First-Year Student Residence
The First-Year Student Residence Hall makes it possible for students to live in a community and share a collegial approach to learning that will have a lasting impact on their adult, professional lives. Intended to provide a transition for new students from living at home to renting a private apartment, the First-Year Student Residence Hall opened its doors in September of 1992. It is located on Stuyvesant Street and Third Avenue, just across the street from the Foundation Building, which houses Cooper Union's Schools of Art and Architecture.
The First-Year Student Residence Hall offers apartment-style housing for approximately 180 students. Units range in size to accommodate three to five people, with the majority of the apartments being two bedroom units shared by four people. Each unit contains a bathroom, common living area, and kitchenette. The building amenities include a laundry room, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Menschel Room.
The building is staffed by the Director of Housing & Residential Education and eight resident assistants. In addition, there is a 24-hour security system including security guards, television cameras, and alarm systems.