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The Office of University Housing & Residence Life is here to ensure that your college experience is pleasant and rewarding. We will work toward your goals for success and academic achievement a number of ways. We provide you with a comfortable and safe environment for study, spiritual growth, relaxation, and fun.

We are pleased to share that the Housing Application for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is now open for full-time, registered students. To apply for housing, please log into the Yeshiva University Housing Portal with your YU username and password.

The Housing Application will be due on Friday, July 24 at 5:00 pm EDT. If you have not completed your application (including verifying your roommate group), you will be unable to access it to do so after this time.

Because space is limited, we may not be able to accommodate all students who apply for housing. We will be prioritizing completed applications based on the following:

  1. Newly enrolled students
  2. Returning students whose permanent address is at least 50 miles from campus
  3. Returning students whose permanent address is within 50 miles from campus

Due to the truncation of our time on-campus this fall, housing rates have been prorated and are as follows:

  • Morgenstern Hall: $3284
  • Muss Hall: $2396
  • Rubin Hall: $3284

To safely account for the need for social distancing, occupancy on campus has been modified, and space is limited for this year. All rooms on campus are being treated as singles, and while you will be able to request two friends to be on the same floor as, you will not be able to share a room with them.

All students living on campus will be required to enroll in one of two meal plans. These meal plans consist exclusively of Dining Dollars that can be used in on campus eateries:

  • Standard: valued at $1500, will provide 9-10 meals per week

  • Reduced: valued at $1000, will provide 6-7 meals per week

Dining Services will be available Monday-Thursday, and a more detailed schedule will be available once housing opens on October 12, 2020.

We will notify all students of their application status by July 31, 2020. Further directions and assignments will be available after this time.

For questions, contact the Office of University Housing and Residence Life at 646.592.4215 or wilfhousing@yu.edu .

 

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, govern your actions at all times.

 To provide housing for its undergraduate students, Yeshiva University (the “University”) makes residence accommodations (“Housing”) available to qualified undergraduates enrolled on a full-time basis. If at any time your status changes and you are no longer a full-time student in good standing, you will be ineligible for housing and  must inform the Director of Housing immediately.
    Subject to the University’s policies and procedures contained on the University’s website the contents of which are incorporated by reference into this Agreement, you are being offered the opportunity to occupy a bed in University Housing for the current academic year.  The fees for Housing will be included in your Student Account statement, including the non-refundable deposit in the amount of $300 which was required upon application for housing.
    You understand and agree that if you accept this offer, your residence in University Housing is a revocable privilege, not a right, that is at all times subject to your (i) maintaining your status as a full-time undergraduate 
student in good standing at Yeshiva University; and (ii) complying with all of the University’s standards of conduct and Rules and Regulations, as provided on the University’s housing website and elsewhere, as they now exist or as they may be amended in the future.  In the event you no longer satisfy the above requirements, you agree to vacate Housing on or before the earlier of the expiration date of your full-time status in good standing or the day specified in any notice of termination given by the University.
    You further agree to accept the Housing assignment made by the University. The University reserves the right to either re-assign you to another room in the same building or in a different building, and to assign or re-assign other eligible and qualified students as additional occupants of the room to which you have been assigned.
    You agree that you will take reasonable care of furnishings provided by the University and be responsible for their return in good repair except for reasonable wear and tear.  You further agree to neither remove any of the existing furniture, nor install any large appliances, including air conditioners, nor make any alterations, improvements or additions without the University’s prior written consent.
    You agree that if you do not live up to your obligations under this Housing Agreement, you may be subject to legal action, dismissal from Housing and/or discipline by the University, including suspension or expulsion.
    You agree that the University may enter the room assigned to you, whether or not you are present, to conduct an inspection, make repairs, show the room or apartment or to maintain health, safety and security, and standards of conduct, or in the event of emergency.
    You agree to fully vacate Housing by the end of the last semester for which you are enrolled in Housing.  All personal belongings must be removed by this date; any items that are left after that date may be thrown out, and the University assumes no responsibility for them. Rooms should be left in broom-swept condition, and failure to do so may result in a cleaning charge being added to your Student Account.

Housing on the Wilf Campus is available to all Yeshiva University undergraduate and RIETS students during the summer in three sessions:
•    Session I: Friday, May 31 – Wednesday, July 3
•    Session II: Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 9
•    Session III: Friday, August 9 – Thursday, August 22

Assignments: Summer housing assignments will be in Rubin Hall for Session I and Strenger Hall for Sessions II and III.  Morgenstern Hall and Muss Hall will close on Friday, May 31 and Rubin Hall will close on Wednesday, July 3. You will be notified of your assignment when you check-in to summer housing to receive your key.  All rooms will be 2-person rooms, and you can request your roommate.

Rules: All residence hall rules and regulations, as posted online, apply over the summer.

Moving: We do our best to make moving easy and will have moving bins available in the Housing Office. 

Application: The application will be available online rebrand.ly/WilfSummer. If you have difficulty with the online application, you may contact wilfhousing@yu.edu, 646-592-4215, or in person in Rubin 106.  Applications are due by Friday, May 24, 2019.

