Register for a Room Selection Info Session

Attend a virtual information session to learn more about Room Selection.

January 05, 2024

Group Strategy & Selection Info Session

This session, scheduled for Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m., will be dedicated to groups. The presentation will include an overview of group member and leader responsibilities, tips for how to prepare, strategy recommendations, and a Q & A session with Housing staff. We recommend that all group members attend, not just group leaders. 

Registration is required

What to Expect

The information sessions are an opportunity to hear from the Room Selection experts, and will include: 

  • A presentation from the Housing staff about Room Selection logistics, including an overview of the process, reminders of upcoming dates and deadlines, and recommendations for resources 

  • Q&A breakout sessions with students who will give tips for how to have a smooth selection experience and speak about their residential experience. 

Each class has their own, dedicated session to ensure that the content is specific to their experience.

Recordings of one session per class will be posted to our video within 7 days of the session.

Rising Sophomores

The info sessions for rising sophomores were held on February 2. A recording is available below.

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Rising Juniors

The info session for rising juniors was held on February 9. A recording is available below.

Rising Seniors

The info session for rising juniors was held on February 9. A recording is available below.

Room Selection FAQs

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Columbia College or the School of Engineering and Applied Science with guaranteed housing are eligible to participate in Room Selection. 

Rising Barnard seniors are also eligible if they are part of a group. 

Learn more about eligibility

Rising Barnard seniors may attend the Rising Seniors Information Session. Only rising Barnard seniors are eligible for Room Selection. Learn more about living with Barnard students.

Learn more about the assignment procedure for students with approved disability accommodations.

Each building has a dedicated page in our Residence Hall Directory with information about the style of bathrooms, the type of flooring, communal spaces and amenities, pictures of rooms, and more.

We also recommend that you attend the info session so that you can speak directly to other students during the breakout session to ask questions about the building experience.

Review the selecting as a group webpage to make sure you understand the roles and responsibilities of being in a group.