The Residential College
New York University’s Residential Colleges at Goddard Hall and Broome Street provide holistic learning experiences to our community members. These small, interconnected, student-driven residential communities are grounded in support through intentional interactions and reflective exploration.
During and after their time living in the Residential Colleges at NYU, students will make a positive social impact as responsible community members.
Residential College students apply to live in the college and are part of Engagement Streams associated with their hall in order to create strong connections throughout the building and may choose to participate in their building’s Hall Council. Through these opportunities and interactions with the Building Leadership Team (BLT), Faculty Fellows in Residence (FFiRs), Faculty Affiliates (FAs), and Resident Assistant team, residents of Goddard Hall and Broome Street are part of a legacy that can that can shape their entire college career and beyond as alumni.
Learn more about Goddard Hall & Broome Street below!
What are Engagement Streams?
Goddard and Broome both have several topical “streams” associated with their building, uniting groups of students sharing interest in a particular theme. Each stream is led by one of the Faculty Affiliates and Resident Assistants.
They are dedicated to helping students explore these content areas in engaging, meaningful ways through exciting trips, speakers, discussions and other excursions throughout the city. While students will be officially aligned with a primary stream, they are welcome to participate in other streams’ events (called ‘stream hopping’) whenever possible. Stream members will not be placed on any particular floor, but rather will be dispersed throughout the building – allowing residents to get to know a lot more people in the community than just those on their floor. Learn more about each building’s unique streams by clicking on the icons above!
What is Leadership Credit?
In addition to the unique community-based advantages described, students in the Residential College at Broome Street also get credit for their active and successful participation in the life of the community.
The Residential College experience will be reflected on the student’s transcript as a zero credit, pass/fail “Leadership Course.” This gives each participant tangible, recorded proof of their engagement in the community and of their personal development as a leader/scholar through the program.