Fees: Each session is $400.  There is a $300 deposit as part of the application, and the remainder must be paid through the Office of Student Accounts, Furst Hall 121. All payments are non-refundable and must be made before applications are processed and assignments are confirmed.

Eligibility: Any Wilf Campus student registered for undergraduate classes for Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and/or Fall 2019 classes is eligible. May 2019 and September 2019 graduates are eligible as well.   RIETS students are automatically enrolled in Session I at no cost and are eligible to apply for Session II.

Dining: You may add more funds to your Caf Card at www.yu.edu/yucard.  The Furman Cafeteria will be closed, but many local restaurants, including those on the meal plan, will be open.  Spring semester funds are not available during summer sessions.

Shabbat: Housing will remain open during all summer sessions dates, including Shabbat, but please note that there is no Shabbat programming or meals in the Caf.

Wellness Services: The Student Health Center and the Counseling Center are both open with limited hours.  Student Health can be reached at 646-592-4290 or in Furst Hall Room 520  and the Counseling Center at 646-592-4200, in Furst Hall Room 520, or at counseling@yu.edu 

Mail and Packages: All mail will be delivered to your summer assignment.  Productions Services will maintain regular business hours for package pick-up.

Guests: Different from the academic year, overnight guests are not permitted in Summer Housing.

Campus Amenities: Most facilities on the Wilf Campus remain open but on different schedules.  Please check for further information on shuttle, library, gym, and pool hours.
Housing for Session I will close at 8pm on Wednesday, July 3 
Housing for Session II will close at 12pm on Friday, August 9
Housing for Session III will close at 12pm on Thursday, August 22

All keys need to be returned by the deadline. If you do not return your key by this time, you will be billed for your keys by the Office of Student Accounts. Please bring your keys to the Housing Office in Rubin 106.   
 

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

Several details have changed for the Fall 2020 semester, so please make sure to read carefully, even if you are familiar with our campus.

Living on campus is normally required for the first two semesters for all new students so they can benefit from the many advantages university housing offers. This requirement is suspended for Fall 2020 and Housing is optional for all students.

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. Not all of these amenities will be operational for Fall 2020. 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.

For Fall 2020, all rooms in Rubin Hall will be singles at the cost of $3284 for the shortened in-person semester.

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. 

For Fall 2020, all rooms in Muss Hall will be singles at the cost of $2396 for the shortened in-person semester.

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.

For Fall 2020, all rooms in Morgenstern Hall will be singles at the cost of $3284 for the shortened in-person semester.

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 purchase 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.

If 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.

Yeshiva University strives to maintain a community which supports intellectual growth, learning from others, mutual respect and freedom of thought and expression. Yeshiva University undergraduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the academic and non-academic opportunities available to them, to deepen their intellectual insights through formal instruction, and to expand their educational experience through and beyond their academic programs.

Respect for one another is essential to preserving the spirit of community at Yeshiva University. Membership in the Yeshiva University community entails certain rights and responsibilities. All members of this community are accorded these rights, and are equally accountable to uphold their responsibilities. It is therefore important to maintain a clear statement of basic rights, obligations and responsibilities concerning both academic and personal conduct.

Yeshiva University undergraduate students have the following rights:

  • Citizenship: Students have the right to exercise their rights as citizens of the University. They have the right to partake in the student government in their respective school(s) as well as to organize and join clubs and participate in their events, in all cases in accordance with applicable rules and procedures. (For more information, see Student Government Constitutions)
  • Expression Students have the right to examine and exchange diverse ideas, consistent with the mission of the University, in an orderly, respectful and lawful manner inside and outside the classroom.
  • Association Students have the right to associate and interact freely with other individuals, groups of individuals, organizations and institutions in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others or interfere with the mission of the University.
  • Freedom from Discrimination Students who are otherwise qualified have the right to participate fully in the University community without discrimination as defined by federal, state and local law.
  • Environment Students have the right to be treated fairly with respect and dignity at all times. Every member of the community; faculty, administration and student alike, has the right to courteous and professional conduct in interactions with all other members of the community.
  • Safety Students have the right to an environment that is conducive to learning and without unreasonable concerns for personal safety. Behavior which is intimidating, threatening or hostile to individuals or groups, is therefore regarded as a serious offense. Abusive or harassing behavior, verbal or physical, which demeans, threatens or injures another - is subject to University Disciplinary Action. (See Undergraduate Disciplinary Procedures)
  • Discipline Students who are subject to University Disciplinary action have the right to be treated with fundamental fairness. (See Undergraduate Disciplinary Procedures)
  • Privacy Students have the right to have their educational records maintained on a confidential basis by the University, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA)
  • Disabilities Students who are otherwise qualified to attend the University have the right to reasonable accommodation of their physical or learning disabilities as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • High Quality Resources Students have the right to educational resources which may be furnished by the University to support intellectual and social development.
  • Advisement Students have the right to receive advice in making various education related decisions. This includes career planning, and personal and academic advisement.
  • Prompt Response from Administration Students have the right to prompt and courteous responses to their reasonable inquiries to the University’s academic and administrative departments.
  • Academic and Administrative Policies Students have the right to academic and administrative policies that support intellectual inquiry, learning and growth, as well as the proper functioning of the University. The University strives to have all student policies, both academic and administrative, accessible to all students at all reasonable times.

