PHASE 2 UPDATE
The New York Housing application is a two-phase process and is know as Housing Re-Application and Room Selection. All Study Away students must go through the housing re-application process regardless of whether you have spent time here previously or not.
Phase 2: Room Selection March 30th -April 7th. Please refer to the information below regarding Phase 2.
Phase 2: Room Selection of the housing application process will begin on March 30th. Students who completed Phase 1 will be sent a Selection Time based on their priority status that will allow them access to the housing inventory. You were notified of your priority status when you applied during Phase 1.
Selection times are determined by a randomized sorting within priority categories. Students cannot request a specific selection time, nor can selection times be changed once they have been randomly generated. Student will receive notification by 5:00pm EST on March 24th (date subject to change) via their NYU Home account of the specific date and time that they will be able to access the Room Selection step, view the available inventory, and select a room. Please see the Phase 2 Room Selection website for further details.
The Room Selection step can only be accessed through the housing application portal on your NYUHome account, the same as the Phase 1 application.
Once your selection time is available students will be able to browse through the available spaces through the housing portal and select a room. If there are no spaces available at the time of selection, students will be administratively assigned over the summer months. We encourage students to choose a space at their selection time as other students will continue to be rolled into the selection pool, making it likely that there will be fewer spaces as the process continues.
Students should take advantage of Room Preview that will allow students’ access to “preview” what the room selection process will be like, to see what the open inventory looks like, learn how to select a space, and how to confirm and complete the process. This will be available through the housing portal from March 24th –March 29th.
We also encourage students to explore the different residence halls available to Upper Classmen and have 5-6 different options in mind across several buildings when accessing the housing portal for selection. For example, having five options in Gramercy is a bad strategy. Please note that there are a number of students going through this selection process and your first or even second choice might not be available at the time of your selection.
Please note that once you have confirmed a space during Phase 2, the space cannot be changed. Students who are dissatisfied with their room selection may submit a Post Selection Room Change Request, which is available through the housing portal. Changes are not guaranteed but if a room change is possible, it will be processed automatically over the summer based on the preferences you provide in the form.
Please read through our below Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered, you may email Hasanthi Piyasena at email@example.com with your housing inquiry. Please do not contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services in New York directly.
Will I be able to request a specific residence hall?
During Phase 2, student select into specific spaces within buildings. There is no guarantee that your preferred buildings will have openings during Phase 2, but all students choose their own spaces unless there are no spaces available.
What residence halls are available?
The available residence halls and spaces open to you will be automatically populated during Phase 2. All Upperclassman residence halls are apartment style housing that include either a kitchen/kitchenette in the suite/apartment. Clark Street has a communal kitchen on each floor. Students should choose shared spaces within Upperclassman suites.
Can I request a single room?
As part of the study away experience to promote learning among students and to best assure the health, wellness, and safety of students, Study Away in New York does not permit students to select into private studios. Single rooms within shared suites are available based on your home school’s policy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make inquiries about a single room prior to room selection. If you select into a private studio or your home school has a restriction on single spaces, you will be administratively reassigned into a shared space and will not have the opportunity to give preferences.
Students who have a qualifying physical or mental impairment that requires them to have special accommodations, including needing a single room, may complete the Special Housing Accommodation Request Form provided at the Moses Center. https://www.nyu.edu/students/communities-and-groups/students-with-disabilities/reasonable-accommodations.html
Where can I find out more about each residence hall?
More information on each of NYU’s residence halls can be found here: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/housing-and-dining/on-campus-living/residence-halls.html
A few notes of interest can be found below:
- Clark Street: This is a residence hall located in Brooklyn, close to the Tandon School of Engineering Campus. It is a 17-20 minute subway ride to the Washington Square. Does NOT have Twin XL beds. Has Low Cost spaces within the building.
- Broome Street: This is a Special Interest Housing residence for the Upperclass Residential College. You must complete the Special Interest Housing (SIH) application in order to select into this dorm. Has Low Cost spaces within the building.
- Carlyle Court: This residence hall has 2 types of accommodations, the majority are one-bedroom suites that accommodate three to four residents and very few studio apartments that accommodate two residents. Note that the one-bedroom suites have 2 beds that are located within the shared living room and do not have doors while the other 2 beds are within an enclosed room.
