Thursday, February 23, 2012

Room Selection 2013

As we approach the start of registration for Room Selection, we wanted to provide you with information about 3 changes in policy that could influence your room selection plans for next year.
  • Students who anticipate requesting to be in housing over Winter Break next year should be aware that some residence halls will be CLOSED for most of the break (as part of cutting down on the cost of keeping other residence halls open over break). Students who pick into those residence halls & request to live on campus during that time period would be responsible for finding another student to give them permission to use their room in an open residence hall during the break. For more information (including a list of the residence halls that will be closed), please visit
  • Students who sign up for the Guaranteed Wait List (for placement over the summer) will have the same cancellation date as students who pick a space at Room Selection. The cancellation fee will gradually increase over the summer instead of being the full amount right away. For more information, including the cancellation dates, please visit
  • Students who pull-in one or more male Columbia students to select as a group at Barnard Room Selection will be required to sign the BC Open Housing Agreement/Contract. If a vacancy opens up within the suite, the members will be responsible for locating another student willing to move into their co-ed suite. For more information, please visit
As a reminder, registration for Room Selection will take place online between 1pm on Wednesday, February 29, and 1pm on Wednesday, March 7. In order to get a lottery number and be guaranteed a room assignment for next year, you must register during the time period above.

Please note that all students register as individuals (even if you want to be part of a group). You may join a group after you register and can change groups, drop from a group, etc. up until the time you select a room / suite.

Don’t know how Room Selection works? Come to an information session on February 29, Mar 1, 2, or 6!

Wondering where you want to live next year? Check out the online Room Reviews. Submit a new review of your own room by March 30 and be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Certificate!

Tours of the residence halls will be available this Sunday, March 4.

If you have questions about Room Selection, please come to an info session, stop by an info table in the Diana / Hewitt cafeteria, or stop by the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger).