390 Fort Washington

390 Fort Washington
390 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

In accordance with CUMC’s Smoke-Free policy, smoking, lighting or carrying any form of lit tobacco or other substance, including vapor devices such as e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited in any CUMC residential building. Smoking is also strictly prohibited in areas around CUMC residential buildings, including on shuttle buses, in parking facilities and in courtyards and gardens located between residential buildings.


If you, the tenant, or anyone in your apartment is found to be smoking, a $250 fine will be imposed on all who reside within your apartment for each occurrence.


Built in 2001, 390 Ft. Washington Avenue is the building we use for housing Post Doc Research Fellow/Scientist. The building currently has 46 units, 10 of which are 1-bedroom apartments and 36 apartments which are studios. It is an elevator building with 24-hour Security and laundry facilities on site. The building is located between 177th street and 178th street, on Ft. Washington Avenue- just a few blocks from the Medical Campus.


Post Doc Eligibility

Individuals holding the title of Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Scientist with a CUMC appointment, and who are full-time employees, are eligible to apply for on-campus housing. Individuals may remain in campus housing throughout the duration of their appointment, up to three (3) years. However, in the event that the individual's employment status changes to part time, or to an ineligible title, he/she will not have the lease renewed and will have a three month period to find alternate off-campus housing, or return to work full-time with an eligible title. Postdocs whose title changes within the three years to another University Housing eligible title, will also be required to vacate housing.

Verification of Post Doctoral Appointment

All forms must be accompanied by a letter from the Departmental Administrator or the Sponsor, detailing the person’s title and appointment dates.

How Assignments Are Made

The number of housing applicants consistently exceeds the number of apartments available. All applications are given a number.

Based on the number of apartments available in the assignment pool (Medical Center and Morningside Campus), selectees are then chosen from the random pool. Two or three alternates are also selected in case an offer is declined by one of the selectees.

The Director of Postdoctoral Housing will contact all individuals selected. Selectees are required to respond within 72 hours of notification. Individuals who do not respond within the time requirement will forfeit the opportunity for a housing assignment, and unless a request is made to keep the postdoc in the lottery, the name will be removed from the list.

Housing may be available at the Medical Center and/or the Morningside Campus. Each applicant will, in order of the selection, be offered housing based on current availability and preference. If an applicant declines an apartment, he or she may choose to remain in the lottery.

All housing is unfurnished and does not include electricity charges.

Need Help? Contact the Office of Housing Services

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 2'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For all after hours emergency issues:
Georgian: 212-305-6868 | 154 Haven: 212-304-7144 | 390 Ft. Washington: 212-927-3539 | Bard/Tower 1 304-7002 | Tower 2: 304-7262 | Tower 3: 305-1300

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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