About Rubin

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.

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
    • 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

Rubin RHD

Mayra Salinas

Residence Hall Director

Phone: 212-995-3101

Rubin RHRM

David Brown

Residence Hall Resource Manager
: 212-998-4210

Rubin RHAD

April Keane

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-995-3418