Room Selection for Rising Sophomores

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Start learning about the process by watching this video, produced in collaboration with the Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO).

The Room Selection lottery is based on class seniority so that rising seniors participate first, followed by rising juniors and rising sophomores. As such, the inventory of single rooms is typically limited for rising sophomores and it is strongly encouraged that they participate as part of even-numbered groups.

Instructions & Support

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Info Session

Watch a recording of the Info Session hosted for Rising Sophomores.

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Registration Instructions

Review step-by-step registration instructions.

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Selection Instructions

Review step-by-step selection instructions.

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If you need assistance, contact the Columbia Housing Office at 212-854-2946 or [email protected].

Dates & Deadlines

There are no upcoming events.

Are you part of a pre-assigned population?

Students who are part of these groups must register their housing intent.

However, as they are assigned to a room before online Room Selection begins, they will not participate in Room Selection.

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Disability Housing Accommodations & DA Riders

Students whose disabilities substantially limit their ability to live in Columbia’s traditional housing arrangements can request an accommodation through the Disability Housing Accommodations Registration Form.

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RAs and RA Riders

RA assignments are made by Residential Life. In most buildings, RAs can choose one other person to live with them. These residents are known as RA Riders.

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Students must apply to live in Special Interest Communities and fraternities and sororities.

Typical Sophomore Residence Halls

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