The Office of Residential Life and Housing Services is responsible for the administration and supervision of NYU-Poly’s 2 residence halls, home to over 600 undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year and summer sessions.
In an effort to provide quality service to our residents, and to ensure that applications and requests are routed to the appropriate representatives, please visit the links below that relates to your inquiry.
- How to apply
- Academic Year Room Change Request
- Petition for Release
- Special Accommodations
- Room Selection
- Housing License
- Maintenance Request
- Othmer Residence Hall Services
- Off Campus Living
Our ability to accommodate room/building changes is based solely on the availability of space. During the first three weeks of each semester, a "room freeze" is in effect. This period allows for the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services to take an inventory of occupancy and vacancies. During this time, students may submit room change requests, however changes will not begin until the freeze is over.
Different types of room changes are possible depending on the individual student's needs. Each student requesting a room change may meet with his/her Residence Hall Director to discuss options, needs and determine the best course of action.
Please note that housing rates are different from building to building, and related to room type within a building. Also, some buildings may require enrollment in a meal plan. Details and housing rates can be found here. back
Cancellations after the deadline date are accepted only for specific reasons as outlined in the Housing License. The NYU Housing License is a commitment for both the Fall and Spring terms. Cancellation after the deadlines (June 14, 2013 for Fall term, and December 13, 2013 for new Spring term residents) is not permitted except for the following reasons:
A student who officially withdraws from the University will not be permitted to remain in housing. Housing charges will be incurred up to the point of check-out.
Students graduating in December may cancel their housing for the Spring term.
Leave of Absence
NYU-Poly expects its students to maintain continuous registration in an academic program with the exception of summer breaks. However, at times it is necessary or desirable for a student to take a leave from enrollment for a period of time. Such leaves may be voluntary or involuntary, and will be handled in accordance with the NYU-Poly Student Leave Policy. Students must also refer to the bulletins and websites of their specific schools or visit their schools administrative offices for additional information concerning the impact of a voluntary or involuntary leave and any additional requirements for a leave of absence.
To cancel housing, due to an approved Leave of Absence, students must submit official documentation with their school. Housing charges will be incurred up to the point of check-out.
There are several types of Leaves of Absence, and it is important to note that not all allow a student to retain their housing guarantee.
- Medical Leave - Students on Medical Leaves must receive clearance from The University Health Center before they can return to housing. Students will receive information and instructions via email about returning to housing.
- Personal Leave - Students who maintain matriculation, but are not enrolled may be approved for a personal leave. Students on a Personal Leave of Absence do not maintain their renewable housing status.
- Academic Leave - Students may receive approval from their school to study at other academic institutions. They must notify the Housing Office and provide official school documentation indicating their intent to return to housing. back
Students should submit the Study Away Notificiation & Cancellation form after they have been accepted in their study away program. Once abroad, students will receive information and instructions via email about returning to housing. back
If your need to cancel your housing and do not meet the criteria itemized under cancellations, you may petition for special consideration. The petition information and petition form are in pdf format.
The 2013-2014 Room selection process has concluded.
The Undergraduate Housing Reapplication and Room Selection is a two-phase process beginning in March with reapplication and concluding in April with room selection. Current Spring undergraduate residents and undergraduate students that have maintained their renewable housing status are able to participate in this process to secure housing for the next academic year. Please be sure to review the key components of the process prior to completing Phase 1.
PHASE 1 - Reapplication & Payment
During this time period, students who wish to maintain their renewable housing status and/or secure housing for the next academic year must complete the online application, via NYUHome, and submit the $1000 reservation payment . Optionally, students may also opt into Gender Neutral Housing, apply for Special Interest Housing, and/or create a group with other students to go through the Phase 2 - Room Selection process together. This is the only Phase required to secure housing for the next Academic Year. Once students have completed Phase 1, they are guaranteed placement even if they choose not to participate in Phase 2.
PHASE 2 - Room Selection
Students who completed Phase 1 will be sent a selection time based on their priority that will allow them access to the housing inventory. 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 over the summer months. Early in the spring term, detailed information on the Undergraduate Housing Reapplication and Room Selection process is made available to all residents through information sessions, meetings with Residence Hall staff, individualized mailings and online instructions. Please click here to continue to review the details of this process. back
No janitorial services are provided for individual suites/apartments Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their suites/apartment. Trash chutes are located on every floor by stairwell B. Garbage and litter in the hallways and the public areas may result in disciplinary action. RAs will issue a 24-hour warning notice to remove all garbage and litter, if an area is deemed unsatisfactory (including disposing of refuse outside of your door or windows).
Resident students are responsible for maintaining their own mail service. If you wish to receive mail from the Institute, you must contact the mailroom located in Jacobs Hall 151 at (718) 260-3396. Otherwise, your mail will be sent to your home address. If you are changing suites/apartments, you must contact the appropriate correspondences (i.e., phone, cable, credit card, magazines, friends, etc.). The Institute mailroom does not forward mail during the summer. Students must return their mail key at the end of the academic year.
All maintenance requests may be submitted, in person, on a Maintenance Request Form available in the Office of Residence Life or via e-mail. Maintenance requests can only be processed during the Residence Life office hours. For weekend or evening emergencies, please ask the security guard in the lobby to contact the RA on duty.
* Cleaning, mail and maintenance service information is available in the Clark Street Residence Hall.
There is 1 in-room safe per student ( Othmer Hall only) that can be accessed with a personal 4-digit PIN. (There's remote access in case you forget your PIN.) It fits all kinds of personal items, including most laptops. Useful for storing important items, such as medicine, keepsakes, documents, schoolwork, MP3 players, personal DVD players, cell phones and PDAs. back to contents. back