Staying Healthy & Well at NYU


Your physical, mental and emotional well-being are key contributors to a successful summer at NYU. This week’s blog focuses on the wellness related resources available to you as a visiting student. If you are taking six credits or more, remember that your Summer in NYC student immunization forms are due by May 15! If you have not yet submitted these, please visit the Student Health Center website or email with completed forms or any questions.


NYU’s Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. Appointment-based and walk-in medical and counseling services are available at either no cost or a very reduced cost to all NYU students, regardless of insurance coverage. Their goal is to add great value to the NYU experience for students and great comfort in knowing that a safety net for basic healthcare exists at NYU. You can find additional information about health alerts, student health insurance, medical services, counseling services, and health promotion online.


The NYU Wellness Exchange is a 24-hour private hotline where you can speak with a counselor to discuss any health or mental health concerns. The hotline is also available if you just need to talk or are feeling lonely. College can be stressful, especially in a new environment.  Feel free to utilize the hotline by calling 212-443-9999 at any time.


The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. CSD operates according to an Independent Living Philosophy and strives in its policies and practices to empower each student to become as independent as possible. Their services are designed to encourage autonomy, backed by a strong system of supports.

Any student who needs a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified disability is required to register with the CSD for assistance (preferably one month prior to attendance). Please email for further information.


The NYU Department of Public Safety provides security for all students, staff, and faculty on the University’s campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Officers are stationed in buildings and patrolling campus to ensure that students feel safe and comfortable. Officers are also available at all times via the Public Safety Hotline (212-998-2222 – add it to your contacts now!) and in person at their command center at 7 Washington Place. As NYU is “in and of the city,” and you will likely be exploring beyond the limits of Greenwich Village, we encourage all students to review Safety in the City tips. For more information, check out our Health and Safety page.

Check back on Thursday for information about one of our favorite topics, dining on campus!


Your NYUCard


All NYU students must get a NYUCard for the summer. Your NYUCard, or student ID, will be your gateway to many things – classrooms, libraries, freeseums, athletic facilities, and great student discounts!

Once you are registered in your summer courses, you can get your NYUCard. First time NYU students can simply submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center, pick it up in person. Returning NYU students must visit the NYUCard Center in person to obtain a new card. The NYUCard Center is located at 7 Washington Place on the corner of Mercer Street. They are open Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm, and Sundays (May 29-July 31) from 9am-4pm. Please note that you must bring a valid photo ID with you to get your card. More information can be found online.

Your NYUCard will grant you access to dining options. Students living on or off-campus can utilize NYU’s available dining locations during the summer. The University offers a variety of meal plans to make the dining experience easier for students. Commuter students interested in signing up for a meal plan are also welcome to do so.

In addition to meal plans, your NYUCard can also serve as a debit card with Campus Cash. Campus Cash is a service that allows you to put money onto your card and use it at participating shops, cafes, and restaurants. (It’s also great for doing laundry!) Rather than worry about carrying and budgeting your cash, save time and safely consolidate your money by enrolling in Campus Cash.

As you can see, your NYUCard is a powerful thing! If you have further questions about obtaining your NYUCard, meals plans, or Campus Cash, email us at

Get to Know NYC


Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with your soon-to-be home for the summer, New York City! Before all of your reading is claimed by textbooks, articles, and journals, delve into the local paper or pick up one of the books below to read about your new home.

Here is New York by E.B. White
The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth Jackson
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.I. Konigsburg
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Washington Square by Henry James
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The New York Times

Though the movies aren’t always the most accurate portrayals of cities, it can be fun to see how directors interpret them! Check out Time Out New York‘s list of “The 100 Best Films Set in New York City” and then see for yourself how they compare when you arrive this summer!

Choosing Your Classes


As a Summer in NYC student, you have the opportunity to take almost any course available on the course search! However there are some important things to note and consider when planning your summer schedule.

First, please note that visiting students are typically only permitted to enroll in Undergraduate-level courses. Undergraduate courses are indicated by a “U” in the course abbreviation suffix (ex: PSYCH-UA), while graduate courses are marked by a “G” (ex: PSYCH-GA).

Second, you should always “Click here to learn more” when reading a course description. This section will provide you with information about the course meeting time, when during the summer it takes place, and who will be teaching it. Any pre-requisites or restrictions will be listed under the “Notes:” section. In the example below, note that this four-credit class will take place during the first half of the summer from 5/23-7/03. It will meet three days a week, and the required pre-requisite is PSYCH-UA 1, Introduction to Psychology. If you wish to register for a course that has a pre-requisite requirement, be sure to submit an enrollment request form.


Finally, if you are taking a course as an elective or just for fun, be sure to consider the many unique offerings of NYU. The Open Arts Curriculum courses at Tisch (OART-UT), Interdisciplinary Seminars at Gallatin (IDSEM-UG), and Media, Culture and Communication courses at Steinhardt (MCC-UE) are just a few of the popular departments we have! As always, you may email us at

Living on Campus you are interested in living on campus this summer, it is best to submit your housing application by the priority deadline of March 25. If you indicated an interest in housing in your Summer in NYC application, housing application information will be emailed to you. If you did not receive a housing email or you did not indicate an interest in housing in your admission application and now wish to live on campus, please contact us and we can assist you further.

