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About Rubin

Rubin Hall will be closed for renovation from May 2023 through August 2024. For more information about the project status, please visit the project information page

Located at the iconic address of 35 5th Avenue, Rubin is a bustling community comprised of approximately 680 first-year students. Rubin is part of the FYRE (First Year Residential Experience) and is served by 13 Resident Assistants (RA), a Resource Center Assistant (RCA), a Faculty Fellow-in-Residence, and a Faculty Affiliate. The Rubin team hosts a plethora of programming, so you will find plenty to do in Rubin at NYU and in NYC! Rubin is home to the Inequality and Justice thematic engagement community on the 16th Floor. We have several great amenities for residents to take advantage of including a large air conditioned second floor lounge, a black box theater, a study lounge, a dance room, a piano room, a ping pong room, and a billiards room. Rubin also has a water bottle filling station on the second floor which provides filtered and cool water that helps keep our residents hydrated. At Rubin, we have a tradition of having one of the most spirited hall councils, which we affectionately refer to as SUG@R (Student Undergraduate Government At Rubin). We encourage everyone to get involved in the Rubin community, whether that means running for President of SUG@R, being a floor representative, or attending our fun programs.

Accessibility at Rubin Hall

Building Accessibility

Rubin Hall is undergoing renovations and will not be available during Academic Year 2023-24.

Rubin Hall has an accessible entrance located on West 10th St and 5th Ave. Accommodations in this building include:

  • Single studios
  • Low occupancy suites
  • Suites without carpet

For more information about accessible housing, including information on other types of accommodations available and those that are available in any building, please visit the Moses Center for Student Accessibility and find other information on Accessible Housing.

Location Accessibility

This hall is located approximately 0.2 miles (0.3 km) from Washington Square Park. The closest NYU Shuttle stop is at 715 Broadway, served by all shuttle routes. The closest dining locations are Upstein, NYU Eats at Downstein, and the Kosher Eatery, located in Weinstein Hall on University Place near Washington Mews. 

Note: NYU is currently engaged in a comprehensive review to enhance accessibility throughout its residence halls. The information listed above is subject to change and updates as the project progresses.