A key experience of a college education is the opportunity to live and study with people from diverse backgrounds. This is uniquely true at NYU, where students are prepared to enter an increasingly global society by studying at campuses throughout the world. For this reason, geographic diversity is be a variable in the room assignment process for first year students. This model will reflects the University’s value that students should network across geographic differences. It is important to note that this restricts a student’s ability to request another incoming student as a roommate for their first year in residence.
The following criteria are considered when assignments are made for incoming freshmen residents:
- Geographic diversity
- Building preference
- Requests for lower cost housing
- Applications for special interest housing
- Reasonable accommodations for documented medical needs
- Responses to the housing lifestyle questionnaire, taking into consideration:
- social atmosphere
- sleep style
- room cleanliness
Students may not submit requests for specific roommates during their freshman year at NYU, as we feel it is an important for all new students to meet new people, expand their interests, broaden their understanding of different regions and cultures, and stretch their comfort zones with all that NYU’s global network has to offer. We want our residents to celebrate each others commonalities and expect that they will respect each others differences.
Exceptions to this policy will be considered for compelling reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted no later than May 15, 2013. Students should contact Dee Soaries at 212-998-4633 or email@example.com for more information.