Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
What are my alumni benefits?
While NYU offers many direct benefits to Alumni, there are also additional benefits that NYU offers through third party providers. Benefits include, but are not limited to, discounts on entertainment, dining, travel, transportation, shopping, financial services, and insurance. Additional information about these benefits can be found on the main benefits page, PerksConnect, and on Third Party sites.
What is PerksConnect?
PerksConnect is where alumni can find local deals, exclusive offers, and savings on a wide range of items and services. This is the one-stop shop to find discounts on entertainment, shopping discounts, travel, and more. A PerksConnect account is free to make and you do not need your Alumni ID number in order to create an account.
How can I receive information and communications about alumni benefits?
You can update your contact information and indicate which communications you would like to receive in the alumni communications preference center. By completing or updating your contact information, you will ensure that you receive the quarterly alumni benefits newsletter and offers about alumni specific discounts via email or direct mail.
I don’t live in New York City, are benefits still available in my area?
Yes. You still have access to online benefits through PerksConnect and third party providers.
I'm in the area. Can I visit the alumni office?
We love being in touch with alumni and always aim to provide the best service experience to help you stay connected with NYU. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate unscheduled, drop-in visits at our alumni office at 115 5th Avenue. For assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-998-6912 and a member of our team will assist you as soon as possible.
I’m having trouble unsubscribing from emails. What should I do?
Due to cookies that allow us to ensure we're updating the correct record, certain security settings on your device may send you in a loop when trying to unsubscribe or access the Preference Center. If you experience this, please email email@example.com and we would be glad to make the updates for you.
Do I need a special Alumni ID or number in order to access benefits?
Yes. Some benefits do require you to input your ID number or show your alumni card in person. Most of these benefits can be found through NYUHome. You can also use your Alumni ID number to access the Campus Wifi network.
I don’t have an Alumni ID. How do I get my ID number or a physical copy of my alumni card?
If you would like to request a new card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also stop by the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center at 50 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM for a new Alumni ID.
I live in New York City or I’m planning to visit. Do I have access to campus buildings?
Unfortunately, the alumni card is not a university ID and may not be used to access university buildings. This policy is per NYU’s Public Safety department.
Access to specific buildings on campus including athletic centers, Kimmel Center, and campus transportation have detailed information on their respective benefits pages or by contacting Public Safety.
Can I reserve event space on campus?
While alumni are not permitted to reserve classrooms, practice rooms, and other certain locations there are multiple locations that are available to reserve. These include Torch Club and spaces within Kimmel. Some spaces do have a fee associated with them. For more information or to book a space, please contact the building you are looking to host an event within.
Can I ride NYU sponsored transit?
Alumni can ride the NYU buses. You must present your physical alumni card to the bus driver before boarding.
Are there NYU Bookstore and discounts for alumni?
Yes! Alumni receive 15% off full-price gifts and apparel items at the NYU Bookstore with the NYU alumni card. To redeem online, please email email@example.com to request the current alumni promo code.
I’m interested in going back to school. Does NYU discount courses to alumni?
Most NYU programs do not offer discounted courses to alumni. For information about specific programs, the requirements for admission, and financial information, please contact the school that you are interested in applying to.
Alumni automatically receive 20% off a wide range of professional development and personal enrichment courses through the NYU SPS Continuing Education program.