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!


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!

Religious & Spiritual Support Services


We encourage any student who is seeking religious or spiritual support to visit the NYU Center for Global Spiritual Life, which hosts 70 chaplain affiliates of various faiths and groups. They can offer guidance to resources both on campus and throughout the city. You can learn more about the Center and its offerings by visiting in person, or emailing with any questions.

For students observing the month of Ramadan, NYU dining services will be open late so meal plans can be used for dinner after sunset. More information on dining services can be found in our previous post on campus dining.

Getting Involved on Campus

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As a visiting student during the summer, you are an NYU student, and therefore have access to all of the services and resources that the University has to offer.

NYU University ProgramsAll visiting students are a part of the University Programs community. From admissions to enrollment, the UP team is here to assist you! As you hopefully know by now, please email with any questions you may have as a visiting student during the summer months and beyond.

Commuter and Off-Campus Student ServicesAll students who do not live in NYU Housing are a part of the commuter and off-campus student community. Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services assists commuter students during the summer with resources to help you address any questions you have about living off campus and commuting to the University.

NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student CenterThe NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. Support services, resources, programs, advocacy, training, education and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community. With its services, programs and resources, the NYU LGBTQ Student Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Student Resource Center: The Student Resource Center (SRC) is your headquarters for navigating NYU and the City. Have questions about anything you come across as a student? Ask the SRC! (They love a good challenge).

For a full list of student resources, please see the Summer in NYC handbook!

Student Resources: Non-Academic


In our previous post, we discussed the academic resources available to you. Now, we’d like to highlight the non-academic resources you’ll have access to as an NYU student. Check out the essentials below, and explore the University life website for further offerings.

Student Resource Center (SRC): Your go-to for any (and we mean any) questions about NYU or NYC. Email or stop by in person.

Commuter & Off-Campus Student ServicesServices such as lockers, a commuter lounge and transportation information are all offered through Commuter & Off-Campus Student Services to any student who does not live in NYU Housing.

NYU Gyms: The NYU Gym, Palladium, is open to all visiting students. Using only your NYUCard, you can access this facility which features a climbing wall, pool, multipurpose courts, weights, and machines. Check hours and resources for Palladium online, or visit the Membership Office in person. Information about low-cost fitness classes is also online.

Ticket Central: OK, we know we said you’d be really busy with academics during Summer in NYC, but everybody deserves a break! Get discounted tickets to movies, sporting events, Broadway shows, and more through NYU’s Ticket Central!

Center for Spiritual Life: The newly-opened Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life is a safe environment for the exploration of multiple faiths. Interfaith initiatives, worship services, and meditation through the Mindfulness Project are just a few of the offerings provided through the Center for Spiritual Life.

Freeseums: Don’t forget that your NYUCard grants you access to 12 of NYC’s best museums!

Be sure to check back next Monday for information about the SRC’s summer newsletter and our “New Yorker’s Guide to the City.” As always, feel free to email us at with any questions!

Academic Resources

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As you know, academics are a priority during your time at NYU. That being said, we want you to know about the academic resources available to you as an NYU student this summer.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities: The Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. If you need any kind of accommodation for the summer, please contact the CSD now to register.

Libraries: The 9 NYU libraries and 8 affiliated libraries are headed by Bobst, which features over 25,000 seats for studying, computers for student use, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, and lots of books.

Academic Resource Center: The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is your one-stop shop for all academic questions such as course selection and registration, adding or dropping a course, and tutoring/academic support. There are also computer stations and lounge space available for student use.

University Learning Center: The two sites of the University Learning Center provide free tutoring for many NYU summer courses. Be sure to explore their website to learn more!

Study Spaces: Aside from the ARC, where University Programs is housed, several other student lounges exist on campus. Find your new favorite study spot now!

Most importantly, don’t forget about your peers! Form a study or support group to help you through the summer!

As a final reminder, be sure to check all important dates and deadlines prior to the start of your classes. Please contact us with any advising questions or concerns.