Guide to Living on Campus

Commonly asked questions about living on campus.

You can now submit a room change request via your myHousing. 

  1. Log into your myHousing and click on "Forms and Applications"
  2. Choose “Room Change Request”
  3. Complete your new room request
  4. Your Residential Education Coordinator will reach out to you regarding your request within 3 business days.

Maintenance work orders must be placed by using our online work order system. To create a work order:

  1. Log into your MyFIT account.
  2. Under Web Resources, choose “Facilities Maintenance Work Order Request”.
  3. Choose your maintenance work order type under “Work Orders” tab.
  4. Complete your new work order request, and click “Save.”
  5. Now, your work order is “open” and a building and grounds representative will address it at their earliest convenience.
  6. You may use the Work Order Guide (.PDF) for more assistance.

To change a meal plan:

  1. Log into your myHousing and on the left navigation bar, click "Need to Eat?"
  2. Select "Dining Plans"
  3. Your active meal plan as well as the option Change my Meal Plan with another drop down arrow will appear, click the drop down arrow again and select the meal plan you would like
  4. Click purchase meal plan
  5. Your new meal plan should now appear and your old one should highlight green indicating that meal plan is now inactive.
  6. Your student account will be updated the next business day with the refund for your old meal plan and charge for your new one.

Policies & Documents

The Residence Contract (.pdf) and Resident Handbook (.pdf) are the governing documents for living on campus. In order to complete their housing application, residents must sign the Residence Contract and agree to abide by both documents. For PDF copies of either document, you may click the links above or view the Resident Handbook in an electronic form below. You must be logged into your FIT account in order to view the PDF versions of these documents. 

Living on Campus

Each resident is responsible for maintaining reasonable care of their room. Residents are expected to vacuum, sweep, dust, and to launder their clothing, sheets, towels, etc. on a regular basis. Community areas are cleaned daily by the residence hall maintenance staff. We encourage each resident to take responsibility for cleaning up after themselves when using the community bathrooms and other common areas. Residents are responsible for providing their own cleaning supplies. Anything left in public areas will be discarded.

There are community kitchens attached to both the Coed basement lounge and the Nagler first floor lounge/workroom. Please comply with the following guidelines when using these facilities:

  • Residents must remain in the kitchen when cooking.
  • All items left in the kitchen/refrigerator are left at the resident’s own risk.
  • Anything left in the refrigerator should be labeled with the resident’s name and room number.
  • Each floor in Nagler is responsible for the cleanliness of its refrigerator.
  • Spoiled or unwanted items should be removed from the refrigerator immediately.
  • All trash should be removed and placed in the proper receptacles.
  • Each resident is expected to leave the facilities in proper condition for use by the next resident. At no time are the kitchens to be left in an unsanitary state. If residents fail to maintain the kitchen, it will be closed.

The College reserves the right to enter, repair, inventory, inspect, or search, and students expressly consent to such entry or entries into any student space at any time, including but not limited to health and safety inspections of residence hall rooms. This includes Residential Life Staff, Public Safety Officers, Facilities staff, and any other College employees or contractors who have a legitimate need to enter the space. Residential Life Staff may enter all rooms or suites at any time if it is reasonably believed there exists a threat to the health, safety or security of any resident, the residential community or that a violation of the terms of the Residence Contract exists. 

Periodic health and safety checks are made by the Residential Life staff for the purpose of ascertaining damage or conditions potentially threatening to the health and safety of its residents. The times for these inspections may be announced (but not required) at least 24 hours in advance to allow occupants of the room an opportunity to be present. Residents are to promptly correct issues discovered as a result of Health and Safety Checks, and/or inspection and entry of College Personnel.

Internet access is provided to all residents through IT.

The use of any electronic device operated across the FIT network facilities and resources should be in accordance with the FIT Computer and Network Use policy

For information on how to connect to FITAIR please see the IT website

There are app and card operated washing machines and dryers located in each residence hall, which are maintained by an outside vendor.  Use the Fowler Mobile App to add money and use the machines.  As an alternative, laundry cards can be loaded by using the card machines located in the workroom of Alumni Hall, the lobby or Nagler Hall and basement laundry rooms in Coed and Kaufman Halls. In Nagler and Alumni, each floor has one washing machine and one dryer. In the basement of Coed and Kaufman Hall, there is a laundry room fully equipped with several washing machines and dryers. Instructions for use are posted on machines. Residents who leave laundry unattended do so at their own risk. The College is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you find a machine out-of-order, please attach a sign to it; report this to the vendor (see info. posted) and to the Residential Life Office. If you lose money in one of the machines, please contact the vendor directly for reimbursement (contact information is posted in every laundry room).

27th street Mailroom is located in Room BCO3A (Basement of the Business and Liberal Arts Center)/ Kaufman Hall Mailroom is located in the basement.     

Each resident is assigned a mailbox located in their building. Mail is distributed Monday through Friday by 5:00 pm when the college is open. During special holidays and college closing Mailroom hours will vary, notification will be communicated via the Residential LIfe team. 

The Residential Life Office has guidelines to manage large gatherings in the residence halls. Prohibited gatherings include:

  • More than 6 individuals in a double or triple occupancy space, including the residents of the room.
  • More than 8 individuals in a quad occupancy space, including the residents of the room.

Gatherings meeting the above qualifications can result in disciplinary action being taken against all participants. 

Residents wishing to reserve residence hall lounge or back courtyard space must contact their Residential Education Coordinator. Please note that the Residential Life Office reserves the right to restrict any event from occurring in the residence halls, as well as restrict the number of guests, location, date and time. Should your request be approved you will be required to do the following:

  • Submit a guest list with the name and room number of the person/s responsible, the date and the time of the event.
  • Agree to be fully responsible for the event, including clean up.
  • Commit to your event being free from the presence and consumption of alcohol and drugs.

Only APPROVED events are authorized in the residence halls. This includes RA programs and floor events. 

Residents may be asked to vacate a space when an authorized event is taking place.

FIT shall not be liable or otherwise responsible for any loss or damage of personal property for either a resident or guest. We recommend that residents obtain insurance for their property and keep their most valuable possessions at home. Coverage of personal belongings under parent’s/guardian’s homeowners or renters insurance is advised. Insurance for student property specifically designed for college residents is recommended. Insurance brochures are available in the Residential Life Office. FIT is not affiliated with any of these insurance providers. For any/all damages to personal property, residents should visit the Department of Public Safety located in 236 West 27th Street and request for a Supervisor to file a report.

Personal Property Insurance: The College assumes no responsibility for a resident’s personal property. FIT shall not be liable or otherwise responsible for any loss or damage of personal property for either a resident or guest. Coverage of personal belongings under parent’s/guardian’s homeowners or renters insurance is advised. Additional insurance for student property specifically designed for university residents is recommended. If you need to purchase an insurance plan, informational brochures are available in the Residential Life Office. FIT is not affiliated with any of these insurance providers. This information is strictly available for your convenience.

All valuables should be kept locked and secured. Keep your door locked at all times and carry your key with you whenever you leave your room. To report a theft, file a report with the FIT Department of Public Safety, 236 West 27th Street or in the Public Safety Office in the basement of Kaufman Hall.

Pets are not permitted in the facilities or residence halls of FIT. For information about service animals or support animals, please refer to FIT-ABLE

Soda bottles and cans, newspapers and magazines are to be put in their proper bins. All other plastic, glass, and paper products must be put down the garbage chutes in Coed, Kaufman, and Alumni and placed in the trash bins in Nagler Hall. Food or garbage is not to be left on the floor of the trash room or outside of rooms/suites. If trash is too large for chutes, or garbage receptacles, on 27th Street, please bring outside and drop off in a gated area between Nagler/Coed. In Kaufman Hall, trash too large for the chutes is to be securely tied and left in the trash room. Common areas are not to be used as trash collection sites. Trash should not be disposed of in the bathroom, lounge or other public trash cans. Any resident found responsible for improper trash disposal will be sanctioned and/or fined. If the person responsible is not determined, charges will be assessed to the entire floor/building.


All residents will be billed for their required meal plan each fall and spring semester. Meal plans are billed as part of your residential housing fee, based on the type of plan required for your housing accommodation. You may choose the number of meals based on your desired eating habits and academic schedule.

All meal plan choices come with a certain amount of declining balance built in. Declining balance is accepted like cash at all of our dining locations on campus and works on the same principle as a bank debit card. Whenever you buy a meal on campus, the total amount of your purchase is subtracted from your account.

Any unused declining balance dollars from the fall semester may roll over to the spring, but cannot be used toward the spring semester meal plan bill. Unused spring semester declining balance dollars are non-refundable.

More information on dining locations, special dietary needs, and mobile ordering can be found here.

Students must have a minimum of $400 Declining Balance.

Students must have a minimum of the 95 block plan for two semesters.

Students must have a minimum of the Fashion plan for two semesters.


Resident students are permitted to display post­ers or other items in their rooms that cover more than 50% of their wall space, to not be in violation of college policies. Displays in the exterior windows, on doors, or public areas are subject to college regulation. In the interest of pro­moting an academic environment, items which may affront or alarm members of the college community may not be displayed. Fire and safety regulations also prohibit displaying any items in the windows which would interfere with an emergency exit or rescue. Students with questions about this policy may con­tact the Residential Life Office.


  • Decorations should never be attached to smoke alarms, fire sprinklers, or other fire equipment.
  • Decorations should not obstruct walkways. All entrances, exits, corridors should be clear and available for routine use.
  • Paper and fabric decorations must not cover more than 50% of the surface area of any wall, including photo frames, posters, and similar items
  • Lights specified for indoor use are the only types allowed in the residence hall, but must not make contact with combustible materials. Check for bare wires, fraying, loose connections, and cracked plastic parts.
  • The lights must have the Underwriter’s Laboratory (U.L.) approval.
  • Multi-plug adapters are strictly prohibited. Power strips with a fuse or integral circuit breaker are recommended if there are not enough outlets.
  • Lighting cords cannot be routed through doorways or under rugs as the opening/closing action of the door and walking over the rug will damage cord.
  • All lights must be unplugged at the end of the day and/or when being left unattended.for academic breaks
  • Candles, oil lamps, incense or other flame-producing materials are prohibited.
  • Live trees, wreaths, and branches are strictly prohibited.
  • Artificial trees and wreaths must be made of flame retardant materials.
  • Decorations must be removed after the holidays and disposed of or stored in a safe place.

This list is not all inclusive. Any items or decorations not listed that are deemed hazardous or cause damage to college property are not permitted. 

All fliers must be stamped by the Office of Residential Life prior to posting in the Residence Halls. We do not permit solicitations, apartment or job listings to be posted. Residents may not solicit their peers door to door. 

 Visit the Office of Residential Life for more information 

  • Please note the following is prohibited: 
    All Furniture such as Bins, bookcases, drawers, shoe racks, storage containers, must be metal or plastic..
  • All non-university provided furniture must not interfere or block egress / access or entry into residential rooms. Furniture that compromises safety is subject to be removed.
  • FIT University provided furniture may not be removed from a space to accommodate furniture not provided by the College
  • Bins, bookcases, drawers, shoe racks, storage containers, must be metal or plastic.
  • Wooden Headboards
  • Appliances should also not induce an open flame of any sort
  • Mini Fridges are not approved without medical accommodation considerations, and or may be provided by the College if necessary. 

Please note this list is not exhaustive, and any items the college or Outside Agency (FDNY) deems to be a risk should not be allowed in the spaces. Non-Specified are still subject to approval from the Residential Life Staff Professional Team. 

Dismantling closet doors and personal use of common area furniture are also prohibited. 

Beds may not be lofted in any way, including no lofting on dressers, desks, or other items in the room and/or apartment.  If bunk beds are furnished by the college, residents must contact the FIT Maintenance Department to bunk or de-bunk beds.  Only college maintenance personnel may assemble and/or disassemble bunk beds. Non-bunk-beds must NOT be raised to the top notch or level or else the legs of the bed frame will be wobbly.