 

Responsibilities of Undergraduate Students
The exercise and preservation of these rights requires respect for the rights of all others in the community. Undergraduate students enrolled in Yeshiva University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that is civil and in accordance with the University’s function as an educational institution and performance of its mission. Students are therefore expected to exhibit responsible behavior regardless of time, place, and medium.

Yeshiva University is a community that has always prided itself on the high standards of behavior and scholarship to which all members are held. To fulfill its function and mission, the University retains the power to maintain order within the University and discipline those who are disruptive of the educational process or fail to abide by the University’s rules and regulations.

Responsible behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following obligations:

  • To abide by the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • To know and abide by all University policies, rules and regulations listed in the University publications and websites, as well as the responsibilities set forth in this Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. To abide by all federal, state and local laws.
  • To refrain from possession of any dangerous, harmful or illegal articles or substances.
  • To respect the health and safety of others. Acts or threats of physical violence to any other person or exposing others to dangerous conditions are expressly forbidden. Violators are subject to University Disciplinary Action.
  • To respect the property of the University or others. To refrain from stealing, damaging, defacing, or misusing property or facilities of the University or others. University property and facilities should be preserved for enjoyment and use by other members of the University community. This also applies to University computing services. (See ITS University Handbook for Students, yu.edu/ITS/policies)
  • To be honest and truthful in all dealings with the University and its community. This includes, but is not limited to, being truthful about oneself, one’s work product, and other members of the University community.
  • To comply with the directions of any member of the faculty, administration or staff of the University or any person acting on behalf of the University who is acting within the scope of his or her authority.
  • To respect the privacy and integrity of University facilities. Students may not enter without permission any private office of a faculty or staff member or any building or facility not normally open to the public. Students may not remain in any building or facility after being directed to leave by any faculty or staff member or other authorized University agent.
  • To respect each other’s personal rights and dignity and to refrain from conduct that infringes on the rights of others.
  • To comply with all provisions of the University’s Code of Academic Integrity as well as the academic integrity codes adopted by the faculties and/or departments of individual schools. (See Academic Integrity Handbook)
  • To contribute to, and maintain, a respectful and tolerant learning environment.
  • To respect the educational process and the peaceful and orderly conduct of classes, lectures and meetings. To respect the right of any person, including invited speakers, to express his or her views without interference or disruption.
  • To respect the needs and wishes of others by maintaining a reasonable degree of quiet in University housing, libraries and similar facilities.

Failure to live up to these student responsibilities may result in the imposition of University Disciplinary Action. (See Undergraduate Disciplinary Procedures)

Undergraduate Student Disciplinary Procedures

Yeshiva University undergraduate students are expected and required to abide by the policies, rules and regulations established by the University including, but not limited to, what is stated in the University’s publications and websites and in the Undergraduate Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards. Prohibited behavior includes acts that are dishonest, immoral or unlawful; acts that cause damage to property or harm to oneself or to others: or acts that bring discredit or shame upon the institution.

Students who violate any of these policies, rules, regulations and other requirements are subject to disciplinary action, whether the conduct occurs in any University facility, or in connection with any University - sponsored activity. In addition, students whose off campus conduct violates any of these policies, rules, regulations or other requirements may also be subject to University discipline. The University will impose appropriate sanctions which may include, but are not limited to, letters of admonition, probation, loss of privileges, and/or suspension or expulsion from University housing or from the University in general.

First Step: Informed of Allegations
A student accused of violating University policies, rules, regulations or other requirements will be notified by a University official of the specific charges against him/her within a reasonable amount of time.

Second Step:
The student will be asked to appear for an interview with the University- designated Hearing Office. At the interview, the student may present written material and will have the opportunity to speak on his/her own behalf. The rules of civil or criminal procedure, including the rules of evidence, will not apply. Therefore, the student will not have the right to have an attorney, parent, or other advocate present at any meeting.

Between the second & third steps:
After considering all the facts and circumstances, and consulting with the University Disciplinary Committee, it will be determined if the charges against the student have been sustained.

Third Step:
The determination of the University Disciplinary Committee and any sanctions to be imposed on the student are presented to the student.

Appeal Process:
The student will be notified of the determination of the University Disciplinary Committee and, within 10 days of the notification, may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Provost of Undergraduate Education or his/her designee (the “Provost”). The Provost may uphold, modify or overrule the decision of the University Disciplinary Committee and any of the resulting sanctions. The decision of the Provost is final.

Notwithstanding the Procedures set forth above, if the University reasonably believes that the continued presence of any student on campus poses a safety concern to him/herself or to others or to the reputation or operation of the University, the University may immediately suspend the student from campus, pending completion of the Procedures. In addition, harassment complaints involving students are subject to the procedures set forth in the Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedures for Students. In the event of any conflict between the Procedures set forth above and such Policy, the provisions of such Policy shall prevail.

