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Rubin Hall Move In

Wilf Residence Life

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

Welcome to Yeshiva University Residence Life!

The housing application for the 2024 Post-Pesach term is now open! To apply, please log into the Yeshiva University Housing Portal with your YU username and password. For further questions or help with your application, please email

The housing application for the 2024-2025 Academic Year will be opening soon. Please look out for more information shortly.

RAs with President Berman

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

The Wilf Campus has three residence halls: Morgenstern Hall, Muss Hall, and Rubin Hall. Each has a unique atmosphere and set of amenities. Scroll through the sidebar to decide which residence hall is right for you.


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.


To qualify for university housing on the Wilf Campus, you must:

  • Be enrolled in one of the Jewish studies divisions and enrolled for at least 12 credits each semester in either Yeshiva College or Sy Syms School of Business.
  • Or be a full-time Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) student. Semicha students are eligible to live in University Housing until the conclusion of the four years of residency at RIETS. Summer semesters do not count against this requirement.
  • Agree to live in accordance with halachic [Jewish law] norms and Torah ideals and allow common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to govern your actions at all times.

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

Wilf Move In

Move In

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

• Made your financial arrangements with the Office of Student Finance
• Uploaded your completed immunization form and copies of your immunization records via the YU application portal
• Sent an ID photo to

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 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 on campus, you will need to present a driver’s license or other photo identification to retrieve your ID.


Important Dates

Residence halls remain open throughout the academic year but are closed for Sukkot and Pesach. 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.

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 remain open 

Yom Kippur

All residence halls will remain open 


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.


All residence halls will remain open 


All residence halls will remain open 

Spring Move-In

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


All residence halls will remain open 


All residence halls on the Wilf campus will be closed for Pesach from Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 10 a.m. until Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 10 p.m. We encourage you to make Pesach arrangements off campus by reaching out to family and friends. The Residence Life Office will communicate policies regarding chametz prior to Pesach.


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. 

Wilf Move In RA

Resident Advisors

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

Resident Advisors

Salmon and Chips

University Meal Plan Info

All students living on campus are required to enroll in a meal plan each semester. Meal plans allow students to use their dining cards in the various on campus cafeterias. Students 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

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 a communal bathroom and some floors have spaces for communal food preparation. These latter rooms are the only spaces students are allowed to use heating or cooking devices.

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.

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. The building does not have elevator access.

Rubin & Morg


  • $5,375 per semester, $10,750 per year

Triple (Rubin Only & Limited Availability):

  • $3,875 per semester, $7,750 per year


Double & Triple (significantly larger than a double):

  • $3,875 per semester, $7,750 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:
General Phone: 646.592.4215

2501 Amsterdam Avenue, suite 106
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Avi Feder
Director of Residence Life

Elazar Krausz
Assistant Director of Residence Life

Leor Levenson
Residence Life Manager

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