Alumni Membership


Alumni Membership

Thank you for your interest in alumni membership. By making a gift to I-House at the membership level or higher, you will receive benefits that will help keep you connected with the House. You will also gain satisfaction from lending your support to the I-House mission of promoting friendship and goodwill among people of different backgrounds and culture.

Membership Benefits

Access: Membership allows you access to the House between 8:00am and 4:00am the following day. Any member staying past 4:00am must be signed in as an overnight guest by a resident member according to the rules contained in the International House Community Guide.

Events: Alumni members may attend certain non-invitation events and programs such as cultural hours, ballroom dancing and summer socials. A limited number of tickets for other events such as Sunday Suppers (fee ticket) and speaker programs are offered based on space availability. Alumni interested in these events should call (212) 316-8425 to purchase tickets or to confirm availability. When space is limited for program events, priority will be given to resident members and alumni members may be placed on a waiting list. Members will receive a monthly email announcing programs.

Gymnasium: Alumni members may only attend scheduled activities, as listed by the Programs Office, in the Frohlich Gymnasium.

Policies and Limitations

Conduct: As with any member of our community, alumni members are asked to abide by all applicable policies and procedures regarding conduct that are stated in the International House Community Guide (located on our website). Alumni members are asked to remember that International House's facilities and activities are first and foremost for the benefit of resident members and that residents are given priority for all programs, facilities and services.

Public Areas: Alumni members may use most public areas, but are not allowed to sleep in public areas of I-House or leave their belongings unattended in these areas. Due to space limitations, alumni membership does not include access to the resident floors (unless signed in and accompanied by a current resident member), Computer Lab, the Frohlich Fitness Center, Bike Room, Music Practice Rooms or the Community Kitchen.

Programs: Alumni members may not attend particular programs or events that have been designated as exclusive to resident members. These include community weekends, orientation events, the New York City Performances Program, board and speaker receptions (except by invitation of the Development & Alumni Relations Office only) and resident floor events and parties. Membership does not include access to the resident online community.

Access: Please swipe your valid International House-issued alumni photo ID at the electronic scanner located next to each of our entrances. The receptionist will verify your identity and unlock the door for you. You must then present your ID to the receptionist, who will retain it and return it to you upon your departure from the building. Any expired IDs will be confiscated at entry.

Guests: Alumni members may sign in one guest per visit. Guests are required to leave a photo ID at the front desk which will be retained upon entry and returned upon departure. We request that alumni members accompany their guests at all times and inform them of the rules and regulations of I-House. All guests must depart before or when their hosts leave the premises.

Please note any infringements to these rules may result in revocation of membership without refund.

Membership Gift Levels

$75 for the first year immediately following I-House departure

$150 for the 2nd year and thereafter

$20 to replace a lost/stolen card

Who is Eligible

All former residents of International House New York who stayed for at least 30 consecutive days and are in good standing with the House are eligible for I-House alumni membership. Membership applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for approval. Please allow one week for processing.

For More Information

Nicole Davidson
(212) 316-8425

We are a residence and program center of 700 graduate students and trainees representing more than 100 countries, perhaps the most culturally diverse student community in all of New York City.