Policies and Features


D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence have round-the-clock door attendants who will screen guests and visitors.  All residents must show a valid NYU ID Card with a valid residence hall sticker each and every time they enter the building.


Smoke Free

The University has issued a ban on smoking in all undergraduate and graduate residence hall apartments and facilities. Any resident or guest wishing to smoke must exit the building to do so in the designated smoking areas. Smoking is also prohibited on all terraces and balconies.

Violations of the smoking policy may result in the termination of the housing license.


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

New York University is bound by federal law to protect each resident's right to privacy.NYU cannot provide information about any student's residency to third parties.We must abide by the tenets of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.  According to FERPA guidelines, NYU cannot provide information about any student's residency to third parties.  This information includes, but is not limited to, assignment verification, account statements and telephone numbers



Residents may have overnight guests but, in fairness to your neighbors and any apartmentmates, you must follow some established rules.

  • You must be in attendance at all times when you have a guest
  • You may have overnight guests for a total of no more than seven nights per 30-day period (A particular guest may be a guest in Law School housing for no more than seven nights per 30-day period) 
  • The resident/licensee will need to obtain a Guest Pass for each guest, each visit; you can do this simply by stopping by the office in Mercer Residence or D'Agostino Hall
  • You will need written permission from your apartmentmate(s) if you are having more than one guest at a time or if your guest is staying more than three consecutive nights; both require authorization from the administration


Telephone Service

D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence are part of NYU Telephone Services.  Telephone numbers are provided to residents prior to arrival.  The service includes unlimited local calls, call waiting, and voice mail. Residents must purchase long-distance calling cards. Phone numbers are individually assigned, not shared.  In doubles and triples, each bedroom has a predesignated number assigned to the resident of that bedroom; studio and one-bedroom apartments each have a predesignated number assigned to the apartment. Your phone number will be included in your May assignment letter.  Further information about NYU Telephone Services is located on the NYU ITS Telephone Services & Voicemail website.

Upon arrival residents may arrange with the University's long distance carrier, Campuslink, for long distance service and billing or may simply use their own long distance calling cards. Residents of the low-rise buildings must contact Verizon to arrange for telephone service. All residents will need to bring their own telephone instruments; those who want them will need to bring their own answering machines. Wall phones are not permitted and cordless phones are not recommended.



The room rates include utilities.


Cable Television

Cable hook-up is available in D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence. University Cable Service offers access to over 30 channels of programming, including national cable networks and University programming. There is no additional charge for cable use, but residents must supply their own televisions and cable connecting cords. The low-rise buildings are not wired for NYU Cable but residents can contract with a local provider for cable service.



Computer rooms in D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence offer word processing and printing capability. Wireless internet (ResNet) access is provided to all D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence licensees. Family housing residents (those not the licensee) are not provided with ResNet access.



Laundry rooms are located in D'Agostino Hall and Mercer Residence.


Mail and Mailing Address

Your mailing address is your building address and apartment number. Mail is normally delivered once per day, Monday through Saturday (except holidays), to your apartment mailbox in the lobby of your building. Your May assignment letter will include your mailing address. Please note that no mail or packages can be accepted for any resident not formally checked-in; and no mail or packages will be accepted for anyone other than licensees and family members listed on family housing applications.


Sports Center

Adult licensees may use NYU's athletic facilities. Other adult residents on family housing applications may join for an additional fee. The facilities feature swimming pools, rooftop tennis courts and running track, racquetball and squash courts, climbing walls, and weight rooms.