Welcome to NYU!

With over 50,000 students and 19,000 employees, there are lots of reasons to visit NYU. Our home base in New York City is spread throughout the city, from the Upper East Side of Manhattan through midtown, the heart of Greenwich Village to the Financial District and even downtown Brooklyn. One of the most creative and energetic cities in the world, New York City's historic neighborhoods have attracted generations of artists and intellectuals becoming an important extension of the University's campus.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether you are here for an admissions tour, to attend an event, or myriad other opportunities to interact with NYU, we invite all of our guests to enjoy the vibrancy New York City, our NYU community. 

It is important that you, as a visitor, are prepared for requirements ahead of time including sponsorship in some cases:

Campus Tours, Pre-Registered, or Ticketed Events

Events and activities where you have already RSVP'd, signed-up, bought a ticket, or provided NYU your name and information before visiting fall into this category. This could include tours, conferences, a ticketed performance in one of our theatres, etc.

  • You are already registered and the NYU community member hosting your event will ensure you're properly sponsored

Events Open to the Public Without Pre-registration

Events and activities where you were not required to provide your name and information to NYU or purchase a ticket before visiting. For example, a visit to the Grey Art Gallery or a neighborhood community event in one of our event spaces.

  • You are NOT required to be sponsored by a current NYU community member but you may be asked to sign in and present an ID when you arrive

Other Academic, Business, or Personal Visits

Other meetings, events, and activities, where you plan to visit or have been invited to NYU.  These types of visits typically are ad hoc and for short periods of time.  Examples could be a guest lecture, vendor business presentation, or a family member visiting.

NOTE: visitors must be prepared to show a valid government-issued photo ID (children under 18 can provide non-government identification).

Propsective students on a campus tour


Find out why NYU is so special.  Whether you are prospective student or you are just curious to learn more about NYU, we have options for you:

  • In-person tours,
  • Virtual tours,
  • Self-guided tours and more!

Directions & Maps

No matter where you're visiting from, New York City has world-class transportation that can help you get to your NYU destination.  The only thing missing - more parking.  Let us help provide some advice regarding:

  • Key building locations for directions,
  • Navigating public transportation, and
  • Some local parking options if you choose to drive.
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Campus Highlights

There are many reasons to love NYU in NYC.  Here are just a few of our favorites.

Events Open to the Public

NYU's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) enforces the University's non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies as they apply to visitors and guests. For more information, please see the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies and Complaint Procedures for Non-Employees and Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy. OEO also reviews requests for accommodation from visitors and guests as set forth in the Accommodation of Independent Contractors, Freelancers, Interns, and Other Non-Employees. If you have limited English proficiency and are in need of language assistance, we invite you to engage with the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) to identify available resources related to free language assistance per the University's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan.