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Beren Residence Life

Residence Life provides a comfortable and safe environment for study, spiritual growth, relaxation, and fun.

Welcome to Yeshiva University Residence Life!

To apply for on-campus housing for the Spring 2024 semester, please log into the Yeshiva University Housing Portal with your YU username and password. For further questions or help with your application, please email berenreslife@yu.eduPlease note, the housing application closed on November 20th, 2023.

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We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

The Beren Campus has six residence halls. Each has a unique atmosphere and set of amenities. Scroll through the sidebar to decide which residence hall is right for you.

Requirement

The university policy requires all new students to reside in university housing for their first 2 semesters on campus. This policy is designed to help the new students to engage with the YU community and the supportive resources on campus.

If after your first 2 semesters, you decide not to live in university housing, please exercise discretion when selecting your apartment and roommates. The university will not monitor or bear any responsibility for any non-university housing.

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled for 12 or more undergraduate credits in the Stern College for Women or the Sy Syms School of Business to qualify for university housing on the Beren Campus. By living in university housing, students are agreeing to live in accordance with halachic norms and Torah ideals and allow common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to govern their actions at all times.

Application

Spring 2024 Application Schedule

Keep track of important dates and deadlines for the housing application, move in, and refunds for the Spring 2024 semester.

Housing Timeline:

November 20, 2023: Housing application opens for Spring 2024 semester

November 27, 2023: Last day to cancel Spring 2024 housing reservation with 100% refund for continuing students

December 9, 2023 at 11:59am: Housing application closes

January 2, 2024: Last day to cancel Spring 2024 housing reservation with 100% refund for incoming students

January 15, 2024, 11am-4pm: Move-in for new Spring 2024 students

January 16-17, 2024: Orientation for new students

January 18, 2024: First day of classes

January 31, 2024: Last day to cancel Spring 2024 housing reservation with 75% refund

February 7, 2024: Last day to cancel Spring 2024 housing reservation with 50% refund

February 14, 2024: Last day to cancel Spring 2024 housing reservation with 25% refund

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Move In

Before you arrive on campus, please make sure you have:

• Made your financial arrangements with the Office of Student Finance
• Sent your MMR/meningitis immunization form to yuhealthcenter@yu.edu
• Sent an ID photo to yucardpix@yu.edu

You will be given your room assignment when you arrive on campus.

YU ID Card

Your YU ID Card is used to gain access to all YU buildings and YU shuttles, serves as your dining card for on and off campus purchases, and functions as your library card. Please email a photo of yourself to be used to prepare your ID in advance of your arrival using the following guidelines::

  • Picture should be a front facing picture of you alone and should be taken from the chest up.  
  • No hats, bandanas or dark sunglasses.
  • The picture should be taken in front of a solid color background.
  • Smiling is encouraged.

Please send your JPEG formatted picture (most smartphones send JPEG) to yucardpix@yu.edu. Be sure to include your legal name, your YU ID number (800XXXXXX), and the school you are enrolled in (Stern College for Women, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva College, or Katz School). When you arrive to campus, you will need to present a driver’s license or other photo identification to retrieve your ID.

Calendar

Important Dates

Residence halls remain open throughout the academic year but are closed for Jewish holidays. Below are important dates with the relevant Residence Life information.

Fall Move-In

Move-in for new students will take place on Tuesday, August 22 from 3pm to 9pm. This will allow students to settle in before the Orientation program begins on Wednesday morning at 9am. While move-in on Tuesday is greatly preferred, there will be additional times on Wednesday, August 23 from 9am to 12pm for those who cannot arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, there is an optional luggage drop-off before move-in on Monday, August 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Retuning students are welcome to move-in on Sunday, August 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashana

All residence halls will be closing at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023 and will reopen at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023. 

Yom Kippur

All residence halls will be closing at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023 and will reopen at 9 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2023. 

Sukkot

All residence halls will be closing at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023, and will reopen at 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2023. The residence halls will then close again at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023 and will reopen at 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Thanksgiving

All residence halls will remain open 

Chanukah

All residence halls will remain open 

Spring Move-In

Move-In will take place between 11am and 4pm on January 15th, 2024

Purim

All residence halls will remain open 

Pesach

All residence halls will be closing at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 and will reopen at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Any student who is in need of accommodations for holidays, should contact Rachel Ciment, the Director of Spiritual Guidance on the Beren Campus, at either rciment@yu.edu or 646.592.4126. The Residence Life Office will communicate policies regarding chametz prior to Pesach.

Move-out

All residence halls will be closing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Accommodations will be made for graduating seniors who wish to stay until Commencement, which will take place on May 29, 2024. 

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Resident Advisors

Your resident advisor — RA — will ease your transition to college life. With her door often open, she is your first resource for answering questions, making referrals, and resolving issues. She'll be able to offer tips on everything from study habits to subway directions, from campus activities to restaurant suggestions.Whether you have a question or just want to hang out, your RA is there to help.