You will receive information about fire safety and evacuation procedures specific to your residence hall at the beginning of each term. It is extremely important that you and your guests know all applicable fire safety procedures for your building.

Residents who fail to fully comply with applicable fire safety procedures, who fail to abide by building emergency evacuation procedures, or who otherwise violate rules and regulations related to fire safety will be subject to disciplinary action.

In general, you are expected to maintain adequate standards of cleanliness to avoid fire hazards and must not obstruct sidewalks, entrances, passages, fire escapes, elevators, lobbies, stairways, corridors, or halls with personal property. The following items are prohibited in the residence halls and will be confiscated:

  • Flammable decorations (ie twinkly lights)
  • Natural or artificial trees
  • Non-University electric heaters and air conditioners
  • Halogen lighting equipment and electric blankets
  • Explosives, fireworks, firearms, or ammunition
  • Candles, hookahs, incense, outdoor grills, or any other type of open flame or open coil device (ie toaster ovens, toasters, hot plate burners, George Foreman grills, panini and sandwich makers, rice cookers, slow cookers, etc.). This applies to Shabbat and Hanukkah candles, which may be kindled only in officially designated areas. For Shabbat candle lighting purposes in your room, you may use an incandescent electric light.

 

The use of extension cords is discouraged; power strips with surge protectors are preferable.

Students found in possession of prohibited items will be subject to disciplinary action. If you have any questions or concerns regarding fire safety, please contact the Office of University Housing & Residence Life.

Evacuation Drills

The Office of Safety and Security may conduct evacuation drills. These are an important way to prepare you to respond to a fire alarm. You must evacuate the building immediately upon hearing the alarm. Residents who do not are subject to disciplinary action.

Emergency Evacuation

General Emergency Fire Safety Instructions

A. Keep calm. Do not panic. Notify the Fire Department as soon as possible. Fire Department personnel will be on the scene of a fire within minutes of receiving an alarm.

B. If your building is equipped with a fire alarm and that alarm is sounded, you should evacuate the building in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Fire Safety notice affixed to the back of the room/suite entry door. WHEN A FIRE ALARM SOUNDS, ALWAYS EVACUATE THE BUILDING.

C. Because flame, heat, and smoke rise, generally a fire on a floor below your room or apartment presents a greater threat to your safety than a fire on a floor above.

D. Do not overestimate your ability to put out a fire. Most fires cannot be easily or safely extinguished alone. Do not attempt to put a fire out once it begins to quickly spread. If you attempt to put a fire out, make sure you have a clear path of retreat from the room.

E. When exiting the building during a fire, close all doors as you exit to confine the fire. Never use the elevator. It could stop between floors or take you to where the fire is.

F. Heat, smoke, and gases emitted by burning materials can quickly choke you. If you are caught in a heavy smoke condition where visibility is poor, get down on the floor and crawl. Take short breaths, breathing through your nose.

G. If your clothes catch fire, don't run. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs, and roll over to smother the flames.

Possession of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia is prohibited and will subject students involved to university disciplinary process and may result in dismissal.

In accordance with Yeshiva University's Drug and Alcohol Policy, undergraduate students, regardless of age, are prohibited from possessing and consuming alcoholic beverages on Yeshiva University premises. Students are also prohibited from possessing any drug paraphernalia.

Smoking (cigarettes, hookahs, water pipes and electrical cigarettes) is prohibited everywhere within all university residences including students' rooms, bathrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, lounges, study halls, balconies, etc. All forms of gambling and/or card playing are prohibited in the residences as well. Any of the above behavior will subject the students involved to dismissal from the university.  Possession of these items is against University Housing policy.

Any student receiving a government grant who is involved with the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance will lose his/her government grant. Furthermore, the university will be required to notify the appropriate government offices of any student receiving a government grant who is involved with drugs.

The following will subject the student involved to dismissal from the residences:

  • Setting a fire, unauthorized use of a fire extinguisher, or setting off a false alarm.
  • Possession and/or use of all forms of fireworks.
  • Throwing objects from residence windows or any other area of the buildings.
  • Causing damage to or use of public or private telephones for dishonest purposes or harassment.
  • Causing damage to or tampering with elevators, mailboxes or vending machines.
  • Possession of firearms, other weapons, or any implement perceived by the university or by the students as dangerous.
  • Being present on the rooftop of the residences. The rooftop is off limits at all times except in case of a fire emergency situation. Security personnel check the roof regularly.
  • Unauthorized installation of cables, electrical wiring, or telephone lines on the premises of the residences.
  • Causing damage to any university housing property.

Nothing should be stored on your windowsills, since this presents a danger to passersby.

The students assigned to a room will be held responsible for any violation of regulations that occurs in their room even if they are not present.

Move-In

Move-in will take place at the following times:

Unregistered first year students: Tuesday, August 20 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registered first-year students: Wednesday, August 21 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Returning students: Sunday, August 25 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

See this graphic for the check-in process

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

All residence halls will remain open.

Sukkot

A limited number of spaces for those wishing to remain on campus for Sukkot will be available.  However, the residence halls will be closed with the exception of one floor for those who remain on campus.

