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On October 25, Columbia Housing announced that Room Selection is getting a major upgrade: the entire process will be online in Spring 2020. 

This comes as a collaborative initiative among Columbia Housing, Residential Life and the Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO) to modernize and simplify the Room Selection process. The change will give students more options and flexibility, reduce stress around the selection process, and just make things easier.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the October 2019 edition here.

Marcelo Velez, vice president of Columbia's Manhattanville Development Group, served as a moderator during a panel discussion about designing advance facilities in the information age at Commercial Observer's inaugural Building Technology Forum.

More than 35 University project managers attended “Enhancing the Project Management Experience” to discuss best practices in higher education project management.

Vendors offering handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories and more bring their products to Morningside Heights September 28 and 29 in space provided by Columbia

In just one month, over 230 members of the Columbia community have been trained and now carry life-saving naloxone to be used in the case of an opioid overdose. 

Columbia Mail recently installed a new package locker in John Jay Hall for use by students with a disability or temporary injury.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the September 2019 edition here.

TWU Local 241 reached a milestone anniversary with Columbia this year, marking 75 years since it was first chartered at the University.  More than 600 current and retired Local 241 members joined with their families to celebrate the occasion with an outdoor Family Day on June 22 at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex in Northern Manhattan.

While most were away during the summer, Facilities and Operations was busy improving the campus experience.  Similar to prior years, Facilities and Operations took advantage of the decreased campus population and warmer weather to complete a wide range of projects, large and small, some that can only take place when most are away. 

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its third procurement event of 2019 featuring presentations from program alumni and University affiliates, as well as a legal firm that advises on debt collection and cash flow management.

Princeton Review recently released the ranking of "The 20 best college dorms in the US." Rankings were based on student ratings submitted to the publication for the article.

Columbia Dining's new website, architected based on direct feedback from students, provides helpful new functionality and improved menu accuracy via an interface that is just as intuitive and user-centric on mobile devices as it is on desktops and laptops.

When Columbia Athletics purchased a set of new lockers for the women’s softball locker room last month, a multi-departmental effort found a new home for the old lockers, which were still in good condition.