Moving In

On behalf of the Office of Residential Life, we are happy to welcome you to the FIT residential family.

Move-In Dates and Times

New Students

The residence halls will open as scheduled on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 for new residents. Residents who can delay their move-in to a later date due to the adjusted academic calendar are strongly encouraged to do so.

If you are planning to arrive on January 18, please follow the instructions below to prepare for your move-in:

  • Select your designated move in time by clicking Spring 2022 New Student Move In Sign Up Form
  • On Saturday, January 15, take a PCR test with a local health provider.  If you have been positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to test again and should instead upload your positive test results to the FIT Health Services Portal for exemption from testing.
  • As soon as your PCR test results are in, upload them to the FIT Health Services Portal.
  • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.
  • If your test results are not available by the time of your move in, do not travel to campus.  Wait at home until your results are in.  If your travel plans cannot be adjusted, take a Rapid Antigen Test and submit a photo of those results along with your name and test date to the FIT Health Services Portal.  
  • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.

If you are planning to arrive AFTER January 18, please follow the instructions below to prepare for your move-in:

  • Select your designated move in date and time using the Spring 2022 New Student Move In Sign Up Form
  • Three (3) days before your scheduled arrival on campus, take a PCR test with a local health provider.  If you have been positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to test again and should instead upload your positive test results to the FIT Health Services Portal for exemption from testing.
  • As soon as your PCR test results are in, upload them to the FIT Health Services Portal
    • If your PCR test is negative, you may move in.  
    • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.
  • If your test results are not available by the time of your move in, do not travel to campus.  Wait at home until your results are in.  If your travel plans cannot be adjusted, take a Rapid Antigen Test and submit a photo of those results to the FIT Health Services Portal.  
    • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
    • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.

Move in Support- You are permitted to have one fully vaccinated person assist you in the residence hall on the date of your move-in.  Please complete a guest registration form to submit your guest’s information.

Check In- If you are moving into either Alumni, CoEd or Nagler, you will check in at the Office of Residence Life in the Alumni Residence Hall. If you are moving into Kaufman, then you will check in directly at the Kaufman Residence Hall. Information regarding parking will be sent closer to your move in date. 

Please make sure to arrive at the time you selected on your Move In Form. Each student will only have a 45 minute time period to check in and move their belongings into their room. The office will provide moving carts to assist you with your move in process.

You may now begin shipping items to your FIT address in preparation for your move.  The mailroom is open to pick up your packages Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

The Dubinsky Dining Hall will be open beginning January 18-21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and will resume normal weekend and weekday hours after that date.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon and wish you good health and safe travels!

Returning Students

The residence halls will open as scheduled on Friday, January 21, 2022 for returning residents.  Residents who can delay their move-in to a later date due to the adjusted academic calendar are strongly encouraged to do so.

If you are planning to arrive between January 22-23, please follow the instructions below to prepare for your move-in:

  • Select your designated move in date and time using the Spring 2022 Returner Student Move In Sign Up Form
  • On Wednesday, January 19, take a PCR test with a local health provider.  If you have been positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to test again and should instead upload your positive test results to the FIT Health Services Portal for exemption from testing.
  • As soon as your PCR test results are in, upload them to the FIT Health Services Portal [LINK].  
  • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.
  • If your test results are not available by the time of your move in, do not travel to campus.  Wait at home until your results are in.  If your travel plans cannot be adjusted, take a Rapid Antigen Test and submit a photo of those results to the FIT Health Services Portal.  
  • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.

If you are planning to arrive AFTER January 23, please follow the instructions below to prepare for your move-in:

  • Select your designated move in date and time using the Spring 2022 Returner Student Move In Sign Up Form
  • Three (3) days before your scheduled arrival on campus, take a PCR test with a local health provider.  If you have been positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you do not need to test again and should instead upload your positive test results to the FIT Health Services Portal for exemption from testing.
  • As soon as your PCR test results are in, upload them to the FIT Health Services Portal
  • If your PCR test is negative, you may move in. 
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.
  • If your test results are not available by the time of your move in, do not travel to campus.  Wait at home until your results are in.  If your travel plans cannot be adjusted, take a Rapid Antigen Test and submit a photo of those results along with your name and test date to the FIT Health Services Portal.  
  • If your test is negative, you may move in.  
  • If your test is positive, you must isolate yourself at home.  You will be cleared to move in once your isolation period has ended.

You are NOT permitted to have any guests enter the residence hall on the date of your return.

