immortal StarRez Portal. You have until March 10 (that's next Thursday). Go here to see the updated cutoff history. We'll take a lengthy stroll through what these numbers mean for each dorm in the next couple of days, but there are a few notes...
Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 12:06am
The powers that be over at Housing assure us that the 2010-11 cutoff history is on the way, hopefully within the next day or two. Once that's up, we'll go through it step-by-step (or, rather, dorm-by-dorm) to look at which numbers might be misleading. But a few points and general reminders here...
Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 11:28pm
Columbia Housing Lottery. Three words few students long to hear, and the reason for our existence. It's that time again! We couldn't be more excited. One week from today, Room Selection Registration opens (for Suite and General Selection---if you want to live in the LLC, you had to submit a roster...