Welcome to your New York City home.

Residential life at MMC means much more than having a place to study and sleep. It’s where you’ll cook family-style dinners with your new best friends. Where you’ll burst into laughter with roommates during late-night study session-induced delirium. Where you’ll lounge around watching Netflix at the end of a long day. Above all, it’s where you’ll find community, a sense of belonging, and a place to call your own.

Our Residence Halls

Get a taste of the big city life! Our residence halls are nestled in the middle of some of New York’s most exciting neighborhoods. Community and convenience will be right outside your door, while the comforts of home will be waiting for you after a long day.

55th Street Residence Hall

Located in Midtown Manhattan, 55th Street — or simply “55th” as it’s known around campus—is home to more than 500 residents. First-year students, some transfer students, and a limited number of continuing students live at 55th in two-bedroom apartments. Two to four students live in each bedroom, which comes fully furnished with regular-length twin beds, desks, wardrobe/closets, and dressers, designed to maximize your living space. Each apartment has its own kitchenette and bathroom, with a second half-bath and additional vanity in some of the larger apartments.

55th Street is a brisk 16-block walk to campus or a quick bus ride. And with 55th Street just steps away from multiple subway lines, you’ll have easy access to the whole city.

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Cooper Square Residence Hall

Manhattan’s East Village has long been the epicenter of the city’s thriving, creative, downtown scene, and our Cooper Square Residence Hall is smack dab in the middle of the energy. Located at Cooper Square and E. 6th St, equidistant from both Washington Square and Tompkins Square parks, the res hall is home to more than 250 sophomore, junior, senior, and transfer students each year. Residents live in two- and three-bedroom suites, with up to three students in each fully furnished bedroom. Each suite has a kitchenette in the living space and one or two full bathrooms. 

Soak in the culture of downtown: grab a coffee and cannoli at Veniero’s, catch the next great band at Webster Hall, get a cheap bite at Veselka, and admire the avant garde at the New Museum. There are so many things to see and do…and eat! Cooper Square is only a 30-minute commute from the main campus, making it the ideal location for those who want proximity to campus and the exciting experience of living in one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Explore Cooper Square


How to Apply for Housing

Student housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you submit your application, the better. Applications require a non-refundable housing deposit, medical consent forms, and a housing contract.

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Gender-Neutral Housing

You deserve to feel comfortable and safe in your own home. To create a residential experience that’s inclusive of all gender identities and gender expressions, we offer gender-neutral housing options where you can be free to be yourself.

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COVID-19 Housing Information

From the start of the pandemic, the Office of Residence Life has taken the health and safety of on-campus residents as its highest priority. We have reduced the density of the residence halls for the 2020-2021 academic year, developed and implemented numerous safety and security measures, and and put forth the Keep MMC Pledge for all members of the community.

See how we approached the COVID-19 pandemic

For Current Residents

Stay informed and prepared to take on life in the residence halls. Click below for our official policies, emergency preparedness, fire safety information, and important housing documents to help you remain safe and comfortable in our residence halls.

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