Tools & Tips for Room Selection

Now that Room Selection 2020 has officially begun, use these tools and tips to help maximize your success.

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Room Selection Real-Time Availability Viewer

To see which rooms are still available for Room Selection, please log in to our real-time availability viewer using your UNI and password.

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We're Here to Help

Call 212-854-2946 Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. or email housing@columbia.edu


Get the most out of participating remotely

Individuals and those participating in groups should review these tips for virtual participation.



March 24, 2020

Lottery Numbers Posted

Despite the current circumstances, we are still preparing for the Academic Year 2020-21 with excitement and hope. Fortunately, the Room Selection process is online and as such, can take place as scheduled. Room Selection lottery numbers are now posted on the Housing Portal on the 'Registration Summary' step.

February 25, 2020

Registration Begins Friday 2/28

Registration for Room Selection for 2020-2021 Academic Year begins Friday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. and runs through Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.

Room Selection 2020

What's New

Room Selection is online in 2020 with a number of improvements. Read more.

What's the Same

The process to select into Special Living Communities is the same. Columbia students can still chose to live with Barnard students. Read more.

How Room Selection Works