2015-16 Housing Application for Entering Students

Completing the Application

Please read the information below and follow the instructions provided to insure that you complete your application fully as we cannot process incomplete applications. If you have any questions, please contact us at law.reslife@nyu.edu. Note that priority in the assignment process is given to full-time students.

University Identification Number

You must have a University Identification Number in order to apply. All admitted students who have confirmed their intent to enroll will be assigned a University Identification number (i.e. NXXXXXXXX). Once you confirm your intent to enroll, your NetID will be ready for activation within 3-7 business days via the internet at http://home.nyu.edu.

Only those students who have confirmed their intent to enroll and been assigned a University Identification number (UID) may access the online application and apply for housing.

Permanent Mailing Address

If you do not have a permanent address, please provide the address of your closest relative.

Current Mailing Address

Unless you give other instructions, we will use this address to correspond with you until you move into Law School housing.

Valid Until

Please include the last date until which you may be reached at your current mailing address.

Family Housing

Family housing is available for couples where one adult is a non-student. The student member of the family is the licensee and is responsible for the entire apartment rent. Family housing is also available for families with children.

Accommodation Preference

Indicate, in order of preference, the building and type of apartment you would prefer. If you would like to provide more than 4 preferences please do so in the "Note" section of the application.

Price variations may reflect apartment view, amenities, and square footage. You must indicate, if your preferences are not available, and whether you will accept an alternate assignment. If you will not accept the alternate assignment, and we are not able to assign you based on your preferences, you will be placed on the waitlist and contacted if a stated preference becomes available. We encourage you to review the Rates & Options prior to submitting your application.

Apartmentmate Preference

Specific apartmentmates may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. To request specific student apartment-mates, indicate his/her name(s) and ID number(s) in the spaces provided. Apartmentmate requests must be mutual and each apartmentmate must submit an application.

Lifestyle Accommodations

Please note information that may be helpful in assigning you an apartment and apartment-mate(s). This information will be considered and accommodated if an appropriate match is available. The Office of Residential Life is unable to accept requests based upon race, religious creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital or parental status.

Note: The University has issued a ban on smoking in all undergraduate and graduate residence hall apartments and facilities. Accordingly, smoking is prohibited in all School of Law residence halls (apartments, common areas, terraces, balconies, etc.). Any resident or guest wishing to smoke must exit the building to do so.

Request for Reasonable Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York University will provide reasonable accommodations for a student eligible to reside in School of Law housing who has a qualifying physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. In order to be considered for a special housing accommodation you must review the Information Packet for Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations complete the Reasonable Housing Accommodation Request Application and return it to the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, ATTN: Reasonable Housing Accommodations. You can also call 212-998-4980(/voice/TTY). Information provided to the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities is kept confidential and only will be shared within the University as is necessary to evaluate the request.

Contract/License Duration

Check license type box on the application indicating length of agreement. Only December 2015 graduates and fall semester exchange students may apply for a fall only housing assignment.

Please note the following:

  • The Academic Year License Period will begin August 22, 2015 and extend to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 for all non-graduating students.
  • The Academic Year License Period for gratuating students will begin on August 22, 2015 and extend to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 21, 2016.
  • All JD1 students are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, and will be charged the Early Arrival Housing Fee from August 19th to August 21, 2015.
  • The Fall Semester only License Period will begin on August 22, 2015 and extend to December 26, 2015 (Exchange students and December 2015 graduates).
  • The spring semester only License period will begin on January 17, 2016.

Summer housing information is available on our Web site.

Emergency Contact

Please provide the name of a person for us to contact in case of an emergency. Applicants also have the option of registering confidential contact information for an individual to be contacted in the event the resident is determined to be missing.

Confirmation of Assignment

The Office of Residential Life will confirm your assignment by sending you a Notification of Assignment via email to your NYU email account. All correspondence is sent to your NYU email account. We will begin to send out confirmations in mid-June and weekly thereafter.


The actual date of application for those applying prior to May 15 is not considered when processing individual assignments. Entering students are assigned via an assignment, not a lottery, process.

Applications from incoming students for family units, due to the fact that the demand for these types of accommodations exceed the supply, will be weighted on the basis of the geographic location of the student prior to matriculation at the Law School and the date of receipt of the student’s housing application. All family housing spaces are proportionately distributed among the various degree programs.

Cancellation Deadlines

Cancellation of the License Agreement is subject to penalties (See Sections 11 and 12 of the Housing License).

To be without penalty, notice of cancellation must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2015, or the date indicated in your initial assignment, to cancel an academic year or fall only housing assignment letter. Applicants who cancel after 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2015, and prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2015, will be assessed a $1,500 late cancellation fee. Applicants who cancel after 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2015, are responsible for all fees due under or as a consequence of the License for the entire License period.

Entering students not assigned or on the waitlist may cancel their application at anytime without penalty.

Cancellation Requests must be submitted online.


All applicants must agree to the conditions of the Housing License.

Early Arrival

Students with a confirmed housing assignment may apply to arrive prior to the August 22, 2015 check-in date (August 19, 2015 for JD1 students) by submitting an Early Arrival Application. We will begin processing early arrival housing assignments via email the second week of July and weekly thereafter.

Submit the 2015-16 Entering Student Housing Application