Marymount Manhattan

FAQs

Applying

  • I am a new student. What is the timeline for my application process?

    • Make your $500 housing deposit by December 1 for Spring Semester housing, or May 1 for Fall Semester housing (must be accepted to the college first)
    • Fill out your Housing Application online
    • Sign and send your Housing Contract Signature Page and Medical Consent Form
  • What is my $500 deposit for?


    The $500 deposit is to secure your place in housing, and is separate from your tuition deposit. The $500 deposit is applied to your housing fees once you are placed, and is non-refundable.

  • What is the damage deposit?

    The damage deposit is a $250 security deposit, separate from the housing deposit, which is held and then returned to you, minus the cost of any damages incurred, at the end of the semester when you move out. The $250 is non-refundable if you withdraw or move out prior to the end of the semester.

  • Can I choose my own roommates?

    Yes! You can make roommate requests by placing the name of the roommate you are requesting on your housing application. All roommate requests must be mutual in order to be considered. Not all roommate requests can be honored, and roommate requests are not guaranteed. Roommate requests may also be emailed to Residence Life.

  • What are Dining Dollars?

    Dining Dollars are a convenient way to eat on campus and purchase household items from the C-Store. Dining Dollars can be used on campus in the Nugent Lounge and the Café, and at participating off-campus locations Where We Eat. All residential students must participate in the Dining Dollars program. All residents are charged a mandatory $1,000 per semester. Students may choose a larger plan, including the $1,800 per semester or $2,500 per semester plan, but the minimum amount is $1,000. At any time, students can choose to add additional Dining Dollars to their declining balance card. 

     In January session, residents are able to use any fall Dining Dollars remaining on their account.

    Remaining Dining Dollars will roll over each semester until the student graduates or withdraws, and at which time any remaining money will be forfeited.

  • When will I find out who my roommate is and where I’m living?

    For students who have completed their housing application, contract signature page, and made the housing deposit:

    • Building assignment will be sent to students by July 1
    • Rooms assignments and roommate information will be sent by August 1
    • Roommate information is sent after rooms are assigned and payment is made 
  • What are the withdrawal and refund policies in the contract?

    If a resident withdraws on or before the term start date, he or she is eligible for

    • 75% of the housing fees paid, not including the $500 deposit
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws during the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws after the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 50% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit
  • What is themed housing?

    Currently, we have substance free themed housing. Themed housing designates apartments as an optional living community at 55th Street that residents choose to live in based on their interest in a specific topic. They are free, and open to all residents at 55th Street, regardless of major.

  • Can I see the residence halls?

    There are a number of ways to see the residence halls:

    1. Visit us at one of our Open House or Admitted Students days.
    2. Schedule a tour through Admissions.
    3. Check out our virtual tours on YouTube:

     55th Street:

     

     1760:

     

     

  • What if I find cheaper housing or want to get an apartment?

    The housing contract is a binding document committing you to housing for a full academic year. Please consider carefully whether you will be seeking alternate housing options, as you will be financially responsible for a full year of housing costs once you submit your contract. 

  • I am a returning resident and have lived in housing before. How do I apply to live in housing again?

    I am a returning resident and have lived in housing before. How do I apply to live in housing again next year?

    • Deposit by April 7, 2014
    • Attend Fall Housing Selection in the Black and White Lobby East on April 8-10 for building selection
    • After April 11, fill out the application online, submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, and visit the Office of Residence Life (8th floor, Main) to sign your contract signature page
    • Students have option to choose own roommates

    The Office of Residence Life accepts applications at any point during the year.

    Placement is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

  • What is Mixed Housing at 1760?

    Mixed housing, sometimes called gender-neutral housing, allows sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live with anyone they wish, regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity. Students must opt into mixed housing, and will only be placed in mixed housing if they choose to participate.

    Students may choose their own roommates by mutually requesting one another, or choose to be placed with anyone else who selects the mixed housing option.

    More information about mixed housing can be found during Fall Housing Selection in April.

  • How can I be an RA?

    Resident Advisors, also known as RAs, are student leaders who serve as peer counselors, mediators, and representatives of the Office of Residence Life. Each semester we hire RAs for both of our residence halls, with most RAs being hired in the spring for positions beginning in the fall. To find out more or to apply to be an RA, visit our Become an RA page

  • Are there staff members in the residence hall?

    Yes. Each building has between one and three professional staff members (non-students) who live in each hall. Additionally, there are student staff members (resident advisors) who also live with students and serve as staff members. 

Check In

  • How are Check-In times assigned?

    Check-in times are assigned to keep the flow of traffic manageable and to allow our process to function at its best. You will be assigned a check-in time based on your last name. You can arrive after your assigned check-in time, but not before.

  • I can’t make my time. Can I come earlier?

    Residents may check in after their assigned time, but not earlier.

     

  • If I move in after my roommate, how can I make sure I get the good bed?

