Frequently Asked Questions
The Residence Application will be available to students early April. You will receive a communication at your myhunter email once the communication is live IF you've committed and indicated interest in housing.
All full-time continuing students will receive an email at their myhunter account with the same information.
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.
Cost will be calculated based on occupancy period. Please refer to the 97th Street Residence rates for further information.
Payment options, monthly payment plans and information on the $1000 Richter Award Fund are forthcoming.
$1,000 Richter Fund Award: The Richter Fund Award is in the amount of $1,000 that will be applied to your account to reduce your outstanding fee balance for the academic year. You would still be responsible for timely payments of your housing bill minus the $1,000 reward. Please indicate your interest when completing your License Agreement and forms. If you have any questions about the award, please contact the Office of Residence Life. 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.
Payment options and monthly payment plans can be found here.
The housing contracts if for the full academic year which includes fall, winter and spring. Please note summers are NOT included.
Cancellations are on a case-by-case basis. Students who wish to cancel must submit an appeal to the Housing Appeals Committee for review. Please note, students are contracted to reside at the 97th Street Residence for a full academic year which includes fall, winter and spring. Summers are NOT included.
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.
All contracts are for one full academic year. You will be required to reapply for your housing application yearly if you would like to maintain residency at the residence hall.
The 97 Street Residence has 24-hour security on-site along with numerous security cameras throughout the building and a strictly enforced guest policy.
The 97th Street Residence will be coed. However, double and triple rooms will be shared by the same gender.
Students who have been accepted to the 97th Street 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. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 97th Street Residence is also home to students from several other colleges in New York City.
Amenities at the 97th Street Residence Hall include 24-hour security, professional live-in Residence Life staff, room and residence key-card entry, fully furnished rooms, air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave in room, in-room bathroom, cable TV, high-speed internet in room, laundry facilities, communal kitchens and lounges, 24-hour gym facilities, and public computers.
Both double and triple rooms have a full bathroom (shower, sink, toilet) in each unit.
There is a laundry room in the 97th Street Residence. You must pay to use the washers and dryers which will text you when your clothes are ready.
There is a no smoking policy. Smoking will not be allowed anywhere on the premises.
No, you will need to store your bike in your room.
Yes; there will also be a wireless internet connection.
There will be a no pet policy (this includes fish).
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation please contact the Office of Residence Life.
There will be on-going activities and programming provided by the residence staff.
1760 3rd Ave, Room #
New York, NY 10029
There is one mailbox assigned to each room. The mailboxes are located in the lobby of the residence hall that you access with your key. Packages delivered by UPS, Federal Express and other services are left with security in the resident hall.
The 6 train on 96th and Lexington Avenue. The commute 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.
Hunter College and the 97th Street Residence will not provide any parking or stipend for students. However, there is a private parking garage near the Residence with monthly rates.
The 97th Street Residence Hall is home to more than 1,100 students from colleges all over the city. Hunter is expected to have 97 students during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Yes, you can indicate your friends 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 hall for consideration. Roommates must be of the same gender.
Every effort will be made to work with roommates to ensure they are able to peacefully co-exist in the same living environment. Residents are expected to attempt reconciliation among themselves but residence Life staff will be available to assist roommates who may have conflicts.