Senior House, as our name implies, is the only NYU residence exclusively for Seniors. But that means a lot more than just a building filled with only people from the Class of 2015. It means living in a community that's designed to help you tackle all the particular challenges of being a Senior.
So, for instance, we hold (optional, obviously) Thesis Boot Camps throughout the year, giving our students quiet study space, healthy food, a community of other sufferers scholars, and a chance to get individual feedback on their work. And in the Spring, we hold Thesis Dinners: we figure that if you're spending so much time on this project, you should get a chance to tell other people about it. The equation is pretty simple: you (and a couple other students each night) supply a short (!) talk about your thesis, we supply the dinner and wine to the building. It's a way to honor and celebrate all the hard work you'll have done.
Of course, Senior House isn't all work. We're also big on helping you cross things off your NYC/NYU bucket list. This year we've had best-selling comedy authors give private talks, we've gone to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, Comic Con, Brooklyn Nets games, cooking classes. And, because one of the challenges of Senior Year is the job/grad school hunt, we even have a series called The Awesome but Obscure Career Of, where you'll get to learn about/network with, well, awesome but obscure professionals. (If you have an obscure career you're interested in, we'd love to create an event around it.)
And we do all of that in a building that looks much more like a regular apartment building than a residence hall. We've got hardwood floors, great kitchens, an awesome duplex event space you can rent for your own parties; we don't have a turnstile, or an NYU flag, and our guest policy is significantly more grown-up than other NYU residences.
In short, Senior House is designed to help you make the most of your Senior Year: socially, academically, culturally, job...ally. We'd love for you to think about Senior House.
For more information on how to apply, click here. Or feel free to email our Faculty Fellow in Residence, Ethan Youngerman, with any questions. You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethan is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program, where he's taught since 2001. He holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Yale and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from our own Tisch School of the Arts. One of his plays, The Sublet Experiment, was performed to sold-out crowds in real New York City apartments for over 6-months. As a born-and-raised New Yorker, Ethan's lived in every borough except Staten Island and roots for the Yankees because he loves excellence in all things.