• Women's Housing

  • It is our goal to maintain a safe and supportive environment to ensure our students’ success. We have created a residence life program singularly geared to help them have the most positive, engaging and enjoyable experience possible at Yeshiva University.  We hope each student embraces this fun, educational and unique environment; the excitement of Midtown Manhattan coupled with the warmth and individual attention of our tight-knit community.
     
    Application
     
    Current Students – Applications open at 12:01am on Wednesday, April 15th and close at midnight on Wednesday, April 29th.
     
    New Students - Students currently in the S. Daniel Abraham Joint Israel Program will have the opportunity to apply for housing at the Yeshiva University Israel Office in May. Housing applications for all new students opens on Wednesday, April 15th and is due Wednesday, June 3, 2015. 
     
    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HOUSING ON THE BEREN CAMPUS?
     
    Undergraduate University Housing accommodations are available on a semester basis to students enrolled in 12 or more undergraduate credits at the Beren Campus.  (12 credits is the minimum requirement for full-time status at the Beren Campus.)  By completing this application, you are agreeing to follow all the rules and regulations, as stated on the Housing pages of the YU website.
     
    IS HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR PART TIME STUDENTS?
     
    A part-time student is eligible for Undergraduate University Housing if all the following 3 criteria are met (1) she is graduating in January 2016 (2) she is registered for at least 3 credits of formal on-campus courses, which are required to complete her undergraduate degree (3)  all credits and grades for said courses will appear on her official transcript.  There is a separate application for part-time student housing, which must be submitted for approval by Thursday, April 30th for Fall 2015 University Housing to Dr. Jill Katz, Office of the Dean, 6th floor, 215 Lexington Avenue.
     
    IS HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN JOINT OR COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS?
     
    Students registered for any of these Joint or Combined Degree Programs (Engineering at SUNY, Jewish Education at Azrieli, Jewish Studies at Revel, Nursing at NYU, Occupational Therapy at Columbia, Optometry at SUNY, PA at Mercy, Physical Therapy at NY Medical College or UMDNJ, Podiatry at NY College of Podiatric Medicine) are eligible to reside in University Housing on the Beren campus (Brookdale, Schottenstein, 35th Street, 36th Street Residence Halls) throughout the duration of their program.  There is a separate application highlighting important points for these candidates, which must be submitted for approval by Thursday, April 30th for Fall 2015 University Housing to Dr. Jill Katz, Office of the Dean, 6th floor, 215 Lexington Avenue.
     
    IS HOUSING GUARANTEED?
     
    Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a room assignment.  The Office of University Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to grant housing privileges. 
     
    DOES A STUDENT’S CURRENT HOUSING ASSIGNMENT GUARANTEE THE SAME PLACEMENT NEXT YEAR?
     
    A student’s current housing assignment does not guarantee that she will have the same or similar placement next year.  Please note that every effort will be made to grant every student’s building/housing request, however no request can be guaranteed.
     
    WHERE CAN ONE FIND THE ONLINE HOUSING APPLICATION? 
     
    (New students must submit their Intent to Enroll forms, accompanied by the $300 deposit, to the Office of Admissions before they are able to access the housing application.) 
     
    Go to yu.edu/myyu, click on “Faculty, Students and Staff”, and login using your Banner ID and Pin number. (If one does not know this information, click the “Reset Pin” button.  On the next page, again type the Banner ID and in the next box type the email address used when applying to Yeshiva University.  An automated email will then be sent with a pin number.) Then, click on “Undergraduate Housing Application”. 
     
    WHAT IS A “HOUSING ID NUMBER”?
     
    Each student is assigned a Housing ID number, in addition to her Banner ID number.  This number is the first four letters of her last name, the first four letters of her first legal name, followed by her birthday (MMDDYY) and it must be typed as lowercase letters.  Example: Caroline (aka. Chana) Klein’s birthday is August 7, 1995 so her Housing ID number is kleicaro080795.  If either name is only three letters, just input the complete name.  When requesting a roommate, input her Housing ID number rather than her name.  Therefore, it is important to share this number only with the students one will be requesting as roommates.  This process ensures that the roommate requests are mutual.
     
    HOW MUCH DOES HOUSING COST?
     
    Brookdale, Schottenstein and 36th Street Residence Halls cost $7,850/year.  35th Street Residence Hall costs $11,000/year.  There is a separate charge of $3400/year for the meal plan.
     
    IS EVERY STUDENT REQUIRED TO BE ON THE MEAL PLAN?
     
    The meal plan is mandatory for undergraduate students residing in University Housing.  For additional information, go to http://yu.edu/dining/dining-club.
     
    IS THERE A HOUSING DEPOSIT? 
     