- Coral Tower: Has 2 exploration floors (Batter Up and Geek NYC) that can be applied for through the Special Interest Housing application. Students should only select shared spaces within this hall. *See note on single housing. Has Low Cost spaces within the building.
- Gramercy Green: This residence is located near Gramercy Park and is either a 25 minutes walk to Washington Square or a 20 minute subway or bus ride. It is the home to several Explorations Living Learning communities that can be applied for through the SIH app.
- Green House at Seventh Street: This is a Special Interest Housing residence with 3 different living learning communities that can be applied for by completing the SIH app. This building is a sustainable building and there are restrictions on temperature controls and electricity usage within the spaces.
- Greenwich Hall: This residence is located in the West Village and is a 15 minute walk to Washington Square. Has Special Interest Housing floors and Low Cost spaces within building.
- Lafayette Hall: This hall is located in Tribeca and is a 25 minute walk to Washington Square or a 15-20 minute subway ride. Has Special Interest Housing floors and Low Cost spaces within building.
- Othmer Hall: This is a residence hall located in Brooklyn, close to the Tandon School of Engineering Campus. It is a 17-20 minute subway ride to the Washington Square. Has both traditional and apartment style suites and requires a minimum meal plan. Has Low Cost spaces within the building.
- Palladium: This residence has a dining hall and gym within the building. It also has several Special Interest Housing floors.
- Second Street: This residence has a Special Interest Housing floor and Low Cost spaces within the building. Students should only select shared spaces within this hall. *See note on single housing.
- Senior House at West 13th Street: This is a Special Interest Housing building and is only open to Seniors (Students in Class of 2016). Has Low Cost spaces within the building.
If I am unhappy with my housing selection, how do I request a change?
Students who are dissatisfied with their room selection may submit a Post Selection Room Change Request. STUDENTS MUST SELECT A SPACE IN PHASE 2 in order to be considered in the Post Selection Room Change process. The online room change form will be available on April 3, 2017 through May 15, 2017. If a room change is possible, it will be processed automatically over the summer based on the preferences you provide in the form.
The “Bed-for-Bed” room exchange forum is another option for room change requests. The process is intended to provide you a forum to “swap” spaces with another student. By checking the box within the Bed-for-Bed Room Exchange section of the Housing Portal, you authorize the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services to share your contact information with all other students interested in considering a bed-for-bed room change. Once opted into the Forum, you will have access to search for a potential swap.
Any Other Tips?
Take advantage of Room Preview during March 24-29, 2017. You will be able to see the floor plans for specific rooms, what spaces are lower-cost, and learn to navigate the online system. We recommend that students write down 5-6 specific rooms within multiple buildings as options for room selection. Students should also realize that they might not get their first or even second choice spaces depending on their selection times and what is available in the inventory.
Phase 1: Re-Application is from March 3rd -March 10th. Please refer to the information below regarding Phase 1.
Please read through the entirety of this section. If your question is not answered below, you may email Hasanthi Piyasena at email@example.com with your housing inquiry. Please do not contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services in New York directly.
How do I apply for Housing in New York?
Students studying in New York for Fall 2017 will complete the same housing application as all other NYU students. The application can be accessed through the housing application portal on your NYUHome account. Navigate your browser to globalhome.nyu.edu and follow the University login prompts using your Net ID and password. Under “Services,” scroll down and click on the “NYU Life” page and then locate the “Housing Forms” card and click “Go”. This will allow you to access the application portal. Once in the portal, you should look for “Academic Year 2017-2018 New York City, Renewable Undergraduate”, and click “Access Application”.
2017-2018 Undergraduate Housing Reapplication and Room Selection is a two-phase process beginning in March with Phase 1: reapplication and concluding in April with Phase 2: room selection:
- Phase 1 will begin on March 6, 2017 and will be open through 5pm EST March 10, 2017. During this time period, students who wish to secure housing for the 2017-2018 academic year must complete the online application. As a study away student you will be able to defer the required $1000 Reservation Payment only if you complete the Reservation Payment Deferment Request available at the end of the housing application during Phase 1.
Optionally, students also may designate a gender assignment preference, apply for Special Interest Housing, and/or create a roommate group with other students through this Phase 1 application.
- Phase 2 will begin on March 30th, 2017 and will be open through 5pm EST on April 7, 2017. Students who completed Phase 1 will be emailed a selection time based on their priority through a randomized lottery that will allow them access to the housing inventory. Please note that this time slot will be given in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Students will be able to browse through the available spaces and select a room. If there are no spaces available at the time of selection, students will be administratively assigned. All students must select a space during Phase 2 in order to guarantee housing on campus.