Residence halls close: Thursday, October 10 at 12:00 PM

Residence halls re-open: Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 PM

Thanksgiving

All residence halls will remain open.

January Winter Break

All residence halls will remain open.

Pesach 

All residence halls close: Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 PM

All residence halls re-open: Sunday, April 19 at 6:00 AM

Spring housing closes Tuesday, May 26 at 12 PM.  Students can request an extension to remain until Sunday, May 31 at 12 PM.

Programming

The Office of University Housing and Residence Life facilitates many engaging programs throughout the year to complement your academic experience on campus.

Stay in touch with your RA and the Office to hear about floor parties, shabbatons, Open Office snacks, the March Madness competition, and more!

Small refrigerators of five cubic feet or less are permitted only in accordance with official specifications.

Non-University air conditioners or space heaters are not permitted in University Housing. 

University provided air conditioners are in each room in Morgenstern Hall and Rubin Hall

Microwave ovens are the only cooking appliance permitted for use in rooms.  Other cooking appliances (but no open-flame devices) can be used in communal kitchenettes, which are located on Rubin 3 and 6, Morgenstern 4, 6, and 8, and Muss 3 and 4.

A guest is defined as any individual not currently residing in University Housing.  Violations of any of the following guidelines is grounds for dismissal or other disciplinary action from the University.

  • Yeshiva University reserves the right to screen and restrict visitors in the interest of the safety and well-being of our students.
  • Visitors or non-overnight guests must sign in and out with the security guard on duty.
  • Under no circumstance is any student or visitor permitted in a residence hall room not assigned to him without invitation or authorization from the assigned occupants of that room or the Office of University Housing & Residence Life.
  • Female visitors, including relatives, are only permitted in residence halls during the first day of Fall Orientation and the first day of Spring Orientation, to assist you in moving in. They are prohibited in all areas of University Housing at all other times. Female visitors are permitted in the student lounges on the main floors, the lobbies and Furman Dining Hall (cafeteria) in Rubin Hall. All areas, including lounges and lobbies, are closed to female visitors at midnight.
  • You must be available to sign in your non-overnight visitor/guest when he arrives and throughout his stay
  • You are responsible for the behavior of your visitor, and they must confirm to the basic halachic standards and standards of conduct of Yeshiva University.
  • All individuals not currently residing in University Housing are to be signed in with the guard in the lobby and must present valid photo identification to University personnel upon request.  University faculty and staff are permitted on dormitory floors only if they have a direct responsibility to be there (i.e. housekeeping, maintenance, housing, etc.) or if they are signed in as a guest by a student in housing or accompanied by security.
     
Overnight Guests

A male visitor who is at least 16 years old may stay overnight as your guest in University Housing under the following conditions:

  • You find a student who gives permission for your guest to use his bed; check with the roommate to make sure he is willing to have a guest.
  • You must complete a Guest Authorization Form and have it officially approved. Contact your floor RA for permission, at least one day before your guest arrives. Any RA may sign the guest form. Bring the form to the Department of Safety and Security, after your guest shows the Department of Safety and Security a photo ID, he will then receive a visitor's pass.
  • You are responsible for the behaviors and actions of your guest or visitor; he must comply with all of our regulations and halachic [Jewish law] standards.
  • Guests are permitted only for a short stay, no longer than 72 hours. Additionally, overnight guests are permitted no more than five nights in a three week span.
  • Guests may not be housed in lounges, study halls or unoccupied student rooms. Failure to obtain official authorization for a guest may result in disciplinary action.

As a member of our residential community, you have a responsibilities and a commitment to others.

In general, you should:

  1. Respect the basic rights of others.
  2. Respect University property and the personal property of others.
  3. Refrain from activities that interfere with the regular operations of the University.
  4. Present identification upon the request of an authorized University official.
  5. Ensure that guests behave in a manner consistent with University and housing policies.

Quiet Hours

Designated quiet hours in ALL residence halls begin at 11 p.m. Quiet hours are maintained to provide an atmosphere conducive to relaxation, study, and sleep within our residence community. 

During designated quiet hours, no noise should be heard outside of your rooms. You should not engage in any form of disruptive activity in hallways or other public areas, inside or near residences. 

Students who cause disturbances or excessive noise at any time will be subject to disciplinary action.

The Student Health Center provides primary care for students who would like to receive care for colds, flu, ear infections and other minor illnesses or injury at no cost.

Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.-closing

Contact the physician assistant, Furst Hall Room 520 or 646-592-4290

For more information, visit Health & Wellness.

Insurance

U.S. medical and hospital care can be very expensive. As part of our comprehensive efforts to ensure that your educational experience is productive and healthy, Yeshiva University (YU) requires that all students, enrolled for six or more credits, and those certified as “full-time equivalent,” are covered under an adequate health insurance policy. Students are automatically enrolled in YU's health insurance plan each semester, unless you qualify to waive the coverage (see below). Yeshiva University is not liable for any medical costs incurred during your stay.  

Health Insurance and Waiver Information

J Exchange Visitor Health Insurance Requirements

Internet access is provided to all students in University housing.

