We want the living and learning experience of our residents to be as successful and comfortable as possible. For this reason, all students living in a suite at NYU Washington, DC will complete a Resident Living Agreement, which will be provided by the Residential Life staff. This agreement will engage roommates/suitemates in a discussion about what everyone needs to be comfortable in their living environment.
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 staff to take an inventory of occupancy and vacancies and for residents to settle into their spaces and get to know their roommate and suitemates. During this time, students may submit room change requests; however, changes will not begin until the freeze is over. For the Spring semester, the room freeze will end on February 19 for NYU residents and on January 27 for Non-NYU residents.
Prior to your arrival, the NYU Washington DC staff checked your rooms, noting any damages and work requests. At the end of the semester, any damages not previously noted or reported during the semester will be charged to the resident(s) responsible. If the damages are in a suite and it is unclear who was responsible, the cost will be shared among all of the residents living in the suite.
A guest is defined as anyone who does not reside at NYU Washington, DC.
A resident is permitted to have no more than four (4) short-term guests between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00pm on weeknights (Sunday-Thursday) and 9:00am and 1:00am on weekends (Friday and Saturday), provided that there is no interference with the rights of a roommate or suitemate. Hosts must sign their guests in and out at the Security Office in the lobby. Guests must leave valid state or university-issued photo IDs at the security desk during their stays. Hosts will be responsible for ensuring their guests comply with the rules of the residence and will ultimately be responsible for their guest’s actions while signed in at NYU Washington, DC. No short-term guest will be able to enter NYU Washington, DC or receive their ID upon exiting without the presence of their host.
Residents may allow guests to stay overnight in their rooms. However, to preserve roommates’ rights and community standards in the residence halls, the number of overnight guests and the frequency of overnight visits are limited. Overnight guests are subject to the same procedures and conditions for short-term guests as outlined above. In addition, the following procedures and conditions apply to overnight guests:
In order to make it easier for overnight visitors to access the center, residents should request and complete a Guest Pass. Residents can pick up Guest Passes from the Residential Life Coordinator’s office on the 2nd floor or the Resource Room during their hours of operation. The completed Guest Pass must be turned in at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of your guest(s) to the Residential Life Coordinator’s Office to be considered for approval. When signing the guest in, hosts will present approved Guest Passes to the Security Officers on duty. The Security Officers on duty will keep one piece of the Guest Pass and give the other piece to the guest. This will allow the guest to keep their ID and enter or exit the building without their host. The other Overnight Guest policies still apply.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of all University residence halls. Smoking may not occur within 20 feet of any building entrance, covered walkway or ventilation system. Pipes, bongs, hookahs, and other smoking devices are not permitted in the residence halls.
Students who are of legal drinking age may only possess and consume alcohol if they can do so responsibly and within limits in accordance with the following:
Marijuana is an illegal substance in Washington, DC and is prohibited in the residence halls. Any resident who is found to be in possession of, in the presence of, or using marijuana will face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges. Water pipes, bongs, hookahs, and other paraphernalia commonly associated with drug use also are prohibited in the residence halls.
Other Controlled Substances Policy
The possession or use of narcotics and/or other controlled substances without a valid prescription, or misuse of prescribed medication, in the residence halls is prohibited. Residents are expected to obey Federal and State Laws regarding the use, possession, sale and distribution of controlled substances.
If a student is locked out of their room, they should contact the staff member on call. Lockout assistance is provided every two (2) hours beginning between 8:00am and 12:00am. After 12:00am, the staff member on call will provide lockout assistance at 3am and 6am. Students who are provided lockout assistance after 12:00am will be charged a $25 fee.
Lost Keys/ Lock Change
In the event that a resident loses their room key(s), a $75 fee/key will be assessed to the student’s account.
The residential life staff will conduct health and safety inspections monthly to assess the state of residential space. Residents will be notified of health and safety inspections at least 24 hours prior.
Staff members reserve the right to enter residential rooms for reasons including, but not limited to:
For non- immediate needs, students will receive advanced notice.
Residents will receive residence hall specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures at the beginning of each semester. It is extremely important that residents familiarize themselves and their guests with all applicable fire safety procedures in their assigned building. Residents who fail to comply fully with applicable fire safety procedures, such as those who fail to abide by building emergency evacuation procedures or who otherwise violate rules and regulations related to fire safety, will be subject to student conduct action. All NYU owned or leased buildings are equipped with fire alarms that are tested regularly.
In general, residents are expected to maintain adequate standards of cleanliness to avoid fire hazards, and must not obstruct sidewalks, entrances, passages, heating/air conditioning vents, fire escapes, elevators, lobbies, stairways, corridors or halls with personal property. The following items are prohibited in the residence halls and will be confiscated:
Laundry facilities are located on the B3 level of the facility. Students are responsible for their own laundry. NYU Washington, DC is not responsible for lost items. Students should be courteous and remove their items from the laundry machines in a timely manner.
Residents are expected to keep sound to reasonable levels and to comply with requests to reduce sound levels that are intrusive. The use of amplifiers or P.A. systems in the residence halls is prohibited. Pianos are not permitted in residence hall rooms. Musical instruments may be played only in designated practice areas. Such space may not be available in all residence halls. Residents must observe 24-hour quiet hours during University designated examination periods. The residential life staff may specify other quiet hour periods.
Sunday – Thursday: 11pm – 9am
Friday and Saturday: 1am – 9am
The following Study Abroad Standard* applies to all students attending NYU Study Abroad Programs:
“Students attending New York University Study Abroad Programs are expected to show both within and without the University such respect for order, morality, personal integrity, and the rights of others as is expected of good citizens. Failure to adhere to this Standard will be sufficient cause for disciplinary action and possible removal from the University and Study Abroad Programs.”
The Study Abroad Standard is applicable in a variety of situations. Actions that may be in violation of it include, but are not limited to:
Because of the global nature and individual customs of NYU Study Abroad Programs, there is no common penalty, which applies to violations of the Study Abroad Standard. Infractions may lead to penalties ranging from formal warning and community service to expulsion. In each case the nature and seriousness of the offence, the motivation underlying the offence, and precedent in similar cases will be considered.
Students that violate the Study Abroad Standard, whether or not expelled from the site at which the violation occurred, may have admission offers to future study abroad sites rescinded at the sole discretion of the University.
* Adapted from The Standard at Stanford University.
Visit the University Student Conduct Policies webpage for information about university-wide policies such as academic integrity, non-discrimination, bias, copyrighted materials, service animals, and more.