Utilities

Heat, hot water and trash removal are always included in rent for all residents. For information about gas and electricity, please review the information below.

Electricity and cooking gas are included in the rent for students who live in apartment shares or dorms, and most students in private, couple and family apartments. The inclusion of utility charges in rent typically saves student residents $100-$200 per month, depending on the size of the unit.

Electricity and cooking gas are typically not included in the rent for faculty, staff and postdocs.

Residents whose utilities (electricity and cooking gas) are not included in the rent must make arrangements with Con Edison for service within 72 hours of move-in. Information about whether these utilities are included in the rent is available in the Housing Portal in the housing assignment, and on the housing agreement. Questions concerning the gas and electric bill should be addressed to Con Edison. If residents experience problems or delays in getting gas and electric service turned on, please contact us.