Because many more students than expected have have decided to attend NYU this fall, some students may be living in hotel rooms. The Washington Square News reported, "250 students guaranteed housing for the fall semester have yet to be issued room assignments. As of Friday, August 6, 98 of the 250 students could not fit into any NYU residence hall. The other 152 students may be split up from housing pairs to fill remaining beds that are still empty."

According to the Post, 50-70 students may be headed to a Greenwich Village hotel. NYU spokesman John Beckman said, "We estimate that we will be able to place them all in dorms by sometime in early October, as additional openings present themselves." The WSN points out that since the last time NYU had to put students in hotels back in 2002:

NYU has built and purchased a handful of properties around the city to house its students, like Palladium, Gramercy and Founders residence halls. For years, upperclassmen dorms like Lafayette residence hall have been underutilized with dozens of empty beds.

But last year, the university transferred 26th Street and University Court residence halls to NYU Langone Medical Center — two buildings that were previously used for undergraduates. The loss of 725 beds, or 6.5 percent of capacity, reversed the trend of easy housing options.


See, this is why NYU needs to keep expanding!