  • Live trees
  • Candles/incense/wax melters (open or closed flame)
  • Halogen, heat, lava. and/or sunlamps/dry ice
  • Hot plate
  • Live trees    
  • Portable heater
  • Unapproved appliances
  • Unauthorized furniture
  • Washing machine/dryer  
  • Large musical instruments
  • Vapes w/marijuana residue
  • Grinders
  • Alcohol bottles, Saki Bottles, Bottles used to previously serve alcohol  
  • Multi plug adapters
  • Spray-paint
  • Tapestries
  • Nails or Thumb tacks  in wall
  • Shower Tension Rods
  • 3D Printers 
  • Blender        
  • Microwave oven
  • Microfridge
  • coffee pot (single-serve coffee makers similar to Keurig machines are permitted)
  • Roaster        
  • Electric frying pan    
  • Deep fryer
  • Window fan        
  • Sandwich grill  
  • Toaster/broiler
  • Toaster oven
  • Waffle iron        
  • Rice cooker
  • Refrigerator (6-can mini portable refrigerators are permitted)

In keeping with its mission to provide an environment that is conducive to studying, the Residence Halls have a strict noise policy. All residents are expected to be considerate of fellow students and avoid excessive noise in the hallways, bathrooms, stairwells and other public areas. Voices, radios, speakers, televisions, musical instruments, etc. should never be loud enough to be heard by people outside of the room. Quiet Hours are from 10:00pm to 9:00am, everyday including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours every day, including weekends. Residents are encouraged to approach each other first regarding a noise concern. If you are unable to resolve it, contact a Resident Assistant or Public Safety.

Alumni Workroom Quiet Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7pm to 10am

FIT seeks to create and maintain a safe environment in which all members of the community – students, faculty, administrators, staff, guests and visitors – can learn and work free from the fear of sex or gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct.  FIT prohibits sexual misconduct by its students, faculty, administrators, or staff. Sexual misconduct covered by this policy includes, among other things, sexual assault, gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic and intimate partner violence. The College will promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and take appropriate disciplinary action upon finding a violation of this policy. The College is committed to supporting victims of sexual misconduct and is committed to providing support services and accommodations. Just as important, FIT offers education and training programs intended to prevent sexual misconduct from happening in our community.  FIT also prohibits other types of discrimination and harassment.

Students may not use College property for any activity prohibited by federal, state, local law or College policy. Solicitation or use of College facilities or resources for any personal gain or profit is prohibited. Examples of prohibited behavior include but are not limited to engaging in any nature of business for personal benefit on College property or gambling on College property.

The following activities are not permitted in the residence halls or outside of the residential halls in the front of the buildings: (Please note, this list is not all-inclusive.)

  • Manicures
  • Tattooing
  • Piercing
  • Clothing
  • Credit card enrollment advertisement
  • Beauty products
  • Menu distribution
  • Club/party flier distribution
  • Household products
  • Tupperware/lingerie parties

Buildings & Grounds

Residents are responsible for any loss or damage to their assigned rooms (furniture, fixtures, equipment, etc.). The use of such materials as tape, paste, glue, nails, tacks, etc. on any college property is prohibited. Residents are not permitted to alter the appearance of the room (i.e. painting, shelving, etc.). When it cannot be ascertained who is responsible for the damages or losses, an assessment will be made against residents equally. Public area damage will be billed to the floor residents and/or building residents with a minimum fine of $5.00 per person. Any resident found responsible for an act of vandalism and/or neglect will be fined a minimum of $25.00, and additional sanctions may apply. 

Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, dressers, closets, desks and chairs. Suites are also furnished with dining tables. Residents are not permitted to bring personal furniture or remove or alter the furniture that is in their rooms. Possession of prohibited furniture, including moving College owned furniture to an prohibited area will result in disciplinary action. 

Dismantling closet doors and personal use of common area furniture are also prohibited. 

