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  • Continuing students are those living in university housing this year and all currently enrolled students who plan to live in New School student housing in New York City next year (full year 2021-2022). The Housing application will open on March 1, 2021, for continuing students who wish to live in the residence halls for the entire academic year. 

    A certain number of beds will be set aside for continuing students. They will have the opportunity to select their own rooms if they apply by the priority date (April 1, 2021). Any applications that are submitted after the priority date are assigned based on spaces available. 

    The housing application for spring 2021 only will be available on the housing portal starting October 19, 2020.

    Special Housing Accommodations

    In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, The New School's Student Disability Services office will review your request for special housing accommodations.

    Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, taking the student's documented disability-related need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations into consideration. Fill out the request form to request a special housing accommodation.

    How to Apply

    Once you have all the information described above, you can begin your application for student housing.

    1. Log on to
    2. Select the Services tab and find the housing application link.
    3. Fill out the online application.
    4. Electronically sign the 2020–2021 Housing License Agreement.
    5. Pay the non-refundable housing deposit of $350 (part of submitting the application).

    Your housing application is not complete until you have made your $350 housing deposit.

    Application Deadline

    You must apply by April 1, 2021, in order to participate in the annual housing selection process. Log on to and complete and submit the online application. Be prepared to pay the nonrefundable $350 housing deposit when you submit your application.

    You cannot apply after the deadline to participate in housing selection. After April 1, you can start the application, but will be added to our wait list. If housing becomes available, you will be contacted by the Housing and Residential Education office to complete your housing deposit if selected during the lottery in August. We recommend that you look for alternative solutions off campus, as we may not be able to provide housing to all students on the wait list.

    Remember that this is a full-academic-year contractual obligation unless you are graduating or participating in an approved study abroad program in spring 2022.

    If you have any questions or concerns, email or call 212.229.5459.

    Housing Selection

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