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Interested in returning to I-House next year?

All Resident Members in good standing, with all outstanding balances paid, are invited to apply to renew their membership for all or part of the following academic year.

All eligibility requirements for admission must be met and qualifying documents must be provided to be considered for readmission. Readmission is not automatic or guaranteed, even in cases where eligibility is established, and is contingent upon approval by the Admissions Committee.

When to Apply

Readmission opens in February, and applicants receive priority for admission until May. After May 1, priority no longer applies, and readmission applicants are given equal consideration with new applicants.

All Resident Members who may need to stay at I-House during the upcoming academic year, even if their plans are not 100% finalized, are encouraged to apply early as they have time to finalize their plans before making a commitment. Readmission applicants who need to cancel their application can do so without penalty by July 1.

Room Selection

Readmission applicants who apply by March 1 can opt to keep their same room or give up their current room and participate in room selection within the first weeks of March. The exact dates will be shared with residents via email in February.

During room selection, returning residents can select their exact room from all the available rooms at I-House for the upcoming Academic Year. By participating in room selection, residents are free to choose their desired room type, floor, and view! This way, residents do not have to wait for September to apply for a room change!

Please note that residents may move into their new rooms at the end of the academic year in mid-May, if they are staying for the summer, or they can move out of their current room for the summer and move into a new room when they return in the fall. Room changes are not permitted during the summer term.


Applicants applying to I-House for the Academic Year term must be

Full-time graduate students, or

Full-time interns and trainees* (for one academic year only), or

Visiting Scholars


21 years of age and older

To Apply

Step 1: Log on to the I-House Portal

Step 2: Click ‘Apply for Housing’ from the menu bar and select ‘Academic Year’

Step 3: Review the information and edit/complete all necessary fields

Step 4: Choose to either keep your current room or select a different room

Step 5: Submit the application


I want to leave at the end of the Academic Year and come back before the end of the Summer term to stay for the Academic Year. How do I inform you of that?

January 23, 2023

When completing the readmission application please indicate your return date, despite it being before the beginning of the Academic Year term. We will then set that date as your return date.

I do not know if I will be in the New York for the upcoming Academic Year, but if I am I definitely want to stay at I-House. What should I do?

January 31, 2024

You should submit a readmission application for the academic year before the deadline. By submitting the application we will hold a room for you and you have until July 1 to cancel your booking without penalty.

I missed the readmission deadline. What happens now?

January 23, 2023

You can still apply for readmission but your room may no longer be available and, depending on when you do apply, availability of rooms may be limited.

If my plans change and I need to cancel my readmission application, when I do I have to tell the Admissions Office to avoid a penalty?

January 31, 2024

After your readmission application is approved you will be asked to pay a $1,400 room reservation payment which will be refundable until July 1. If you cancel before July 1 you will receive a refund of the room reservation payment. If you cancel after July 1 you will forfeit the full $1,400 room reservation payment.

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