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Special Interest Housing


Interested in making the most of your time on campus? Get plugged into an engaging residential experience by applying to live on one of our unique special interest communities!

To read a little more about each of our special interest housing options for first-year and returning students, click on the links below!

To learn more about the programs facilitated by our outstanding faculty members who work with these special interest housing communities, click here.

Kerri Smith

Kerri Smith, Ed.D.

Assistant Director,       Faculty Programs

Claire Austin

Claire Austin, M.A.

Program Administrator, Faculty Programs

Angie Kim photo

Angie Kim

Residential Life Assistant, Faculty Programs

Students Eating

How to Apply

Incoming Freshman?

Please fill out the special interest housing application within your NYU Housing Application which is due by May 1st. We will notify you of placement in a community and building via NYU email.

Read the NYU Guide to First-Year Living here.

Questions? Call us at 212-998-4600 or email

Returning Students:

If you are a returning student, the special interest housing application is included as a step in the general NYU Housing Application. If you are placed in special interest housing, you will be notified via NYU email.

More information about the re-application process for upperclass students will be provided at the start of the spring semester.

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