Housing

On-Campus Housing

New York University School of Law housing includes two high-rise apartment-style residence halls and one low-rise building. With majority of our students and many of our faculty living in close proximity to one-another, we are able to foster and sustain the engaged community which is a defining characteristic of the school. Many of our staff members have been here for more than 15 years and thoroughly enjoy working with students. You will quickly find yourself on a first-name basis with many of us.

We offer students an opportunity to live in a community-centered residence in a variety of living arrangements. Most incoming law students who request housing can be accommodated in one of two high-rise buildings and one low-rise building. In contrast to most conventional dormitories, our housing is apartment style. Most students are housed in a private bedroom in a two- or three-bedroom apartment. Family housing and one-person accommodations (studios and one-bedroom apartments) are available but limited in quantity.

Living in our residences allows students the opportunity to engage fully in the NYU Law experience. Mercer Street Residence and D'Agostino Hall, our two high-rise facilities, feature the following amenities:

  • Location: D'Agostino Hall is located across the street from the Law School, and Mercer Residence is a short three-block walk.
  • Front Desk Services: Twenty-four hour Front Desk services (packages, announcement of guests, lock-outs, vacuums, etc.).
  • Security: Twenty-four hour security staff coverage.
  • Maintenance: Twenty-four hour maintenance staff coverage
  • NYU-TV Cable Television
  • NYU Telephone System: Includes voicemail, call-waiting, and local service.
  • NYU ResNet: High-speed wireless online and data capability.
  • Furniture: All apartments are furnished.
  • Utilities: Rates include all utilities (Heat, Air Conditioning, Electricity, Water, & Gas)
  • Green Living Initiatives

Complementing the private living spaces:

  • Study Rooms
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Computer Labs
  • Recreation Room (Pool Table, Dart Board, Foos Ball, Ping Pong Table)
  • Terraces
  • Lounges
  • Bike Storage

These residential buildings also house the student journal offices, the Student Bar Association and many other student organizations. Our low-rise building, 130 MacDougal Street, allows us to offer an economical studio and one-bedroom apartment options. Please see the specific building descriptions for full details of all our facilities, including apartment layouts and furnishings.

The Department of Residence Services is continually working to improve the residential experience of our students through renovations, ongoing projects, and a commitment to "Green" initiatives.

NYU School of Law also has a faculty member "in residence." The Faculty in Residence program provides residents with an opportunity to participate in informal conversations on key issues with full-time faculty as well as visiting and Hauser Global Law faculty. The Faculty in Residence is a defining characteristic of the Law School and plays a key role with engaging the community by establishing, and sustaining the residential facilities.