Room Selection Calendar
All times below are local NYC / Eastern Standard timezone.
- Pre-Lottery Housing Accommodations
- Deadline to Update your Class Standing with the Registrar's Office
- Information Session & Drop-In Question Chats
- Registration Dates
- Housing Lottery
- Deadline to Sign up for the Guaranteed List
- Cancellation Deadline
Students who wish to request Pre-Lottery Disability Housing Accommodation must re-apply each academic year.
Priority deadline to submit the request (and accompanying medical documentation):
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Students who need to update their anticipated graduation date (to determine their class year standing for Room Selection) must submit the Registar form linked below by Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Requests for the Registrar to change your graduation date must be supported by the number of credits you have earned. Changes to class year standing may take a few days before showing up on the Housing Portal (after graduation dates have been updated).
Attend the Virtual Info Session to learn how the Housing Lottery works from start to finish! A recording of the Info Session will be posted afterwards for students who cannot attend.
- Video of Housing Lottery Information Session (YouTube)
- Slides from the Housing Lottery Information Session (PDF)
|Info Session||Time||Zoom Link|
|Friday, March 12, 2021||2-3pm EST||columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/94040514057|
Matt Kingston, the Associate Director for Housing, will also host the following Drop-In Chats to answer questions about the Housing Lottery.
|Drop-In Question Block||Time||Google Meet Link|
|Wednesday, March 17, 2021||7-8pm EST|
|Thursday, March 18, 2021||10-11am EST|
Other important resources --
- Summary Handout (PDF)
- How to pick during the 4 / 5 / 6 Lottery (Video)
- How to pick during the 123 Lottery (Video)
- Start: 1pm EST on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
- End: 1pm EST on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
All eligible students must compete the Registration form to confirm if they will or will not be returning to campus housing for next year.
|Lottery||What Can be Picked||Deadline to Form Groups (EST)||Lottery Numbers Posted (EST)||Selection Times (EST)|
|4 Lottery||4-person suites||10am Mon, Mar 22||5pm Mon, Mar 22||9am-5pm Tues, Mar 23|
|5 Lottery||5-person suites||10am Thur, Mar 25||5pm Thur, Mar 25||9am-5pm Friday, Mar 26|
|6 Lottery||6-person suites||10am Tues, Mar 30||5pm Tues, Mar 30||9am-5pm Wed & Thur, Mar 31 - Apr 1|
|123 Lottery||Studios, Corridor-style rooms, and remaining suite-style rooms||10am Mon, Apr 5||5pm Mon, Apr 5||9am-5pm Apr 6-9, 12-13|
The deadline to sign up for the Guaranteed List is 1pm EST on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Students who do not pick a room or sign up for the Guaranteed List by the deadline will forfeit their guarantee of campus housing.
Note: the deadline has been updated from the date posted prior to the start of Room Selection registration.
If you wish to cancel the room you selected (or cancel being on the Guaranteed List), you must do so by Thursday, April 22, 2021, in order to avoid a cancellation fee.
For the full 2021-2022 Housing Cancellation policy and fee calendar, please visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/cancellations.