Updates on Reopening SVA
Click below for info on our plans for 2021-2022, including the vaccine requirement for all students, faculty and staff.
Living in the City

At SVA, we strive to support our students both inside and outside the classroom. Students living on campus join a unique community of artists in a safe, diverse, and supportive living environment. 

We offer students several housing options to fit all living preferences and budgets. Ludlow Residence is a traditional style residence hall that offers single and double room options. The 23rd Street Residence, 24th Street Residence, and Gramercy Women's Residence Halls offer students apartment-style living.

For information on summer housing, visit our Summer Housing page.

Fall 2021 Housing COVID-19 Policies

  • Masks & Face-coverings

  • Residence Hall Guest Policy

  • 24th Street Residence Gym Access

  • Quarantine/Isolation Policy

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Academic Year

For the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 academic year, the SVA residence halls will resume shared and normal room occupancy, based on the anticipated wide availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of the start of the school year. Details on changes to other policies, including guest policy, mask policy, social distancing, etc, are subject to change and will be informed by guideline changes by New York State.

The Office of Residence Life will contact current residential students, regarding the 21-22 Room Selection process during the last week of February. For questions, please email: reslife@sva.edu or check back at this page for updates.

Spring 2021

  • When can I check-in to my housing assignment for the Spring 2021 semester?

  • Are there changes to the Guest Policy for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021?

  • Will masks be required in the Residence Halls?

  • Where can I learn about other changes and planning regarding housing for matters related to COVID-19?


  • Housing Tours

  • Housing Costs

  • Residence Life “Gender-Inclusive Housing” Policy

If you have any questions, send us an email at reslife@sva.edu or call us at 212.592.2140

Upcoming Events/Things To Do

Throughout the academic year, there are a host of events and processes for residential students. See below for upcoming events and processes.

  • Residence Life Wellness Week

  • What Is Ethical Eco Moveout?

  • What is the Universal Cleaning Deadline?

  • How Does Returning Student Room Selection Work?