Housing Application

Applying for housing at NYIT is easy!

  • Next, fill out the application and mail or fax it to the campus you plan to attend. The fax number and address for each office is listed on the application cover. Be sure to remember to include the $315 room deposit with the application.
  • If you would prefer, you may contact the Office of the Bursar directly and pay the room deposit through NYIT Connect or through a Residence Hall Deposit form.

    Office of the Bursar:
    Old Westbury: 516.686.7510 (option #4)
    Manhattan: 212.261.1620

  • Once we receive your application, we will begin processing it immediately. You will be contacted with additional information as soon as room assignments are finalized. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Terms and Conditions

New York Institute of Technology operates housing and dining services (Old Westbury and MSM only) on a full academic year contract basis. Each student who resides on campus must agree to the terms and conditions of this contract. A student’s or prospective student’s submittal of the housing application is the acknowledgement and agreement to the terms and conditions of this contract and it becomes a binding agreement or legal contract between the student and NYIT, and is considered an acceptance of an offer of housing. This contract is deemed accepted upon receipt of prepayment by NYIT.

Eligibility:  Residential privileges are offered only to full-time matriculated, registered NYIT students. This application is not a guarantee that a room will be assigned, NYIT does not guarantee a space to all applicants.  Students who are assigned a space must be registered full time (12 credits for undergraduate, 9 credits for graduate), have clearance from the bursar and have submitted proof of MMR immunization in order to be permitted entry in to the residence halls.

Contract Period:
This contract shall be in force for one academic year consisting of both the Fall and Spring semesters. Contracts entered into during the contract period, shall be in force through the end of Spring semester. Discontinued enrollment, for any reason, will not terminate the contract except as specified in the section entitled “Cancellation Policies”.  Students on the Old Westbury campus are required to purchase a meal plan for each semester.

Period of Occupancy: A student’s right to occupancy shall begin no earlier than the first day the halls are open for each semester, with such date and time to be announced prior to each semester. The deadline for check-in is 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the first day of classes. Failure to do so may result in the loss of assignment; however, the contract will remain in force. Prior written notice is required to hold a reservation after the deadline. Residence halls are closed at the end of each semester and during official vacations at a time and date specified by The Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing. All students participating in Commencement must check-out by 6:00 pm on Commencement day. All other residents are expected to vacate within 24 hours of the end of their last examination.   This contract does not cover January intersession or any summer sessions; a separate charge will be assessed for each of these periods.

Prepayment Applied to Housing Fees: For students who will reside in housing, a non refundable deposit is required.  The housing deposit must be paid with the application (all payments should be made payable to New York Institute of Technology by check or money order).  This deposit reserves a space and will be deducted from the semester’s charges.  The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE FROM THE DATE OF PAYMENT.
Room and Board Payments:  Room and board charges must be paid in full, or financial aid packages must reflect the full amount by the tuition due dates for each semester.
Room Assignments: This contract is for space in the residence halls, not a specific room. Although every effort is made to honor specific room, roommate, and residence hall assignments and requests, space limitations and high demand for specific halls and room types may prevent honoring all requests. All assignments are made without regard for race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, military veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation. NYIT shall comply with The Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate students with qualified disabilities who may require housing in appropriately accessible residence halls.

Room Occupancy: In most instances, two persons will occupy double rooms. In the event that one of the occupants moves out of the room, The Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing reserves the right to assign a new roommate or to reassign the remaining student to another room in order to consolidate space. During periods of high demand for on-campus housing, some two-person rooms, as well as some community rooms, may be designated for additional occupancy. If a room is designated for additional occupancy, the student may be offered a reduced rate.

College Liability: Although precautions are taken to maintain appropriate security, NYIT assumes no responsibility for injury to persons, or loss of or damage to items of personal property that occur in its buildings or on its grounds, prior to, during, or subsequent to the terms of this contract. STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE AND MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE INSURANCE TO COVER SUCH LOSSES.

Student Liability:
The student is responsible for the condition of the assigned room and all furnishings and shall reimburse NYIT for all damages to or loss of these furnishings beyond ordinary wear and tear. Rooms are furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser and closet space for each resident.  In addition to the non-refundable deposit, a damage deposit is added each academic year to the student’s bill and will be held for as long as the student occupies a space.  This deposit is used to pay for common area damages (divided evenly among residents of that floor/suite) and room damages (divided among room residents) where the person who caused the damage can not be determined.  The remainder of the deposit will be refunded at the end of the academic year.

Room Entry: NYIT reserves the right to enter into student rooms for the purposes of inspection, improvement, repair and maintenance, or to control the rooms in the event of an epidemic or emergency, or for any other purpose in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Residential Community Living Standards.  NYIT reserves the right to enter on other occasions with 24 hours posted or written notice.  Please refer to the Housing and Residential Life webpage http://iris.nyit.edu/~reslife for these publications.

Room Checkout: Any student departing at the end of the contract shall be expected to perform certain checkout procedures. Failure to properly checkout as prescribed may result in a penalty charge, plus appropriate charges for any keys not returned.

Room Change and Contract Termination: Room assignments may be changed, canceled, or terminated by NYIT in the interest of safety, order, health, maximum use of facilities, or disaster after due notice to the student.  This contract may be terminated by NYIT for many reasons, including, but not limited to, a resident student’s willful disregard of responsibilities and duties, under this contract or for the rights of others, the creation of circumstances that could jeopardize life, limb, or property, of him/herself or others, or judicial action by NYIT, the state and/or federal courts. NYIT retains the right to impose an interim suspension pending judicial action in such instances. Rooms shall be vacated within forty-eight hours from the time of a student’s official withdrawal or suspension from the residence halls, unless an imminent health or safety emergency requires immediate vacation of the residence hall.

Rules and Regulations: All students must abide by the procedures and expectations in the Student Code of Conduct and Residential Community Living Standards.  Copies of these documents are available online at http://iris.nyit.edu/~reslife. NYIT reserves the right to remove residents from housing for violating these policies and procedures.   Such a removal will constitute a breach of contract by the resident and NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED for rent and/or meal plan. Any residents living on the Old Westbury campus who are found consuming alcohol in NYIT housing may be evicted immediately. In the event of a conflict between the rules and regulations as they appear in the above named publications and the terms of this contract, the provisions of this contract shall take precedence.

Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notification.