Beds may not be lofted in any way, including no lofting on dressers, desks, or other items in the room and/or apartment.  If bunk beds are furnished by the college, residents must contact the FIT Maintenance Department to bunk or de-bunk beds.  Only college maintenance personnel may assemble and/or disassemble bunk beds. Non-bunk-beds must NOT be raised to the top notch or level or else the legs of the bed frame will be wobbly.

Mold/mildew is an airborne spore that can grow on surfaces where there is high relative humidity.

Mold/mildew is very common -- but can usually be prevented in living spaces with regular cleaning. For most cases of mold/mildew (which grows most commonly in restrooms, in kitchen areas, and near air conditioning units) the response is to clean at first appearance with readily available consumer products advertised to treat mold/mildew. In most cases this is sufficient to eliminate the existing growth and prevent additional spores from growing on a treated surface.

If the mold/mildew has stained a surface, including walls and ceilings, it should be painted with mold/mildew inhibiting paint. If it has stained bathroom caulk, the caulk can be replaced. Any fabric that has been stained should be laundered.

Residents must report problems with roaches, bugs, mice, etc. on the exterminator list, which is located in the Residential Life offices on 27th Street (Alumni Hall) and 31st Street (Kaufman Hall). Pests are attracted to food and dirt. Keep your room and common areas clean, and place food in airtight plastic containers. An exterminator will visit your room to assess conditions and treat if necessary. The college does not reimburse for laundering services or personal property. 

Access to the roofs of any of the residence halls is strictly prohibited. Residents will be subject to disciplinary action if found in violation.

Window stoppers have been installed on all windows in Coed, Alumni and Kaufman Halls. These stoppers are in place to prevent items from falling out and trespassers from getting into the residence halls. A resident or guest found entering or exiting via a window, or found throwing any object from a window, will be immediately dismissed and barred from the residence halls. Residents may not tamper with or remove window stoppers, window gates, or windows.

Items thrown or falling out of windows endangers staff, students, and pedestrians. DO NOT leave any items on windowsills or ledges. This is considered a serious violation of residence hall policy and will be treated accordingly.  Residents may not bring items/people through windows nor throw items out of windows.

Keys & IDs

Every resident is issued a Resident Student College Identification Card. This MUST be carried at all times. Every student must show their college ID when entering any building on campus, signing in visitors into the residence halls and obtaining meals in the dining hall. 

If a resident has lost their ID:

  1. They should come to the Residential Life Office in either Kaufman or Alumni Halls.
  2. Residential Life staff will charge the resident’s student account $35 for a new ID and give a slip of paper to bring to Public Safety.
  3. The resident will bring the slip of paper to the Public Safety Office in Kaufman Hall or 236 West 27th Street.
  4. Residents must bring a new ID to the Residential Life Office for a validation sticker.

PLEASE NOTE: Altering or counterfeiting a FIT ID card is strictly prohibited. Any altering or misuse of IDs will result in disciplinary action.

During office hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday), residents who are locked out of their rooms must request a lockout. Students who misplace their key or ID, can fill out the lost ID and Key Form through their MyHousing Portal. Students who do not have access to a computer can come to the office to fill out this form. The application will automatically bill you for your replacement and it will appear on your end of semester bill. 

Lost keys result in a $100 fine. 

There is no lockout service available between 5pm and 6pm.  Residents are charged according to the schedule below.

Weeknights and weekends, while the residence halls are occupied, the RA assists with all lockouts.  The resident who is locked out visits the Public Safety desk in their building to request a lockout.  The RA will verify your identity and unlock your room.  You will be asked to sign off on the lockout, and will be charged to your student account for the lockout according to the following schedule:

First​ Lockout: No Charge
Second​ Lockout: $​10​.00
All Additional Lockouts​/Cylinder change​: $25.00​*​
​*Multiple lost keys may result in disciplinary action

Lock repairs or lock problems must be reported to the Residential Life Office during office hours.  All lock changes and repairs must be made by the college locksmith or their designee. Locks will not be changed on evenings, weekends and holidays except in emergencies.