    There is a $300 non-refundable and non-transferable housing deposit that is required to process every application.  It is part of the full housing charge.  To access the Housing Application, one must first pay this $300 housing deposit.  There are 3 ways one can pay this deposit.
     
    1. ONLINE: There is a link at the beginning of the application to pay online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard).  This is the primary way current students pay the deposit.
     
    2. IN PERSON: The Office of Student Accounts on the Beren Campus will be available Monday—Thursday (215 Lexington, 6th floor,) from 9am—5pm, during regularly scheduled class days to accept checks or credit cards.  
     
    3. PHONE: One can pay this deposit with a credit card over the phone to the Office of Student Accounts (917-326-4940 during the academic year, 212-960-5269 over the summer).  
     
    Every current student should ensure that she is not on Financial Hold, so that she is able to access the application and your deposit can be processed in a timely manner.
     
    WHAT IF ONE DECIDES TO WITHDRAW FROM HOUSING? 
     
    If a student decides to withdraw from University Housing, she will lose her $300 deposit (see above).  If a student withdraws a week prior to when housing opens, she will not be charged for housing.  If a student withdraws from housing anytime between the week before housing opens to the 4th week that housing is open, there is a pro-rated weekly refund schedule.  After that point, there is no refund and the student will be billed for the entire semester.
     
    ARE EMERGENCY CONTACTS NECESSARY? 
     
    Three emergency contacts are required for the application.  Their home, day and cell phone numbers must be submitted.  It is recommended that these individuals are people the student would feel comfortable contacting in case of an emergency.  It is strongly recommended that all emergency contacts be relatives over the age of 18 years old, and that at least one contact live in the New York area.
     
    WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON THE MEDICAL PAGE?
     
    If one places a request for special accommodations due to a medical condition, disability or other circumstances, a detailed description in the comment section of the medical page is necessary.  Additionally, it is imperative for the student to speak with a University Housing and Residence Life Administrator before finalizing her housing application.  Documentation is required before special accommodation requests can be considered.  Proper documentation must be provided by the April 29th, 2015 deadline for current students the June 3rd deadline for new students.  Even if documentation has been provided in the past, updated information is required.   
     
    WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON THE COMMENT PAGE?
     
    In the comments section of this application -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Students: include a brief description of her living style and what environment would create a productive college experience.                                                                                                                                   Current Students: include all details pertinent to your requests that you want the housing administrators to consider. 
     
     HOW ARE THE RESIDENCE HALLS DIFFERENT?
     
    There will be an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, April 21st from 9:00pm-10:30pm, where current students can view the various room options in 35th Street, 36th Street and Schottenstein Residence Halls.  It is strongly recommended that students participate in this program so they can make educated decisions regarding their housing choices.
     
    Brookdale Residence Hall is a 20-story building consisting of 4 and 5 person suites, housing all freshmen, sophomores and a high percentage of the junior class.  
     
    Schottenstein Residence Hall is dormitory, comprised of two wings.  The East Wing of Schottenstein offers clusters of 2 or 3 single rooms, connected by a private bathroom. The West Wing of Schottenstein offers single rooms with communal bathrooms; a cluster of 2 or 3 people for Schottenstein West means 2 or 3 rooms near each other.  
     
    35th Street Residence Hall is a dormitory consisting of 4 and 6 person suites with full kitchens.  One can request a complete suite of 4 or 6 students. There is an additional $1,575 fee per semester to reside in this building.
     
    36th Street Residence Hall is a 5-story walk-up dormitory consisting of single and double rooms (1 room for 2 people) with communal bathrooms; a cluster of 2 or 3 people for 36th Street means 2 or 3 rooms near each other on the same floor.  
     
    WHAT IS THE BEST ROOM ON CAMPUS?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There are about 960 students in housing on the Beren Campus, and each one of them is going to have a different idea about the qualities that comprise the ideal room.  For some people, it's location, location, location.  For others, the size of the room is most important.  Others might think the most important thing is to live with or near friends, regardless of other qualities.  Thus, the best room on campus is the one that most closely matches each individual student’s priorities.  
     
    DO CURRENT STUDENTS NEED TO REQUEST FULL ROOMS?
     
    Every current student is required to request a full room when submitting each housing option.
     
    IF A CURRENT STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE A FULL ROOM OPTION, HOW CAN SHE CHOOSE POT LUCK?
     
    Current students do not have a pot luck option.  They are responsible to submit viable roommate options for each housing choice.  If one encounters an issue, please contact a Housing Administrator. 
     
    IS THERE A REQUIREMENT TO REQUEST BROOKDALE?  
     
