Selection Priority

Priority in the Room Selection process is determined by a point-value system based on seniority. Priority is assigned as follows:

  • Rising seniors: 30 pts.
  • Rising juniors: 20 pts.
  • Rising sophomores: 10 pts.

Priority is based on the year a student entered Columbia and the number of terms s/he has resided in on-campus housing. Priority does not benefit students who graduate early.

The point value of groups participating in In-Person Group Selection or applying as a group for Online Selection is the average value of all Columbia group members (BC students are not figured into the average).