    Spaces within each room are assigned by a color code to each resident, so beds, dressers, desks, and closet spaces are pre-determined for each resident. It doesn’t matter when you arrive; you’ll still get your assigned spot.

Roommates

  • Can I choose my own roommates?

    Yes! You can make roommate requests by placing the name of the roommate you are requesting on your housing application. All roommate requests must be mutual in order to be considered. Not all roommate requests can be honored, and roommate requests are not guaranteed. Roommate requests may also be emailed to Residence Life.

  • When will I find out who my roommate is and where I’m living?

    For students who have completed their housing application, contract signature page, and made the housing deposit:

    • Building assignment will be sent to students by July 1
    • Rooms assignments and roommate information will be sent by August 1
    • Roommate information is sent after rooms are assigned and payment is made 
  • What if my roommate and I don’t get along?

    At the beginning of the semester, all residents will fill out a roommate contract to set some ground rules for the apartment regarding noise, guests, and cleanliness. This usually establishes a common respect for all residents in the room. All residents are encouraged to try to work out their differences with their roommates through open communication and discussion; however, if two residents have irreconcilable differences and one wants to move, he or she should visit the MMC Student Portal to fill out a Room Change Request form. The Office of Residence Life must approve all moves. No resident moves will be granted within the first three weeks of the Fall semester.

  • Who is responsible for cleaning?

    You are responsible for setting a cleaning schedule with your roommates and ensuring your room is clean. Health and Safety Inspections will occur twice a semester to check the condition of your room.

  • I want to move. How can I apply to change rooms?

    We will do our best to accommodate your room change request. Room changes depend on available space and multiple factors. Residents can apply for a room change request by using the Room Change Request form.

Policy

  • Are the residence hall policies online?

    We’re happy you asked! Yes, you can and should read all of our policies prior to your arrival. The current version of our policies can be found on our policies page in The Resident’s Guide to Community Living. The policies are updated each year, so be sure to check out the current version for each academic year, which is released just prior to check-in.

  • What are the withdrawal and refund policies in the contract?

    If a resident withdraws on or before the term start date, he or she is eligible for

    • 75% of the housing fees paid, not including the $500 deposit
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws during the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws after the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 50% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit
  • What is the alcohol policy?

    We recognize that throughout your college years you will be exposed to alcohol use. It is our hope to educate you to make responsible choices. We also abide by state and local laws regarding drinking. Please make good choices and please be aware that we are here to help you accomplish this. Below is our Alcohol Policy:  

     

    Alcohol Policy: No alcohol may be possessed or consumed in the residence halls.

    Part 1: 

    • The possession, use or display of alcohol paraphernalia is prohibited (including but not limited to funnels, beer bongs, empty containers).


    Part 2:

    • No individual, regardless of age, may possess, consume, and/or be in the presence of alcoholic beverages in or around the residence halls.
    • Deliveries of alcohol from liquor stores or an outside source to the residence halls is not permitted.
    • Residents aware of alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia in the residence halls, whether consuming alcohol or not, may be in violation of this policy.
    • Residents who invite guests (whether it is a resident or non-resident) who bring alcohol into their apartment/room will be in violation of this policy. 

     

    Good Samaritan Provision

    Whenever a student assists an intoxicated individual in procuring the assistance of local or state police, security staff, residence life staff, or other medical professionals, neither the intoxicated individual, nor the individual who assists will be subject to disciplinary action (such as probation or removal from the residence hall) with respect to the alcohol incident. This provision does not preclude disciplinary action regarding other violations, such as theft, sexual harassment/assault, vandalism, etc. Individuals who are combative or not cooperative with the student, staff member, or medical professionals assisting will not be eligible for this provision.

    This provision offers a health-related response to the incident rather than a disciplinary consequence and does not excuse or protect those individuals who deliberately or repeatedly violate the Alcohol Policy.

     

    In order for this policy to apply, the intoxicated student(s) must agree to timely completion of alcohol education activities, assessment, and/or treatment depending on the level of concern for student health and safety. Serious or repeated incidents will prompt a higher degree of medical concern. Failure to complete recommended follow-up may result in disciplinary action and could prompt the imposition of a medical withdrawal.

    The Good Samaritan provision does not limit the authority of law enforcement personnel or Residence Life staff to act as required at the time of an alleged violation.

     

     

  • Are pets allowed?

    No. All pets, including fish, are strictly prohibited in all of our residence halls. Pets that are found by Residence Life staff will be confiscated.

  • Are mini-refrigerators and microwaves allowed?

    Refrigerators and microwaves are provided at both the 55th Street and 1760 Residence Halls, so personal mini-refrigerators and microwaves are not necessary or permitted.

  • Can I bring extra furniture?

    Extra furniture such as couches, chairs, and futons are prohibited in all of the residence halls. Plastic storage bins are allowed. 

    To see examples of what to bring and what not to bring, visit our Pinterest boards.

  • Can I have guests?

    Yes! We welcome your guests. Please see our guest policies page for full information on how to have day or overnight guests.