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Postdoctoral Associates

Weill Cornell Medicine maintains a limited number of apartments for full-time postdoctoral associates and their families. Placement priority is given to newly-recruited postdocs.

FAQs for Postdoctoral Associates

How do I apply for housing?

Once you sign your appointment letter, ask your department to provide you with a housing application. Postdoc housing inventory is limited, so please complete the application and submit it to us as soon as possible. Learn more about the housing application process.

Are all postdocs eligible for housing?

Yes, however newly-recruited postdocs receive priority for housing assignments.

Is a security deposit required?

Yes. It must be paid by check; we do not accept cash or credit cards for security deposits.  

How do I set up utilities?

Southtown & Riverwalk: Water and heat are included, but you are responsible for gas and electric. You must set up your account with Con Edison—NYC’s gas and electric provider— prior to moving in. You can also contact a local cable provider for cable TV and internet service. 

The House at Cornell Tech: All utilities are included in your monthly housing fee. You don't need to take any action to set up services.

Does WCM offer postdoc housing anywhere other than Roosevelt Island?

No. All postdocs live in our Roosevelt Island properties.  

How long can I live in WCM housing?

Postdocs can live in WCM housing for up to five years. We will send you a reminder before your housing eligibility ends so you can begin looking for off-campus accommodations. 

What happens to my housing if I’m no longer employed by Weill Cornell Medicine?

If your employment with WCM ends for any reason, you have up to three days from your employment end date to vacate your apartment.

Are pets permitted in postdoc housing?

Pets are permitted at Southtown and Riverwalk. Approval is required and a fee may apply. For more details, incoming residents can contact Housing, while current residents can speak with building staff at the concierge desk.

May I have visitors in my apartment?

Visitors are permitted, but if you live with a roommate, you must have their permission before hosting an overnight guest. If you have a long-term guest (up to two weeks), you must register them with the Housing at the 465 Main Street Concierge Desk. Learn more about visitor policies and long-term guests.

Are apartments fully furnished?

The House at Cornell Tech is fully furnished and no personal furnishings are permitted.

Riverwalk and Southtown are not furnished. You may order furniture to be delivered to your new address on or after your move-in date. Storage space is not available, and we are not able to receive furniture orders in advance of your move-in date. If you have furniture delivered to Riverwalk 455 Main Street or Southtown 465 Main Street, the company must provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI).

I pay my housing fee via payroll deduction and I’m moving out of WCM housing. When will my payroll deductions stop?

If you pay your housing fee via payroll deduction, make sure to consider the WCM payroll calendar when determining your move-out date. Your payroll deductions will only be canceled once you fully vacate your apartment and check out. If you move out after the Sunday of a payroll week, you will be charged your housing fee in that week’s paycheck and then credited in the following paycheck. 

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