Locker Policy


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) makes lockers available to students to facilitate the daily storage of their learning materials and items related to their studies. The Office of Student Engagement manages lockers to ensure responsible use of property and for the health and safety of individuals.

General Policies and Procedures

All lockers located at 26 West 61st St. and 1855 Broadway are property of New York Institute of Technology and are subject to applicable policies. NYIT reserves the right to alter the policies governing the use of lockers with appropriate notice.

Students can reserve a locker online.

Locker rentals can be reserved for the full academic year or per semester. Rental fees are:

  • $25 for the academic school year (September – May; one week after finals)
  • $15 for Fall (September – December; one week after finals)
  • $15 for Spring semester (January – May; one week after finals)

The use of lockers is a privilege. Students must abide by the rules stated below during their rental period.

  • All lockers are provided as-is, and are assigned without locks.
  • All users agree to only occupy the locker assigned. Individuals are responsible for providing their own locks.
  • No user shall store in a locker: guns, ammunition, weapons of any kind, explosives, prohibited drugs, illegal or illicit items, substances, or other items deemed by the university to be harmful, offensive, or inappropriate.
  • Individuals are responsible for damage to their lockers.
  • Individuals must report all loose bolts, hinges, and other physical problems with a locker immediately to the Office of Student Engagement.
  • NYIT shall not be liable for theft, loss, and/or damage to property that result from the use of lockers.
  • Any loss or damage should be reported to the Office of Student Engagement immediately.

Locker Inspections

New York Institute of Technology reserves the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the student to whom the locker is registered. The following is a partial listing of examples of when NYIT will exercise its discretion without notice:

  • Locker abandonment
  • Suspected contents that may be illegal, illicit or deemed by the college to be harmful, offensive or inappropriate
  • At the request of or generally in cooperation with police authorities
  • Investigative purposes related to suspected or alleged criminal, illegal, or inappropriate activities
  • Risk to the general good of the college
  • Risk to the general good of the student or student population
  • Unregistered locker
  • Physical damage to or defacing of the locker
  • Odors (spoiled/rancid food, garbage or smelly contents)

If a search of a student locker yields contraband, NYIT officials will seize the item and, where appropriate, turn it over to Campus Security who may follow standard procedures regarding criminal activity (Conduct Violations). Contraband may be used as evidence in internal university disciplinary proceedings against the student. Contraband is defined as any unauthorized item or substance possession of which is prohibited by university policy and/or provincial or federal law. It includes but is not limited to weapons and "look-alikes," alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and "look-alikes," equipment or records belonging to the university, and stolen property.

Usage and maintenance of Lockers

  1. Flammable materials, dangerous chemicals, explosives, or weapons of any kind are prohibited inside the lockers
  2. Illegal or controlled substances such as drugs or alcohol are also strictly prohibited
  3. No interior or exterior alterations or decorations are permitted on lockers including stickers, labels, appliques, or other material with adhesives, tape, magnets, or other means to the exterior or interior surfaces of the locker
  4. The user agrees not to remove or damage the door, shelves, hooks, or any part of the structure of the locker

Any violation of these policies will result in cancellation of locker privileges without refund.

Students are responsible for clearing out assigned lockers at the end of their agreements. At the conclusion of the academic year, email and paper notices will be sent two weeks in advance informing individuals that lockers need to be cleared out one week after the conclusion of final exams. All contents in abandoned lockers will be disposed.

If any questions arise, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 212.261.1509 or