Housing & Dining
Finding your home at NYU
At NYU, you can experience the world without leaving your residence hall. Maggie from Syracuse, New York, and Kiki from Chengdu, China, for example, grew up on opposite ends of the earth. But over karaoke, language lessons, and countless meals, these two first-year roommates at NYU Shanghai grew into best friends, happily choosing to live together again their sophomore year. Living (and dining) on campus is the surest way to feel right at home at NYU while creating memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
New York City
Talk about living in the heart everything. More than 11,000 NYU students live in 23 residence halls, most of which are found in famed Greenwich Village. Two halls are also in the incredibly diverse and hip community of Brooklyn Heights, near the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In either location, you’re surrounded by an amazing wealth of cultural, entertainment, and dining options.
When you’re not trying out a new restaurant, you have your pick of 13 on-campus eateries offering everything from American classics and gluten free options to baked goods, vegan dishes, smoothies, and kosher foods. You can even get your caffeine fix at our very own Starbucks.
Here are few other things to know about living and dining at NYU New York City:
- An upperclass resident assistant lives on each floor.
- Each student residence has a private bath, and some have kitchens.
- Meal plans, cash, and credit cards are accepted at all NYU dining locations.
Students can choose between a traditional style residence hall, or an apartment style residence hall, like this one, Gramercy Green, where students have a shared kitchen.
Here, students share a spacious triple in Brittany Hall.
Each residence hall features common areas for group meetings, study space, and social activities. Stop by the common area at the 2nd Street Residence Hall for table tennis, pool, or piano practice.
The dining hall at Hayden, on Washington Square West, is rumored to have the best cookies on campus.
The Weinstein Food Court offers a change of pace from the dining halls.
With a Starbucks on campus, and plenty of other places within blocks, there's always a new place to study or grab a snack.
Residence halls have dedicated building staff, and 24 hour security. Shown here: Greenwich Hotel's front lobby.
Students in apartment-style residence halls share a kitchen, like this one in Coral Towers.
NYU dining halls offer options for everyone, including salad bars (like the one at Kimmel MarketPlace, above), the Kosher Eatery, and a wide range of international cuisine.
NYU’s newest residence hall and home to over 700 first-year students, located in the Union Square/East Village area of NYC.
India, Jordan, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, the United Kingdom — shall we go on? This is just a sampling of the countries and cultures found at any one time in a residence hall on our Abu Dhabi campus. Throw in a surrounding community comprised of more than 150 different nationalities, and you get a diverse learning experience unlike any other.
As for food, the campus has seven eateries offering something to satisfy just about any palate or dietary requirement, including halal, vegan, vegetarian, and glucose-free.
Learn more about the living and learning environment of NYU Abu Dhabi.
Whether you’re home is the United States, China, Russia, Australia, or Timbuktu, the quickest way to make a circle of friends at NYU Shanghai is by staying in a residence hall. A big part of living on campus are activities that promote appreciation for different cultures, as well as a sense of community both on- and off-campus. All first-year, sophomore, and Study Away students are required to live in the Green Center Residence Hall.
To fill you up, NYU Shanghai’s professional chefs prepare everything from dim sum to pizza, using wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Daily menus are sent to students’ in-boxes with nutritional facts and figures included.
Learn more about housing and dining at NYU Shanghai.