Reminder: Memorial Day Holiday


Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day, and the University will be closed and no classes will be held that day in observance of the holiday.  Also, many NYU offices will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27 for the long weekend.

We hope you all enjoy your long holiday weekend, and we will be back on Tuesday!


Questions? Come See Us!

Summer Session I students–if you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Come see us anytime during walk-in hours at the Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place.

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

We are also available by email at  If you wish to see us in person outside of walk-in hours, we are available by appointment.  Just email us to schedule!

Summer Session I: Registration Deadlines

Welcome to campus, Summer Session I students!  We hope you are all enjoying your first days of class. If you decide to change your course schedule, there are a few registration deadlines you should be aware of:


Thursday May 26

  • Last day to add a course online via Albert Student Center.  After this date, if you wish to add a course for the session, you must do so in person with University Programs Advising and have written permission to enroll in the course from the class professor.

Sunday, May 29

  • Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.  After this date, if you drop a course or withdraw from the summer you will get no refund.
  • Last day to drop a course and not receive a final grade of W (withdrawn).  Courses dropped after this date will receive a grade of W on record.
  • Last day to request a course for a pass/fail grade.


Withdrawing from Summer

If you no longer plan to attend any summer courses, please drop all courses and contact us at to notify us of your withdrawal.  The deadline to withdraw and receive a refund of tuition and fees is Sunday, May 29.
Not attending your classes does not equal withdrawing from NYU.  If you stop attending your class but do not officially withdraw, you will still be charged for your courses.


More information about these dates and other academic dates for summer can be found on the NYU Academic Calendar, the Bursar Refund Calendar, and the Visiting Student Important Dates website.

Where are classes?

So you’re registered for classes and ready to go. Excellent! Now, where is your class taking place?

The first thing to do is to log into your NYUHome account, and pull up your class schedule via the Student Services Center in Albert. Your schedule will tell you where your classes are being held. Easy, except that it says something along the lines of “269M 206” which isn’t very clear.

First, you’ll need to look up the building code (the “269M” mentioned above) to find out which building your class is in. Then, find your building on the NYU campus map. You can use the interactive map or download a PDF map with a key.

Going back to the example from above, “269M 206″ means this class will meet at 269 Mercer Street, Room 206.  Eureka!  You now know where to be for your first day of class.

Note that students taking classes at the School of Engineering can find directions to our Brooklyn campus online here!

For those of you always on the go (who isn’t these days, right?) you can download the NYU Mobile App, where you can access a campus map, and so much more!

Final Reminders

Final Reminders

Classes are just a week away! As you all begin your journeys to the Square, a few important reminders…

Classes: Summer Session I begins on Monday May 23rd. Summer Session II classes officially begin Tuesday, July 5. Most University offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4th in observance of Memorial Day and Independence Day, and there will be no classes these days. Classes are offered at various points all throughout the summer, so be sure to check your schedule one last time to properly plan your arrival!

International Student Check In: All visiting international students must check in with the Office of Global Services. Dates and locations of the check-ins offered throughout the summer are available online. RSVP here.

Online Orientation and Handbook: The Online Orientation and Summer in NYC Handbook are both available on the visiting students website. Please read through this information carefully.

Books: New and used books are available at the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway). You can search for textbooks online at Make sure to check NYU Classes in your NYU home for course information.

Any questions? Please feel free to contact us at

We’ll see you soon!

Course Highlights: History

Summer students!  If you are interested in delving into history this summer, the History Department has seats still available in the following courses…but going fast.  Be sure to register soon if you are interested!

HIST-UA 175 Islam, Race, and Revolution
This course traces the history of the critical intersection between race, religion and revolutions among Muslims from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present day.  Emphasizing Islam as a global religious tradition, this course will examine how people of color have united under Islam to challenge existing power structures and transform their social, cultural, and political realities.

HIST-UA 551 Islam in China from the Time of Prophet Muhammad to the Present
This summer course will familiarize students with one Islamic diaspora in China which exists outside of the Islamic heartlands, that is, beyond what is referred to in Islamic tradition as the “House/Realm of Islam.” By surveying the ways in which Muslims in China have negotiated with changing local Chinese context through history, students will consider how these two traditions come to terms with each other and how history can be used as a lens to understand the complexities of such Muslim minorities.