Are you creative, dynamic, and responsible? Do you want to organize floor and building programs? Do you care for others and want to apply those skills? Do you represent the values and ideals of YU and the mission of the Office of Residence Life? Have you been living on campus for at least one semester at the time the application is due?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may want to apply to be a resident advisor. The application process will take several stages and is detailed below. 

Application: Submit an online application on the Yeshiva University Housing Portal. Details and deadlines will be emailed out.

Group Selection: All candidates are required to participate in a group interview, which will be held in late February.

Interviews: The strongest applicants from the first and second stages will be invited for an in-person interview with Residence Life administrators. Interviews will be conducted in March.

Offers will be made before Pesach.
 

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Graduate Assistants

There are six graduate assistants (GA) living on campus to help facilitate residents' needs. They oversee the residence halls and manage all campus wide issues that arise during the evenings and weekends in conjunction with the Directors of Residence Life. Security or the student's RA can contact the GA on duty at any time.

Are you a leader, a doer, and a great communicator? Will you be graduating college this spring? Do you want to build community on campus? Do you enjoy working as part of a team to effect change? Do you represent the values and ideals of YU and the mission of the Office of Residence Life?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may want to apply to be a graduate assistant.

Application: Submit an online application on the Yeshiva University Housing Portal. Details and deadlines will be emailed out.

Interviews: The strongest applicants from the application stage will be invited for an in-person interview with Residence Life administrators. Interviews will be conducted in late February and March.

Offers will be made before Pesach.

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University Meal Plan Info

All students living on campus will be required to enroll in one of three meal plans each semester. Meal plans allow students to use their dining card in the various on campus cafeterias. Students in need of additional money for food may add funds at any time. To learn more about dining, check out Dining Services or, to see the financial breakdown, visit Student Finance.

University Meal Plan Info

Residence Halls

Brookdale is comprised of 4 and 5 occupancy apartments equipped with a kitchenette with counter space, a sink, and cabinet space. There are a very limited number of rooms with full kitchens. There is a communal Beis Midrash, study room, and central package center as well as two large communal lounges on the lobby floor of the building. Mailboxes, the exercise room, and laundry room are on the basement level. Brookdale Residence Hall is 20 floors high and has two elevators. There is 24/7 security at the front desk and Resident Advisors living in the building to help students with any issues they may have.

Schottenstein Hall is comprised of single rooms, with some 2-person rooms. There are communal bathrooms on each floor that are cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff, two large communal lounges and mailboxes on the lobby level, and exercise and laundry rooms on the basement level. Schottenstein also has a communal fully equipped kitchen. Schottenstein is 7 floors high and is equiped with an elevator. There is 24/7 security at the front desk and Resident Advisors living in the building to help students with any issues they may have.

35th Street Residence Hall consists of apartments for 4, 6, and 8 students. Each apartment features a full bathroom, 2-person bedrooms, and a full kitchen. There is a communal lounge on the lobby floor of the building, and exercise, laundry, and mailbox rooms are on the basement level. 35th Street is 9 floors high and is equipped with an elevator. There is 24/7 security at the front desk and Resident Advisors living in the building to help students with any issues they may have.

36th Street Residence Hall is comprised of single rooms, with some 2-person rooms. There are communal bathrooms on each floor that are cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff. Most rooms also host a small sink. There are two large communal lounges and mailboxes on the lobby floor of the building, and exercise and laundry rooms on the basement level. 36th Street is 5 floors high and being true to a New York building, is a walk up. There is 24/7 security at the front desk and Resident Advisors living in the building to help students with any issues they may have.

Independent Housing Program 251 Lexington Ave. is comprised of 2, 3, and 4 occupancy apartments featuring a full kitchen and bathroom. Most of the apartments in 251 Lexington Ave. are studio apartments. 251 Lexington Ave. does not have an elevator, laundry room, or a gym, but these amenities are available at nearby residence halls. Security is next door in one of Beren’s academic buildings, Stanton Hall, and there are 24/7 security cameras at the entrance.

East 30th Street is part of our Independent Housing Program. Yeshiva University rented out multiple apartments in this residential building. Apartments accommodate rooms of 2, 3, and 4 students and feature a full kitchen and bathroom. Most of the apartments are studio apartments, with some apartments with private bedrooms. 200 East 30th Street has mailboxes and a package closet on the lobby floor, a concierge, and a laundry room on each floor.

Brookdale, Schottenstein, & 36th Street

Standard: $5,375 per semester, $10,750 per year

Deluxe (Brookdale Only): $5,750 per semester, $11,500 per year

35th Street

$6,750 per semester, $13,500 per year

251 Lexington Ave IHP

$5,500 per semester, $11,000 per year

200 E 30th St IHP

$6,625 per semester, $13,250 per year

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Residence Life if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance.

General E-mail: BerenResLife@yu.edu
General Phone: 646.592.4163

Office:
215 Lexington Avenue
Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Avi Feder
Director of Residence Life
avi.feder@yu.edu

Rachel Haber
Associate Director of Operations
rachel.haber@yu.edu

Neima Pollak
Associate Director of Residence Life
neima.pollak@yu.edu

Rachel Sherin
Residence Life Manager
rsherin@yu.edu

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