Thank You!

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We at University Programs would like to thank all Summer in NYC students for reading this blog, and wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your summer!

Don’t forget that the University Programs team is here for you! Feel free to email with any questions you may have as a visiting student alum.

All the best to you!


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!

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.