Housing Options Discussion

<p>Tried searching the forum for advice about First-Year Housing, but a lot of the information was fragmented and possibly outdated. </p>

<p>Just thought it would be nice to have a thread where all admitted students can get a better sense of their options. Feel free to discuss positives/negatives about each of the halls and advice from current students is especially welcome! :] </p>

<p>My own scenario: Prefer a single, private bathroom, possibly suite-style [how is this, exactly? is it like Yale's residential college system?], and quieter atmosphere with good view of campus. Any advice?</p>

<p>Is it true that John Jay doesn't have air-conditioning? Which other halls don't?</p>

<p>This is New York, AC will only be useful for 6 weeks of the time you're there.</p>

<p>Check this thread under the topic housing dining...it has a lot of different threads in one place about housing and stuff.</p>

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<p>JJ doesn't have AC, you will never need it. I chose Carmen partially for the AC and I never turned it on over the summer. I came to Columbia from Anchorage Alaska, so if I didn't need AC, I think you should be fine!</p>

<p>How long are the john jay corridors? Like i wanted to get an idea of how far you would have to walk to the bathroom if your room was the furthest from the bathroom.</p>

<p>i chose one of the LLC. john jay single sounds kinda lonely to me...</p>

<p>Well there have been people who live/have lived in john jay and theyve said it wasnt lonely for them at all...the thing with the llc is that you are not surrounded by as many freshman who are more likely to be looking for friends vs older columbia kids who have most likely made friends already. I guess its a tradeoff both ways though</p>

<p>LLC has a community bathroom with mixed sexes. It seemed to work out fine. My son is still very good friends with the other freshmen from his LLC.</p>


<p>when do we find out our housing assignments?</p>

<p>"when do we find out our housing assignments?"</p>

<p>Honestly, it's hard to say. If the bureaucracy is in the same form as last year (it probably is) then it could take until about August. As I recall, we were told it would be "a couple weeks now" for a good few months.</p>

<p>You're not going to get a single AND a private bath</p>

<p>And we get housing mid July</p>

<p>the housing thread is not outdated yet.
for your preferences i would go Carmen, or maybe llc.
I lived in the llc and it was fine. ppl have diff shower times, and I never found the bathroom completely in use.</p>