Life at Manhattanville

Life at Manhattanville

Manhattanville campus life is about so much more than a degree.

Our leadership centers, community events, student support, and open atmosphere also define your student experience. Whatever your unique interests or goals, a community is ready to cheer you on and join you on your journey. At Manhattanville University, you can be Valiant—to be yourself, make lifelong friendships, and lead a life of meaning.


Valiant Life

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Home Away From Home.


Join. Connect. Inspire.


We Are Valiant.

Living On Campus

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Create unforgettable memories with fellow students by living on campus. Four comfortable and conveniently located residence halls offer single, double, and suite-style dorms. Gender-inclusive housing is available upon request.
Grab a delicious, nutritious meal at one of several food options around campus. Manhattanville meal plans cover everything from a much-needed first cup of coffee to a late-night study snack, whether for residential or commuter students.
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The Department of Campus Safety works tirelessly to ensure all students thrive in a safe and secure environment. Our trained team is present around all university facilities, ready to assist you.

Life as a Manhattanville Student


Tap into your passion with one of our 55+ programs in the arts, sciences, fine arts, education, nursing, or health sciences and receive the academic support you need to fulfill your goals with our team of advisors, tutors, and librarians.


Scroll through our event calendar to discover everything campus life has to offer. From career fairs to guest speakers, full-scale musical productions to poetry festivals, an ice-cream social to a discussion group, there is never a dull moment at Manhattanville.
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Our historic campus is in picture-perfect Westchester County, home to the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens. Explore our thriving independent shops and restaurants, or take a short train ride to New York City for a taste of the big city life.

Student Support

Set yourself up for university success in supportive and engaging seminars, writing courses, and electives geared toward first-year students.
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Take care of your physical and mental health at Student Health and Counseling. We offer free and confidential medical care, counseling services, and wellness programs to full-time undergraduate and residential graduate students.
The Center for Student Accessibility empowers your academic journey through advocacy, support programs, and resources for neurodivergent students and students with disabilities. Request the housing and testing accommodations you need with our help.


Wherever you are coming from, you are welcome at Manhattanville University. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education have been central to who we are throughout our history. Learn more about our university success programs for first-generation and economically disadvantaged students, our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, events, workshops, training, and other resources for equal opportunity for all.

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Craft Your Life at Manhattanville

The Manhattanville student experience is as much about what you create outside of the classroom as it is about what you learn in it. Explore your interests, bond with fellow students, gain work experience, and tap into the academic resources that allow you to maximize your talents. Here, you can shape your life to fit who you want to be.

New Student and Family Orientation is a fun, day-long event filled with social activities and info sessions to help you and your parents get acquainted with Manhattanville University and everything it has to offer.

International Student Services is the go-to hub for Manhattanville University’s vibrant international community. We offer guidance on visa procedures, employment authorization, cross-cultural awareness, and international student life, and we hold events throughout the year to help you thrive in the U.S.

Student Life Resources


The Center for Inclusion offers support services and resources for minority and LGBTQIA+ students. Our programming fosters and nurtures our diverse student body through workshops, interactive discussions, and intercultural competency programs. 

Manhattanville Study Abroad opens the doors to the world. Experience what it’s like to live and work in another country at one of our partner international institutions in Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the UK, or Israel.

As the Dean of Students, Susan Boyd is in charge of fostering an environment where every student can thrive. Learn more about resources like the code of conduct, residence life, student events, and Title IX.