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Safety, Security, & Transportation

Fire Safety

Residents will receive residence hall specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures at the beginning of each term from their Resident Assistant (RA) or RHD. It is extremely important that residents familiarize themselves and their guests with all applicable fire safety procedures in their assigned building. More information about our fire safety policy can be read here.

NYU complies with the NYC Fire Code which requires that all fire & life safety systems (Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Stand Pipe & Specialty Systems) are tested and maintained as per NFPA standards. Halls are equipped with fire alarm systems, fire-rated doors, hard-wired smoke detectors. We conduct four drills per year and all halls are inspected annually by the FDNY.

For information regarding the New York Education Law 6438 (Kerry Rose Sprinkler Notification), please go here. This Law requires all NYS institutionally-owned or operated housing facilities, to disclose to students, a description of the facility’s fire safety system.

Residence Hall Security

Safety and security are everyone's responsibility, but it is NYU Department of Public Safety's number one priority. Each residence has NYU Public Safety officers on duty 24 hours a day.

You can reach NYU's Department of Public Safety at (212) 998-2222.

When entering the residence halls:

  • All residents must present their NYU ID cards on entry.
  • All guests must be signed in and out by their resident host and leave picture ID at the guard station.
  • The University is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. If not covered by a family homeowner's or renter's insurance policy, students are encouraged to seek coverage through a private insurer. Here is a link to a vendor for your consideration.


NYU has an expansive bus system that makes stops at residence halls outside of the immediate Washington Square and Union Square areas. Click on the links below for more information.


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