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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for housing at the 92nd Street Residence?
2. How much is housing expected to cost?
3. How do I pay?
4. Is financial aid available?
5. For how long will a housing contract cover?
6. Will I be able to cancel my contract?
7. Will I be able to stay at the 92nd Street Residence during the holidays?
8. Will I be able to stay in the 92nd Street Residence for four years?
9. What security does the 92nd Street Residence have?
10. Is the 92nd Street Residence co-ed?
11. Who can live at 92nd Street?
12. What are the amenities?
13. Are the amenities available 24 hours?
14. Are there bathrooms in the rooms or are they shared on the floor?

15. Are there washers and dryers in the residence?
16. Will I be able to smoke in my room?
17. Is there a storage facility for my bikes?
18. Are there cable, phone and/or internet connections in the rooms?
19. Will I be allowed to have pets?
20. Will I be allowed to bring my own furniture?
21. Are there accommodations for persons with disabilities?
22. What kind of student life and activities will I find at the 92nd Street Residence?
23. What would my mailing address be?
24. Where would I get my mail?
25. What is the closest mode of transportation and how long does it take to get to campus?
26. What if I have a car?
27. How many students will live there?
28. Can I request to live with my friend?
29. Will I be able to switch roommates if we do not get along?
30. What is the surrounding community like, and what is there to do?


1. How do I apply for housing at the 92nd Street Residence?

The Residence Application will be available to students at the end of April. You may indicate your interest in student housing in advance, by submitting a Student Housing Inquiry Form online. We will contact you once the application form is available.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If a room is to be assigned to you after we receive your completed online form, you will receive a communication instructing you to submit a Student Financial Agreement and a $250 non-refundable commitment deposit by May 1,2013.

2. How much is housing expected to cost?

Cost will be calculated based on occupancy period.  Please refer to the 92nd Street Residence Rates for further information.

3. How do I pay?

Payment options can be found on One Stop For Students. Please scroll down to payment options.

4. Is financial aid available?

The Max & Reba E. Richter loan program provides students with a $1,000 interest-free loan due 5 years post-graduation. Please indicate interest on your housing application once you have been emailed the link to the application. You must apply for the loan each year of your residency.

In addition, financial assistance will be available for eligible students. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website.


5. For how long will a housing contract cover?

The housing contracts if for the full academic year which includes fall, winter and spring. Please note summers are NOT included.

6. Will I be able to cancel my contract?

Cancellations are on a case-by-case basis. Students who wish to cancel must contact the Office of Residence Life and will have to follow the cancellation procedures laid out in their signed contracts. Please note, students are contracted to reside at the 92nd Residence for a full academic year which includes fall, winter and spring. Summers are NOT included.

7. Will I be able to stay at the 92nd Street Residence during the holidays?

Yes. The building will remain open for students to stay on-campus during the academic calendar year which includes holidays and winter intersession. Summers are NOT included.

8. Will I be able to stay in the 92nd Street Residence for four years?

All contracts will be for one full academic year. You will be required to reapply for housing annually if you would like to maintain residency.

9. What security does the 92nd Street Residence have?

The 92 Street Residence has 24-hour security and a strictly enforced guest policy.

10. Is the 92nd Street Residence co-ed?

The 92nd Street Residence is co-ed. However, double rooms will be shared by the same gender.

11. Who can live at 92nd Street?

Scholar groups are given priority access to the 92nd Street Residence.

Students who have been accepted to the residence must be matriculated and enroll in and maintain a full-time course load of at least 12 credit hours and be in good academic standing.

The 92nd Street Residence also provides housing to other students and interns from around the world!

12. What are the amenities?

Amenities at the 92nd Street Residence include choice of single or double rooms with individual climate control, shared, single-sex bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen/dining rooms with flat-screen TVs on each floor (w/cable), laundry rooms located throughout the residence, 24-hour security, free maid and bed linen service, free Wi-Fi, free membership to 92nd Street's state-of-the-art gym facilities, access and discounts to 92YCafe, and to the best concerts, lectures, classes, health and fitness center and more, just downstairs.