    Students who will be Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors for the upcoming semester, are required to submit a Brookdale option consisting of a full room.  Any student who will be a Senior, according to their credits for the upcoming semester, is not required to submit a Brookdale option.
     
    WHAT IF A STUDENT’S CREDIT INFORMATION IS NOT ACCURATE? 
     
    Each student should check that her class standing, as it appears on the application, is accurate.  If there is an issue, it is recommended that the student update her credit information with the Office of the Registrar.            
     
    WHAT ARE THE HOUSING ASSIGNMENT OPTIONS?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Students who will be living on the Beren (New York City) campus for the first time will be placed in Brookdale Residence Hall, a 20-story building consisting of 4 and 5 person suites.  There are many more 4 person rooms than 5 person suites, so it is strongly recommended to apply as groups of 4.  Nonetheless, if applying as a 5 person cluster, we will try to accommodate the request, based on availability.
     
    Current student have 5 housing options. Within each option, she must select one of the bulleted choices. In order for the request to be considered a mutual request, she and her cluster mates must request the same buildings in the same order. 
     
    CHOICE 1:    BROOKDALE RESIDENCE HALL
     
    4 Person Room
     
    5 Person Room
     
    CHOICE 2:    SCHOTTENSTEIN RESIDENCE HALL EAST (PRIVATE BATHROOM)
     
    Cluster of 2 People
     
    Cluster of 3 People
     
    CHOICE 3:    SCHOTTENSTEIN RESIDENCE HALL WEST (COMMUNAL BATHROOM)
     
    Single Room
     
    2 rooms near one another on the same floor
     
    3 rooms near one another on the same floor
     
    CHOICE 4:    35TH STREET RESIDENCE HALL
     
    Four Person Suites
     
    Six Person Suites
     
    CHOICE 5:    36TH STREET RESIDENCE HALL
     
    Single Room
     
    2 rooms near one another on the same floor
     
    3 rooms near one another on the same floor
     
    1 Room for 2 people (double)
     
    WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN CHOOSING ROOMMATES?
     
    Each student enters the housing experience with a unique set of personality traits, habits and beliefs about what dorm life should be like.  She should first take a moment to prioritize her needs/preferences, before choosing her roommate(s).  Then, she should assess their compatibility based on her personal preferences, needs and views (ie. religious and cultural backgrounds, study habits, sleep schedule, etc.) to make the best possible decisions for her housing future.  Remember, it is not essential for students seek out others who are just like them, or that they become best friends with their roommate(s).  Politeness, respect and open communication are all paramount in fostering healthy roommate relationships.
     
    CAN A STUDENT REQUEST TO LIVE WITH ANOTHER STUDENT WHO IS NOT YET ON CAMPUS AND IF SO, HOW?
     
    If a current student is requesting to live with someone who has already been admitted to Yeshiva University, she should find out her Housing ID number and proceed with the application process as if she were already living in Brookdale.  If she does not fit into this category, the application will not recognize her Housing ID so the current student should mention the new student’s name in the Roommate Comment page.  A Housing Administrator can then intervene and help the current student finalize her roommate requests, as the system will not continue with the application until each Housing ID number is properly input.
     
    ARE NEW STUDENTS REQUIRED TO REQUEST SPECIFIC ROOMMATES?
     
    - If a new student would like to go pot luck and not request anyone, she should click the "Pot Luck" button on the Roommate Selection page. 
     
    - If a new student is requesting some roommates (not a complete room), she should input the Housing ID numbers of the students she is requesting and check the pot luck button to the right of the Housing ID number for each of the remaining spots. 
     
    - If a new student is requesting a complete room, it is strongly recommended that she put together a group of 4, as there are limited 5-person suites available. 
     
    WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF A STUDENT RECEIVING HER FIRST CHOICE HOUSING REQUEST?
     
    This is a highly competitive process. There are many factors that are considered in coordinating housing placements, including but not limited to one's class standing. Therefore, it is important that all housing requests are viable options and that students are not relying solely on their first choice.  Each student is strongly encouraged to submit her housing application in by the deadline. 
     
    DOES EVERY STUDENT NEED TO UPLOAD A PICTURE OF HERSELF INTO THE APPLICATION, AND IF SO, HOW?
     
    Current students do not need to upload a picture of themselves, their student ID picture will automatically be uploaded. New students do need to upload their pictures. On the picture section of the Housing application, click on BROWSE to select a picture from the computer. Then click on LOAD to upload the picture. Pictures must be no larger than two MegaBytes (2MB = 2048 KiloBytes = 2097152 Bytes). The picture can either be a JPEG (files ending with .jpg) or BMP (default WINDOWS format).    
     
