Off-Campus Apartments and Residence Hall may be described as dormitory-style facilities located in the center of Florence. Apartments and Residence Hall are high-occupancy living arrangements (meaning a large residence, an entire floor, or an entire building houses NYU Florence students in apartment-style and residence hall-style suites with several bedrooms, shared common areas, and bathrooms) and offer specific amenities, including Internet and cleaning/linens service. Bedrooms consist of singles (limited availability), doubles, triples, and quads. 

  • Students living off campus cannot enroll in the on-campus meal plan but can purchase individual meals on campus.
  • Off-campus housing is located throughout various urban and residential neighborhoods around the city of Florence, mostly within the historic city walls.
  • Students must use public transportation (one or more buses) to travel between the NYU Florence campus and their living situations. Taxis are expensive but are the safest way to travel at night. Students should budget for these expenses and leave plenty of time for the commute.
  • The Off-Campus Apartments and Homestays are generally in older buildings, ranging from the 13th to 19th centuries, not modern high-rises.
  • Facilities vary greatly since few buildings were originally constructed as student accommodations, as now utilized. Location, dècor, furnishings, appliances, and floor layouts vary significantly from living situation to living situation. Toasters, microwaves, air-conditioning units, dishwashers and DVD players are NOT considered standard amenities in off-campus housing.
  • All Off-Campus Apartments and Residence Hall have laundry facilities, although some may not have dryers. In most cases the machines are coin operated, and fees may vary from one living situation to another.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, and basic kitchen utensils are supplied. Students should bring or purchase an extra towel for travel and wash cloths, if desired. Those who choose to bring their own sheets should avoid bringing plain white sheets, as these may easily be confused with those provided by the cleaning company.
  • Students are supported via Peer Advisors and Residence Hall Managers who provide programming, assistance, emergency support, etc.; however, these individuals may not live in every housing location.
  • For phone service, one cellular telephone is issued to each Apartment,  Residence Hall and Homestay by the Facilities Office. Students are responsible for the care and return of these cell phones, and the phones must stay in the living situation in a space where all students have access. For personal use, most students purchase their own cellular phone upon arrival. To make long-distance calls, many students use a VoIP service, like Skype, or locally purchased international calling cards.
  • A suite may house from 4-15 students, and an entire Off-Campus Apartment or Residence Hall may host from 4 to 45 students. NYU Florence will only accept roommate requests based upon bedroom type, not larger groupings.
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