• Move In

    Residence Hall Check-In

    If this is your first time living in a residence hall, welcome! This page will be especially helpful as you plan to move in. You will find information about what to bring (and not to bring), transportation in and around the city, parking maps, and more. It is important that you connect with your roommate(s) so that you can discuss who will bring what and determine which, if any, items will be shared. There are many nearby stores where you can purchase any items that you will need. (These shops are within walking distance and easily accessible by taxi.)

    When you arrive to move into your hall, you will be able to check out a bin or cart from the Campus Safety Desk in your building to transport your belongings to your room. To do so, you must leave your New School ID card with the Campus Safety Officer; it will be returned to you once the cart is returned. Please keep in mind that regardless of the order in which you and your roommate(s) arrive, it is important that each resident of the space has an opportunity to participate in the discussion of room decoration and setup.

    Preparing Your Space

    Housing and Residential Education will be hosting a Bed, Bath, and Beyond pop-up shop in the Stuyvesant Park Residence Hall during move-in days on Sunday, August 19, and Monday, August 20. Any new student can take advantage of this opportunity, but we especially encourage residents of Stuyvesant Park and Loeb Hall to consider it because it is closer to campus than the retail store on Sixth Avenue.

    Bed, Bath, and Beyond also offers a dedicated link that students, faculty, staff, and families can use for online shopping. The New School will receive 10 ten of all sales made at the pop-up shop through the link. We hope that this partnership makes your move-in go a little more smoothly! Please remember that items ordered online will probably arrive after the student has checked in. 

    Fall 2018 Check-In Dates

    • Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
      • New undergraduate and graduate students with last names beginning with A–J
      • All new international students
      • New first-year students in the College of Performing Arts (Mannes, Drama, and Jazz)
    • Monday, August 20, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
      •  New undergraduate and graduate students with last names beginning with K–Z 
    • Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      •  Returning undergraduates and graduate students  
  • What to bring with you

    Important Documents

    • Passport
    • Insurance card
    • Monetary documents
    • Social Security card (required for on-campus jobs) 
    • Renter's insurance 


    • Twin XL sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and blanket(s)
    • Towels and washcloths
    • Bathmat
    • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
    • Shower caddy to carry toiletries to the bathroom
    • Shower shoes
    • High efficiency (HE) laundry detergent, laundry bag, dryer sheets, etc.

    Storage and Organization

    • Hangers
    • Command hooks (nails and screws are not permitted)
    • Storage containers

    Things to make your room more comfortable

    • Posters and pictures
    • Personal mementos
    • Area rugs and small carpets

    Kitchen items (for all spaces except 13th Street Residence Hall)

    • Dishes and flatware
    • Pots and pans for cooking
    • Dishtowels and dish cloths

    Convenience items

    • Stereo, radio, TV, and DVD player
    • Computer (with 10/100 Ethernet card), Ethernet cable
    • UL-listed power strips (with breaker switch) for electrical items
    • Flashlight
    • Batteries

    Items Not Permitted

    • Any cooking appliance that does not have an automatic shut-off or timer function
    • Hotplates, toaster ovens, any other cooking device with an open coil, and grills (e.g., George Foreman grills)
    • Space heaters
    • Candles and incense
    • Halogen lamps
    • Multi-bulb lamps with bulbs more than 40 watts each or more than 100 watts combined in all light bulbs
    • E-cigarettes
    • Hoverboards
    • Drones
    • Additional air conditioners
    • Pets of any kind (including, but not limited to, fish, birds, and any other animals that live in cages or tanks)
    • Weapons (including, but not limited to, explosives, knives, chukka sticks, decorative swords, pellet guns, and firearms)
    • Waterbeds
    • Hookahs
    • Live trees of any kind


    If you will be driving to your residence hall, it is important to note that you will likely need to pull up, unload your vehicle, and move it into a nearby garage or other designated parking space. If you are arriving for the fall semester during new student move-in, campus staff will be available to assist you and answer your questions. Below are links to neighborhood maps that identify parking options near your residence hall:

    13th Street Parking Map
    20th Street Parking Map
    92 Y Parking Map
    Kerry Hall Parking Map
    Loeb Hall Parking Map
    Stuyvesant Park Parking Map

    Transportation to Manhattan

    Please visit this page for directions to campus, including arrival information from the three main airports that serve the New York City area (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark).


    What if I miss my assigned check-in time?
    Staff are available in the residence halls 24 hours per day. To expedite your check-in, we ask that you arrive during office hours, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. after check-in.  

    Can I come earlier than my check-in time?
    No: we ask that you not arrive earlier than your permitted check-in time. In order to expedite check-in for all students, we space out arrivals so that the elevators are not overwhelmed and you can settle into your space as quickly as possible.

    Where can I leave my bags if I arrive earlier?
    There is no storage available in the residence halls if you arrive earlier than your check-in time. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

    I am arriving later than my assigned check-in time. Can I still check in? Until what time?
    Check-in will continue to be available throughout the evening. Residence hall offices are open from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the evening of check-in. If you need to check in before or after the posted office hours, please email universityhousing@newschool.edu to request the Early/Late Arrival Request Form.

    I'm a first-year student. What if I can't check in until after August 27?
    If you need to check in after the start of classes, please email universityhousing@newschool.edu to request the Early/Late Arrival Request Form.

    How late or early can I check in after August 27?
    Each residence hall office is open on Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. We ask that you arrive during posted office hours to expedite your check-in.

    Can I bring furniture?
    No; we ask that you not bring additional furniture into the residence hall. If you do decide to bring additional furniture, it must be new. Be prepared to show a receipt when you arrive at the residence hall.  

    Can I have guests over during move-in weekend?
    Although you can begin to have guests as soon as you arrive on campus, it is preferable that you not have guests so that you can acclimate to your new space on campus and begin getting to know your roommates and suitemates.

    Are there storage options available on campus?
    No, we do not offer storage options on campus.

    We look forward to welcoming you to your new home!