     CAN SECTIONS THAT WERE ALREADY FILLED OUT BE SAVED OVERNIGHT?                                                                                                                                                                                                   The information is automatically saved and the student has the ability to return to the application at a later time. Once she has paid and reviewed all of the information, she should click the “Finalize” button, and the application will be finalized. If there is a need to change/update any information once the application has been submitted, student should contact the Office of University Housing and Residence Life.
     
    WHAT DOES THE DEADLINE MEAN?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All applications received by the deadline will be considered on the same basis, this is NOT a “first come, first serve” system.  (Please remember that if a student does not submit her housing application on time, she may place the people requesting her at risk of not receiving their request as well.  If the Office of University Housing and Residence Life does not receive a student’s completed application by the Wednesday, April 29, 2015 deadline for current students and by the Wednesday, June 3, 2015 deadline for new students, it will indicate that this student is not requesting University Housing for the Fall 2015 semester.  If circumstances change and someone needs to submit a housing application after the June 3rd deadline, contact the Office of University Housing and Residence Life (212-340-7795, berenhousing@yu.edu). The system can be re-opened for a designated short period of time.  Please keep in mind that all late applications will be processed after those received by the deadline.
     
    WHAT HAPPENS ONCE AN ONLINE HOUSING APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED?
     
    Each student will receive an email confirmation upon the receipt of her completed Housing Application.  By the first week in August, she will receive an email stating her building assignment for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Every student will receive her exact room assignment when she pick up her keys during Check – In.
     
    For any questions regarding the housing application process, please feel free to ask your RA or contact a University Housing and Residence Life administrator.
     
    New Students: Please check www.yu.edu/orientation for all the details regarding Orientation 2015!
  • Who is eligible for Housing on the Beren Campus?
    Undergraduate University Housing accommodations are only available on a semester basis to students enrolled in 12 or more undergraduate credits at the Beren Campus.  (12 credits are the minimum requirement for full-time status at the Beren Campus.)  By completing the housing application one is agreeing to follow all the rules and regulations as stated on the Housing pages of the YU website.
    Is Housing available for part time students?

    A part-time student is eligible for Undergraduate University Housing if all the following 3 criteria are met (1) she is graduating in January 2014 (2) she is registered for at least 3 credits of formal on-campus courses, which are required to complete her undergraduate degree (3) all credits and grades for said courses will appear on her official transcript.  There is a separate application for part-time student housing, which must be submitted for approval by Thursday, May 2nd for Fall 2013 University Housing to Dr. Jill Katz, Office of the Dean, 6th floor, 215 Lexington Avenue.

    Is Housing available for students enrolled in joint or combined degree programs?

    Students registered for any of the Joint or Combined Degree Programs listed below are eligible to reside in University Housing on the Beren Campus (Brookdale, Schottenstein, 35th Street, 36th Street Residence Halls) throughout the duration of their program.

    Engineering: SUNY at Stony Brook or Columbia University

    Jewish Education: Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration 

    Jewish Studies: Bernard Revel Graduate School  

    Nursing: New York University (NYU)

    Occupational Therapy: Columbia University

    Optometry: SUNY College of Optometry

    Physical Therapy: NY Medical College Graduate School of Health and Sciences or UMDNJ

    Physician Assistant: Mercy College

    Podiatry: NY College of Podiatric Medicine

    The student is responsible for the full housing fee. She must observe all dorm regulations and she is required to participate in a pre-determined partial meal plan. There is a separate application to participate in this program.  It must be submitted for approval by Thursday, May 9th to Dr. Jill Katz, Office of the Dean, 6th floor, 215 Lexington Avenue.  If this application is approved, every effort will be made to grant building/housing requests in any of the four residence halls on campus, however specific requests are not guaranteed.

    Is Housing guaranteed?
    The filing of a housing application does not automatically guarantee the assignment of a room. University Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to grant housing privileges. Please note that every effort will be made to grant a student’s building/housing request, however no request cannot be guaranteed.
    Is every student required to be on the meal plan?
    The meal plan is mandatory for undergraduate students residing in University Housing.  For additional information, go to http://yu.edu/dining/dining-club.
    Where can one find the online housing application?
    (New students must submit their Intent to Enroll forms, accompanied by the $250 deposit, to the Office of Admissions before they are able to access the housing application.) 

    Go to yu.edu/myyu, click on “Faculty, Students and Staff”, and login using your Banner ID and Pin number. (If one does not know this information, click the “Reset Pin” button.  On the next page, again type the Banner ID and in the next box type the email address used when applying to Yeshiva University.  An automated email will then be sent with a pin number.) Then, click on “Undergraduate Housing Application”. 

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