Residents have FREE full membership to 92Y's May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, 50,000+ square-foot facility, featuring a 5,000 square-foot cardio training area, two weight training rooms, two gyms, an indoor track, steam rooms, saunas and a 25-yard, ozone-purified swimming pool. The facilities are open until 10:30pm Monday through Thursday, and until 8pm on Fridays and weekends.

13. Are the amenities available 24 hours?

Please check with the 92nd Street Residence staff for a schedule of all amenities.

14. Are there bathrooms in the rooms or are they shared on the floor?

Communal single-sex bathrooms are available on each floor.

15. Are there washers and dryers in the residence?

Yes. In addition to a laundry room, you also have free maid and bed linen service.

16. Will I be able to smoke in my room?

The 92nd Street Residence is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building.

17. Is there a storage facility for my bikes?

You may lock your bicycle in the rack provided on the 4th-floor terrace of the 91st Street side of the building.

18. Are there cable, phone and/or internet connections in the rooms?

FREE Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. In addition, all rooms are wired by Time Warner Cable. Residents requiring service can contact Time Warner once they move in, to set up an account for both cable and internet services.

19. Will I be allowed to have pets?

No. There will be a no-pet policy (this includes fish).

20. Will I be allowed to bring my own furniture?

No. Furniture, bed linen, pillow, blanket and bedspread are supplied. You should bring your own towels.

21. Are there accomodations for persons with disabilities?

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

22. What kind of student life and activities can I expect at the 92nd Street Residence?

There will be ongoing activities and programming provided by the residence staff. You also have access to all the events, classes, lectures and workshops offered by the 92nd Street cultural institution and community center!

23. What would my mailing address be?

92nd Street Residence
(Your Name)
Mail Box #
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

24. Where would I get my mail?

A mail box will be allocated on arrival and can be found in the lobby.

25. What is the closest mode of public transportation and how long does it take to get to campus?

The #6 train stops at 96th and Lexington Avenue. Your commute from the Residence to Hunter College's main campus takes approximately 10 minutes. You may also take the M98 bus from Lexington Avenue and E 96th Street to the Lexington Avenue and E 69th Street stop.

Walking down Lexington or 3rd avenues to the main campus takes provides a relaxing stroll through a pleasant neighborhood, and takes approximately 30 minutes.

26. What if I have a car?

Hunter College and the 92nd Street Residence will not provide any parking or stipend for students. However, there are several private parking garages near the Residence with monthly rates.

27. How many students will be there?

The 92nd Street Residence is home to 350 students and interns from around the world. Hunter is expecting to have 36 students during the 2013-2014 academic year.

28. Can I request to live with my friend?

Yes, you can indicate your friend's name on our application form, but requests cannot be guaranteed. In addition, requested friends must meet the same eligibility criteria and be accepted to the residence. Roommates must be of the same gender.

29. Will I be able to switch roommates if we do not get along?

Every effort will be made to work with roommates to ensure they are able to peacefully co-exist in the same living environment. Residence Life staff will be available to assist roommates who may have conflicts.

30. What is the surrounding community like, and what is there to do?

The Upper East Side is a safe and vibrant community with endless opportunities for exploration and enrichment, whether you are a foodie, shopaholic, nature-lover, or patron of the arts.  Restaurants, cafes, and bakeries featuring cuisine from Italy, France, Japan, Turkey, and Argentina are walking distance from the Food Emporium and Fairway markets.  Bloomingdales, Barnes and Noble, Super Runners Shop, and Sur la Table can be found nestled between smaller boutiques. Museum Mile on 5th Avenue features eight internationally-renowned museums, including the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Central Park waits just a block further. Take a run or ride a bike through towering pines and oaks, picnic on the Great Lawn, or pay a visit to Belvedere Castle. 

 

 

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