Room Preview allows you to learn more about the housing options available to you. Check out the online preview, available on the housing portal, March 29th through April 5, 2019.  You can also click here to watch a sample screencast of a student demonstrating how the process works.

Phase 2: Room Selection is the process by which students are given the opportunity to select a room online from the available housing inventory. Selection times are determined randomly within priority groups. Students submitting names together (for room, suite or hall placement) will have individual priorities averaged to create one group priority.

The Phase 2 Room Selection will take place between April 2, 2019 and April 12, 2019.

Due to the high demand for NYU Housing, not all students may be able to select a space during the Phase 2: Room Selection. The Office of Residential Life and Housing Services will administratively assign students who are unable to select their room over the summer. In this situation, students are still committed to the full terms of the housing license as outlined in the key components of the process.  Students should review the 2019-2020 proposed housing rates prior to the start of Phase 2.

The Room Selection step can only be accessed through the housing application portal on your NYU Global Home account. Select the NYU Life tab and click on the "Student Housing Forms" card. Once in the portal, you may access the housing re-application by clicking on "Access Application" under Fall in New York City. Once in the application, you will be able to readily access Phase 2.

During Room Selection, room types are formatted to display the type of room, the number of bedrooms in the suite, and the total capacity of the suite. For example, a double / 2B / 4 is a double room within a two-bedroom,four person suite. Efficiency and lower cost rooms will be designated in the room type as "efficient" or "low cost" (i.e. low cost triple / 2B / 5). Click the magnifying glass to the right of each room to view bedroom details including these room/suite types.

Residence Hall Availability


  • 2nd Street
  • 7th Street
  • Alumni Hall
  • Broome Street
  • Carlyle Court
  • Coral Tower
  • Gramercy Green
  • Greenwich Hall
  • Lafayette Street
  • Palladium Hall
  • University Hall
  • West 13th Street


  • Clark Street
  • Othmer Hall

(Hall availability is subject to change.)

Most buildings will have a number of spaces withheld from general room selection for pre-designated Explorations Programs and Themed Engagement Communities.

Please make note the programs in the following buildings.

  • Broome Street will house the Residential College program.
  • Seventh Street will house the Green House program.
  • West 13th Street will house the Senior House Program
  • Third North and Othmer contain Fall only spaces.

Selection Time Notification

Room Selection times are determined by a randomized sorting within priority categories. Students who have registered in a group will have individual priorities averaged to create one group priority.

Students will be notified by 5pm on March 29, 2019 via their NYU Global Home account of the specific date and time that they will be able to access the Room Selection step, view the available inventory, and select a room. Students will be able to access the Room Selection step through the Housing Forms card at NYU Global Home.

While students are not required to choose an assignment at their selection time, other students will continue to be rolled into the selection pool, making it likely that there will be fewer spaces as the process continues. The process will be open through 5:00pm EST on April 12, 2019, as space permits, for students to make a room selection for next year.

Selection Times

The selection times are randomly generated based on students’ individual priority or averaged group priority (if a student has registered with a group in Phase 1).

Students participating in Explorations programs, the Green House, the International House, the Senior House, or the Residential College will only be able to select within the program to which they were accepted.

Students participating in the Residential College will begin selecting on April 2, 2019.

The general student room selection process (including Explorations programs, the Green House, the International House, and the Senior House) will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Once selection times are determined, timetables will be provided to give students a better idea about where their selection time falls within the overall process.

Group Start Time End Time
Residential College 4/2 @ 9:00am
4/2 @ 1:00pm
General - Priority 1 4/8 @ 9:00am 4/10 @ 1:20pm
General - Priority 2 4/10 @ 1:50pm 4/12 @ 2:00pm
General - Priority 3 4/12 @ 2:10pm 4/12 @ 3:00pm
General Selection Time Slot
Start 4/8 @ 9:00am
500th Pick 4/8 @ 11:40am
1000th Pick 4/8 @ 2:40pm
1500th Pick 4/9 @ 9:40am
2000th Pick 4/9 @ 12:30pm
2500th Pick 4/9 @ 2:50pm
3000th Pick 4/10 @ 9:50am
3500th Pick 4/10 @ 12:50pm
4000th Pick 4/10 @ 3:30pm
4500th Pick 4/11 @ 11:20am
5000th Pick 4/11 @ 3:10pm
5500th Pick 4/12 @ 10:50am
End 4/12 @ 3:00pm

Selecting As An Individual

If you chose not to create a group during Phase 1, you will be able to go through Room Selection as an individual. When you access the Phase 2 step, you will be able to browse through the available inventory and select a room. Once your room has been confirmed, it cannot be changed. Be sure to make your selection carefully. Students can access the Phase 2: Room Selection step in the Academic Year 2019-2020 application via the Housing Forms card at NYU Global Home.

Selecting As A Group

All individuals within a group can log in and select independently OR allow the Group Leader to select for them. Only the Group Leader can select for other group members. The Group Leader may only select spaces for group members within the same suite or floor.

As space becomes limited, groups may be forced to split apart. If possible, all group members are encouraged to be together to assist the Group Leader with selection decisions. It is critical that group members discuss options and alternatives. Once an assignment is confirmed, it cannot be changed.

If the Group Leader does not assign all members of the group, the unassigned members are responsible for individually assigning themselves anytime after their group selection time but prior to April 12, 2019. Students can access the Academic Year 2019-2020 application via the Housing Forms card at NYU Global Home.

Consolidation Policy

In an effort to create more housing options for incoming and existing residents, ensure equity, and maximize use of available space, the University will actively seek to consolidate vacancies within the University Housing system. Students that are assigned to partially vacant rooms may be reassigned. This means that the hall, room, and/or roommates you select now may be changed if necessary for consolidation purposes. Consolidation may occur prior to check-in or during the academic year and students may be reassigned to other rooms, floors, or residence halls where necessary.

Post-Selection Room Change Process

Students who are dissatisfied with their room selection may submit a Post Selection Room Change Request. Students must select a space in Phase 2 in order to be considered in the Post Selection Room Change process. The online room change form will be available on April 8, 2019 through May 15, 2019.