- Barnard students living at Columbia
- Columbia students living at Barnard
Barnard students who register for Columbia Room Selection must also register for Barnard Room Selection (to sign a Barnard Housing Contract for billing purposes).
- Students may live in eligible Greek & Special Interest Communities
- Rising-Seniors only may register to be in groups for the CU Lottery
- Barnard students may not be RA or ODS "riders" (pull-ins) at Columbia, regardless of class year
Rising-Seniors who register for the Columba Housing Lottery are not guaranteed to be able to select with their CU group. There is a CAP on the number of Barnard students who select into suite during the Columbia Housing Lottery. The number is equal to the number of CC & SEAS students who are pulled-in to suites during the Barnard Housing Lottery (and any CU students pulled into Barnard RA suites) minus the number of Barnard students pulled into CU Special Interest Housing & CU Greek housing for next year. This number varies from year to year and is dependent on the number of students who register for Room Selection.
Barnard students who take part in the Columbia Lottery will also take part in the Barnard 123 Lottery to pick a back-up room (in case they are not able to select at Columbia). These students may not take part in the 4, 5, or 6 Lottery and may only select in the 123 Lottery as an individual (not as part of a group).
Barnard students who select into rooms at Columbia will be required to sign a Barnard Housing Contract (as Barnard will be responsible for billing you for your room). Barnard students living in Columbia housing are charged the Barnard room rate, not the Columbia room rate.
Barnard students who live at Columbia through the BC/CU Housing Exchange remain eligible for Barnard Room Selection for the following year -- as long as they do not cancel their campus housing or take a leave of absence.
For more information about Barnard students living in Columbia Housing, please visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/housing-options/exchange/barnard-at-columbia. For more information about the CU Lottery, please visit https://housing.columbia.edu/content/living-barnard-students.
Columbia student can pick into Barnard housing through the methods below:
- Be part of a group for the Barnard Housing Lottery (see below for more info)
- Be a pull-in for a Barnard RA
- Be a pull-in for a Barnard student receiving a housing accommodation
Columbia students may not live in Hewitt, Sulz Tower, or Elliott Hall (i.e. corridor-style residence halls).
Columbia students who identify as male may only be pull-ins for RAs or students with housing accommodations who are filling an entire suite (i.e. no partial suites). See below for more info.
Columbia students living in Barnard housing are charged room rates set by Columbia, not the Barnard room rate.
For more information about Columbia students living in Barnard Housing, please visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/housing-options/exchange/columbia-at-barnard.
- The Columbia students must register for Barnard Room Selection before the deadline.
- Groups with Columba students must be 50% or more Barnard students.
- Columbia students may only take part in the 4, 5, and 6 Lottery (not the 123 Lottery).
- Co-ed groups that pick into Barnard Housing will be required to sign the Open Housing Agreement Form.
- Columbia students who end up not selecting with their Barnard Lottery Group must contact the Columbia Housing office ASAP to get back into the CU Lottery (see https://roomselection.housing.columbia.edu/content/living-barnard-students for more information)
Barnard Residential Life & Housing is pleased to take part in Columbia's "Open Housing" program, in order to allow students to choose into suites or rooms together, regardless of gender identity. The primary reason for such a policy is to provide housing options that take into consideration varying identities and preferences and to ensure a comfortable & welcoming environment for all students. For more information, please visit the the Columbia Undergrad Housing's FAQ about Open Housing.
Open Housing is not intended and is highly discouraged for romantic couples (room changes may not be possible if a couple breaks up).
Groups with CU students who identify as male may only select an entirely empty suite which matches the size of their group (during the 4, 5, or 6 Lottery).
All members of gender inclusive groups who select housing at Barnard will be required to sign & submit the Open Housing Agreement Form (linked above) before their Selection Time.
If a roommate/suitemate cancels their housing or moves out of the room for any reason, the remaining residents must identify an eligible student to fill the vacancy. Residential Life & Housing will define the time allocated to find a new roommate. This window of time will vary depending on time of year and the status of any waitlists for assignments or room changes. Typically, the suite will be allowed a minimum of 24 hours, but not more than one week to identify another eligible roommate/suitemate.
If another roommate(s) is not identified within the time period, that room(s) will revert to a same-sex assignment, to be filled by Barnard or Columbia housing. This means that any CU students who identify as male would be required to move out of the suite to a CU residence hall.
Students who are interested in selecting a suite with a gender inclusive group are strongly encouraged to speak to Matt Kingston, Associate Director for Housing, in advance of registering for Room Selection and/or their Lottery Selection Time.