Group Suite Selection
Group Suite Selection is the part of room selection when groups of 2 or more can pick into doubles or suites.
- Group Suite Selection takes place in John Jay Lounge.
- All group members or their proxies will need to come together with their CUIDs. The group can come at their appointment time or any time afterwards.
- If a group does not want to pick a double or suite, or it is unable to, the group will automatically drop to General Selection. This applies even if only one member doesn't go along with the group. Group members will keep the same lottery number, and receive a new appointment time accordingly.
- Available doubles, minus the unavailable spaces detailed below
- Available suites, minus the unavailable spaces detailed below
- Unavailable spaces
The number of Barnard students allowed to live in Columbia housing is capped. The cap is:
- the number of Columbia students who have chosen to participate in Barnard selection
- + the number of Barnard students in Columbia sororities
- + the number of Barnard students in Columbia Special Interest Communities
Once this cap is reached, all groups with one or more Barnard members that have not yet selected a room will decrease by the number of Barnard students in it, while the Barnard members will drop to Barnard room selection. That is, if you have 8 people including one Barnard student in the group, and the cap is filled, your group becomes a group of 7.
After the last 30-point group has selected, senior-only groups who were previously unable to select housing they wanted are eligible to participate in senior regroup.
Once the last senior-only group's appointment time has passed, all seniors who registered for Suite Selection but did not yet pick can come back to John Jay Lounge, where each group will be able to add/remove members as they see fit. Once groups have re-formed, they are given a new temporary random lottery number and allowed to pick in that order.
If a group does not pick in senior regroup, the group drops to general selection with its original lottery number and point value.
Barnard students are not eligible for senior regroup, and will default to BC Selection in the event that CC/SEAS students from their group participate in senior regroup.
For 20-point groups, junior regroup takes place if there are no more suites that match the group's size or if the group doesn't want any of the remaining suites. New groups form, receive temporary random lottery numbers, and pick suites in that order.
If a group does not pick in junior regroup, the group drops to general selection with its original lottery number and point value.
Barnard students are not eligible for junior regroup, and will default to BC Selection in the event that CC/SEAS students from their group participate in junior regroup.
Sophomores just can't win when it comes to housing selection. If there are no suites left at the group's appointment time (which is likely enough, but can be worth risking), the group has to drop to general selection. But you can survive! It's recommended that sophomores form even-numbered groups, so that their worst-case scenario just means that they split into groups of two and select doubles during general selection.