Room Assignment Information
EHS assigns residents to one of three types of rooms, female, male, neutral. Single gender rooms (female, male) are assigned to residents whose gender identity aligns with the gender of that room and who wish to live in a single gender room. In alignment with the values and law in NYC, these assignments are made based on a resident’s gender identity, regardless of sex assigned at birth, gender expression, medical history or gender on identification cards. EHS is fortunate that all of our units have private bathrooms, so we don't segregate buildings and floors by gender. We want students of all genders to feel comfortable living in all of our communities.
EHS is pleased to offer a gender inclusive housing assignment referred to as "gender neutral" housing. Gender Neutral Housing allows residents to reside with other residents regardless of gender identity, sex or gender expression. By selecting this room type, residents commit to living in a room/suite occupied by other residents who also prefer gender neutral housing and whose gender identity may or may not match their own.
Should a vacancy arise within a gender neutral room/suite, this space will be filled by any applicant that has a gender neutral selection, whether or not the current residents know the applicant. Applicants who select the gender neutral room type should therefore be willing to live with any other resident who is participating in gender neutral housing.
EHS discourages residents who are in a romantic relationship – regardless of sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression – to live together in apartments or rooms shared with other residents. Residents in romantic relationships may apply to live together in any apartment or room type that is not shared with additional residents and must each identify their intended roommate(s) upon booking and complete a Mixed Gender Form with their Housing Advisor.
In the event of roommate issues between residents in a romantic relationship, residents will be required to relocate.
Other factors used in matching roommates such as age, sleep schedule and smoking preference are still considered when making assignments within each of these room types.
Although rooms are pre-assigned, we are unable to give you your room number until you arrive. If you have a specific roommate request, please make sure we know several weeks in advance of your check-in date. We do our best to accommodate all requests when possible.
By selecting to live in a double/triple occupancy room, you are agreeing to live in ‘Family Unit’ approach to room occupancy. It is understood that students in this arrangement share exposure and are therefore responsible to one another to protect the integrity of their shared space by ensuring that safe protective measures are followed whenever they are outside the room. This also means that if one student in the room is identified as being in need of quarantine, all members of the room may need to quarantine too.
Prepare For Your Arrival
Here are some tips to help you plan:
- Face Masks – Masks are no longer required in any EHS Residence. However, they are encouraged and strongly recommended.
- Clothing – Keep in mind that closet space is limited!
- Tupperware - Great for food storage. Since you must store your cooking supplies in your room, you may want to consider bringing a plastic bin that they all can fit easily into.
- Lock Box - You may want to consider purchasing a lock box for your important items. While we are confident you and your roommate will get along, we think it is a good idea to keep your valuable items locked so only you have access. We are not responsible for any lost/stolen items.
- Do not bring in items that are dirty or have been discarded (such as furniture left on the street). Click Here to view a list of suggested items to bring.
For your safety and the safety of others, the following items are prohibited. If these are found, there will be a penalty fee of $100.00, disciplinary action will be taken and item(s) will be confiscated, donated or discarded (click here for more information on outside furniture, prohibited items and Health and Safety Information):
- Halogen lighting equipment
- Electric or gas-powered heaters
- Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens or any cooking appliances of any nature
- Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
- Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
- Furniture, television, extra refrigerator or microwave not provided by EHS
- Illegal substances of any nature
- Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments
- Hover boards, self-propelled scooters
We are requiring that all residents schedule a check-in appointment date and time. This is to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with instructions on how to schedule your check-in appointment. Once we have verified that your requested date and time are available, we will email you to confirm your check-in appointment.
If you have someone helping you move-in, please have them stay with your belongings while you check-in. If you park in front of the building, do not leave your car unattended as it is a “No Parking Zone” (unattended cars will be towed). We recommend that someone stay with the car until all of your belongings have been unloaded. Afterwards, you can move your car to a nearby parking garage or parking space. To help with your move, you may borrow a moving cart to bring your items up to your room. Moving carts are available on a first come, first served basis.
55 John Street
New York, NY 10038
Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals unless indicated as "Private Car/Limousine/Van Service" or "Taxi". Taxi Dispatch Stands are conveniently located outside on the arrivals level of every terminal. A uniformed Taxi Dispatcher will place you in the first available yellow, medallion taxicab.
GETTING TO THE 55 JOHN STREET RESIDENCE VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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Once you move your belongings into your new room please breakdown and discard boxes inside the trash rooms located at the end of the hallway between the -01 and -15 rooms on the floor. Garbage bags should be discarded in the trash chute located in “Stairwell A”. We highly appreciate you return the moving carts back to the Student Life Office for other residents to use.
While in your room, please check that your TV, internet, AC/heat, etc. are working and let us know if you find any issues. While we do not foresee any problems with your room, we might have missed something and it is important for you to report it upon move-in.
During the first week of the semester, there will be several opportunities to meet your neighbors and the Student Life staff. In addition, you will learn a lot about the building, the neighborhood and all of the exciting in-person and online events that will be offered during your stay.