About Rubin

Located at a swanky address on 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 Writing Affiliate. The staff provides a plethora of programming, so you will find plenty to do in Rubin at NYU and in NYC! Rubin is home to the following Explorations communities: Enterprising the Artist and Poverty & Affluence. We have several great amenities for residents to take advantage of including a large air conditioned second floor lounge, a black box theatre, 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 the most spirited hall government, 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.

Getting Around

  • Five minute walk to Washington Square
  • Subway Access:
    • Five blocks to Union Square subway station for L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, & 6 trains.
    • Six blocks to the West 4th Street station, A, C, E, F, M, B, & D trains.
    • Six blocks to the Astor Place station for the 6 train.
  • Bicycle Access
    • Rubin is a member of the NYU Bike Share program, see the Resource Center for more details.
    • There's a CitiBike station just outside the building.
  • The closest dining hall is at 5-11 University Place, Weinstein Food Court (Upstein) and Weinstein Passport Dining (Downstein)

Residence Hall Professional Staff

RHD Rubin

Scott Bosley

Residence Hall Director
Phone: 212-995-3101

Resource Manager

Chloe Rothbloom 

Residence Hall Resource Manager
Phone: 212-998-2080

RHAD Rubin

Ashlee Ruiz

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-995-3418

Faculty Fellow in Residence

Heidi White, FFIR

Heidi White

Liberal Studies