PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our office is not offering dedicated January Term housing in 2021. 

January Term housing is typically offered in January and is available for matriculated students taking classes at New York University over the January Term session.

NYU offers students registered for January Term classes at Washington Square the opportunity to live on-campus in conveniently located residence halls. Due to space limitations, typically we are only able to offer housing to continuing NYU students. We are unable to accommodate visiting students. 

Please note, the information on this page pertaining to dates and rates is provided for reference only. We will update the information for January Term 2022 in Fall 2021. 


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.  All bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, and dresser for each resident. Linens and bedding are not provided.

2020 Dates

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

  • Check-in: Sunday, January 5, 2020 (check-in begins at 10:00 AM)
  • Check-out: Saturday, January 25, 2020 (check-out no later than 12 Noon), unless notified by a group coordinator about an earlier check-out deadline

2020 Rates

The following rates are based on a 3-week stay and cannot be pro-rated:

  • $1,143 for a shared bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite in a traditional or apartment-style hall (apartment-style suites have kitchens).
  • $1,443 for a single occupancy bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite in an apartment-style hall (with kitchen). Extremely limited.

Please note that NYU Campus Transportation is not available during January Term at the Washington Square campus. All residence halls are accessible to the Washington Square campus via New York City public transportation.

How to Apply

If you are an NYU Student with a Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 NYU Housing License in NYU/New York:

You may remain in your current residence hall assignment during January Term at no additional charge, and do not need to complete an application.

All other NYU students enrolled for January Term classes:

The deadline to complete the application was December 1, 2019. We are no longer accepting January Term applications. 

Applicants with a confirmed reservation for January Term have been charged for 3 weeks in January Term housing (see rates above) and will receive a payment notice from the Bursar.

Please note that residents who only have a Fall 2019 NYU Housing license in NYC may be required to relocate from their Fall 2019 housing assignment to another room for January Term.  However, we are generally able to keep January Term residents in their fall room.

NYU students who apply for January Term and remain through the Spring Term will be assigned to the same room for both terms, and will not have to move at the end of January Term.


Meal plans will not be available during the January Term. There will be limited dining facilities open during the month of January. Please review the university's Dining Services page for additional information.

Cancellation Policy

Requests to cancel your January Term Housing reservation should be emailed to

Cancellations received by December 20, 2019 will be processed without fee/penalty. There will be a $250 cancellation fee for reservations canceled after December 20, 2019.

Please email if you have any questions about January Term Housing.