Moving In

New Student Move In - Sunday, August 21, 2022

When you arrive to campus on 8/21/22, our move in team will guide you through the process and assist with getting you settled in your new home at FIT.  You’ll meet key members of the Residential Life staff and student leaders who will help you transition successfully to life at FIT.  Please read the following information thoroughly. We’re looking forward to meeting you! 

Moving in NYC can be challenging but we have created a system over the years to ease the stress. 

New Students in Kaufman Hall

Our new students in Kaufman Hall will move in on August 21, 2022 and proceed directly to Kaufman Hall. Check in times for new students only entering Kaufman Hall will be between 8:00AM to 12:00PM in the Kaufman Hall Lobby. If you can not arrive between those times, please complete the late arrival information. 

Students may unload their cars on West 31st Street and then cars must be moved. No parking is allowed on West 31st Street. Plesae note due to construction, cars must approach West 31st Street via Dyer Ave. 

Early Arrivals & International Students

We understand that not everyone is able to move in on Sunday, August 21. Students may request an early arrival time and move in on Saturday, August 20, 2022 instead. To apply for this you will complete our early arrival form. Once you have completed the form we will reach out to you confirming or denying your request. If confirmed, we will provide next step instructions to complete your move in time slot via your myHousing portal. 

International students are welcome to move in early in order to accommodate their flights and travel needs. Please complete the early arrival form.

Please note that students who are moving in early accept the following conditions:

  • Parking on campus is not guaranteed and unloading cars is at your own risk. FIT is not responsible for tickets or towing. We STRONGLY discourage cars for early arrivals.
  • Students will be provided hand carts not moving bins to help them bring in their items.  
  • The dining hall and mail room will not be open on August 20. All meals will be on your own until August 21 and packages can be picked up August 21, 2022. 

Late Arrivals

If you are unable to arrive during your designated time slot but still want to move in on Sunday, you can sign up for a late arrival. Late arrivals are from 6PM to 10PM. If you sign up for a late arrival, please do not arrive prior to 6PM or you may be turned away. Complete our late arrival form if you are interested in coming Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 6-10PM. If you wish to arrive after August 21, 2022 please email your Residential Education Coordinator to plan your arrival.

Please note that students who are moving in late accept the following conditions:

  • Parking on campus is not guaranteed and unloading cars is at your own risk. FIT is not responsible for tickets or towing. We STRONGLY discourage cars for late arrivals.
  • Students will be provided hand carts not moving bins to help them bring in their items.  

August 21, 2022 Arrivals

Each student is given a move in time based on which building and floor they are housed in via their myFIT email. Our upper level floors move in first and throughout the day our lower floors are welcome to move in. Students must move in during their designated time slot, students arriving early will be turned away to wait until their designated time. This helps us keep traffic on 7th and 8th avenues flowing and our building elevators from severe congestion. You may reference the tables below for move in times.

Arriving by Car

Students will receive a parking pass for their designated move in time. Upon arrival at FIT, students will present this to the public safety officer. 

How to line up with a car:
  1.   Follow the flow of traffic up 8th ave Please note that the end of the car line might be at any point along this path. An FIT Public Safety officer with an “End of Line” flag will indicate the last car in the move-in queue.
  2. Turn right onto 30th Street
  3. Turn right onto 7th Avenue
  4. Stop at the check-in tent on the corner of 27th and 7th

After you check in at the check in tent you will be directed to unload your car. Please note the following rules on unloading your vehicle.

 Move In Bins
 
During your assigned move-in time, student staff will help you unload your car into two bins sized approximately W = 38" x L = 28" x H = 35 and assist you with moving the bins up to your room. Please make sure to bring only what may fit into two of these bins as any additional items must be brought at a later date.

You must arrive at your assigned check-in time (no exceptions)If you arrive outside of your move-in time, you will be turned away. Please plan your travel accordingly.

  • Once you turn onto 27th street, Public Safety will direct your vehicle to an available unloading spot on the street. Staff members will greet you, help unload your vehicle, and bring you up to your room.
  • One person must stay in the car at all times while move-in crews load the bins. The driver should not exit the vehicle and it should be moved off the block immediately after unloaded.
  • There is no parking on 27th street. Cars will be given access to unload only. Parked cars will be towed. After unloading, cars need to be moved immediately. There are local parking garages around FIT which charge hourly rates, we recommend looking up parking options prior to arriving on campus.
  • You will check-in with the RA on your floor, who will provide check-in materials including your key and ID.

Arriving by Public Transit

If a student is arriving without a vehicle, please stop at the check-in tent on the corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue. They will then be instructed to check-in with the RA on their floor, who will provide check-in materials including keys and ID.

