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The heat during the first few weeks of the fall semester is brutal, and sometimes pointing five fans at your body while you sleep just doesn’t cut it.

Air conditioning is very important to some and just a perk to others. As you’re choosing your room, consider whether or not you are a person who can stand the heat. If you absolutely need AC, make a note of the dorms that have it.

Amanda Frame



  • Elliott
  • Plimpton
  • Sulzberger
  • Sulz Tower
  • Cathedral Gardens


  • 110
  • 600
  • 616
  • 620
  • Brooks
  • Hewitt
  • Reid



  • Broadway
  • Carman
  • East Campus
  • Furnald
  • Hartley
  • Schapiro


  • 47 Claremont
  • Hogan
  • John Jay
  • McBain
  • Nussbaum
  • River
  • Ruggles
  • Symposium
  • Wallach
  • Watt
  • Wien
  • Woodbridge
  • Carlton Arms
  • Harmony

Unfortunately, AC is not abundant at CU. However, it is possible for any student—rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike—to end up in a “cool” room if you start planning now.

Love AC? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat @CUSpectrum.

Isabella Monaco is Spectrum associate editor and a Barnard first-year. She needs AC to stay sane. Reach her at

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