Campus Life

On West 27th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, you’ll find the gathering place for the next generation of humans who live and breathe innovation. Are you ready to call our neighborhood home?

Clubs, Sports & other Activities

FIT is home to dozens of organizations and services that help you meet people, establish a sense of community outside the classroom, and make college life happier, healthier, and more productive. Here’s some of what’s available:

Get Moving

FIT Athletics includes nationally competitive (and winning!) intercollegiate teams in cross-country, tennis, half-marathon, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, table tennis, and volleyball.

The Style Shop

The Style Shop is an on-campus, student-run boutique, staffed by members of the FIT Merchandising Society who work as buyers, managers, designers, and sales associates. Open to the public, the store is known for its curated selection of designer pieces, industry merchandise, must-have vintage clothing, home goods, and the Style Shop’s own product development line.

Get Involved

You’ll have lots of opportunities to build community:

  • Student government
  • Student-produced newspaper and magazine
  • Recreational fitness center
  • Leadership programs 
  • Center for Volunteer Services

Academic Facilities

a row of old books

The Library

The Gladys Marcus Library, with a collection of almost 300,000 volumes of print, non-print, and digital resources, includes an international assortment of sketchbooks, periodicals, images, films, and clippings.

The Bookstore

The campus Barnes & Noble bookstore carries a full range of academic and industry-related books, along with art, sewing, and computer supplies.

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories includes more than 4,000 pairs of shoes by luminaries such as Manolo Blahnik, Ferragamo, and Perugia.


If you decide to live on campus, you will:

  • Be part of a safe, supportive, and creative student community.
  • Live in one of four residence halls, which together house approximately 2,300 students.
  • Find housing that suits your lifestyle, from traditional dorm-style rooms with meal plans to apartment-style suites with kitchens; from rooms with five-person occupancy to doubles.
  • Enjoy dining with friends who live both on and off campus at the FIT dining hall.
  • Be around the corner from the rest of New York City!

Fit has 60+ clubs

Here are just a few:

  • Blush Magazine
  • Ethics and Sustainability Club
  • Film Club
  • LGBTQ Alliance
  • National Retail Federation Student Association
  • Philosophy Club
  • PRSSA-Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Runway27
  • W27 Newspaper