Check In- If you are returning to either Alumni, CoEd or Nagler, you will check in at the Office of Residence Life in the Alumni Residence Hall. If you are returning to Kaufman, then you will check in directly at the Kaufman Residence Hall. Information regarding parking will be sent closer to your move in date. 

Please make sure to arrive at the time you selected on your Move In Form. Each student will only have a 45 minute time period to check in and move their belongings into their room. The office will provide moving carts to assist you with your move in process.

You may now begin shipping items to your FIT address in preparation for your return.  The mailroom is open to pick up your packages Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

The Dubinsky Dining Hall will be open beginning January 18-21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and will resume normal weekend and weekday hours after that date.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon and wish you good health and safe travels!

Move-In Details

 Please read all information carefully! 

In the event that there are changes to these instructions, FIT personnel will direct you to the proper check-in area upon arrival.

Please limit the number of people you bring with you (over 1,000 people will be accessing one NYC block).

There is no parking on the street. Cars will be given access to unload only. Parked cars will be towed by NYC police. 

Once your vehicle enters the check-in area:

  1. Unload the car immediately.
  2. One person must then move the car to another street or a parking lot.
  3. One person must stay with possessions until the resident has been checked in.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who require modification to the move-in procedures and schedule are urged to contact the Residential Life Department at (212) 217-3900 as early as possible to make special arrangements. (Residents who need special living accommodations must also inform the FIT-ABLE/Disability Services Office). 

Important: There is no overnight visitation during move-in week, closing and exam weeks.  NO exceptions. Residents must move into the residence halls at their specified day and time. Arrivals after 11 pm will not be processed and it is suggested you make hotel or other arrangements.

FIT ID

Your FIT Card is a campus ID card and debit card for services in the library, PrintFX, cafeteria, and other offices. Your FIT Card is required for access into all campus facilities including the Residence Halls. New students attending orientation will have a photo taken and be issued a card at that time.
Each semester residents will receive a new validation sticker for their ID upon check in.

Lost/Stolen/Damaged Cards

A lost, stolen, or damaged FIT Card may be reported in person by visiting the Residential Life Office during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5 pm. Please report a lost or stolen FIT Card immediately.

Fees

All students, faculty, and staff members are issued their first card free of charge. A fee of $25 is charged if your card is lost or stolen OR for convenience changes, such as a name change or new photo.

More information about FIT IDs.

Room Keys

Residents are expected to lock their door and carry their key and ID whenever they leave the room no matter how short a period of time. There are charges assessed to residents who lock themselves out of their room.

27th Street Residents

  • Fall: 27th Street residents will receive a room key at check in
  • Spring: new 27th Street residents will receive a room key; returning 27th street residents keep their room key over the holiday break

Kaufman Hall Residents

  • Fall: Kaufman Hall residents will receive a key card for room access at check in
  • Spring: new Kaufman residents will receive a key card for room access; returning Kaufman residents keep their key card over the holiday break and exchange for a new key card at spring check in

As you prepare to move into your home away from home; there are a few things to think about before you start packing.

What should you pack?
What are the orientation requirements?
Check out our move-in video!

You will be moving into a room furnished with:

  • a bed (standard twin size mattress)
  • desk and chair
  • chest
  • suites also include a dining table with chairs, bathroom, and kitchen. NO ADDITIONAL FURNITURE IS ALLOWED.

Internet access is available in all residence halls. To ensure you can connect your devices to the FIT Network, review the Self-Service Articles:

DO NOT BRING TOO MUCH STUFF. Remember living space in NYC is very limited and the residence halls are no exception. Your room already has the essentials and there is no storage space for belongings. Seasonal clothing can be shipped back and forth from home.

» LIST OF SUGGESTED ITEMS (.pdf)

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).

Packages including other itmes may not arrive more than seven days before you arrive. There is a limit of three (3) packages per resident, 70-pound limit per package, largest dimension not to exceed 36 inches.

Packages can be picked up in Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room BC03A (basement) for residents living on 27th Street and in the Kaufman basement for students living in Kaufman Hall.

Shipping Addresses

c/o (your name), Alumni Hall, 210 West 27th Street, Room #,
New York, New York 10001-5950.

c/o (your name), Coed Hall, 230 West 27th Street, Room #,
New York, New York 10001-5910.

c/o (your name), Nagler Hall, 220 West 27th Street, Room #,
New York, New York 10001-5911.

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

Mail Room Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm  (closed Saturdays, Sundays, holidays)

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