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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Brookdale Campus Residence Hall located?

Hunter's Brookdale Campus Residence Hall is located on 25th St. between First Avenue and the FDR Drive in Manhattan. For directions, click here.

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How do I apply for housing at Brookdale Campus Residence Hall?

See the Residence Application Page for full instructions on how to apply as well the link to the online application form. Deadlines and application periods will be posted on that page. You can only apply online.

Also, please visit the Policies Page for information on the selection process.

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How much does it cost to live at the Brookdale Campus Residence Hall?

Housing Fees for the 2014-2015 can be viewed by clicking here.

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Who is eligible to live in the Brookdale Campus Residence Hall?

Only students who are enrolled full-time Undergraduates at Hunter College are eligible to reside at the Brookdale Campus. Undergraduates must enroll in and maintain a full-time course load of 12 credit hours. Please note: You do not have to wait until you are accepted to the college to apply for housing. We will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at check-in.

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If I apply on time will I be guaranteed a room?

Unfortunately, housing is not guaranteed. At the current time Brookdale Campus Residence Hall houses 612 students, and we receive many more requests than we can accommodate. Hunter's student population is over 20,000.

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If I apply for the Fall and get rejected, do I have to apply again in the Spring?

YES, the wait list is only kept for the semester. You must reapply for each semester.

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Can I apply to live in the Brookdale Campus Residence Hall for the summer term?

Yes, but to be eligible for summer housing at Brookdale Campus you must be a Brookdale resident, a Hunter student, a CUNY student, or a student from another college taking a course over the summer.  Please visit the Summer Housing section of our website for more details.

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Can I stay in my room during holiday breaks and summer?

Our campus is open 365 days a year. Students staying on for the spring semester are allowed to stay during the December and January intersession. We do not close for holidays such as Thanksgiving. Summer is a separate application process; in general, students can stay during the summer. Summer is considered a separate term and is not included in the Fall/Spring Academic Year. Honors College students staying for summer must pay the summer housing fee. If you choose not to stay over the summer term you will be required to remove your belongs until you return for the Fall term.

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Do you have single or double rooms? Are the rooms furnished?

Most rooms at the Brookdale Campus Residence are single occupancy and are furnished with a single bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair. There are between 10 and 20 rooms that are doulble occupancy. Residents do share common bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen located on every floor. The typical room size is 10’ x 12’. Although windows are equipped with mini-blinds, students may also supply their own curtains (windows are 51 ½” tall x 54 ½” across). Residents may buy or rent small refrigerators (no larger than 4.5 cubic feet) for their rooms. Microwave ovens are not permitted in the rooms. You may also view the photo gallery, which contains floor plans and photographs of rooms and other facilities. 

Can I bring in my own furniture?

Unfortunately, you may only keep the furniture provided by the school. Anything else will constitute a Fire Safety Violation.

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Can I keep a refrigerator in my room?

Yes, you are allowed to keep a small refrigerator in your room- no larger than 4.5 cubic ft. Residents can bring their own refrigerator or have a rental. Collegiate Storage and Rentals offers refrigerator rentals delivered to the resident's room at check in or by appointment. They have representatives on the Brookdale Campus at check in and check out for immediate delivery and pick-up. For more information, please visit ·Collegiate Storage and Rentals.

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Does Brookdale have a meal plan?

No. However, there is a kitchen on every floor where residents can prepare their own meals.

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Is the neighborhood safe?

The residence hall is located in a good neighborhood, but it is close to a number of offices and buildings that are not busy at night. Therefore, we urge students to exercise caution when walking in the neighborhood, especially at night, and to keep to the busy streets. The residence hall building is staffed by Hunter Public Safety personnel 24 hours per day.

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What are the occupancy requirements?

All occupancy requirements are enumerated in the “Living at Hunter: Brookdale Campus” guide.
Please read these carefully as some violations may result in loss of housing privileges.

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Where can I get the Brookdale Residence Life Handbook?

“Living at Hunter: Brookdale Campus” guide.

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