NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island campus is a pedestrian campus home to all NYUAD undergraduates, as well as many of the NYUAD graduate students, faculty, and staff. With three residential colleges housing approximately 750 undergraduate students, Saadiyat features multiple on-campus dining halls featuring international menu selections, new fitness facilities, Spiritual Life Resource Center, Career Development Center, study lounges, computer rooms, Campus Lounge and student lounges, and Multipurpose Rooms. All students are required to live in campus housing.
The residential colleges at Saadiyat offer an array of living options. Students can select Coed buildings, buildings separated by gender, and non-visitation floors for both males and females. The student suites at Saadiyat consist of two-double room suites and four-single room suites. All suites include a common area, kitchen, and bathroom(s).
Within each four-person suites, rooms are equipped with every basic item students might need for a quite comfortable life provided by the University. The rooms are spacious, new, and have their own living room, bathroom, and kitchenette. Suites are furnished with a couch, two chairs, coffee table, and dining table with four chairs. Each student will have bed, desk with chair, and a wardrobe with a chest of drawers contained within it furnished in their room.
A fully-staffed Campus Life department is on site to provide guidance, support, programming and residential life activities. The Office of Residential Education is committed to the holistic growth and development of every student. Resident Assistants (RAs), who are upper-class students, live in the student residences and serve as easily accessible role models, peer counselors, and information resources. RAs also play an important role in planning study breaks, floor meetings, and social, cultural, and educational programs and activities.
Every floor has a student lounge equipped with a kitchen, microwave, water cooler, laundry room with washers and dryers, an iron and ironing board, and an LCD television.
The campus offers multiple dining options for both the University community and members of the public. Students can choose from a full meal plan or half meal plan.
There is also 24-hour security staff; NYUAD Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is committed to ensuring the safety of the University's students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The NYUAD Public Safety team maintains a visible presence with uniformed security guards stationed throughout all campus locations. The department utilizes state-of-the-art technology at all campus locations to assist in achieving its goal of maintaining a safe and secure campus environment at all times.