Accessible Housing Overview

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability law, New York University will review requests for accessible housing for individuals with disabilities.  

NYU maintains accessible housing dispersed throughout its housing stock that includes a variety of locations, price points, amenities, configurations and occupancy. 

Accessible housing requests for individuals with disabilities are determined on a case-by-case basis, as part of an interactive process according to an individual's documented need and prevailing standards. Requests for accessible housing for students with disabilities are reviewed by the NYU Moses Center for Student Accessibility. Current or prospective residents may request accessible accommodations by providing documentation online to the Moses Center. 

Please note that submitting a request for accessible housing to the Moses Center does not constitute applying for housing; it is necessary to complete both steps by applicable deadlines to be offered housing that meets verified disability-related needs. Approval of a request for accessible housing by the Moses Center does not guarantee a housing assignment, as all students are subject to the same generally applicable housing priority groups.

Steps for Requesting Accessible Housing

Step 1 Review the Accessible Housing Information Packet in its entirety
Step 2 Collect supporting documentation from your clinician
Step 3  Submit your request by the published deadline.
Requests received after the deadline are subject to limited availability and students approved for accommodations may be placed on a waitlist.

Types of Accessible Accommodations

NYU residence halls offer various types of accessible housing across our residence halls, which include but are not limited to:

  • Wheelchair-modified suites with wide floor plans and ADA grab bars
  • Suites and bedrooms of varying occupant capacity (single occupancy suites or bedrooms, low occupancy suites, limited share bathrooms, private bathrooms)
  • Suites and bedrooms with devices for residents who are deaf or hard of hearing (flashing alarms)
  • Suites and bedrooms with devices for residents who are blind or visually impaired (auditory alarms)
  • Locations that are near an individual's classes or other academically related work
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Elevator access
  • Accessibility for emotional support animals
  • Adjustments or exemptions to meal plans
  • Access to a kitchen
  • Allowances for bringing personal furniture or equipment (chairs, mattresses, fridges) or adjusting furniture provided by NYU
  • Placement on a high or low floor
  • Evacuation assistance
  • Grab bar installation
  • Door swipes rather than keys
  • Suites without carpet

Building Accessibility