HIST-UA 629 Animals & Empires: Humans, Animals, and Political Power in Global History
When thinking about history, do animals matter? In this course we will answer that question by exploring the complex relationship between people and animals in world history, asking how animals made empires and empires made animals. Around the world people lived among animals, and students will examine how relationships between humans and animals were transformed by colonial encounters in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. And yes, there will be cat pictures.

What to Bring & When to Arrive


If you can believe it, classes begin in less than two weeks! Today we’re providing you with a final to-do list, including what to pack and when to arrive.

What to Bring: Although we know it can be difficult, it is essential to pack lightly! Don’t forget that many of you will be buying souvenirs and gifts, and you will want to have room in your luggage to bring it all home!  If you forget to pack something, chances are high that you will be able to get it in New York after you arrive.

One common rule is to set out everything you plan to bring and then cut it in half.  Try it and think of it as a personal challenge! When you do pack, don’t forget to put your valuables in your carry-on along with an extra change of clothes in case your luggage gets lost or is delayed on its way to New York. (This happens more often than anyone would like.)

The following is a basic list of suggested items to bring this summer:

    • Passport (international students) or government-issued photo ID (American students)
    • Comfortable walking shoes. New Yorkers walk everywhere…a lot!
    • Light clothes – Both in color and weight. New York City summers can get hot! But also remember to bring…
    • Jacket and sweatshirts – Evenings in the summer can get cool!
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Umbrella 
    • Laptop or computer. There will be several computer labs available to you around campus, but if you prefer to use your own laptop, feel free to bring it.  If you are an international student, don’t forget an adapter!
    • Backpack or school bag. You will be carrying your books and supplies with you everywhere. It is a good idea to have a sturdy bag with you.
    • Medication. If you need medication, you should bring enough to last you for the entire length of your stay.  Having copies of your prescription(s) in generic form is also a good idea.
    • Extra-long twin sheets (80 inches) for your residence hall bed and towels (if living on campus).
    • Toiletries you can’t live without — those brands you know you can only get at home or will be too expensive in New York.
    • Battery-powered alarm clock
    • Notebooks, pens, pencils, and calendar/planner for class. Bring whatever supplies you know work best for your studying style.
    • Journal
    • Camera
    • Guidebook(s)

Books: The NYU Bookstore allows students to browse textbook options before even receiving a syllabus. Create your own personalized book list, compare prices between the NYU bookstore and major leading retailers, download an eBook, or rent books! As there are so many options, we suggest exploring the bookstore’s website to familiarize yourself with the materials you’ll need. Order online or when you come to campus!

When to arrive: Students living in campus housing should plan to arrive on Sunday of the week of your reservation. Check-in begins at 9am that Sunday. When you arrive at your residence hall, report to the hall’s front desk. You will need to present a valid photo ID to receive your keys. You can also check out a rolling cart if you need help with your belongings. Students not living in University housing should plan to arrive in time to attend their first class of the summer, or to attend any mandatory check-in sessions. Also, don’t forget to get your NYUCard once you arrive and before your first class.

Please email us at with any last-minute questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming you to NYU next week!

Navigating NYU and NYC

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Today’s topic is your arrival to New York City. The city can be an intimidating and confusing place for those coming from out of town. However with our tips and tricks you should have no problem navigating the grid once you arrive!

NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The campus is easily accessible via New York City public transportation. Directions on how to get to NYU are on the NYU visitor’s website. Please know that there is no NYU transportation service to bring you to campus from the local airports or bus/train terminals.  All students are responsible for transportation to campus.

There are many ways to get from the airport to NYU, including buses, shuttles, and trains. The easiest way to get to campus is to use a taxi or car service. If you use a taxi, be sure to get one from the official taxi stand at the airport. DO NOT accept a ride from an unauthorized taxi driver.

Also, if you are flying, it is a good idea to register your trip with NYU Traveler, the University’s web-based travel safety service.

Once you arrive, familiarize yourself with campus with our interactive and downloadable campus map or by downloading the NYU Mobile App, which features a campus map among other useful features!

Information about navigating the city’s streets and using public transportation can be found on the Getting Around Page and Summer in NYC Student Handbook.

It’s a good idea to plan your route to class ahead of time. Resources like the Student Resource Center exist to help you in this process, or, if you’re ever lost, don’t hesitate to call NYU Public Safety.  Check back soon for a final to-do list and tips about what to pack!