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First Year Area

The First Year Area (FYA) is a vibrant area of first-year students that live in suite-style and corridor style residence halls. The residential spaces include:  

The First Year Area (FYA) staff works to program for and support all residents in the area. The FYA staff also works closely with Faculty-in-Residence Professor John Kymissis to offer opportunities for students to engage with faculty across the university. The FYA also has a Dean-in-Residence as well, Cristen Kromm, Dean of Undergraduate Student Life. In addition, Hartley & Wallach is home to two SICs (Writer's House and Alt House) and the Res Inc. program

The First Year Area (FYA) staff consist of one Associate Director and one Residence Hall Director:

Scott Helfrich, Associate Director  
Aaron Hukari, Residence Hall Director, Carman Hall 

Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6805

Fax: (212) 854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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