• Orientation

  • Men's Before You Arrive Fall 2016

    Before You Arrive


    The Office of University Housing and Residence Life is here to ensure that your college experience is pleasant and rewarding. We will work toward your goals for success and academic achievement in a number of ways, and we will provide you with a comfortable and safe environment for study, spiritual growth, relaxation and fun.  We want you to be an active part of our community and will work to sustain a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation and friendship. This spirit permeates each floor and building in University housing, enriching your whole college experience.


      Fall 2016 Check-in:
    Wednesday, August 24
    9:00 a.m. – Noon
    Rubin Hall
    2525 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10033

    Women are permitted upstairs in the Men’s Residence Halls on Wednesday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    • Linens (for regular twin sized beds)
    • Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Towels
    • Tissues
    • A clock radio
    • A lamp
    • A personal computer
    • Toiletries
    • Health items 

    You may want to bring a microwave or an office-sized refrigerator.


    All luggage and boxes should be clearly labeled with your name and home address. Be sure to prepay express and freight charges on all items that you are shipping. Address each item as follows:

    Student’s Full Legal name
    Yeshiva University
    Office of University Housing
    2501 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10033-3299 

    Pre-shipped baggage can be picked up in Belfer Hall B13 during normal university business hours. Items that are not properly addressed or prepaid will not be accepted. You are advised to insure packages before shipping, as the university does not carry insurance for such baggage. 

    Jonathan Schwab
    Director of University Housing & Residence Life
    Wilf Campus, Rubin Hall, Room 106B
    2501 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10033
    Telephone: 212.960.5249
    Email: ybschwab@gmail.com



    Because your well-being is our paramount concern, your completed medical forms—authorization, medical history, MMR immunization, meningitis response form and physician's report—must be on file prior to your arrival on campus. All undergraduate students are required by the university to be covered by health insurance. Please visit our website for more information and updates about medical forms, health insurance and immunizations. 

    O. Sanga, PA
    Medical Services
    Telephone: 646.592.4290
    Email: ousanga@chpnet.org


    Your Yeshiva University ID card is an essential item when you arrive on campus. It serves as your dining and library card, and allows you access to the library, van services and other facilities and buildings. Photo ID pictures will be taken in Rubin Lounge upon your arrival. 

    Safety & Security Office
    Wilf Campus, 521 West 185 Street, Suite 1E
    New York, NY 10033
    Telephone: 212.960.5221
    Fax: 212.960.0072
    Email: security@yu.edu


    The Office of Disability Services works with students with various types of disabilities including LD, ADHD, physical, hearing, visual, psychological and chronic medical conditions to actualize their full academic and personal potential. Before you start the semester it is important to find out what your responsibilities are as a student.

    Abigail Kelsen, LMSW, LCSW
    Assistant Director of Disability Services, Manhattan Campuses
    Manhattan Campuses
    Furst Hall, Suite 412
    500 West 185th Street
    New York, NY 10033
    Telephone: 646.592.4280
    Fax: 646.685.0116
    Email: akelsen@yu.edu


    When preparing to come to the U.S. to study, you should travel with no more than $500 USD. Also, do not bring all of your possessions. The local airports (JFK International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia Airport) are 10 to 20 miles from the undergraduate campuses. It will be difficult to travel with more than three bags and/or suitcases. You will need to be prepared to take a taxi from the airport to one of the campuses. Taxi fares can be anywhere from $40 up to $100 depending upon the airport distance from the campus. Make arrangements to arrive in the U.S. on the first day of orientation, Wednesday, August 24, between 8:00 a.m. and noon. 

    Jennifer Golden, MA
    International Student and Scholar Adviser
    Furst Hall, 1st Floor
    500 West 185th Street
    New York, NY 10033
    Telephone: 646-592-4203
    Fax: 646-685-4203
    Email: oiss@yu.edu

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