Summer Housing is available on a weekly basis from Monday, May 22-Saturday, August 13. Only students taking Summer Session II courses will be able to remain in housing through August 13. Exact dates are listed online. Students applying for summer housing must submit a $500.00 reservation payment with their application.

NYU residence halls are located in some of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City including Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Union Square. NYU Housing provides a safe, comfortable, and convenient place to call home while you’re in New York. All of our residence halls are conveniently located near public transportation, allowing you access to all that New York City offers.

Off Campus Living:
Many students live off-campus!  New York City has many affordable and interesting neighborhoods you can call your own. Looking for an apartment in New York, however, can be very overwhelming. If you are planning to live off-campus during the summer, don’t hesitate to contact Off-Campus Housing Services!

They have many resources – including Apartment Search Links and a Roommate Registry – and tips about finding the perfect place and people to live with!

For more information about living both on and off campus, be sure to visit our Housing and Dining page.

Summer Sessions: Choosing the Best Fit


Summer is one of the busiest times at NYU! There are a number of unique programs and courses offered to thousands of students. Today we’ll explore some of the various summer programs that exist and what they really mean. The most important thing to keep in mind, however, is that ALL summer students are NYU students.

NYU Summer in New York City: Courses are offered to current NYU students as well as visiting students, both domestic and international. Most courses are for credit, however some non-credit options do exist. Courses vary in length, including three-week courses, six-week courses, and twelve-week sessions. Most summer courses are six-weeks long and fall under either Summer Session I or Summer Session II. Throughout this blog we’ll refer to the following sessions:

Summer Session I: 5/23 – 7/3
Quarter 1: 5/23 – 6/12
Quarter 2: 6/13 – 7/3
Summer Session II: 7/5 – 8/14
Quarter 3: 7/5 – 7/24
Quarter 4: 7/25 – 8/14

Be sure to keep these various dates in mind while exploring the course search! Dates for courses will be listed in each course and can be found in the course notes.

Students who are interested in a more structured experience, instead of individual courses, may prefer one of our specialized academic programs. Please note that the following programs may require a separate application (as indicated in the description). Information about dates, cost, and application procedures can be found on their respective websites.

Summer Journalism at NYU: All levels of writers are invited to attend NYU Journalism’s Summer Academy at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Courses include “Eat NY,” “Report NY,” “Style NY,” “The Beat,” and more!

Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP): Steinhardt’s acclaimed faculty offer countless courses and workshops to college and postgraduate students every summer. Topics include instrumental and vocal performance, scoring and songwriting, music business, music technology, dance education, music education, and educational theatre. Separate application is required.

Tisch School of the Arts: Tisch’s summer intensives and noncredit certificates are designed for college students and adult learners. Non-credit Dramatic Writing and Film Certificates are available through Tisch, as well as a Photography and Human Rights Program, Summer Dance Residency Festival, Recorded Music Boot Camp, and Summer Music Theatre. Note: Some intensives below may require a program application in addition to the Summer in NYC Visiting Student Application to register. Please see the website for additional information.

American Language Institute (ALI): ALI offers a part-time Professional English Program during the summer months to help students with English as a second language to perfect their language skills. Topics include accent correction, effective business writing, grammar and writing, and job hunting skills for international professionals. Separate application required.

This is just a sampling of all of the programs available to students during the summer months. If you’re unsure about which program is the best fit for you, or if you have questions about a specific program, don’t hesitate to email us at!

How to Register for Classes


Registering for classes can be a daunting task, but have no fear, we’re here to help! Online registration via Albert began on February 16th, and will be available through the start of summer classes, after which point you must meet with your Academic Advisor (us) or visit the Academic Resource Center at 18 Washington Place. To register yourself, it’s important that you first complete all items on our initial “to-do” list (see previous post). Once you have thoroughly explored the course search, and have written down the five-digit class number of the class(es) you wish to take this summer, you are ready to enroll.

To enroll in courses, first sign in to NYUHome. Once logged in, click on the “Academics” tab. From there, continue to your Student Center. In the top left hand corner, click on “Enrollment.” Select the Summer 2016 term and click continue. Then, enter the five-digit class number you wish to take. Click next and it should be entered into your shopping cart.

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.48.34 PMScreen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.50.41 PM If at this point you receive an error message with either of these icons, please submit an enrollment request form. The course likely has pre-requisites which require approval. Or, if there is a separate issue, the University Programs team will be able to troubleshoot it once we receive your request. Enrollment request forms may take up to 7 business days to process. Please note: You must be logged in to your NYUHome account to be able to access the enrollment request form.

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.52.08 PMIf you’re in the clear and have a green check mark, be sure to click on “Proceed to step 2 of 3.” Confirm that all course information is correct, and complete step 3 of 3! After following these steps, it’s a good idea to return to your Student Center in Albert and make sure you are enrolled by viewing your schedule.

Still seem confusing? Check out the Registrar’s Guide to Albert, review our Advising and Registration page, or email with detailed questions.