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Move-in dates and information


Students accepted to Kaufman Hall:

With over 2,000 students living on campus, move-in becomes a challenge.  FIT’s residence halls are located in the heart of New York City and Kaufman Hall is a main thoroughfare to the Lincoln tunnel. The Department of Transportation limits street closings in NYC; therefore, we rely on your compliance with the following schedule:


Residents Scheduled to Check-In MUST Arrive at

406 West 31st Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)

NO CHECK-IN PRIOR TO AUGUST 22nd - No exceptions!  

Arrivals prior to August 22nd will be directed to local hotels.

Dates and times for Kaufman Check-in

Friday, AUGUST 22, 2014

Students who reside OUTSIDE of the Tri-State Area

9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Floors 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15

12:00 NOON to 3:00PM

Floors 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13


Saturday, AUGUST 23, 2014

Students who reside WITHIN the Tri-State Area

10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Floors 1, 6, 14

12:00 NOON to 2:00PM

Floors 2, 7, 11

2:00PM to 4:00PM

Floors  3, 10, 

Sunday, AUGUST 24, 2014

Students who reside WITHIN the Tri-State Area

10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Floors 4, 12,

 12:00 NOON to 2:00PM

Floors 5, 8, 13

2:00PM to 4:00PM

Floors  9, 15  


Student must pre-register with Residential Life and check-in with only 1 or 2 pieces of luggage. 

Avoid waiting in line and enjoy flexible check-in hours.

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pre-registration required with Residential Life

** Evening check-in fees do not apply
It's easy; simply fill out and submit the information on this link.





 NOTE: Residents who cannot check in according to this schedule must WAIT for Evening Check-in hours**


**EVENING CHECK-IN - $25.00 EVENING CHECK-IN CHARGE - PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL, 8:00 PM TO 11:30 PM ON DESIGNATED CHECK IN DAYS.  WE PREFER NOT TO COLLECT THIS $25.00 CHARGE, AND URGE ALL RESIDENTS AND PARENTS TO ARRIVE DURING SCHEDULED DAYS AND HOURS.  Anyone arriving between 11:30 PM and 9:00 AM (including recess residents) will not have access to the residence halls.
NO CHECK-IN PRIOR TO AUGUST 22nd.  No exceptions!
  Any resident arriving prior to these days will be directed to local hotels. 


Students can start viewing their initial room and roommate assignments starting July 15 on their MyHousing.  This will be an initial assignment and may change prior to check-in.  For the most updated information check your FIT email and MyHousing.


Please advise family and friends NOT to send cash or checks via mail.  The best way to send money is to have it deposited in your savings or checking account.   


  • may not arrive more than seven days (7) before you arrive
  • are limited to three (3) per resident
  • may not exceed 70 pounds each
  • may not exceed 36" on any side

CARRY ALL ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED UPON ARRIVAL.  Check in with items such as bed linens, medication, etc. in an overnight bag or a suitcase.
Shipping address:

c/o (your name), Kaufman Hall - 406 West 31st Street. —Mailbox #
New York, New York 10001-4611

Mail Room Hours:

Check postings for special mail room hours on move in weekend.  Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am—5:00pm.  The mail room is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

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