Applying for Housing

Housing is a limited resource at Pace.  We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and make housing assignments according to availability.  In order to receive priority handling of your fall housing application, students must apply prior to May 1.  Students applying after May 1 will only be placed on a first-come-first-serve basis pending availability.

NEW Students applying for FALL housing may indicate preferences at http://theroommateproject.org (this will become active for fall 2014 on June 15, 2014) for roommates, buildings and room types, but all placements are ultimately made on a space-available basis.  While we do our best to honor these preferences, Pace University cannot guarantee them.  Learn more about what to expect after you have applied and how to prepare for your arrival by reading our "Welcome To Pace NYC Housing" page.

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Process for new students applying for FALL Housing (first year students and transfers)

Students newly admitted to Pace University will receive a housing application (as part of their online acceptance packet) from Admissions.  Please utilize the housing online application in that packet to apply for housing.  The housing application will not be considered complete until the university has received a $100 Damage Deposit (refundable upon the conclusion of the student's final semester in university housing, less any damage charges) and a $400 pre-payment (non-refundable, credited toward the first semester's rent).


Process for new students applying for FALL Housing (graduate students, exchange students, international degree-seeking students, and ELI program students)

  • Graduate Students - if you are studying at Pace NYC as part of a graduate program, please complete the printable application (found at the link above) and submit it as instructed on the form.  The application is also used to submit your housing deposit.  The housing office will be in touch with confirmation of your application (by email) once we have received the application and deposit.  Please be sure to check the email address you provided when you applied to the exchange program (and be sure that email address is the one you list on your housing application).
  • Exchange Students - if you are studying at Pace NYC as part of a tuition exchange program, please complete the printable application (found at the link above) and submit it as instructed on the form.  The application is also used to submit your housing deposit.  The housing office will be in touch with confirmation of your application (by email) once we have received the application and deposit.  Please be sure to check the email address you provided when you applied to the exchange program (and be sure that email address is the one you list on your housing application).
  • Global Pathways program students - please contact a Global Pathways representative (Pace.Pathways@kaplan.com) regarding your housing application.  They will assist you in submitting the application and deposit, and they will send confirmation of your housing status.
  • International students applying directly to Pace - students newly admitted to Pace University will receive a housing application (as part of their online acceptance packet) from Admissions.  Please utilize the housing online application in that packet to apply for housing.  The housing application will not be considered complete until the university has received a $100 Damage Deposit (refundable upon the conclusion of the student's final semester in university housing, less any damage charges) and a $400 pre-payment (non-refundable, credited toward the first semester's rent).
  • ELI Program - Please contact the ELI program office.  They will supply you with a housing application, help you make the deposit, and communicate to the housing office regarding your status.  The housing office will be in touch with confirmation of your application (by email) once you have submitted the application and deposit through the ELI program office.

Process for students applying for SPRING Housing

Students newly admitted to Pace University should apply using the housing application they receive from Admissions (as part of their online acceptance packet).

Returning students should apply for housing by printing out and completing the housing application found on this web page (see link above).  Students should be sure to indicate that they are applying for SPRING housing.

Housing is a limited resource at Pace.  We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and make housing assignments according to availability.  There is no “guaranteed” housing date for students applying for SPRING housing, and there is no specific due date.  We continue accepting applications right through the start of the spring semester.  All students applying for spring housing are placed in housing on a “space available” basis.  We will notify spring applicants in early December if they will be guaranteed housing.

The housing application will not be considered complete until the university has received a $100 Damage Deposit (refundable upon the conclusion of the student's final semester in university housing, less any damage charges) and a $400 pre-payment (non-refundable, credited toward the first semester's rent).


Process for returning students

Current students planning to return to campus and seeking housing for the next academic year must participate in the Room Selection process to reserve a room.  This process is held each spring semester (for the following fall semester) and requires a deposit and application to be submitted in March, and participation in an online room selection process in April.  Returning students who do not participate in this process will not be guaranteed housing for the following fall semester.  Complete information on the April Room Selection Process for 2014/2015 will be available at or around the start of February 2014.  Click the "Room Selection Process 2014/2015" link in the main menu to the right for full details on this process.


Process for returning students who DID NOT go through April Room Selection Process (or who cancelled their application and must resubmit)

Returning students who apply for housing after May 1 (including those who started but did not complete the room selection process) are NOT guaranteed housing for the fall.  Returning students wishing to enter themselves onto the Non-Guaranteed Wait List must do so by September 1. 

  1. Returning students may continue to apply for housing and be placed on the Non-Guaranteed Wait List
  2. Students who wish to be placed on the non-guaranteed housing wait list for the fall must:
    • Submit a Housing Assignment Application (see link above)
    • Wait to to receive a WAILST CONFIRMATION from housing via your Pace e-mail account; if you do not receive the WAILIST CONFIRMATION within a week of submitting your housing application, please contact the housing office immediately.
  3. Students entered into the Non-Guaranteed Wait List in this way will be notified of their final room placement as soon as one can be made, which may last well into the academic year

Fall and Spring Housing Deposits

Both new and returning students who are applying for housing for the fall or spring semester must submit a $400 Housing Deposit (prepayment that will be applied to the first semester housing fee).   Newly applying students (or students who are reapplying after having previously cancelled housing) must submit an additional $100 damage deposit with their application.  The Housing Deposit Refund Policy is as follows:

  • The $100 damage deposit (less the cost of any outstanding damage charges) iis refundable to all students once they have formally cancelled housing (using the Housing Cancellation Form) and they have been confirmed as moved-out of the residence hall.
  • The $400 housing reservation pre-payment is handled as follows:
  1. There is no refund of the $400 housing reservation pre-payment for new students (newly applying first year, transfers and graduate students)
  2. Returning students are eligible for a refund of their $400 housing reservation pre-payment as follows:
  • Returning students who cancel their housing by June 1 will receive 100% of their deposit back.
  • Returning students who cancel their housing by July 1 will receive 75% of their deposit back.
  • Returning students who cancel their housing by August 1 will receive 50% of their deposit back.
  • Returning students who cancel their housing by September 1 will receive 25% of their deposit back.
  • Returning students who cancel their housing after September 1 will not receive any refund.

Please note that a separate deposit structure exists for summer housing (see link below).


Medical Accommodations

Students in need of medical accommodations must apply for such accommodations separately (in addition to submitting a housing application).  The medical accommodations application process begins with submitting a request to Jenna Cler in the University Counseling Center (163 William Street, 12th Floor, jcler@pace.edu). 

Ms. Cler will interview the student, request supporting documentation from a medical provider, consider the accommodation(s) being requested, and then provide the office of housing and residential life with a recommendation for accommodation.  The student will receive a copy of the recommendation, and will also be required to meet with or speak with the director of housing or assistant director of housing. 


Summer Housing

For more information, see the Summer Housing page.