For further details on the housing process see: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/housing-and-dining/on-campus-living/application-and-assignments/reapp/terms-of-participation.html
What if I don’t see the correct housing application in the housing portal?
You must first accept your study away admissions offer through Albert. The directions for this were detailed in your admissions offer email. It will then take 24 hours for the system to update before you have access to the Academic Year 2017-2018 Renewable Undergraduate housing application.
What is the Deferment Request Agreement and do I have to fill it out?
Yes, as study away students in New York you must fill out the Deferment Request Agreement in order to remove the requirement to submit the $1000 application reservation payment. Please note this is the last step of the housing application and is only available once you have completed the application and reach the confirmation page. You must stay in the portal and click “confirm” which will then generate the Deferment Request Agreement page to open. Study away students should indicate in the Reason for Deferment Request section that they are either an NYUAD or NYUSH student coming to NY for study away and would like to defer this payment.
As study away students, you are not required to make the reservation payment as long as you complete the Deferment Request Agreement. If however, you would like to make the payment, please follow the instructions below:
- If you are billed in USD currency and your Home campus is NYU Shanghai or NYU Abu Dhabi you can explore your methods for payment here.
- If you are billed in CNY currency and your Home campus is NYU Shanghai you can submit your reservation payment here
The reservation payment will then go toward your final housing bill.
When/how do I create my roommate group?
Students will only have the opportunity to create roommate groups during Phase 1 Reapplication from March 6th – March 10th. You will be able to search for other students that have started their Fall 2017 Housing Applications and create a group. One student will be designated as the Group Leader* and will create a name and password for the group. They can then share this name and password with their intended roommates who can join the group through the housing portal. Please note the Group Leader must verify all changes to the group by 5:00pm on March 10th. Please also note that all students in a roommate group must have the same Special Interest selections and Gender Assignment Preference. Please read here for further information: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/housing-and-dining/on-campus-living/application-and-assignments/reapp/Phase-1b.html
*Students should be aware of their home campus calendars and designate a Group Leader that will have reliable Internet access during the duration of Phase 2 Room Selection (March 30th-April 7th).
If I am studying in New York for Spring 2018 as well will I select a new space?
No, please note that if you continue to study away in New York for Spring 2018 you will NOT be able to select a new space for the spring semester. You will continue in your current space for the duration of the 2017-2018 academic year and your housing license is a 9 month financial commitment that covers both Fall 2017 through Spring 2018. If you return to your home campus or study in a different location for Spring 2018, you will receive instructions in November on how to cancel your spring housing in New York without penalty.
Will I be able to request a roommate?
Yes, Phase 1 of the housing application allows you to create roommate groups with other students who have begun the housing application. When forming a roommate group, you may choose a group leader who can then select spaces for all students in your group during Phase 2. Be sure to discuss who is selecting for the group prior to March 30th. Also note that each student can still select their own space even if they designate a group leader. Please note that during Phase 2 there is no guarantee that there will be spaces open to accommodate your group request and groups of 4 or more are less likely to find space together. During Phase 2 you can split from your designated roommate group if space does not allow for you all to select into a space together. You are also not necessarily going to select into rooms that only house study away students and your neighbors/suitemates may be students from any of NYU’s undergraduate programs.
Are there low-cost housing options?
Low-cost housing is limited and select spaces in NYU housing have been designated at a lower rate due to the size and configuration of the room. Low cost spaces will be designated within the housing inventory during Phase 2 selection.
How can I find out more about the cost of housing?
Students can find information on housing rates here (please note these are last years rates and some increase is likely. Remember, different buildings and types of rooms may have different costs. https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/resLifeHousServ/documents/ApplicationsandAssignments/RoomRates2016-17.8.pdf
What is Special Interest Housing?
Special Interest Housing allows students to connect through an engaging residential experience. This includes exploration communities as well as exclusive “houses” such as International House or Senior House. Exploration Communities consist of a network of theme-based floors that intentionally place students into a community where living and learning is dynamic and constant. The theme in each community is explored through programs and activities planned by the RA, Faculty Affiliate, and floor residents.
Explore more special interest housing options here:
Please note that if you sign up for special interest housing in Phase 1 you will be assigned to one of your top preferences and switching out is not an option.
