Safety, Security & Transportation
Residents will receive residence hall specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures at the beginning of each semester from their Resident Assistant (RA) or another member of their residence hall staff. It is extremely important that residents familiarize themselves and their guests with all applicable fire safety procedures in their assigned residence hall. More information about our fire safety policy can be read here.
New York University complies with the New York City Fire Code which requires that all fire & life safety systems (Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Stand Pipe & Specialty Systems) are tested and maintained in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards. Residence halls are equipped with fire alarm systems, fire-rated doors, and hard-wired smoke detectors. Four fire drills occur each year in each of our residence halls and all halls are inspected annually by the FDNY.
New York Education Law 6438 (Kerry Rose Sprinkler Notification) requires all New York State institutionally-owned or operated housing facilities to disclose a description of each residence hall's fire safety system. This information is available here.
Residence Hall Security
Spring 2020 Update: With the exception of Gramercy Green, University Hall, and Palladium, all residence halls are currently closed until further notice.
Safety and security are everyone's responsibility, but it is the NYU Department of Public Safety's top priority. Each residence hall has a Public Safety officer assigned to its entrance at all times.
You can contact NYU's Department of Public Safety at (212) 998-2222 or visit their website.
When entering the residence halls:
- All residents must utilize their NYU ID card to access the residence halls.
- All guests must be signed in and out by their resident host and comply with appropriate guest procedures
Personal Property Protection
Although it is an infrequent occurrence, the University is not responsible for the loss of, damage to, or theft of personal property. If a resident's personal property is not covered by a family homeowner's or renter's insurance policy, students are strongly encouraged to seek coverage through a private insurer. A vendor that provides this type of insurance can be found here.
NYU has an expansive bus system that makes stops at residence halls outside of the immediate Washington Square and Union Square areas. Click on the links below for more information.