The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located at 18 Washington Place, in the heart of NYU’s Washington Square campus. In 2011, the building’s ground floor, mezzanine, and basement were completely renovated to create the ARC. Formerly the site of NYU’s Bookstore, the space has been adaptively remodelled to house student lounges, tutoring and meeting spaces, classrooms, offices, a computer lab, and an Argo Tea café. With its central campus location and varied facilities, the ARC has become a popular meeting, learning, and working space for the NYU community.
Student lounges can be found on the ARC’s ground floor and basement level. With comfortable seating and small tables, the lounges are ideal spaces for studying, meeting in small groups, or catching up with friends between classes. Students are invited to use the lounge space throughout the day and during the ARC’s evening and weekend hours.
Tutoring and Meeting Rooms
The University Learning Center (ULC) offers one-one-one and group tutoring, review sessions, study slams, and academic skills workshops on the basement level of the ARC (tutoring services are also available at University Hall). Students can meet with a ULC tutor or attend a workshop in one of several meeting rooms. When these rooms are not occupied by a tutoring session or ULC program, students are free to use them to study or meet in small groups of two to five people.
Adjacent to the ARC’s ground floor student lounge are seven Macintosh (iMac) computers with internet access and printing capabilities. These computers are open to all NYU students. Students may send documents to a print station located on the ARC’s basement level from these or any other computer on the NYU network. Documents will stay in your ITS Print Service queue for up to 24 hours, and will not be printed until you release the job with a swipe of your NYU ID.
Situated in the northeast corner of the ARC, with an additional entrance at 239 Greene Street, Argo Tea offers signature loose teas and blends from around the world, teaware, and specialty foods. The café accepts Dining Dollars and Campus Cash, as well as traditional cash and credit cards. Visitors will find several places to sit, sip, and study. Bar seating in front of the ARC’s windowed northern wall provides views of campus life unfolding along Washington Place. For café hours, please visit the NYU Dining website.