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On Campus - Stern students can apply to live at Palladium Hall or Washington Square Village student housing. On-Campus housing gives students a hassle-free option with many available resources. Although it is an expensive option, living on campus is very convenient for MBA students and their families. Find out more here. Palladium is an NYU student dorm on Union Square park, about 10 minutes walking distance from Stern. Graduate students have their own floors, and each graduate family has their own studio. Palladium is not similar to college party dorms, so noise is not an issue. Its rooms all come pre-furnished. The building also offers an athletic facility, dining hall, and career center. Trader Joe’s is a convenient neighbor for all residents, who also take advantage to their proximity to Union Square and its many MTA trains (4, 6, L, N, Q, R, 5, and W). The NYU F and Ebusses also stop within a block of its front doors, giving residents an accessible and free ride to Washington Square. For more transportation information, see the Transportation to Stern tab. Apply to Palladium here.

Washington Square Village is a graduate student dorm one block southeast of Washington Square Park. It is less than a five minute walk away from Stern buildings. Each graduate gets their own pre-furnished studio apartment, which also has access to a playground and small park area within the apartment compound. The building also houses non-nyu students, so it operates like an apartment building with amenities like a doorman and parking lot. The Resource Center is also in the building. All NYU busses stop nearby at the main Washington Square stop, and the closest MTA station is 3 blocks away on West 4th Street. Apply to WSV via NYU Global Home.

Off Campus - Many students also choose to live off campus by finding an apartment in the city. To make this process easier, NYU offers many housing information resources and search platforms. Those new to the city can use this housing guide to determine which neighborhoods and buildings are best suited for their needs, as well as which landlords students have recommended. It also explains the renting process in NYC.  Once students know where they want to live, they can use these websites to find their new homes:

NYU Private Housing Registry
NYU Stern CampusGroups Apartment and Roommate Listings
Recommended Public Agencies
Hotel Discounts on NYU Traveler
NYU Stern Apartment Listing Sheet
NYU Stern CampusGroups Apartment and Roommate Listings

To Rent - Renting furniture is a popular option among students. Rental companies usually offer front door delivery and pickup, and are a great way to eliminate the biggest hassles of moving and storing furniture. Cort offers a student discount, package deals of apartments and furniture rental, and some clearance items for sale. Cort is great for students living off campus because the movers are able to set up the furniture before their arrival, so that the apartment is comfortable right away. Cort’s website is optimized for students coming from afar. We also recommend Churchill Rental Furniture. With flexible leases, rented furniture is a great way to go for students who are unsure of how long they will live in one place.
To Buy - buying furniture can be affordable for students and families who make use of the city’s many thrift stores and secondhand furniture stores. Here is a map of NYC’s best brick and mortar used furniture stores. For those who are furnishing their homes remotely, try Furnishare for an experience very similar to Cort’s. On Furnishare’s website, you can browse thousands of used furniture pieces, reserve them, and schedule them to be set up prior to your arrival. Furniture can be resold on the site after move-out.

Moving Resources 
The following companies provide discount or special rates for students and usually require proof of enrollment such as a student ID or use of an NYU email address:

Oz Moving and Storage (10% student discount)
Roadway Moving (10% student discount)
Flatrate (10% student discount)
Smartbox ($20 off delivery with code 20NYU)
Roommate Search Resources - NYU Provides a few platforms to help grad students in search of roommates to find each other.
Facebook Group for Grad Student Roommate Search

Mail Services and Addresses
All new residents of NY, including those without US citizenship, should obtain a US government issued ID with their new address on it. Even students whose primary US address is elsewhere should get a state ID card with the new address, for emergencies. Visit the DMV website to order your new card. To get your mail forwarded to your new home, either temporarily or permanently, notify USPS of your new address here. Students living in Palladium dorm will be able to receive mail and packages in the building, and can send mail from the post office one block away (map). Palladium residents send paper mail from public outgoing mailboxes around the city (map). For those living outside an NYU dorm, past MBA students recommend picking up packages at the nearest post office unless the apartment has a doorman and mail room, because packages left on a stoop are subject to theft. Find locations and hours of operation for your nearest post office here. Mail for a US destination should be addressed as follows:

Recipient Name Jane Doe
Street Address 34 Sam Street Northwest
Street Address 2 Apt 209
City, State Zip New York, NY 10003