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 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 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.
Each room includes one closet, refrigerator, microwave, television (with cable) and a bathroom to be shared with all roommates, if applicable.
For residents who reserve a lofted room type, each resident receives a lofted bed – loft-style beds are raised high with a ladder provided. A dresser, desk, and desk chair are underneath the bed for efficient use of space. Furniture configurations are permanent and cannot be changed.
Residents living in a lofted room type are not permitted to unloft their furniture. EHS will deny any request for removal, unlofting or rearrangement of furniture.
Click Here to view a list of suggested items to bring.
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.
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
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
- 55 Clark Street
- Brooklyn, NY 11201
Here are some tips to help you plan:
- Clothing – Keep in mind that closet space is limited!
- 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).
- Click Here to view a list of suggested items to bring.
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.
- Portable AC or window units.
- 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, refrigerator or microwave not provided by EHS.
- Illegal substances of any nature.
- Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments.
- Due to concerns surrounding electronic bikes, self-propelled scooters/skateboards, hoverboards similar items and any associated detachable battery, they are prohibited to be stored or used in any part of the residence.
We require that all residents schedule a move-in appointment. You will receive an email prior to your arrival 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 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 serve basis.
55 Clark Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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 ST. GEORGE TOWERS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
To view our local area maps, Click Here:
Once you move your belongings into your new room, please discard any garbage and boxes inside the trash areas located on every floor. Garbage bags should be discarded in the garbage bins, boxes and large items should be broken down and left inside the trash room. We highly appreciate you return the moving bins back to the lobby area.
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 St. George Towers 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.