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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 2024-2025 Academic Year 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

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.

2024-2025 Application Schedule

Keep track of important dates and deadlines for the housing application, move in, and refunds for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Housing Timeline:

May 21, 2024: Housing application and roommate groups open for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

June 10, 2024: Housing applications due

Any applications submitted after June 10, 2024 at 11:59pm EST will be considered late.

Week of July 1, 2024: Assignments distributed

Mid July: Confirm/cancel your assignment for Fall 2024

August 1, 2024: Last day to cancel Fall 2024 housing reservation with 100% refund

August 20, 2024: Move-in for new students only

August 25, 2024: Move-in for returning students

Room number will be provided when you check in on move-in day.

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 August 20th. Retuning students are welcome to move-in on Sunday, August 25th.

Rosh Hashana

All residence halls will remain open 

Yom Kippur

All residence halls will remain open 


All residence halls will be closing during the holiday days of sukkot.


All residence halls will remain open 


All residence halls will remain open 

Spring Move-In

Spring Move-In will take place on January 12, 2025.


All residence halls will remain open 


All residence halls on the Wilf campus will be closed for Pesach. 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 tentatively closing on Wednesday, May 22, 2025.

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


  • $5,625 per semester, $11,250 per year

Triple (Rubin Only & Limited Availability):

  • $4,625 per semester, $9,250 per year


Double & Triple (significantly larger than a double):

  • $4,625 per semester, $9,250 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:
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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