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January Term Housing

January Term Housing takes place during the intersession between the Fall and Spring terms.

During the January Term, New York University offers students registered for January Term classes at Washington Square the opportunity to live on-campus in conveniently located residence halls. Please note that housing is very limited this January Term, and NYU can only guarantee housing to academic year NYU students. Non-NYU students enrolled in January Term courses at the Washington Square campus will be offered placement on a housing waitlist and will be assigned if space becomes available.

Please continue reading for more specific information about accommodations, cost, and how to apply.

Note: The information below pertains to the 2015 January Term Housing process. This page will be updated to reflect information for January Term 2016 during the Fall 2015 semester.


Accommodations are single or shared bedrooms (with current NYU students), in multi-bedroom traditional or apartment-style suites with bathrooms. Please note that there are a very limited number of single rooms in apartment style halls. Apartment style suites have kitchens; traditional hall suites do not. All bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, and dresser for each resident. Smoking is not permitted in NYU Housing. Linens and bedding are not provided.

2015 Dates:

January Term Housing dates are based on the 3-week period that classes are in session:

  • Check-in: Sunday, January 4, 2015 (check-in begins at 12 Noon)
  • Check-out: Saturday, January 24, 2015 (check-out no later than 12 Noon)

2015 Rates:

Rates are based on a 3-week stay and cannot be pro-rated:

  • $870 for a shared bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite in a traditional hall (without kitchen). Single rooms in traditional halls are not available.
  • $936 for a shared bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite in an apartment style hall (with kitchen).
  • $1,182 for a single occupancy bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite in an apartment style hall (with kitchen). There are a very limited number of single bedrooms.

*Please note that NYU Campus Transportation is not available during January Term at the Washington Square campus. Although the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services will endeavor to assign applicants as close to campus as possible, this cannot be guaranteed. All residence halls are accessible to the Washington Square campus via New York City public transportation.

How to Apply for January Term Housing:

Please note that the deadline to apply for January Term housing was Tuesday, December 2, 2014. We are no longer accepting housing applications for January Term 2015.

NYU Students who have a Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 NYU Housing License in NYC:

NYU students with both a Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 NYU Housing license may remain in their existing residence hall assignment during January Term at no additional charge, and do not need to complete an application.

NYU students who have only a Fall 2014, only a Spring 2015, or no NYU Housing license in NYC for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

NYU students who have only a Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 NYU Housing license (e.g. fall residents intending to study away in the spring, new spring residents, etc.) or NYU students who have no housing license for the 2014-2015 academic year must be enrolled in NYU courses at the Washington Square campus to live in-residence for January Term. Such applicants may complete the January Term housing application through their NYU Home account (click on the NYU Life tab, then on NYU Housing & Meal Plan forms), and will be charged for 3 weeks in January Term housing (see rates above).

Residents who only have a Fall 2014 NYU Housing license in NYC may be required to relocate from their Fall 2014 housing assignment to another room. Fall 2014 residents must check out after their January Term classes have ended, no later than 12 Noon on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Visiting students attending January Term:

January Term housing is only guaranteed to academic year NYU students. Visiting January Term students interested in January Term housing should apply for their January Term course here and be sure to indicate their interest in on-campus housing within the application. Interested applicants will receive information about joining a housing waitlist, and additional information about on-campus housing in mid-December. Please note that the January Term housing wait list is no longer available.

Available spaces will likely be in shared bedrooms within apartments that have been occupied by residents for several months prior to January Term move-in. To help January Term residents to become acquainted with temporary roommate(s), January Term residents will receive their room/suite mate's email address after receiving confirmation of a housing assignment. Since January Term occurs during the intersession between Fall and Spring semesters,  NYU roommates may be away for this period, or may come and go from their NYU Residence assignment for periods of varying length.


For information about meal plan options and dining hall hours during January Term, please consult our dining page.

Cancellation policy:

January Term Housing cancellation requests should be emailed to All cancellation requests received by January 4, 2015 will be processed without fee/penalty. There will be a $250 cancellation fee for reservations canceled after January 4, 2015.

For all other inquiries about January Term housing, please e-mail or call Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600.

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Interested in January Term classes at NYU?

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January Term Session Dates

Classes begin on January 5, 2015 and end January 23, 2015.

Need to Apply for Housing?

Information for January Term 2016 will be posted during the Fall 2015 semester.

Contact Us

Phone: 212-998-4600

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