Prepare For Your Arrival
Here are some tips to help you plan:
- Face Masks – Face masks are required to enter the building and in all areas outside of your room and must cover your nose and mouth.
- Cleaning Supplies – NYC experienced a low supply of cleaning supplies and toiletries, we recommend bringing enough to last while before needing more.
- Clothing – Keep in mind that closet space is limited!
- Groceries – Stock up on food!
- Tupperware - is 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).
- Students are strongly encouraged to bring to campus only what they can easily pack and travel with on their own. Think airline style: one large piece of luggage and two carry-on items. Students are discouraged from bringing personal furniture and large items.
- We recommend that you use luggage with wheels for smooth move in and move out experiences. 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).
- Alcohol (regardless of age, the New Yorker is an alcohol-free residence)
- Illegal substances of any nature
- Halogen lighting equipment
- Electric or gas-powered heaters
- Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
- Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
- Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments
- Furniture, extra refrigerator or microwave.
- Hover boards, self-propelled scooters
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.
Please review the travel advisory here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
Residents arriving to New York from outside the U.S. must follow current international guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html.
It is important that everyone adhere to these policies for your own well-being and for the well-being of those around us--other residents and staff. Failure to comply with the expectations below may result in disciplinary measures—including immediate removal from EHS housing without refund.
For our full quarantine procedures, Click Here.
selecting to live in a double/triple occupancy room, you are agreeing to live in a ‘Family Unit’ approach to room occupancy. This approach identifies all students who live in one shared unit as a Family Unit, meaning that within their shared space they do not need to follow social distancing guidelines (no face coverings, no need to maintain six feet of distance in the room).
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 social distancing and other 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 will be quarantined, together.
We are preparing for a contactless check-in. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are requiring that all residents schedule a check-in appointment date and time. This is to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
Please email us at [email protected] with your desired check in date and time. Once we have verified that your requested date and time are available, we will email you to confirm your check-in appointment.
If You Are Arriving by Public Transportation Including Taxi:
Upon your arrival to the residence, enter the New Yorker Hotel front entrance. You must wear a face mask. Go straight back toward security and they will direct you to the EHS office on the 15th floor (Room 1545).
If You Are Arriving Via Car:
We ask that you pull your car to the Service Entrance on 35th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) and to the left-hand side to unload. We recommend that someone stay with the car until all of your belongings have been unloaded. While they are unloading, you should enter the service entrance and tell security you are here to check-in. They will direct you to the 15th Floor (room 1545) where you will be greeted by a staff member. You must wear a face mask.
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 serve basis.
481 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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These Parking Garages are merely suggestions for your convenience and EHS does not assume responsibility for any vehicle or contents left inside the vehicle that is parked in any NYC parking establishment. Further, EHS does not assume responsibility for any damages or parking tickets given to vehicles that are parked, abandoned, immobilized by booting, or towed on NYC Streets.
Once you move-in your belongings into your new room please breakdown and discard boxes inside the trash areas located in the “B Stairwell” behind the elevators on every 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 the WIFI, TV and Air Conditioning, etc. are working and note any issues you might have. 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 your move in.