The Student Residence 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 Student Residence 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 Student Residence offers apartment-style housing for 178 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 study room, laundry room, the Residence Hall Office, and the Menschel Room.
The building is staffed by a full-time manager, an assistance hall manager, and eight resident assistants. In addition, there is a 24-hour security system including four guards, television cameras, and alarm systems.