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Housing for MD Students

We offer housing assistance to NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine medical students. Students are guaranteed housing offers when they first matriculate. Housing requests are subject to varying procedures, priorities, and waiting lists. Read more about our housing policies and procedures in the Guide to Living in NYU Langone Housing.

Housing Options

Medical students at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine are eligible to live in Nassau Towers and Richlee Gardens. Single students are guaranteed housing when first matriculating. Housing for couples and families may be available. Learn more about the housing policy for couples and families.

Real Estate and Housing, an administrative affiliate of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, shares the goal of providing safe and comfortable living environments for students, including those whose gender identities differ from the sexes assigned to them at birth.

Due to limitations in housing availability, there is no guarantee that housing preferences can be met, but we are committed to working with the associate dean of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs and those who are seeking housing to make best efforts for accommodations.

Smoking and pets are not permitted. A student requesting to live with a support animal may start the approval process by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at medli.students@nyulangone.org or 516-240-7200 (select option 2).

Nassau Towers

Nassau Towers is located directly across the street from the main entrance of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. It is a four-story building with studio, small and large one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

Each unit is provided with seasonal heat and air conditioning and window shades. Apartments have a common area, bathroom, and kitchen. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. Microwave ovens are not provided.

Learn more about Nassau Towers.

Richlee Gardens

Richlee Gardens is an apartment complex with small and large one-bedroom and two-bedroom units located approximately six blocks from NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Each unit is provided seasonal heat and air conditioning. Apartments have a common area, bathroom, and kitchen. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. Microwave ovens and window treatments are not provided. The Richlee Gardens apartment complex does not have elevators or storage facilities.

Suites are single gender, with a few voluntary exceptions. Personal refrigerators of any size may not be brought into the building, and cooking appliances may not be used in bedrooms.

Learn more about Richlee Gardens.

Accessible Housing

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine makes available accessible housing for students with disabilities who are otherwise eligible to reside in NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicinee housing. Current and prospective students may request disability-related accessible housing through NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs. Requests for accessible housing for students with disabilities are determined on a case-by-case basis, as part of an interactive process according to an individual’s documented need and prevailing standards.

Emergency Management Building Plans

NYU Langone is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to our housing programs and resources. As part of that commitment, NYU Langone continuously strives to enhance the accessibility of buildings where students are housed, including by reviewing and updating our housing policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant and meet the needs of students with disabilities.

As part of these efforts, NYU Langone is in the process of reviewing and updating its emergency evacuation, sheltering, and sheltering-in-place plans as those plans relate to housing for students, with the goal of ensuring that people with disabilities are provided with a full and equal opportunity to benefit from these services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.

Community Comments

We invite input from the NYU Langone community on our emergency guidelines. We encourage comments and suggestions on these plans from our community members, and all written comments that we receive will be considered before the plans are finalized. The emergency plans are available for comment from the NYU Langone community through October 19, 2023, after which they will be finalized and posted on the NYU Langone website and made available in printed form. NYU Langone will continue to update and improve the emergency guidelines as appropriate.

Access the current drafts of the our emergency guidelines and the building information sheet (Kerberos ID and password required). To provide comments and suggestions, please log in to our online comment portal (Kerberos ID and password required).

Should you wish, you may also submit a comment or suggestion via email to Emergency-Plan-Comment-Inbox@NYULangone.org. You may also submit a comment or suggestion in hard copy via in-person delivery to the Emergency Plan Comment Inbox at NYU Langone’s Office of General Counsel, located on the third floor of One Park Avenue in Manhattan. Please include “Attn: Mima Zylfijaj” on the envelope.

Regardless of the format of comment submission, please note that written comments should not include personal or private information about any person, as all written comments may be shared with third parties as necessary to comply with NYU Langone’s legal obligations.

Student Housing Lottery for Current MD Students

Each spring, eligible medical students can apply for housing transfers for the following year through a housing lottery. Students residing off campus may participate if they wish to request to move into campus housing. Note that lottery moves are scheduled to take place during June or July, including weekends and holidays. The move schedule is announced in early June.

The housing lottery policy and procedures are updated each year. Students are notified via email when the process starts, and detailed policies and instructions are provided.

Applying for Housing as an Incoming Student

Newly matriculated NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine students may apply for housing. Requests are reviewed according to the order in which the applications are received.

Housing registration and application instructions are provided through our housing portal.

Housing Registration

If you are interested in NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine housing, your first step is to register in our data system. Please register only once. Please note that registration is not by itself a housing application. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact lihousing@nyulangone.org.

After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email informing you that your registration is under review. Please allow time for review. After approval, you will receive an email providing you with login credentials so that you can return to the portal and complete a housing application. Please do not register again.

Charges, Billing, and Payments

The NYU Bursar’s Office bills medical students for housing costs for the fall and spring terms. If a student vacates or changes housing during a billing period, that information will be submitted to the bursar for adjusted billing. Please note that Housing Services staff cannot view bills from the NYU Bursar’s Office. For more information on charges and billing, contact the NYU Bursar’s Office.

The primary resource for billing housing charges information is NYU Langone’s Real Estate Development and Facilities Finance Operations team at redf.finance@nyulangone.org.

Renewing Your License

The housing license is renewable as long as the student remains eligible. Students who are not graduating can, via the annual housing lottery, request to vacate their NYU Langone housing on June 30, after having given appropriate advance notice. Graduating students are required to vacate on May 31 of their graduation year.


Students with NYU Langone housing may apply to sublet their housing spaces to an NYU affiliate who is eligible for an NYU or NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island ID card (Housing Services does not provide ID cards). Sublets of 4 to 12 weeks per academic year are permitted for each student, with the permission of roommates, if applicable. Download the subletting policy and forms to begin the subletting process.

Contact Us

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Housing Services operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, except holidays. For general housing inquiries, including housing applications and eligibility, leases and licenses, and vacating, please email lihousing@nyulangone.org.

For those residing in Richlee Gardens, your building superintendent can advise you about resolving maintenance issues. Those residing in Nassau Towers, please contact hospital engineering at 516-663-4945. For service after hours (emergencies only), call the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island operator at 516-663-0333.

To inquire about NYU Langone housing financial matters, such as rent accounts, payroll deduction of rent, landlord reference letters, and refunds, contact the Real Estate Development and Facilities Finance Operations team at redf.finance@nyulangone.org.