Community Standards

The Residential Life Office follows a process that addresses behavior by its residents that may have violated any of the College’s or Residential Life policies.  The College also has its own student conduct process, which is outlined in the FIT Code of Student Conduct.  That process may also address any alleged violation of College policy or Residential Life policy.  These two processes -- the Residential Life Student Conduct Process and the college-wide FIT Code of Student Conduct process -- are independent from each other.  Depending on the circumstances, each process may run concurrently (at the same time) or sequentially (one after the other).  FIT may also decide that an instance of misconduct is most appropriately handled by only one process, or it may decide that a matter originally initiated in the Residential Life Student Conduct Process should be referred for resolution to the Code of Student Conduct process (or vice versa).  It is wholly within FIT’s discretion to decide which process or processes are most appropriate.  

The following information outlines the Residential Life Student Conduct Process so that residents know what they can expect from that process.  It also explains what the rights of each student are throughout the process, and how things may be resolved.

When policy violations occur, a report will be generated to document the situation, either by a member of the Residential Life staff, or by Public Safety.  That report is then reviewed and followed up on by a member of the Residential Life staff.  FIT will always contact you through your FIT email account; please be sure to check it regularly.

In some cases, the student will receive written follow up to resolve the incident.  This is typically done for setting off the local fire alarm in your room or health and safety violations.

In most cases, the Residential Education Coordinator of your building will schedule a student conduct meeting with you to discuss any incidents in which you are involved.  The Residential Life Office reserves the right to revoke visitation privileges as a result of any incident pending a conduct meeting.

The purpose of a student conduct meeting is to:

  • Decide whether a violation of any policies has occurred
  • Determine the degree to which the student was involved
  • Provide an opportunity for the student to reflect on the incident
  • Prepare to assign sanction(s), if appropriate
  • Repair the harm done to the community, if any

If you have information to share related to the incident, residents must present all evidence and witnesses at this meeting. Residents are not excused from pending action for:

  • Failure to appear    
  • Failure to present witnesses
  • Failure to present evidence
  • Voluntary withdrawal from the residence halls prior to the conduct meeting

The student conduct process is not a court of law, but an opportunity for both the student and the Residential Life staff member to discuss what occurred.  We use an educational approach that aims to inform students of expectations, provide assistance and referrals, and create a positive living environment for all students.  Residential Life staff utilize a “preponderance of evidence” standard to determine whether a resident is responsible for alleged violation.  The preponderance of evidence standard is defined as “more likely than not” or “51%” in order to determine responsibility.  The resident will receive written notification of the meeting outcome within five business days of the date of the meeting.

  1. The resident has a right to attend a conduct meeting.
  2. The resident has the right to a fair conduct meeting.
  3. The resident has the right to be informed of all allegations made against them prior to the conduct meeting.
  4. The resident has the right to review the report and sanction letter pertaining to the case.  This may be done during business hours by contacting the Coordinator of Community Standards.
  5. The resident has a right to have a support person in any conduct meeting pertaining to their case, as long as that support person is not a member of the Residential Life staff.
    1. This individual serves as an advisor to rather than a representative of the resident.
    2. The support person’s role is to observe the process, and provide support and guidance to the resident as needed.
    3. The support person does not “represent” the resident or speak on their behalf.
    4. The support person must not have a conflict of interest with the incident being investigated
  6. The resident has the right to appeal the decision, according to specific criteria.  Please see below for the criteria that outlines appeal eligibility.

Residents have the right to appeal decisions and sanctions to the Judicial Appeals Board, according to the criteria below. To file an appeal the resident must submit a completed Conduct Appeal Form to the Assistant Director of Community Standards, [email protected]; within three business days from the date of the sanction letter via the form link on their letter. 

Students may appeal in the following cases:

  • Procedural Error – the published procedures of the conduct process were not followed and the error substantially impacted the case outcome.
  • Excessive or Insufficient Sanction – an unreasonably excessive sanction was imposed, clearly not justified by the circumstances of the case or the prior record of the student.
  • New Information – new relevant information has become available, which was not available at the time of the hearing, and could have impacted the outcome.

Neither deliberate omission of information by the appealing party in the original investigation nor disagreement with the decision or sanction are, by themselves, grounds for appeal. Any new evidence or proof of a procedural error should be included in the request for review.

