Our ability to accommodate room/building changes is based solely on the availability of space. As of August 2015, the University is at maximum occupancy, allowing for very few opportunities for students to be offered room changes. Nearly all room changes during the Fall 2015 term will be completed through use of the Bed-for-Bed Exchange Forum.
When vacancies are available, different types of room changes are possible depending on the individual student's needs. Each student interested in a room change may meet with his/her Residence Hall Director to discuss options 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.
In an effort to explore all possible opportunities, we have designed a process that we are results in many successful “bed-for-bed” room exchanges. This process provides residents with a forum to “swap” spaces with one another. 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 (email address, building location and type of room accommodation) with all other students interested in considering a bed-for-bed room change.
Once you opt into the forum, you will be able to search for an exchange online through the Housing Portal based upon your gender preference and classification. To opt into or out of the process you can check or uncheck the box within the Bed-for-Bed Room Exchange section of the Housing Portal at any time. Only those students who have opted into to process will be able to use the online search tool to search for participating rooms.
Fall 2015 Bed For Bed:
Click here for Bed-for-Bed instructions.
Cancellations after the final Fall 2015 cancellation deadline (June 12, 2015) 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. Please note the following housing cancellation deadlines:
Academic Year 2015-2016 Applicants:
Fall 2015 Cancellation Schedule
The following are the allowable reasons to cancel housing beyond the published deadline:
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, and a $1,000 cancellation fee will be applied.
Students graduating in December may cancel their housing for the Spring term, and are expected to check-out of their Fall 2015 housing assignments within 24 hours of completing their last final exam, or by Noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, whichever comes first.
NYU 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 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.
For information about the University Student Leave Policy please click here.
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 two types of Leaves of Absence, and it is important to note that not both allow a student to retain their housing guarantee.
Students who have accepted admissions to an NYU-approved study away program do not need to complete a cancellation form. While away, students will receive information and instructions via email about returning to NYU-NY housing.
Students who are residing in NYU-NY for the Fall 2015 term and are studying away for the Spring 2016 term must check-out of their Fall 2015 housing assignment within 24 hours of completing their last final exam, or by Noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, whichever comes first.
Students must access to NYU Housing Portal to submit a cancellation request. Once in the portal, you will need to select "Cancel Housing" in the top menu bar.
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.
This form is available online via NYUHome > Housing Forms Log-In Channel. Please refer to the Calendar for cancellation and change deadline dates.
Students who are having difficulty accessing or submitting housing forms or applications through NYUHome can download a list of trouble shooting tips here.