• Men's Housing

  • Wilf Residence Halls

    The Wilf Campus has three residence halls: Morgenstern Hall, Muss Hall, and Rubin Hall.  Below you will find descriptions of all three residence halls.

     

    For First-Year Students:

    Living on campus is required for the first two semesters for all new students so they can benefit from the many advantages university housing offers.  For any questions about this, email wilfhousing@yu.edu

    Rubin Hall: Rubin is the home of most new students on Wilf Campus, and the building is nearly entirely new students.  Adjacent to the Max Stern Athletic Center, Rubin also contains the Furman Dining Hall and the Rubin Shul, so a pool, gym, fitness center, cafeteria, shul, and more are available to residents without them having to leave the building.  Each floor has two Resident Advisors (RAs) to best serve the new students, and Rubin hosts programs throughout the year focusing on the development in college's first year.  Each floor has a communal bathroom and a lounge, along with an additional study room or space for communal food preparation.  These latter rooms are the only spaces students are allowed to use heating or cooking devices.

    There are three room options within Rubin Hall:

    • Guaranteed single ($11,000/year): A double-occupancy room with all the furniture for two residents, but reserved for only one resident.
    • 2-person room ($8,250/year): A double-occupancy room.  You may request a roommate or be paired with one.
    • 3-person room ($6,900/year): A similar size room with an additional loft bed or bunk bed.  There is a limited number of these rooms, and they are assigned first to full groups of three people mutually choosing this option and each other.
     

    All rooms have desks for each residents, standard twin-size beds, shelf and hanging space, and (new for Fall 2016!) air conditioning.

     

    Muss Hall: Muss is home to new students, upperclassmen, and rabbinical students, although new students have their own space within the building.  Muss is adjacent to Zysman Hall and has a large communal lounge as well as cooking spaces on two of its floors.  Muss has communal bathrooms.  Rooms are not air conditioned, and the building does not have elevator access. Muss only offers one type of room:

    •  2-person room ($6,300/year): A double-occupancy room.  You may request a roommate or be paired with one.

     

    For Second-Year or Higher Students:

    Morgenstern Hall: Morgenstern is the upperclassmen hall on Wilf Campus.  The building contains a large ground-floor lounge, a basement game room, and two Batei Midrash  Each floor has a communal bathroom and a lounge, which on select floors is also a space for communal food preparation.  These rooms are the only spaces students are allowed to use heating or cooking devices.

    There are three room options within Morgenstern Hall:

    • Guaranteed single ($11,000/year): A double-occupancy room with all the furniture for two residents, but reserved for only one resident.
    • 2-person room ($8,635/year): A double-occupancy room.  You may request a roommate or be paired with one.
    • 3-person room ($8,635/year): Morgenstern has a very small number of larger 3-person rooms with their own bathrooms.  Applications for these rooms will only be considered for full groups of three students requesting this option, and because of the small supply, applicants may not be granted these rooms.  
     
    All rooms have desks for each residents, standard twin-size beds, shelf and hanging space, and air conditioning.
     
    Muss Hall: Muss is home to new students, upperclassmen, and rabbinical students.  Muss is adjacent to Zysman Hall and has a large communal lounge as well as cooking spaces on two of its floors.  Muss has communal bathrooms.  Rooms are not air conditioned, and the building does not have elevator access.

    Muss only offers one type of room:

    •  2-person room ($6,300/year): A double-occupancy room.  You may request a roommate or be paired with one.

     

    In all Residence Halls, students are responsible for bringing their own linen, pillows and blankets. The Housekeeping Department maintains all public areas of the dormitories. Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms, including regularly removing and properly discarding refuse in the large trash bin in each floor bathroom and maintaining satisfactory sanitation and safety standards.  Resident Advisors on every floor have some cleaning equipment for floor residents to use, though many students choose to purchases their own brooms and cleaning supplies.

    Although every effort will be made to respect privacy in student rooms, the University reserves the right to enter for the maintenance of health, safety, security and standards of conduct. Entry may be made at any time, whether or not the resident is present, and without prior notice to the resident. If any substance, material or item is being kept or used on the premises in any manner prohibited by law, or by the rules/regulations of Yeshiva University, the University's authorized representatives may confiscate any such substance or item.

    USE OF FACILITIES

    We hope you will be comfortable in our housing facilities and, to make your stay at Yeshiva University a pleasant one, we encourage you to personalize and decorate your room or apartment to your liking. Nevertheless, we ask that you show respect for our facilities and the ideals of the University by adhering to the following:

    • Room furnishings, including wall posters, should be in consonance with the standards of propriety of our Yeshiva University community.
    • Students will be charged for damage to University property and facilities, including smoke alarms, in their rooms or in public areas.
    • Furniture may not be removed from student rooms except by the Housekeeping staff. Furniture may not be taken into student rooms from other rooms or from any other area of the University, including lounges. The room occupants will be financially responsible for any missing or misappropriated furniture.
    • Decorations may be affixed to walls only with masking tape. All posters, other decorations and tape are to be removed before vacating the room. Please note that you will be financially responsible for any damage to the walls or any other part of your room, including graffiti, tape or tape marks on the inside or outside of your door or on the walls.
    • Smoking (of any kind) is not permitted anywhere within University Housing including student rooms, apartments, bathrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, lounges, etc. Additionally, tampering, disabling, or covering smoke detectors is strictly prohibited by state law.
    • For safety reasons, no flags, banners, signs or other objects may be hung or affixed outside of windows anywhere in University housing.
    • The thermostat valves attached to radiators are not to be tampered with; report any problem to the Office of University Housing and Residence Life at 646-592-4215.
    • University housing facilities may not be utilized for the purpose of conducting any form of private business.
    • To use the Morgenstern Lounge or Rubin Shul for lectures, club programs or special events, you must reserve these areas in advance by contacting the Office of University Housing & Residence Life.


     

     

    Personalizing Your Room

    We encourage you to create a comfortable, personalized, and functional living space. You are welcome to decorate your room with personal memorabilia. 

    Keep these guidelines in mind: 

    1. Room furnishings, including wall posters, should be in consonance with the standards of propriety for the Yeshiva University community.
    2. You may affix items to the wall using masking tape, as that will not damage the walls. Do not use nails, tacks, certain tapes, contact paper, wallpaper, and the like. If you need assistance, please complete a Facilities Management work order form. Also note that you will be financially responsible for any damage to the walls.
    3. You will be responsible for damage to University property and facilities in your room or public areas.
    4. Please do not tamper with thermostat valves attached to radiators; report any heating problem to the office.
    5. Furniture may not be removed from student rooms. Furniture may not be taken into student rooms from other rooms or from any other area of the University. No furniture may be removed or exchanged from any of the study spaces/halls.
    6. Residence facilities may not be utilized for the purpose of conducting any form of private business.
    7. Nothing may be posted on the windows of your room. Nothing should be stored on your windowsills, since this presents a danger to passersby.
    8. No flyers, notices, or other written materials may be posted or distributed under the doors of student rooms or in mailboxes without authorization from the Office of University Housing & Residence Life.
    9. University housing does not allow pets.
    10. Telephone jacks may not be removed from student rooms.

    Yeshiva University is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of personal belongings. Many families have homeowners' insurance policies or special "floaters" added to the policy to cover losses away from home. For everyone's benefit, please report any losses or thefts immediately to the Office of Safety and Security, as well as to your RA and the Office of University Housing & Residence Life.

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