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Student Housing Facilities

Campus Housing: There are currently two campus dormitories serving the student body. The following amenities represent a few reasons students choose campus housing:

  • Free Ethernet and cable TV hook-ups in each building
  • Facilities for students covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Educational support programs
  • A conveniently located computer lab
  • An exercise facility located on the 6th floor of Founders Hall, squash courts in the basement of GSR and an outdoor tennis court

Graduate Students Residence (GSR) is a 4-story elevator building built in 1959. GSR’s address is 1226 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. GSR presently consists of:dorm building interior

  • 35 one-bedroom apartments
  • 5 two-bedroom suites with private bathrooms, kitchen, and common living room

Each apartment features windows equipped with newly installed air conditioners. There is a laundry facility located on the second floor of the building. GSR also features two newly renovated squash courts on the lower level.

Sophie Fricke Hall (SFH) is a 5-story elevator building, built in 1964. SFH’s address is 1230 York Avenue. SFH consists of 48 apartments including: dorm rooms example

  • 26 studios with micro-fridge and private bathrooms
  • 17 one-bedroom apartments
  • 1 two-bedroom suite with private bathrooms, kitchen, and common living room
  • 4 studios with mini-kitchenettes

SFH also houses the Brooke Astor Student Center, which is equipped with a full kitchen, meeting space, and TV lounge. There is a laundry facility located on the first floor of the building.

Off-Campus Housing: Student units are located in Faculty House (FH). FH’s address is 500 East 63rd Street and is located at the corner of 63rd Street and York Avenue. The building is linked to campus via the Campus Community Bridge. Other Faculty House amenities include:

  • An onsite building Superintendent
  • Elevator building
  • A location central to area restaurants and shops
  • Spacious accommodations
  • 24-hour doorman service
  • Onsite laundry, exercise, and recreational facilities

Student housing available in FH includes 29 two-bedroom, shared bathroom suites and 19 three-bedroom, 2 bath suites, each with a full-size kitchen, and a living room. Utilities are also included.

Lyden House (LH), owned by the Animal Medical Center, is located at 320 East 53rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The amenities of this building include: dorm building outside

  • Fully-furnished or partially-furnished apartments
  • All apartments offer a separate kitchen and bathroom. Kitchens are furnished with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and kitchen table and chairs.
  • Laundry room
  • The Front Desk staff is available between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm and Front Door Security during the evening hours. An in-house maintenance staff also works from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Within walking distance to Rockefeller University and also close to the M15 bus line on 1st Avenue
  • Utilities included
  • Immediate area offers great dining and shopping

Alternatives To Standard Student Housing: Alternative housing is available for students who are willing to pay the higher rents charged to postdoctoral fellows and associates. Students can apply for postdoc housing no more than 6 months before their arrival. Students interested in applying for faculty housing will be placed on a wait list and will be notified by a representative from the Housing Department when an apartment is available. If you are interested in faculty housing, contact Sharisse Brown at x7970 or email her at:

Rockefeller University student housing is restricted to participants in the University’s Ph.D. and Tri-Institutional programs. Please contact Joseph Alonzo at x7544 or email: if you have any questions regarding student housing.