Housing for MD & MD/PhD Students
MD and MD/PhD students are eligible to live in Jan and Marica Vilcek Hall. Single students are guaranteed housing when first matriculating. Housing for couples and families may be available. Learn more about the housing policy for couples and families.
Real Estate and Housing, as an administrative division of NYU Grossman School of Medicine, shares the goal of providing safe and comfortable living environments for students, including those whose gender identities differ from the sexes assigned to them at birth.
Due to limitations in housing availability, there is no guarantee that a student's housing preferences can be met, but we are committed to working with the dean of NYU Langone’s Office of Student Affairs and students to make best efforts for accommodations.
Smoking and pets are not permitted. A student requesting to live with a support animal may review the Emotional Support Animals Policy, which outlines the process for requesting this accommodation, or by contacting the director of the Office of Student Affairs.
Apartments can be furnished upon request, subject to availability, at no additional charge, with the exception of studios in Vilcek Hall. Furniture request options are included in the housing licenses (“leases”).
Under certain conditions, NYU may act as a lease guarantor for eligible students for off-campus apartment rentals. Learn more about our lease guaranty program.
Student Housing Lottery for Current MD and MD/PhD Students
Each spring, eligible MD and MD/PhD students can apply for housing transfers for the following year through a housing lottery. Students residing off campus may participate if they wish to request to move into campus housing. Note that lottery moves are scheduled to take place during June or July, including weekends and holidays. The move schedule is announced in mid-May.
The housing lottery policy and procedures are updated each year. Students are notified via email when the process starts, and detailed policies and instructions are provided.
Incoming MD and MD/PhD Students: Applying for Student Housing
Newly matriculated NYU Grossman School of Medicine students may apply for housing. Requests are reviewed according to the order in which the applications are received.
Housing registration and application instructions are provided through our housing portal. To begin, select “Register” at the top. Please note that registration is not by itself a housing application.
After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email informing you that your registration is under review. Please allow time for review. After approval, you will receive an automated email providing you with instructions so that you can return to the portal and complete a housing application. Please do not register again.
Accessible Housing for MD and MD/PhD Students
In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, NYU Grossman School of Medicine maintains accessible housing for students with disabilities. Current or prospective MD and PhD students who have a disability and who are otherwise eligible to reside in NYU Langone housing may request accessible housing through NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs. Requests for accessible housing are reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis as part of an interactive process in order to address the individual needs of the requesting student.
Vilcek Hall, located at 334 East 26th Street, offers shared suites and studios. Each suite has two or four bedrooms, seasonal heat and air conditioning, window blinds, a common area, a bathroom, and kitchenette. Four-bedroom suites have two bathrooms.
Suites are single-sex, with a few voluntary exceptions. Each apartment kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. Microwave ovens are not provided. The building has a laundry room, fitness center, lounge, and study room. There are no storage facilities in the building. Personal refrigerators of any size may not be brought into the building, and cooking appliances may not be used in bedrooms.
There is 24-hour staffing in the lobby by NYU Langone security officers. NYU Langone identification must be available and presented to security officers upon request.
Vilcek Hall includes accessible paths of travel to common areas throughout the building as well as to accessible amenity spaces including security offices, lounges, study library, fitness center and changing rooms, music room, laundry facilities, student program offices, lobby, and restrooms. In addition, there are 11 new, fully accessible suite plan layouts plus 4 additional suites equipped with communication upgrades for hearing-impaired residents.
Charges, Billing, and Payments
The NYU Bursar’s Office bills MD students for housing costs for the fall and spring terms. If a student vacates or changes housing during a billing period, that information will be submitted to the bursar for adjusted billing. Please note that Housing Services staff cannot view a student’s bursar’s bill. For more information on charges and billing, MD students should first contact the NYU Bursar’s Office.
The primary resource for billing housing charges information is NYU Langone’s Real Estate Development and Facilities Finance Operations team at REDF.Finance@NYULangone.org.
MD/PhD students are required to pay their monthly housing charges via payroll deduction from their stipend checks. Payment policies and instructions are provided when you receive your housing offer.
Renewing Your License
The housing license is renewable as long as the student remains eligible. Students who are not graduating can, via the annual housing lottery, request to vacate their NYU Langone housing on June 30, after having given appropriate advance notice. Graduating students are required to vacate on May 31 of their graduation year.
Students may apply to sublet their housing spaces to an NYU affiliate who is eligible for an NYU Langone ID card (Housing Services does not provide ID cards). Sublets of 4 to 12 weeks per academic year are permitted for each student, with the permission of roommates, if applicable. Students can download the subletting policy and forms to begin the subletting process.
Guest passes allow limited access to the host’s NYU Langone residential building when a guest cannot at all times be accompanied by the host. Guest passes are not intended to provide access while the host is out of town. Guest passes do not provide guests with independent access to other medical center buildings or facilities, and guests are not provided with card swipe, lockout, mail, or key replacement services. Learn more and submit a guest pass request by logging in to the housing portal and selecting Guest Pass Request.