Student Life and Resources
NYU Precollege is college. At NYU Precollege you’ll experience what it means to manage your time as a college student between class, study groups, homework, and social activities. You’ll also learn how to live, work, and learn with an array of different people from different backgrounds. NYU has a host of support services to help you with your introductory experience as a college student!
As an NYU Precollege student, you have access to all the learning resources of the University and the surrounding city. Below, you will find a list of facilities, resources, and technical assistance available to you through NYU.
Events & Activities
NYU Summer Programs offers a robust calendar of events and activities for all students in high school programs on campus, including NYU Precollege. Events are optional and take place in the evenings and on weekends. Participation in events is free, however students will be responsible for the cost of transportation if an event is off campus or any personal costs (ex. souvenirs).
Students sign up for events via a weekly email they will begin to receive before the program begins. Event emails are sent to students at their NYU email address, and students are encouraged to check their NYU email account regularly.
Program Assistants (PAs) are current NYU students who live in the residential hall and support both residential and commuter students. Each NYU Precollege student will have their own PA, and your PA will be a primary resource in the program. Whenever you have a question about class, campus, or the city, contact a PA. PAs will also run the events and activities for all students.
NYU Student Affairs
NYU’s Student Affairs Offices provide resources and support for students outside of class. Offices include the Center for Student Life, LGBTQ+ Center, Global Spiritual Life, and Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. For information or questions about these resources and more, contact your Precollege advisors at email@example.com.
NYU Student Health Center
Address: 726 Broadway, 3rd & 4th Floors
The Student Health Center is available to all students for urgent care or illness or injury. However, its services may not be covered by a student’s private insurance policy. Only international students are covered by NYU Student Health Insurance. All other students must have health insurance that meets the minimum threshold of coverage in New York City. All students are encouraged to carry their health insurance cards at all times in case of emergency.
NYU Wellness Exchange
The Wellness Exchange is available to all students 24 hours a day. It connects students to mental health and general wellness professionals who can provide assistance with day-to-day challenges, questions, and crises including depression, stress, and anxiety.
NYU Campus Safety
NYU Campus Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day. Guards are posted in most NYU buildings, including the residential hall, and patrol the campus area. University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency call boxes are located throughout campus. Students are encouraged to review the Campus Safety tips about safety on campus and to download the Safe NYU app for immediate access to CampusSafety assistance and resources from their phone.
NYU Office of Global Services
Address: 383 Lafayette Street
The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides specialized support to NYU’s international students including processing visas, immigration advising and guidance, reporting arrivals on campus, and more.
NYU Moses Center for Student Accessibility
Address: 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Students in need of support due to any kind of special need are encouraged to contact the Moses Center to register with that office prior to the start of the program. The Moses Center determines a student’s qualified disability status and assists the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services.
NYU Card Center
Addrress: 7 Washington Place
All students must have a NYUCard, and there are instructions online on how to submit your ID photo online. The NYUCard grants you access to NYU buildings, resources, and services. Your NYUCard is also your meal plan card and can be used as a debit card on campus with Campus Cash.
NYU Bookstore & Computer Store
Address: 726 Broadway
The Bookstore and Computer Store are your one-stop-shop for textbooks, supplies, computer software and hardware, and NYU gear and souvenirs.
NYU Information Technology Services
NYU IT is NYU’s central office for technology services such as computer services, Internet resources and access, and telephone services. Contact IT if you ever have trouble with a computer or Internet connection, have questions about NYUHome access, or are looking for the nearest computer lab.
NYU Athletic Facilities
Palladium Athletic Facility: 140 East 14th Street
404 Fitness: 404 Lafayette Street
Brooklyn: 6 MetroTech Center
Athletic facilities are available free to all students who are 16 or older. The facilities include cardio and weight equipment, pools, squash courts, and rock climbing walls.
Directions to the Washington Square campus and Brooklyn campus are online. Most summer courses take place on the Washington Square campus, and students will be living on the Washington Square campus. Tandon School of Engineering courses may take place at the Brooklyn campus, which is a short subway ride from the Washington Square campus. Most class locations, the residential hall, and the dining hall are within a 5-15 minute walking distance. Students are encouraged to download the NYU Mobile App, which includes a campus map. A map of campus is also available online.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the city’s network of subways and buses. To use public transportation in the city, students must purchase a MetroCard. There is an initial $1 cost for a new MetroCard. One ride on a bus or subway is $2.75. MetroCards may be purchased from kiosks or tellers in any subway station. OMNY cards are also an option for students to pay for public transportation.