The Conduct Appeal Board is made up of current FIT students who are Executive Board Members of RHA. The Conduct Appeal Board will review the case with the resident(s) involved in a meeting to which the resident must appear.  Should the resident fail to appear, the committee will reschedule on one occasion.  Should the resident fail to appear to the rescheduled meeting, the committee will make a decision in their absence.  The resident will receive written notification of the final decision within five business days of the meeting.  If there are not sufficient resident board members to hold an appeal meeting in a timely manner, the Assistant Director of Community Standards or designee may respond to the appeal.  

The decision of the Conduct Appeal Board is final.  The only appeal that may be made following the Committee’s decision is for incidents that result in dismissal from housing. Students wishing to appeal a dismissal from housing should send an explanation of their appeal along with a copy of their original appeal letter to [email protected].  This appeal will be forwarded to the Assistant Director of Community Standards or designee for consideration.  Residents will be notified by the Director of a final decision in writing.


Location: Dubinsky (A212B)

Phone: (212) 217-4260

The Counseling Center helps students find solutions to the stresses of daily living and college life, offering individual and group counseling, and stress management programs. Counselors can help with alcohol and drug questions, stresses about eating, the freshman experience, disability needs and services, classes and professors, relationship issues, depression, gender identity and roommates. Their no-fee services are private and confidential and open to all FIT students.

Other programs include educational workshops, freshman success seminars, and academic probation interventions which focus on important aspects of student development and performance. In addition, a variety of informational booklets on vital mental health, social, and study skills topics are available and on display in the office. The Counseling Center works to create programs that better meet the changing needs of FIT's diverse student body.

Students may call or visit the office to arrange an appointment, come by during walk-in hours, or be seen immediately in case of emergencies

FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits the rights of institutions to disclose education records or information contained in such records without the student’s written consent. These rights are subject to certain exceptions, including disclosures made to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. 

Location: Dubinsky (A402)

Phone: (212) 217-4190

The FIT Health Services Office is staffed by medical personnel who can address medical concerns and problems. The office is funded by the Student Association Fee, and there is generally no additional cost to full-time students for its services. Its services include addressing general and gynecological health concerns, treating illnesses and injuries, and making referrals to off-campus medical resources. When available, medication is dispensed free of charge. However, prescriptions are not filled. Hospital and medical care beyond the scope of the FIT Health Services is the financial responsibility of the student and their family. Health Services is open during the academic year and the hours of operation are posted in the residence halls.

  1. Keep your suite and/or room LOCKED at all times.
  2. Notify the Department of Public safety when you are working in any building after regular hours.
  3. Report any suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety at (212) 217-7777.
  4. Don’t leave valuables out in your room.
  5. Don’t permit strangers into any building, room or suite.
  6. Don’t admit unescorted persons into the residence halls.
  7. Be careful when you meet new people. Do not invite strangers to your room or go to their room or apartment. When going out with or visiting new acquaintances, be sure to give your roommate or a friend the name, address and phone number of the person.
  8. If you receive a bomb threat – do not pull the fire alarm! Call Public Safety immediately at (212) 217-7777.
  9. Please note that there are red phones located throughout the college. Pick up the red phone to speak with The FIT Department of Public Safety.

FIT publishes an annual fire safety report on fire safety and fire statistics in on-campus residence halls. This report is available as part of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report published pursuant to the Clery Act and is available through FIT’s website. All the residence halls are equipped with full sprinkler systems and are equipped with smoke detection systems

Location: 333 7th Avenue, 16th Floor

Phone: (212) 217-3365

Email: [email protected]

The Affirmative Action Officer serves as FIT’s Title IX Coordinator and coordinates FIT’s compliance with Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all complaints or reports of violations of this policy, and oversees FIT’s response to ensure compliance with Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and other applicable laws. The Title IX Coordinator may delegate responsibilities under this policy to designated administrators, who will be appropriately trained.

Contact Us

Residential Life

Alumni Hall 1st Floor & Kaufman Hall 1st Floor
(212) 217-3900 - Alumni Hall
(212) 217-3930 - Kaufman Hall