Life on Campus
The Muss Residence Hall is home to the dormitory for Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Depending on the population and demographics of the student body, it houses between 15 and 40 students in single and double rooms on a dedicated high school floor. The building is located behind the high school building with direct access via 4th floor and basement access-ways. The high school floor contains an exclusive dormitory student lounge, “Quiet Room” for homework and studying, as well as restrooms, which are serviced by a daily maintenance and housekeeping crews. The building also houses its own Beis Medrash and laundry room. Mail and packages are received for all students in the dorm and can be retrieved at their leisure, any day of the week, during regular business hours. The dorms are equipped with a robust free filtered WiFi network with access provided throughout the hours that students are not in classes. After receiving the keys to his room, students are granted their own bed, mattress, locked closet, dresser, chair and desk. Desks come complete with lamp for late night study and many drawers, including one which locks and another which doubles as a Laptop platform, and have many shelves to storage. Additionally, every desk has a built in corkboard for posting notes, pictures and the like.
Living on the YU Campus provides each student with access to all that the YU community has to offer.
The Yeshiva University cafeteria serves hot meals 3 times daily and has 24 / 7 access to warm meals, snacks and refreshments available for purchase using a designated meal card. In addition to snack and drink machines around the campus, two local pizza stores, a Chinese restaurant, a Mediterranean Cuisine, two burger joints and a Kosher supermarket are all located on the immediate YU campus. A kosher Dunkin’ Donuts is located on campus as well. There are various stores and services nearby to service all a students needs, including a pharmacy, and various supermarkets, barber shops dry cleaners and more. A local, private shuttle is provided by Yeshiva University to help ease access to any of the local train or bus stations, when needed.
A home away from home, the MTA dorm has afforded our sons and family the opportunity to be part of the YUHSB community. We are extremely grateful to have been able to send our sons to MTA because of the ability to dorm. Through the dorms, our boys have learned independence and responsibility, built relationships and forged friendships, not to mention all the fun they've had living with their peers. It has fostered a sense of appreciation in them too. We are sincerely grateful for having had the opportunity to send our children to a school where we know they are well taken care of physically and spiritually. We appreciate all the time and effort the dorm counsellors and .... have put in to our sons and for helping to make their school experiences at MTA so special and memorable!
I like having access to resources while studying, and during down time I enjoy having the YU Gym and pool on campus. The dorm staff are always helpful and nice, making it easy to live in the dorms.
It’s nice to roll out of bed and be in school in minutes. Living in the dorm provides me the unique opportunity to learn with college and semicha students and the dorm staff at night, to give my learning and studies that extra edge in a personal way.
The dorm is a place where all students are welcomed into the strongest and most robust community in our high school. Living on (Yeshiva University’s) campus affords students in our dorm access to the greatest array of resources, opportunities and experiences, unrivaled by any other experience imaginable. Lucky is the boy who is exposed to what our dorm community has to offer.
College, graduate and semicha students live in the dorm and serve as Resident Advisors, setting examples for our students and modeling the lifestyle that we hope our students will pursue. They are selected for their outstanding character and prior mentoring experience. Their work is monitored and supervised by a qualified Director of Dormitory Life. In addition, a young couple who live nearby on the YU campus serve as Av & Eim Bayit, opening their home to provide meals, events, and a family environment. The current ratio of students to advisors is less than 2 high school students per each dorm staff member.
The dormitory is more than just a place to sleep; it is a structured and closely supervised living environment. Life in the dorm allows students to have a richer school experience with greater access to the Beis Medrash, the University library and other University facilities – including the Benjamin Gottesman Pool and the Max Stern Athletic Center. Students in the dorm also participate in activities and trips designed to create a sense of community within the dorm and to take advantage of what New York has to offer. Further, students in the dorm have the greatest flexibility to participate in after school activities held on campus, including attending the MTA Lions sports game, either as a player or making up the core of the Home Team fans.
On Shabbos, dorm students that choose to stay on campus participate in campus programming for davening and meals. Students are also able to eat at the home of the Av & Eim Bayit, and a Residence Advisor is always on duty. Ping Pong, Foosball, Bananagrams and many other classic ‘Shabbos games’ are available for use on Friday Night and Shabbos afternoon.
Over the past few years, dormitory students have hailed from:
- Bala Cynwyd, PA
- Brooklyn, NY
- Chicago, IL
- Col. Polanco, Mexico
- Denver, CO
- Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
- Highland Park, NJ
- Huntington, NY
- Margate, NJ
- Merion Station, PA
- Miami Beach, FL
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mumbai, India
- Newark, DE
- Newport, RI
- Philadelphia, PA
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Santa Monica, CA
- Towaco, NJ
- Warsaw, Poland
- West Hartford, CT