Arrival Information

New Yorker

You are about to join your fellow EHS residents in one of the world’s greatest hubs of culture and creativity; leading to lasting memories and friendships.

Room Information

EHS assigns residents to one of three types of rooms, female, male, neutral. Gender specific 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 does not segregate floors by gender. We want students of all genders to feel comfortable living in our community.

EHS is pleased to offer inclusive housing referred to as "gender neutral" housing. Inclusive 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 inclusive 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 inclusive 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 may be required to relocate, if availability permits.

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.

Each resident is provided with a regular twin-size bed and mattress, a dresser, and a desk with a chair. Large Deluxe Double rooms are equipped with full-size beds and mattresses.

Each room includes a closet, refrigerator, and a bathroom to be shared with all roommates, if applicable. Deluxe Double and Large Deluxe Double Rooms have two full bathrooms.

Furniture configurations are permanent and cannot be changed. EHS will deny any request for removal or rearrangement of furniture.

Click Here to view a list of suggested items to bring.

We are unable to provide your room number until you arrive. If you have a specific roommate request, please make sure to let us know several weeks in advance of your move-in date. We do our best to accommodate requests when possible.

Residents selecting to live in a double/triple occupancy room are agreeing to the ‘Family Unit’ approach to room occupancy. Residents in this arrangement agree to share the responsibility of keeping their room clean and free of any damage and abiding by all EHS Policies listed in the Residence Code of Conduct.

Please remember double/triple occupancy rooms are intended for two/three residents, respectively. When a vacancy becomes available in a shared space, a new roommate will be assigned accordingly. If you are in a shared room that has a vacancy or if you are scheduled to vacate a fully occupied room, please be aware that we may show your room to prospective residents. We will always knock and announce ourselves before entering to tour the room. You are only permitted to occupy your side of the room, at all times. We will make every effort to give you at least a 24-hour notice prior to a new roommate’s arrival.

Residents living in a single occupancy room are fully responsible for their room and by abiding by all EHS Policies listed in the Residence Code of Conduct, as this applies to all residents.

Prepare For Your Arrival

Overnight Visitors are not allowed the first week of a resident’s arrival for those living in a shared room.

Once you have moved in, you will need to register your visitor to enter the residence. You may sign in one (1) visitor at a time.

Please review, our full visitor policy by clicking here: Visitor Policy.

Shipping Items - You may ship items prior to your arrival, but no earlier than one week. Please be sure to label your packages as follows:

  • Resident's Name
  • C/O EHS
  • 481 Eighth Avenue
  • New York, NY 10001

Storage space in rooms is limited, so pack only what you need. To help you plan, review the What To Bring list. We encourage all residents to pack light and consider buying some items after you move-in at a local Target or Amazon.

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.
  • Due to concerns surrounding electric bikes, self-propelled scooters/skateboards, hover boards and similar devices, they are prohibited to be stored or used in any part of the residence.

As a resident of the New Yorker Residence, you must adhere to our policies and procedures which are outlined in the Code of Conduct.

These hotels are merely suggestions for your convenience and EHS does not have any affiliation with them. We suggest using the building address to see location and cost of each hotel.

Residence Address: 481 8th Avenue | New York, NY 10001

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

Tryp By Wyndham

  • Address: 345 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001

  • Telephone: 212-600-2440

  • Website:

Fairfield Inn & Suites

  • Address: 325 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

  • Telephone: 212-563-0900

  • Website:

Move-In Day

Residents are required to schedule a move-in appointment date and time. You will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule your move-in appointment. Once we have verified that your requested date and time are available, we will email you to confirm your move-in appointment.

If You Are Arriving by Public Transportation (Including Taxi):

Upon arrival, enter through the front entrance at 481 Eighth Avenue, please watch carefully for bicycles (they have a lane closest to the curb). Go to the Security Desk 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. Someone must 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.

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.

Building Address:

481 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10001


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.


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