Arrival Time Table for New Student Move In on August 21, 2022

Must arrive to campus by: Must be finished moving by: Building & Floor
Between 7AM - 8AM 9:30AM
Alumni 17th Floor &
CoEd 15th Floor
Between 7:30AM - 8:30AM 10AM
Alumni 16th Floor &
Nagler 10th Floor
Between 8AM - 9AM 10:30AM Alumni 15th Floor
Between 8:30AM - 9:30AM 11AM
Nagler 9th Floor
Between 9AM - 10AM  11:30AM
Alumni 14th Floor &
CoEd 12th Floor
Between 9:30AM - 10:30AM 12:00PM
Alumni 13th Floor,
Nagler 8th Floor, &
CoEd 11th Floor
Between 10AM - 11AM 12:30PM
Alumni 12th Floor
Between 10:30AM - 11:30AM 1PM
Alumni 11th Floor,
Nagler 7th Floor, & 
CoEd 10th Floor
Between 11AM - 12PM 1:30PM
Alumni 10th Floor &
Nagler 6th Floor
Between 11:30AM - 12:30PM 2PM
Alumni 9th Floor &
CoEd 9th Floor
Between 12PM - 1PM 2:30PM
Alumni 8th Floor &
CoEd 8th Floor
Between 12:30PM - 1:30PM 3PM
CoEd 7th Floor &
Nagler 5th Floor
Between 1PM - 2PM 3:30PM
Alumni 7th Floor & 
CoEd 6th Floor
Between 1:30PM - 2:30PM 4PM
Alumni 6th Floor
Between 2PM - 3PM 4:30PM
Alumni 5th Floor &
Nagler 4th Floor 
Between 2:30PM - 3:30PM 5PM
Alumni 4th Floor &
Nagler 3rd Floor
Between 3PM-4PM 5:30PM
CoEd 5th Floor
Between 3:30PM - 4:30PM 6PM
Alumni 3rd Floor &
CoEd 4th Floor
Between 4PM - 5PM 6:30PM
Alumni 2nd Floor &
CoEd 3rd Floor
Between 4:30PM - 5:30PM 7PM
Nagler 2nd Floor &
CoEd 2nd Floor

 

Returning Student Move In - Saturday & Sunday August 27th and August 28th

Due to the high volume of traffic during move in, we can not permit students to swap between a Saturday and Sunday move in date. If you can not arrive on campus during your designated time you may either arrive early or after 1:30PM on Sunday, August 28. For more information see below.

Early Arrivals & International Students

We understand that some students may need to arrive on Friday, August 26, 2022 between 9AM-5PM. To apply for this you will complete our early arrival form. Once you have completed the form we will reach out to you confirming or denying your request. Returning students may NOT move in August 20 or August 21, 2022. 

If confirmed, we will provide next step instructions to complete your move in time slot via your myHousing portal. 

International students are welcome to move in early in order to accommodate their flights and travel needs. Please complete the early arrival form.

Please note that students who are moving in early accept the following conditions:

  1. Parking on campus is not guaranteed and unloading cars is at your own risk. FIT is not responsible for tickets or towing. We STRONGLY discourage cars for early arrivals.
  2. Students will be provided hand carts not moving bins to help them bring in their items.  

Late Arrivals

If you are unable to arrive during your designated time slot, you can sign up for a late arrival for Sunday, 1:30PM to 10PM or Monday - Friday from 9AM-5PM or 7PM-10PM. If you sign up for a late arrival, please do not arrive prior to 1:30PM on Sunday August, 28, 2022 or you may be turned away. Complete our late arrival form if you are interested in coming later. 

Please note that students who are moving in late accept the following conditions:

  1. Parking on campus is not guaranteed and unloading cars is at your own risk. FIT is not responsible for tickets or towing. We STRONGLY discourage cars for late arrivals.
  2. Students will be provided hand carts not moving bins to help them bring in their items.  

Arriving by Car

Please note, these instructions are only applicable for students arriving during their originally designated time slots. Students arriving early or late will not have access to the parking lot behind Kaufman Hall. 

Closer to move in, students will receive a parking pass for their designated move in time. Upon arrival at FIT, students will present this to the public safety officer. 

How to line up with a car:

  1. Head East across 34th Street
  2. Turn right onto 9th Avenue
  3. Turn right onto Dyer Ave/lot access street
  4. Present this check-in email via phone or a print out to Public Safety
  5. When exiting the lot, please be certain to turn left onto 31st street. If you continue on Dyer Avenue, you will enter Lincoln Tunnel.

After you check in at the check in tent you will be directed to unload your car. Please note the following rules on unloading your vehicle:

  • You must arrive at your assigned check-in time (no exceptions) If you arrive outside of your move-in time, you will be turned away. Please plan your travel accordingly.
  • Once you turn into the parking lot behind Kaufman Hall, Public Safety will direct your vehicle to an available unloading spot.
  • During your assigned move-in time, please make sure to bring only what may fit into two moving bins as any additional items must be brought at a later date. Cars may only remain in the parking lot for a maximum of 45 minutes
  • One person must stay with the car at all times. The vehicle should be moved off the block immediately after unloading.
  • You will check-in with the RA on your floor, who will provide check-in materials including your key and ID.

Arriving by Public Transit

If a student is arriving without a vehicle, please stop at the check-in tent. They will then be instructed to check-in with the RA on their floor, who will provide check-in materials including keys and ID.

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.