Family and Partner Housing


To be eligible for family/partner housing at the Law School, the applicant/licensee for such status must demonstrate that the individual(s) with whom the applicant/licensee is applying share a qualifying family relationship.

Qualifying family relationships includes:

  • Your legal spouse
  • Your domestic partner
  • Your natural/step/adopted child(ren)
  • Child(ren) of domestic partner

Qualifying relationships do not include, however, a relationship with a lineal ancestor or sibling, other than a minor sibling for whom an adult member of the family is the legal guardian.

Proof of Relationship Documentation:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Approved NYU Statement of Domestic Partner Form and supporting documentation
  • Birth certificate with names of both the parent and the child
  • Adoption papers
  • Legal documentation substantiating placement for adoption
  • Court order from a court of competent jurisdiction showing legal guardianship or permanent or temporary custody

Applying & Review of Eligibility

All applications for family and partner housing will be reviewed by the Department of Residence Services before being approved. Family and partner housing is not guaranteed as the demand exceeds the supply. If and when you have confirmed an assignment for a room type that accommodates family or partner housing, you may then log into the NYU Law Housing Portal and click the "Family and Partner Housing" icon to register your family member(s).


The student member/licensee of the family is solely responsible for the behavior of the family members, and the family members' guests, while residing in NYU School of Law housing. All family and partner housing residents (those not the licensee) must obtain an NYU ID card and are not provided with ResNet or Coles/Palladium access. To request a partner/family NYU ID, please visit the NYU Law Housing Portal and click the "Family and Partner Housing" icon to begin the process.

Obligation to Pay Rent

The obligation to pay rent for families residing in Law School dormitory units will be the sole responsibility of the licensee of the family, and the School of Law will look solely to the licensee of the family to fulfill that obligation. No relief from the obligation will be available for the licensee if his or her status in the family changes during the license period.

It is the policy of the New York University School of Law and the Summer Living in New York program to allocate housing in its residence halls under policies that do not discriminate on the basis of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or marital or parental status of any housing applicant.