Arriving in New York City/Check-in Day
Please note that all students are responsible for making arrangements to get themselves to Weinstein Hall for check-in. Washington Square is located near 5th Avenue, one block below 8th street. For directions to the Washington Square Campus, call the NYU Information Center, 212-998-INFO (212-998-4636) or visit Getting to NYU visitor information site.
Prior to the check-in date, please note the residence hall can not accept any types of packages or luggage for students. Items for students will only be accepted by the residence hall after July 10th, when the students have officially checked into the residence hall.
Students must check in on Sunday, July 9th between 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. at:
5-11 University Place
(between 8th street and Waverly Place, near Washington Square Park)
All students must arrive on Sunday, check-in day.
Please try to arrive at the airport no later than 1 p.m. so that you can arrive and be checked in at the residence hall by 2 p.m. Simply proceed to the front desk of Weinstein Hall where you will be greeted by program assistants (PAs). You will be given your room assignment and key to your room. Students should also bring, a separate photo ID such as a learner’s permit or driver’s license or passport.
Welcome and Program Orientation for students begins that afternoon at 2:30 P.M. After students check-in and get settled in their residence hall room, we encourage students to eat lunch before the orientation begins at 2:30 P.M.
NYU ID Card
An NYUCard allows students access to their residence hall, Bobst Library, class buildings, athletic facilities and dining halls.
The Department of Public Safety oversees the creation and distribution of NYUCards. The Office of Residential Life and Housing will send all confirmed students a pre-arrival confirmation email to their NYU Home account with instructions on how to submit a photo to create your NYUCard. It is best to send in your photo by July 1st. Students who submit their photo by this date will be able to pick up their NYUCard on Sunday, July 9th from:
NYU Card Center
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL)
238 Thompson Street, Room 275
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Students who do not submit their photo online will be issued a temporary ID card when they check-in to their residence hall. The temporary ID card will allow students access to their residence hall for only 72 hours after their check-in. Within 72 hours of check-in, students MUST visit the NYUCard Center to get your NYUCard. The hours and location are:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm & Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm
7 Washington Place (corner of Mercer Street)
(Command Center, Ground Floor)
Orientation Day (mandatory for all students)
All students are expected to attend the general Welcome and Program Orientation on check-in day as well as to fully participate in all activities. The program officially starts on Sunday, July 9th at 2:30 P.M. at the Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South. After students check-in and get settled in their residence hall room, we encourage students to eat lunch before the orientation begins at 2:30 P.M. as it runs through the early evening. Orientation Day will consist of:
- 2:30P.M. Meeting with the Residential Hall Director and Program Assistants to learn about important housing and program policies at Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor).
- 4:00P.M. Campus Tour
- 5:00P.M. Meeting with their Individual Department Program Directors (Various departments at 721 Broadway [Game Center will be meeting at 721 Broadway for orientation; classes take place at MAGNET, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor in Brooklyn] Dance at 111 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor and Recorded Music at 194 Mercer Street)
- 7:00P.M. Return to Weinstein Hall for dinner, floor meeting with Programs Assistants, and Weinstein festivities
Parents will also have an opportunity to attend a separate Parent/Family welcome at Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., (5th Floor) or can be accessed through Kimmel Center of University Life (60 Washington Square South, 5th Floor) to meet the staff and ask any questions on Sunday, July 9th at 2:30 P.M.
Please note that all students are responsible for making arrangements to get themselves home after the program ends. The last day of the program is Friday, August 4th, and all students must check out of the residence hall on Saturday, August 5th by 12 Noon. Students cannot check-out after this date and the residence hall will not hold onto packages for students after August 4th. Students may leave with their parents on Friday evening, however, because the evening is looked at as the “completion” of the program, we strongly encourage your child to be in attendance. More information on the final day’s events will be posted later this summer.
What to Bring
Each student is provided with an extra long twin bed and mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser, and wastebasket. There is an open closet but hangers are not provided. Residents will need to bring their own bed sheets, blankets, pillows, washcloths, and towels. All rooms have overhead florescent lights. Each room has a shared sink, toilet and shower. Students should bring:
- extra long twin bed linens, towels, and pillows. Students have the option of purchasing their linens through Dorm College Packages, facilitated by the NYU Bookstore. If you choose to purchase these packages, pick-up will be at Weinstein Hall located at 5-11 University Place.
Student are welcome to bring:
- Headphones so that you won’t disturb your roommates or neighbors.
- Cleaning supplies for your room and bathroom; detergent for your laundry
- Wireless internet connectivity is provided in the residence hall. Students are not required to bring a computer, however, NYU Residential Networking service (ResNet) provides wired internet connectivity in all residence hall rooms. Information about computer requirements and policies for ResNet use is available on the ITS website. Ethernet cables are not provided. For more information about setting NYU wireless services, please visit the ITS website.
Summers in New York tend to run somewhere between 70 degrees to 90 degrees. To be on the safe side, make sure to pack some clothes that can be layered in case we have an unusually cool summer or buildings are too cool due to air conditioning. You should also bring:
- Health insurance card
- An alarm clock
- An umbrella
- Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty in
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- One or two sets of nice clothes for certain activities (i.e. Broadway show, special reception).
- Reusable water bottle
- Valid photo ID or passport
- A journal
- A camera/camera phone with enough storage to document your time at NYU
- Extra spending money – Students are encouraged to discuss expenses and decide upon a budget with their families prior to the start of the program. The program fee and any department ticket fees cover only the cost of participating in events associated with Residential Life events or curricula-mandated events by the department. Fees do not cover personal expenses. Departments provide MetroCards for curriculum-mandated activities. MetroCards are not provided in the Student Activities fee for Residential Life activities and students may need to purchase their own for transportation.
- Notebooks and pens
- Film – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Recorded Music – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Drama – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Dramatic Writing – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Dance – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Game Design – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.
- Photography and Imaging – The department will contact you via email with any information on what to bring for class.