Getting Started

Frequently Asked Questions  

How do I log in to YUHousing?

  • You will log on with your University-provided Active Directory credentials

How do I find my YUAD credentials? 

  • If you don't know your credentials or are unsure what they might be, you can use an online tool at https://www.yu.edu/findid

What if I receive an "Invalid Credentials" error? 

  • If you receive this error, please contact the YU Helpdesk at (800) 829-7418 or e-mail helpdesk@yu.edu 

What if I need technical or wireless access assistance/support? 

How do I connect a device that doesn't have a screen?

  • Connecting such devices is easy, and we have made an instructional video to guide you through it.  Or you can view instructions online

Where can I find other University Information Technology Services policies for students?

Moving In

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

  • Made your financial arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts (212.960.5269)
  • Filed your completed medical forms: authorization, medical history, and MMR immunization

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

Moving Out

University Housing is open throughout the academic year, including intersession between the fall and spring semesters. The exception is Passover vacation, at which time all housing facilities are closed.

Moving mid-year: Students must inform the housing office via email at wilfhousing@yu.edu if they intend to withdraw from housing for the spring semester. Failure to do so will result in your getting billed for the spring semester. Please note, students remaining in housing for the spring semester begin being charged for the spring semester on the first day of winter break. Students should discuss any financial implications of moving out of housing with the Office of Student Accounts prior to finalizing any decisions.

If you leave behind large quantities of refuse after the official closing of University Housing, Facilities Services will remove them and charge a fee.

Vacation

When you leave for vacation periods during the year, please remember to:

  • Close all the windows
  • Remove all valuables from your room
  • Turn out the lights
  • Lock your door
  • When feasible, unplug appliances (before unplugging refrigerators, it is recommended to empty its contents and leave the door open)

Keys

In order to provide a safe and secure environment, the University maintains careful control of room keys.

  • You will be issued one key for your room.
  • For safety's sake, please do not leave your room unlocked for any length of time, particularly when you go to the bathroom, or shower. Take your key with you!
  • If you forget to bring your key back with you after a holiday or weekend, go to the Office of University Housing and Residence Life to obtain a new key.
  • If you discover that your key is missing, you must notify Housing immediately. In case of loss by a theft that is clearly without fault on the part of the keyholder, Campus Security and Facilities Services, together with the Director of University Housing and Residence Life, will review the particulars and decide if the replacement charges may be waived.
  • If your room assignment during the semester is changed, you are responsible for returning the original key that was issued to you. Failure to do so may result in fees or cancellation of the move.
  • Keys are and remain the property of Yeshiva University. They must be returned to the Housing Office when you complete the academic year or in the event of your earlier withdrawal from the University or University Housing. If you fail to do so, you will be charged $35 fee.

Residents will receive residence hall specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures at the beginning of each term. It is extremely important that residents familiarize themselves and their guests with all applicable fire safety procedures in their assigned building. Residents who fail to fully comply with applicable fire safety procedures, who fail to abide by building emergency evacuation procedures, or who otherwise violate rules and regulations related to fire safety will be subject to disciplinary action. Students with disabilities-- mobility or hearing-- will work with the Office of Disabilities and the Office of University Housing & Residence Life to form an evacuation plan.

In general, residents are expected to maintain adequate standards of cleanliness to avoid fire hazards and must not obstruct sidewalks, entrances, passages, fire escapes, elevators, lobbies, stairways, corridors, or halls with personal property. The following items are prohibited in the residence halls and will be confiscated:
 

  • Flammable decorations
  • Natural or artificial trees
  • Electric heaters, air conditioners (when not provided by the university), hot plate burners
  • Halogen lighting equipment
  • Candles*, hookahs, incense, outdoor grills, or any other type of open flame or open coil device
  • Explosives, fireworks, firearms, or ammunition

* This applies to Shabbat and Hanukkah candles. Shabbat and Hanukkah candles may be kindled only in officially designated areas. An incandescent electric light should be utilized in student rooms for Shabbat candle lighting purposes.

Evacuation Drills

Periodic evacuation drills are conducted in conjunction with the Office of Safety and Security. These drills are an important means of preparing residents to respond to the sounding of the fire alarm. Residents must evacuate the building immediately upon hearing the fire alarm.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

General Emergency Fire Safety Instructions
A.  Keep calm. Do not panic. Notify the Fire Department as soon as possible. Fire Department personnel will be on the scene of a fire within minutes of receiving an alarm.
B.  If your building is equipped with a fire alarm and that alarm is sounded, you should evacuate the building in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Fire Safety notice affixed to the back of the room/suite entry door. WHEN A FIRE ALARM SOUNDS, ALWAYS EVACUATE THE BUILDING.
C.  Because flame, heat, and smoke rise, generally a fire on a floor below your room or apartment presents a greater threat to your safety than a fire on a floor above.
D.  Do not overestimate your ability to put out a fire. Most fires cannot be easily or safely extinguished alone. Do not attempt to put a fire out once it begins to quickly spread. If you attempt to put a fire out, make sure you have a clear path of retreat from the room.
E.  When exiting the building during a fire, close all doors as you exit to confine the fire. Never use the elevator. It could stop between floors or take you to where the fire is.
F.  Heat, smoke, and gases emitted by burning materials can quickly choke you. If you are caught in a heavy smoke condition where visibility is poor, get down on the floor and crawl. Take short breaths, breathing through your nose.
G.  If your clothes catch fire, don't run. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs, and roll over to smother the flames.

