In its effort to foster a healthy and safe living environment, New York University has an expectation that all residents and guests of its housing facilities will behave in a manner consistent with all University, Housing, and Residential Education policies.

Residents who engage in behavior that violates these policies will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include immediate revocation of their Summer Housing License without refund.

Information about the NYU disciplinary process, including University, Housing, and Residential Life policies, will be distributed at check-in. General summaries of some of the most important policies residents should be aware of are provided here. For more information about these policies and a list of all policies you must be aware of, please see the Residential Life & Housing Services polices online.


Residents are required to abide by New York State and New York University regulations regarding the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Residents and guests may possess or consume alcoholic beverages in their residence hall room as long as each person possessing/consuming alcohol is 21 years of age or older and the consumption/service of alcohol is in compliance with New York State Law and University policy.

Controlled Substances

The possession, use, or distribution of an illegal or controlled substance and/or related paraphernalia is prohibited. This includes the possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances without a valid prescription.


Damages caused by a resident (or his/her guest) will be the resident’s responsibility. An assessment will be made of any damages, and the cost will be billed to the resident involved. All roommates/suitemates share the responsibility for damage of common areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Disorderly Conduct

Residents and guests who engage in disorderly, disruptive, or aggressive behavior that impairs or interferes with the general comfort, safety, security, health, or welfare of the residence hall community and/or the regular operation of the University will be subject to disciplinary action.

Fire Safety

Residents will receive residence hall-specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures when they check in. Residents and guests who fail to comply fully with applicable fire safety procedures, or who otherwise violate rules and regulations related to fire safety, will be subject to disciplinary action. The use or possession of candles, incense, and halogen lamps is prohibited in all NYU residence halls.

Guest Policy

As part of the University’s response to COVID-19, our guest policy has been modified. Currently, no outside guests are permitted in the residence halls. Residents are permitted to have one individual accompany them into the residence hall upon initial check-in and departure.

For more information about the guest policy please see our Guest Policy online.


Pets are not permitted in the residence halls.


Smoking is prohibited in all University residence halls. Smoking devices, including, but not limited to, pipes, bongs, and hookahs, are not permitted in University residence halls.