The Hunter College Residences are home to approximately 800 of Hunter's 23,000 students. The application process is highly competitive; therefore, we recommend that students complete the housing application as early as possible.
How to Apply
The Residence Application will be available online to students mid-March. You may indicate your interest in student housing in advance, by submitting a Student Housing Inquiry Form online. We will contact you once the Residence Application 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 application, you will receive instructions to submit a Student Financial Agreement and a $250 non-refundable commitment deposit. Financial assistance will be available to eligible students. The first installment must be paid by August 1st, 2014.
Eligibility and Room Assignment
Only a limited number of students have the opportunity to live in the Residences. We receive many more requests for housing than we can accommodate, and cannot guarantee housing to every student. The current policy for assignment of rooms provides priority status for returning residents and for students who have been accepted into special academic and scholarship programs.
Each residence hall is scholarship priority access, meaning that many of our residents become eligible for a Hunter residence as part of a specific scholar program. Some scholar programs are associated with specific residence halls. Although limited in number, rooms are also available for students who apply through the general application process.
If you are not selected to receive a room, you will be placed on the waiting list. Your position on the waiting list is dependent upon a number of factors, including your priority status, and available rooms.
Residences are reserved for full-time students only. You must be enrolled in and successfully complete 12 credit hours (undergraduate) and you must maintain a GPA 2.0 or above each semester in order to continue to live in the Residence Hall. The housing contract stipulates that residents will use their rooms as their primary places of residence during the contract term.
In order to comply with newly adopted state laws regarding accountability for students in on-campus housing, the Office of Residence Life requires that all residents attend monthly floor meetings. Residents who fail to attend the floor meeting and who fail to sign the occupancy sheet will be considered as “Not in Residence”. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to cancel the contract of any resident who is classified as “Not in Residence” for more than one month.
Throughout the year we provide tours at each of our residences. Tour schedules change every semester depending on office hours and the academic calendar.