There is a self service laundry area with debit-card-operated washing machines and dryers in the basement of each Residence Hall.  These machines are for residents of University Housing only, and non-residents should make their own laundry arrangements accordingly.

If you would like a laundry card please come by the Office of University Housing and Residence Life or speak with your resident adviser.

Please report any problems with these facilities to the Office of University Housing and Residence Life, Rubin Hall Suite 106; 646.592.4215; wilfhousing@yu.edu.

Residence Halls

Mail delivered to campus will be delivered directly to your room by your Resident Advisor.

Each residence hall has its own address, and you should use only these addresses:

  • Morgenstern Hall, 2525 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033
  • Muss Hall, 526 West 187th Street, New York, NY 10033
  • Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033
  • Strenger Hall, 2521 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033

Packages will be held for you in the campus mailroom located in the Office of Production Services (Belfer Hall basement, room B13; 212.960.5240). When one arrives, you will be notified by e-mail to your YU address, and you will need to show your student ID card to retrieve it.

We recommend that you bring all personal items (i.e. clothing, linen, pillows, towels, soap,  shampoo, etc.). However, should you forget something or not bring something, we are a few blocks away from Staples, Rite Aid, and other stores.
 
The beds are twin size extra-long. Each room includes the following: beds, desks, chairs, closets, a dresser, a sink, a medicine chest, a trash receptacle, and a box fan or air conditioner (air conditioning is available in Morgenstern and Rubin Halls).

Yeshiva University is not responsible for loss, damage or theft of personal belongings. Many families have homeowner's insurance policies or special "floaters" added to the policy to cover losses away from home. Please report any losses or thefts immediately to the Department of Safety and Security, in Strenger Hall, as well as to your resident adviser and the Office of University Housing and Residence Life, Rubin Hall, Suite 106.

Lost and Found

The office for retrieving lost property or submitting found items is the Department of Safety and Security in Strenger Hall.

Living with other students is one of the most rewarding and valuable components of your college experience. You will have the opportunity to make lifelong friends, be challenged intellectually and develop important social ties that will influence you throughout your life. Living in University housing gives you the opportunity to learn to understand and appreciate others.

Keep in mind, it is normal to have difficulties in adjusting to college life and a new roommate, even one you were already friends with. In any communal living setting, it is important to maintain honesty, consideration, mutual respect, communication, and compromise.

Here are some specific guidelines for getting along with your roommate:

  • Communicate. Discuss pet peeves, personal habits, sleeping and waking schedules, musical tastes, comfortable noise levels and other expectations. Have an initial discussion on how to arrange the room, what accessories to buy and how to decide who pays for what and who will keep it at the end of the year.
  • Set ground rules. Who can borrow what, when and for how long? What time will the lights be turned off?
  • Make an effort to keep your living space clean, comfortable and pleasant. The more livable your space is, the happier and more productive you will be.
  • Ask your roommate and inform your RA, before you accommodate an overnight guest. Make agreements and keep your word.

If difficulties arise ...

  • Talk it over with your roommate and your RA. Don't wait until the differences escalate.
  • If after discussions with your roommate and RA, you feel a room change is the best solution, please discuss the matter further with the Director of University Housing & Residence Life. Changes will be processed after the first two weeks of a new semester. No room changes can be made without official approval from the Director of University Housing & Residence Life.

Shabbat is a warm communal experience in University Housing. Tables are set up in each residence hall lounge for candle lighting each Shabbat. Refreshments and board games are put out every Friday night and Shabbat afternoon in each dormitory lounge for student enjoyment. Elevators

Shabbat is a warm communal experience in University Housing. Refreshments and board games are put out every Friday night and Shabbat afternoon in each dormitory lounge for student enjoyment, and a variety of programs is planned in partnership with the Office of Student Life and Undegraduate Torah Studies. Elevators in the residence halls are set to run automatically on Shabbat.

Shabbat programming is aimed to be inclusive of students from all backgrounds and inclinations. To achieve the Shabbat environment we strive for, in University Housing residence halls, public observance of Shabbat is mandatory for students and guests. It is the student's responsibility and that of any guests he hosts for Shabbat to abide by the residence regulations.

  • Students' and guests' behavior and dress should be appropriate for Shabbat
  • No Shabbat candles may be lit in student rooms because of NYC fire regulations

The use of computers or electronic devices is prohibited on Shabbat. Use of such appliances on Shabbat will be treated as a violation of Housing rules, and the student involved will be subject to disciplinary action.

Don't know what to do with all your stuff at the end of the academic year?

The University has partnered with Dorm Room Movers as its official storage partner.

At the end of the spring semester, Dorm Room Movers will ship you materials to pack up your belongings, and they will coordinate with the Housing Office to pick up your belongings after you leave campus.  This will be securely stored for the summer and delivered back to your newly assigned room before the Fall semester.