Students should not apply for Special Interest Housing unless they are truly interested in the topics and committed to fulfilling the requirements of living in Special Interest Housing. This should not be means to try to select into a desired residence hall.
What is the Residential College?
The Broome Street Residential College offers an intimate community environment of around 300 students, located at the crossroads of neighborhoods like SoHo, Little Italy/Nolita, and Chinatown, within walking distance of the East Village, the Lower East Side, and the NYU campus itself. The Residential College has two Faculty Fellows-in-Residence living in the building who oversee extracurricular explorations of the city as well as in-house events and eight affiliated faculty who also work with students to create exciting opportunities to explore the city’s vibrant cultures, which means there are always socially and intellectually engaging activities with lots of community service and leadership opportunities. Students should note that there is a zero credit, pass/fail “Leadership Course” required as part of the Residential College.
Find more information here: https://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/on-campus-living/the-on-campus-experience/the-residential-college.html
If my original study-away plans change and I come to New York instead, will my housing be affected?
If your change prevents you from being part of the Phase 1 housing process, it is likely that your ability to request roommates will be limited, and increasingly so the later in date your plans change. On-campus housing will be guaranteed during your study away experience, but your room assignment may be administratively made based on available space.
May I live off campus?
At this time, all students are required to live in NYU-provided accommodations. If, however, you have a mother, father, legal guardian, or adult sibling who permanently resides in an established family home in the vicinity of the NYU New York Campus, you may be considered for an exemption from this policy. You can submit a letter of petition to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Submitting a request does not guarantee exemption; appeals will be evaluated by a housing committee on a case by case basis, and you will be notified of a decision.
There may be updates to this process, and we will keep students up-to-date on any changes.
What is the Gender Assignment Preference and can I request a roommate who does not share my legal sex?
During this process, students may choose to form selection groups and/or select spaces without regard to legal sex by indicating a “gender neutral” preference. All spaces in a gender neutral room/suite must be assigned to students who indicate this preference or the room will default to a legal sex designation. In short, if you indicate a gender neutral preference you can choose roommates or be assigned to a space with roommates who do not share your legal sex. Students who do not select this option will select rooms based on their legal sex. Choosing the gender neutral option will not increase the number of available spaces to you and your group during room selection or give you any type of prioritized selection time
In Phase 1, students will be able to form selection groups and/or select spaces without regard to legal sex by indicating a “gender neutral” preference. If an individual indicates a gender neutral assignment preference during Phase 1 without forming a roommate group, they will be able to select into suites that have been opened by other students who have selected gender neutral housing or if an empty suite is selected, it will automatically become a gender neutral suite once you select that space. In addition, if a gender neutral suite cannot be filled with students that have opted into the gender neutral option, the members of the suite will need to be re-assigned based on their legal sex. During Phase 2, please note students outside of your group can select into open spaces within the suite your group selected. This means that if 3 students chose gender neutral and selected into a 4-bedroom suite, the last space can be selected by another gender neutral individual. That individual might not share the same legal sex as you or your group members.
What is NYU’s default assignment method if the gender neutral assignment preference is not selected/available?
Room assignments are made by New York University on the basis of the legal sex of the student, which is the sex that appears on government issued IDs or legal documents.
Will I be forced to live with in a mixed-gender room/apartment?
No. Students must first designate as gender neutral during phase 1 in order to select a space that is mixed gender. All students that do not designate as gender neutral will select rooms based on their legal sex.
Will you prevent people who are romantically involved from living together?
Gender Neutral Housing is not intended for romantic couples, however, we respect and honor the privacy of our students. Current housing procedures do not require students to disclose the reason for their roommate requests. We encourage students to make mature decisions about their living arrangements, and make roommate choices that will help them experience a successful academic semester.
What if parents don’t want their student to live in a gender neutral room?
We encourage students to maintain an open dialogue with their families so that they can be supportive of a student’s housing decision.
I received an email about cancellation fees, am I responsible for paying these?
If your plans to study away change and you need to cancel your New York housing after going through Room Selection, you may be subject to the listed cancellation fees. Please be in contact with Hasanthi Piyasena (email@example.com) should your plans for housing change.
If your question was not answered in the above sections, you may email Hasanthi Piyasena at firstname.lastname@example.org with your housing inquiry. Please do not contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services in New York directly.