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Get Ready!

Unlike a university whose campus is separated by gates or walls, NYU is very much in and of New York City and our residence halls are just another part of a busy metropolis with which we share the streets, sidewalks, parks, and trains. It's nearly impossible to tell where the city begins and the University ends! While studying and living in New York City is a unique and exciting experience, it does present some challenges on move-in day. Please refer to the information here to help prepare for your arrival.

When Can I Move In? 
  • New undergraduates will be able to check-in beginning on Sunday, August 25, 2019.  Specific instructions will be provided with housing assignment details.
  • New graduate students will be able to check-in beginning on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Specific instructions will be provided with housing assignment details.  (Note: Students assigned to Stuyvesant Town will receive detailed check-in information via email regarding their specific check-in date.)
  • Returning undergraduates will be able to check-in beginning on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
  • Students with short term/temporary assignments at the Stewart Hotel will be able to check-in beginning at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Students may not move in prior to Sunday, August 25, 2019. 

Upon arrival in the Fall semester, students will check-in at their specific residence hall's Resource Center. Our staff will be available to greet students and provide important check-in materials including your keys and other things you need to get settled. 

Click here for Residence Hall locations, services, and amenities.

First Year Residence Hall Check-In Times

Upperclass/Graduate Check-In Times

Planning Your Check-in

What To Bring & What Not To Bring


New York State and NYU required Vaccination

All NYU students are REQUIRED to comply with NYS and NYU immunization requirements. Students who have not submitted the appropriate documentation WILL NOT be permitted to check in to University housing. For more information please visit the Student Health Center’s website by clicking here.

Check-In FAQs for New Undergraduates

What if I miss my check-in time?
If you arrive later than your check-in time you will be integrated into the process at the end of the current time slot.

Can I come earlier than my check-in time?
If you arrive earlier than your check-in time you will be integrated into the process at the end of the current time slot.

I am arriving earlier than my check-in time. Where can I leave my bags?
There is no place on campus to check your bags. If you arrive earlier than your check-in time you will be integrated into the process at the end of the current time slot. Tip: Do not park your car and leave your bags unattended.

I am arriving later than the last reservation time. Can I still check-in (how late)?
Reception Desks are open until 10:00pm on check-in day. If you intend to arrive later than 10:00pm please call the residence hall office of your assigned hall so that arrangements can be made.

Can my parents stay in my room with me that night?
No. Rooms are small and space is limited. There are many hotels nearby where your parents will probably be far more comfortable. Take the evening to get to know your roommates/suitemates and floormates.

How late or early can I check-in after August 25th?
After August 25th, Residence Hall Resource Centers are open 10:00am-10:00pm daily.

I'm a first-year student. What if I can't check-in until after August 25th?
Please notify your residence hall what date you do plan on arriving so they will know when to expect you.

Can I send things to myself ahead of time?
No, packages can be sent only after you have checked in. Deliveries attempted prior to August 25th will be returned to sender.

Can I have guests over during move-in weekend?
This is strongly discouraged. Rooms are small and space is limited. There are many hotels nearby where your guests will probably be far more comfortable. Take the evening to get to know your roommates/suitemates and floor mates.

Can I change my room if I decide I don't like it?
Due to the high demand for housing, there will be limited opportunities for room changes. For more information, please click here.

Is wireless internet connectivity provided?
NYU wireless service is available throughout all undergraduate residence halls. If you need assistance accessing the network click here for setup instructions or you can speak to an NYU IT Client Services representative at 212-998-3333.

Can I bring furniture?
Your room is provided with a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair, and trash can. For fire safety purposes you may not bring your own furniture. Please note, the university will not remove unwanted pieces of furniture from your room.