Special Populations and Room Selection
The Room Selection lottery is based on seniority. Low seniority is a determining factor in the housing options available to sophomores and therefore singles are limited for sophomores. During Room Selection, rising sophomores are strongly encouraged to form even-numbered groups to pre-select their roommate in the event that they must choose a double room.
Accommodations are provided for students whose disabilities substantially limit their ability to live in Columbia’s traditional housing arrangements. Students must follow the University’s Disability Housing Accommodations Procedures & Guidelines available with the Disability Housing Accommodations Registration Form.