It's been a tough year. We're all tired of looking at screens. And in New York, the weather is getting cooler as the daylight hours grow shorter. Seems like the perfect time to indulge in a little friendly competition to bring our community together—while stepping away from Zoom in favor of a healthy dose of COVID-safe indoor self-care. Enter: the NYU Fall 2020 Coloring Contest! The images below were adapted from favorite campus photos taken by the NYU News team—with a couple of scenes from our imagination mixed in. Some are simpler while others are more detailed and intricate, but we hope there's something to suit every taste. Choose your favorite, download, and color. Then email your entry to nyustories[at]nyu[dot]edu for a chance to win an NYU sweatshirt.


Coloring Pages for Download

Illustration of Washington Square Park from Kimmel.

The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life with a View of Washington Square Park

Illustration of the ceiling of Bobst

Bobst Library atrium

Illustration of the outside of Tandon

Entrance to NYU Tandon's 6 Metrotech Center

Illustration of Washington Mews

Washington Mews

Illustration of dancing Gallatin on stage.

Albert Gallatin dancing on stage at Skirball

NYU Shanghai

Bike parking on NYU's Shanghai campus

NYU Abu Dhabi Library

The NYU Abu Dhabi Library

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park in summer

Illustration of buildings in NYC, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Etihad tower, Shanghai's Pearl tower, and New York's Empire State Building representing the global homes of NYU's three campuses

Contest Rules

  • Open to all NYU students.
  • Email a photo or scan of your creation to by November 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • You can print and color using pencils, pens, markers, crayons, or whatever you like—or color electronically using your favorite tools.
  • Please only submit your own work.
  • In your email, use the subject line "NYU coloring contest" and include your name, school, and graduation year.
  • We'll post entries on the university's social media channels and ask our followers to help choose a winner from a selection of finalists. 
  • Winner(s) will receive an NYU sweatshirt (you choose the color and size). We'll email to arrange delivery.