Dining got a bit of a makeover and it’s helping ease the grief of losing Hayden cookies this academic year (secret: we’ve found them at Tap Room!). Besides the spankin’ new website, NYU Dining has some seriously cool additions that’ll get you psyched to start using your meal plan, Dining Dollars, and Campus Cash!
Peet’s Coffee & Tea is now located on Kimmel’s second floor next to the Commuter Lounge and filled with delicious beverages and pastries to hold you over in between classes. We’re wondering how the wait competes with Starbucks’ infamous line a block away…
Sidestein Market — yes, another “stein”! — is visible from the Weinstein windows and brings the dining options in the freshmen residence hall up to four. Best part? It’s open until 11PM every day! Take that, Fridays at Upstein.
NYU Views: Alumni Hall. Talk about heightened perceptions! Alumni Hall’s tenth floor study lounge has a south-facing window that offers unparalleled views of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg Bridge.
Whether it’s riding a beautiful ferris wheel in Taipei, walking on the Great Wall of China, or seeing the Pope at The Vatican, NYU students do some pretty astounding things — and you can see oodles and oodles of their mind-blowing posts on THIS IS NYU. To give you a taste, here are a few of our favorite posts from last semester.
FROM JULIA IN SYDNEY:
Carnival rides in Sydney? New item on our bucket list!
FROM BLAIR IN FLORENCE:
“It was 79 degrees today in Florence and an old man politely told me to put on pants.”
We can’t endorse traveling around Europe without pants, but we can see how it might make visiting one of the prettiest Italian cities a bit cooler…
NYU students are darn creative, there’s no doubt about that. When it comes time to move into and decorate your new home for the next year, it can be a little daunting, especially the first time around! From lollipops, plush rugs, movie posters, storage solutions, and string lights, take a peek at some of our favorite new cribs among NYU’s Class of 2018 — and maybe get some good ideas for your own.
But those still putting up photos and posters, get ready to show off your awesome style with NYU’s Rock Your Room contest starting Sept. 15. Stay tuned!
With all the varying lifestyles here at NYU, everyone’s carrying around something different. But whether you’re an art major, tech fiend, involved with 100 clubs, or all of the above, we all have the same panicked moment before we leave for our 8AM class: “Did I pack everything?!” As the first day of classes draws near, let’s take a peek into the backpacks of real NYU students for some smart ideas. Pack wisely and go kick butt, NYU!
The Techie. If you’re carrying around the newest and best technologies to your classes all day, space and weight are precious for those walks from Gramercy to the lab.
A laptop and/or tablet are lightweight productivity machines
A laptop charger, for those days with two classes or more
An external hard drive is a must-have for any student with serious digital storage needs
Gum, in case you run into a Google exec on the street
The Avid Traveler. If you’re a student who has traveled all five boroughs and knows the NYC bus and subway maps by heart, you’ve gotta make sure nothing rains on your parade. Literally.
An umbrella is the perfect shield from the rain in NYC’s unpredictable weather
A MetroCard will get you to any borough, 24/7
Aspirin, because a little headache shouldn’t stop you from visiting all 12 freeseums in one day
A memento brochure to remind you of your next great adventure
It’s the first day of school AND WE SO EXCITED.
NYU’s freshmen class comes from 50 states and over 90 countries, all contributing to the diverse demographic of arguably the most international and cosmopolitan city in the world. But whether you’re from Brooklyn or Beirut, coming to NYU for the first time isn’t exactly straightforward. Thankfully, NYU has plenty of resources to help with your adjustment. Welcome to the NYU family, welcome to college, and welcome to New York!
1. Arriving from the airport. For such a global center, NYC sure doesn’t have many decent connections between the city and its airports. An hour subway ride from JFK? A $50 cab? A delayed Super Shuttle? Whew.
NYU Views: UHall. Nothing but net… err, skyscrapers. UHall’s view up Irving Place takes you straight to Midtown and the Chrysler Building. Take a break from that calculus book — or from Strasberg, or Nietzsche, depending on your style — and take in the stunning scenery.
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge doesn’t need much of an introduction anymore. You’ve seen Facebook friends, TV celebs, movie stars, and others pour ice water over their heads to raise awareness of and encourage donations for ALS research. And, naturally, the support from the NYU community is robust — ranging from athletic teams, famous alumni, and high-level administrators. Here are a few of our faves.
NYU President John Sexton honored Tony Judt, an NYU faculty member who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease and died in 2010, while completing the challenge at the heart of NYU New York’s campus: Washington Square Park. JSex was confident that a bucket of ice would be nothing compared to his jump into the Arctic Ocean…
You can thank NYU Men’s Soccer for that previous video, since they nominated JSex! But we don’t think most University presidents would actually step up and do it…
Welcome to the family, #NYU2018!