Moving Into Your Dorm

Living in Bard Hall, the Georgian Residence

You may move into your assigned building from 9AM-5PM on the first day of your contract. (See contract grid schedule on your offer of assignment). To receive your keys and security Access passes, report to the Office of Housing Services which is located on the first floor of Bard Hall. Bring a photo I.D. and a copy of your signed contract with you. You may use the 60 Haven Avenue Tower 1 entrance to access Bard Hall.

Early Arrivals
You may request to move in 1 or 2 days prior to the official move in date. Early arrival requests to Bard Hall should be e-mailed to Amy Garcia at Request for the Georgian Residence should be e-mailed to Noemi Bueno at Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis and granted based on room availability and readiness. Early arrival billing begins on the date you receive your room keys. The early arrival charge is calculated by multiplying your daily room rate times the number of additional days.

Late Arrivals
If you will be delayed or will not be arriving within 48 hours of move in, it is asked that you notify the Office of Housing Services so that your room will be held. If notification is not received and the 48 hour period has elapsed, your contract will be cancelled and your room will be reassigned.

Campus information
Information about the campus and the community, maps and directions parking, food venues, ect. Can be found at The streets around the Medical Center are heavily used and street parking is very limited. Double parking is permitted on scheduled move-in days while you are unloading your belongings. Someone should stay with your vehicle at all times.

Your mailing address
Your name
50 Haven Avenue
Your mailbox # B__ or G__ B=Bard G=Georgian
New York, NY, 10032

You are required to use the above listed mailing address to have mail distributed to your residential mailbox. Mail received with either an incomplete or incorrect mailing address will not be processed and will be returned to sender.

All mail for Bard Hall and Georgian Residents is delivered to the Bard Hall mailroom. It is then sorted and distributed to the resident mailboxes in each building. Letters will be placed in your assigned mailbox. Oversized materials such as magazines, large letters and packages will be received and held in the mailroom for you to pick up. The mailroom is open M-F 10 AM-6PM. Photo I.D is required. Do not ship any boxes until you have arrived at Bard or Georgian. We cannot be held responsible for items or appliances.

What to bring
All accommodations are furnished. You should bring your own bed linens, pillows, blankets, towel, bedspreads, rugs, task lighting. You should bring flatware, dishes, pots & pans, cooking utensils and small appliances such as toasters or microwave in Georgian only. Cooking is not permitted in Bard Hall rooms. Bard residents may bring a mini-refrigerator (max .size 5.5 cu ft).

Air Conditioning
Bard Hall and the Georgian Residence are not centrally air conditioned. You may bring your own air conditioner. It should meet the following University specification- the unit should not exceed 5,000 BTU’s, be ENERGY STAR® certified, and must be no larger than 15 inches high and 27 inches wide. Your unit must be installed by university maintenance staff. At check-in you can make this request by completing an Air Conditioner Work order form. There is a $25.00 installation fee.

Campus and long distance phone service/Cable Service
Service is provided by Time Warner Cable (212) 222-5388
Also by Verizon (212) 304-2491

All residential units are wired which means that you are able to connect a properly configured computer and network adapter card to the campus computer network. As a dorm resident you can call the information commons at 305-help for assistance or register your computer’s hardware address online at

Dorm Housing is manned with 24 hour Door Attendant personnel. You must present your Medical Center I.D. to enter your residence and all Medical Center buildings. Delivery men are not permitted in the buildings. You are expected to come down to the security desk to accept a delivery.

You are welcome to have visitors in Bard Hall and the Georgian Residence. Your visitors should report to the security desk pr Door Attendants in your building. You will be called by security or Door Attendant staff to confirm the arrival of your visitor and that you are home. Your visitor will not be given access to the building if you are not in. Each visitor will be asked to leave a photo I.D. and will be issued a Visitor Pass. It is not permissible to have a permanent visitor / guest in your room. Under no circumstances will Housing Office Personnel issue your visitor into your room when you are away. When you invite a visitor to campus, you assume responsibility for his/her behavior. In addition, your visitor is responsible for following all University rules and regulations as would any other member of the living community. Visitor privileges may be revoked as a result of inappropriate behavior by you or your visitor. Policy violations on the part of your visitor will be referred to the Housing Administration. Violation which may require immediate action and will be referred to the Director for University Housing and the Dean of students of the host’s school.

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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School of Nursing

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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