The Residential College
Please note: at the close of the Spring 2022 semester, Goddard Hall will convert from a residence hall to an academic building. Please see the February 23rd announcement from the Provost. The Residential College for our first-year students will be paused for revuew during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Additionally, the Residential College at Broome Street will be transitioned to a traditional themed engagement community hall with two streams and open to returning undergraduate students through the reapplication process starting the 2022-2023 academic year. You can find out more information about the options on our themed engagement communities website.
New York University’s Residential Colleges at Goddard Hall and Broome Street provide holistic learning experiences to our community members. These small, interconnected, student-driven residential communities are grounded in support through intentional interactions and reflective exploration.
Residential College students apply to live in the college and are part of Engagement Streams associated with their hall in order to create strong connections throughout the building and may choose to participate in their building’s Hall Council. Through these opportunities and interactions with the Building Leadership Team (BLT), Faculty Fellows in Residence (FFiRs), Faculty Affiliates (FAs), and Resident Assistant team, residents of Goddard Hall and Broome Street are part of a legacy that can that can shape their entire college career and beyond as alumni.
What are Engagement Streams?
Goddard and Broome both have several topical “streams” associated with their building, uniting groups of students sharing interest in a particular theme. Each stream is led by one of the Faculty Affiliates and Resident Assistants.
They are dedicated to helping students explore these content areas in engaging, meaningful ways through exciting trips, speakers, discussions and other excursions throughout the city. While students will be officially aligned with a primary stream, they are welcome to participate in other streams’ events (called ‘stream hopping’) whenever possible. Stream members will not be placed on any particular floor, but rather will be dispersed throughout the building – allowing residents to get to know a lot more people in the community than just those on their floor. Learn more about each building’s unique streams by clicking on the icons above!