The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) offers affordable apartment housing to all full-time students for the PhD training period. Student housing is within a few blocks of classrooms and laboratories, in a neighborhood of residential buildings, shops, restaurants and medical facilities on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The Graduate School makes the housing assignments for its students, accommodating singles and families in studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, or dormitory-style residences.
Types of Housing
Sloan House, an apartment residence located at 1233 York Avenue contains studios, 1-bedroom apartments, and shared apartments. They are fully furnished (bed, nightstand, lamp, dresser, dining table with chairs, and computer desk and chair). Furniture cannot be removed. Studios and one-bedroom apartments are available for families or domestic partners. Amenities include 24-hr lobby service, laundry facilities, and access to Olin Hall fitness and basketball courts.
Jacob S. Lasdon House, an apartment residence located at 420 East 70th Street, contains fully furnished studios, one-bedrooms, and shared apartments. Amenities here include 24-hr lobby service, central air conditioning, laundry facility, small fitness rooms, an outdoor terrace, community room, squash courts, and access to the Olin Hall fitness room and basketball court.
303 East 71st Street, an apartment building located between First and Second Avenues. Studios and one bedroom furnished apartments are available. Furniture cannot be removed.
Olin Hall is a student residence located at 445 East 69th Street. Adjacent, fully furnished, single rooms share a connecting bathroom. Amenities include 24-hr lobby service, laundry facility, air conditioning, fitness room, basketball courts, outdoor terrace, study room, and access to the Lasdon House squash courts and fitness rooms.
In addition to the housing units listed above, there are a few apartments available on East 66 Street, East 77 Street, East 81 Street, and at Stuyvesant Town in Lower Manhattan.
Brief Housing Guidelines
For a complete list of the housing guidelines please review here.
Pets: Pets are not permitted in Lasdon House or in Olin Hall. They are permitted in Sloan housing but only in studios and one-bedrooms (family housing). Pets are not permitted in MSK Housing shared apartments.
Guaranteed Housing: Housing is guaranteed for all incoming single students enrolled in WCGS Ph.D. Programs if they wish to live on campus. Ph.D. students may live in student housing for up to 7 years.
Family Housing: Spouses and children of incoming graduate students are provided family housing with proof of marriage or domestic partnership. These consist of studios, one-bedrooms, and a limited number of two-bedrooms.
Open Housing: Students in two-shared apartments in Lasdon House can live together regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
Moving-out: All students are expected to notify the Graduate School (WCGShousing@med.cornell.edu) and their respective housing office of a vacate date at least two weeks prior to moving out. Vacate dates should coincide with the stipend termination date (i.e. the last day in the laboratory.)
Lasdon/Olin Hall: Both of these housing buildings are connected to the secure, school-wide, wireless server. Ethernet ports are also available in each room for wired connections.
Sloan: Sloan house is not connected to the wireless WCMC server. As such, residents in Sloan have the option of purchasing Internet services from external vendors and are reimbursed for their internet bills every year by the Graduate School Office (restrictions apply).
For assistant with any WCGS housing related affairs, please contact us at WCGShousing@med.cornell.edu or by phone at 212-746-6565.
For questions specific to Weill Cornell Medical College Housing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://weill.cornell.edu/housing/. The Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Housing Office may be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 646-888-8403.