This is a popular question – what do to the dorms at FIT look like? FIT offers three “freshman” (for your first year attending FIT, whether or not it is your first year of college does not matter) dorms and one “upper classman” dorms (where you can live after the first year on 27th st).
When I dormed, my favorite part was definitely the distance from class! FIT is essentially one city block, and the freedom to get out of bed 10 minutes before class and make it there with 5 to spare is pretty sweet. Since classes are on the north side of 27th, and the freshman dorms on the south side, it takes moments to cross the street to get to school. For sophomores and beyond, Kaufman Hall is located on 31st, right next to the new Hudson Yards mall and developments. It is about a 12 minute walk but there is also a shuttle service for rainy days or for when you just need a lift.
You can learn more about FIT’s dorms here, on our website!
As for what the dorms look like inside, you can see one on a campus tour but the best way to really peek inside is on YouTube! Many FIT students vlog about their student life, and show off how they decorated their dorms. Their videos are a lot easier to relate to than a staged room. I would recommend researching on the FIT website which of the three halls might be best for you, and then searching youtube with the dorm hall name, and “dorm tour”. For example, “FIT Nagler Hall dorm tour” will turn up loads of videos on how students before you made their dorm room home.
Which of our three entering students dorms are you interested in? Let me know below!