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 the process will be able to use the online search tool to search for participating rooms.
The Fall 2018 Bed for Bed Exchange is currently available to returning undergraduates. Please note, the Exchange will be suspended for a short period at the end of August, into the beginning of September, during the check-in and room verification process.
New freshmen will be able to access the Bed for Bed Exchange beginning at 5:00pm on Monday, September 10, 2018.
Our ability to accommodate room/building changes is based solely on the availability of space. 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 their 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. Some buildings may also require enrollment in a meal plan. Please be sure to review our rates in advance of accepting a room change offer.
Fall 2018 update: Post Room Selection room change requests will be reviewed throughout the summer as space becomes available through approved attrition.
Cancellations after the final 2018-2019 cancellation deadline (June 15, 2018) 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 and related fees are non-negotiable. Cancellation fees are applied equally according to the published schedule and are never waived or applied to other balances. Please note, cancellation fees are deducted from the original reservation payment.
As a reminder, students with housing guarantees are guaranteed placement within University provided housing. They are not guaranteed their preferred building locations, room types, room rates, or roommates.
Returning Undergraduate Fall 2018 Residents:
New Incoming Fall 2018 Residents:
The following are the allowable reasons to cancel housing beyond the published deadline:
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.
Information about the University Student Leave Policy can be found 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.
A student who officially withdraws from the University will not be permitted to remain in housing. Housing charges will be incurred in accordance with the terms of the housing license, and a $1,000 cancellation fee will be applied if the withdrawal date falls outside the published cancellation period.
Students graduating in December may cancel their housing for the Spring term, and are expected to check-out of their Fall 2018 housing assignments within 24 hours of completing their last final exam, or by Noon on Friday, December 21, 2018, whichever comes first.
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 2018 term and are studying away for the Spring 2019 term must check-out of their Fall 2018 housing assignment within 24 hours of completing their last final exam, or by Noon on Friday, December 21, 2018, whichever comes first.
If you need to cancel your housing outside the published cancellation period, and do not meet the criteria itemized under cancellations, you may petition for special consideration. This process is in place for students who can document a change in their personal circumstances, which has occurred after the final cancellation deadline, that supports their request to be released from the terms agreed to in the housing license.
Typically, successful petitions are able to easily document significant changes in one's financial, medical, or family circumstances that would necessitate a release from one's housing commitment. Any petition that is approved carries a non-negotiable $1,000 cancellation fee and any appropriate pro-rated housing charges.
Petition for Release (PDF)