For more information please visit https://www.dormroommovers.com/storage-Yeshiva-University-New-York-NY 

The Undergraduate Student Health Center on the Beren campus provides, at no cost to the student, care for colds, flu, ear infections and other minor illnesses or injury. The Health Center also refers students to doctors and medical centers that best suit their needs if they have chronic or complex problems.The student should review her health insurance coverage, as she is financially responsible for any outside care.  The Beth Israel Student Health Services Network delivers on-site services on campus and coordinates access to care within the entire Continuum Health Partners (CHP) network. This enables our undergraduate students to have priority access to high quality services at a variety of sites within the Beth Israel Health Care system and is therefore of great value to our student body. Medical care is provided on campus by a physician or physician's assistant under the supervision of a physician.

The Undergraduate Student Health Program provides:

  • Experience and expertise in student health
  • A provider network comprised of outstanding medical staff
  • In-depth understanding of students' needs
  • Close coordination and communication with University administration

Student Health Insurance is available through the Office of Risk Management. Students are encouraged to visit the Student Health Center or call the phone numbers listed for all medical concerns.

Mary Little, Physician Assistant
Located in the Brookdale Residence Hall, Room 2B
Office 212-340-7792 Fax 212-340-7858 mlittle@chpnet.org

The following hours are in effect during days when classes are in session.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 2:30pm

Emergency Phone Numbers Available 24 Hours a Day.
Beren Campus Security 212-340-7796
Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Service 212-230-1000

WHEN A STUDENT IS INJURED OR SICK ON CAMPUS:

When the Student Health Center is OPEN and you are able to safely get to Brookdale, proceed to the Student Health Center for assistance. You can request a van from any security desk on campus to assist you. If the student is not able to move or moving will risk further injury, call Security immediately at (212) 340-7796.

When the Student Health Center is CLOSED there are several options:
  1. Notify the RA or the GA that a student is not feeling well or has been injured and they will coordinate with security and the necessary medical personnel. There is a doctor on call 24 hours a day who can be called for phone consultations by the staff. This enables the student and the doctor to make a collaborative decision as the appropriate next step for that individual situation.
  2. Students can call Security directly at 212-340-7796 and they will then notify the GA on duty who will then work with the injured or sick student to get them the care they need
  3. Beth Israel Medical Center clinics are staffed with doctors who can treat simple ailments and prescribe the necessary medication.
    • DOCS, located directly across the street from Brookdale Residence Hall at 55 East 34th Street (212-252-6001). Monday - Thursday from 8am-8pm Friday from 9am-7pm Sunday from 9am-2pm
    • Beth Israel Clinic located at 202 West 23rd Street (212) 352-2600 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

General E-mail: wilfhousing@yu.edu
Office Phone: 646.592.4215
Office Fax: 212.960.0002

Jonathan Schwab
Director of University Housing and Residence Life
jschwab@yu.edu
646.592.4215

Natan Bienstock
Assistant Director of University Housing and Residence Life
natan.bienstock@yu.edu
646.592.4215

Every floor has one or two Resident Advisors, who live on the floor and are always there for residents.

Resident Advisors

Your resident advisor—your "RA"—will ease your transition to college life. With his door almost always 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 for you and your family.

Get to know your RA. Whether you have a question or just want to hang out, he is there to help.

Morgenstern 2: Yair Isaacs
Morgenstern 3: Dani Ellenbogen and Alex Kalb
Morgenstern 4: Alberto Benhamu
Morgenstern 5: Zak Benarroch (Head RA) and Ephraim Drucker
Morgenstern 6: Daniel Ginsburg
Morgenstern 7: Yehuda Goldfeder
Morgenstern 8: Isaac Goor and Gavi Smith

Muss 2: David Schmidt
Muss 3: Shmuel Rosenthal (Head RA) and Eitan Hain
Muss 4: Tzuriel Sapir and Sammy Teichberg

Rubin 2: Ezra Baynash and Yaacov Siev
Rubin 3: Zachary Israeli and Eytan Aryeh
Rubin 4: Chezky Frieden (Head RA) and Moshe Stuart
Rubin 5: Yaakov Metz and Jeffrey Owen
Rubin 6: Shalom Gottesman and Yonatan Raskin
Rubin 7: CJ Glicksman and Eli Seidman


Interested in the GA Position?

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 University Housing and Residence Life?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may want to apply to be a Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  The application process is detailed below. 

First Stage (1/28-2/6): Submit an online application on the Yeshiva University Housing Portal.

Second Stage (2/10-2/13):  All applicants will be invited to participate in a personal interview with University Housing and Residence Life Administrators.

Third Stage (2/14): Offers will be made.

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

General E-mail: wilfhousing@yu.edu
Telephone: 646.592.4215

Jonathan Schwab
Director of University Housing and Residence Life
jschwab@yu.edu
Telephone: 646.592.4217

Natan Bienstock
Assistant Director of University Housing and Residence Life
natan.bienstock@yu.edu
Telephone: 646.592.4218

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