Housing for January Term

Coming from out of town to study at NYU? It’s important that you find and secure housing now so you have a warm place to study this January! Let’s talk about some of the on and off-campus housing options you have this winter.

University Housing: Students interested in on-campus housing should have indicated so on their January Term application. Once admitted, they will receive an email with housing information and application instructions. If you are interested in on-campus housing and did not indicate this on your admission application or did not receive an email with housing information, please contact the Office of University Programs.

Please note that campus housing is extremely limited and not guaranteed.  Students who complete a housing application will be placed on a priority list to receive housing if space becomes available, but all students are encouraged to research off-campus housing options as a security measure.

If you have questions about living on campus, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.

Off-Campus Living: Off-Campus Housing Services provides assistance to students seeking private off-campus apartment rentals. We encourage students to use the Off-Campus Housing Guide in their search for housing, or to contact the office directly at 212-998-4411 or offcampus.housing@nyu.edu.

More information about housing both on and off campus can be found on our Housing and Dining page.

Getting to Campus and Around NYC

Today’s topic is your arrival to NYC. The city can be an intimidating and confusing place for those coming from out of town. However with our tips and tricks you should have no problem navigating the grid once you arrive!

GettingHere_GrandCentral_460x285NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The campus is easily accessible via New York City public transportation. Directions on how to get to NYU are on the NYU visitor’s website. Please know that there is no NYU transportation service to bring you to campus from the local airports or bus/train terminals.  All students are responsible for transportation to campus.

There are many ways to get from the airport to NYU, including buses, shuttles, and trains. The easiest way to get to campus is to use a taxi or car service. If you use a taxi, be sure to get one from the official taxi stand at the airport. DO NOT accept a ride from an unauthorized taxi driver.

Also, if you are flying, it is a good idea to register your trip with NYU Traveler, the University’s web-based travel safety service.

Once you arrive, familiarize yourself with campus with our interactive and downloadable campus map or by downloading the NYU Mobile app, which features a campus map among other useful features!

Information about navigating the city’s streets and using public transportation can be found on the Getting Around page and January Term Student Handbook (coming soon!).

It’s a good idea to plan your route to class ahead of time. Resources like the Student Resource Center exist to help you in this process, or, if you’re ever lost, don’t hesitate to call NYU Public Safety.  Check back next week for more information on housing both on and off campus!

How to Register for Classes

Registering for classes can be a daunting task. But have no fear, we’re here to help!

Online registration via Albert will begin Thursday, October 15 and will be available through January 4, after which date you must meet with your Academic Advisor (us!) or visit the Student Services Center at 25 W. 4th Street. To register yourself, it’s important that you first complete all items on our initial “to-do” list (see previous post). Once you have thoroughly explored the course search, and have written down the five-digit class number of the class you wish to take this January, you are ready to self-enroll!

To enroll in courses, first sign in to NYUHome. Once logged in, click on the “Academics” tab. From there, continue to your Student Center. In the top left hand corner, click on “Enrollment.” Select the January Term option and click continue. Then, enter the five-digit class number you wish to take. Click next and it should be entered into your shopping cart. Thumbs up if you receive a green check mark!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.48.34 PMScreen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.50.41 PMHowever if at this point you receive an error message with either of these icons, please submit an enrollment request form. The course likely has pre-requisites which require approval. Or, if there is a separate issue, the University Programs team will be able to troubleshoot it once we receive your request. Please note: You must be logged in to your NYUHome account to be able to access the enrollment request form.

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.52.08 PMIf you’re in the clear and have that green check mark, be sure to click on “Proceed to step 2 of 3.” Confirm that all course information is correct, and complete step 3 of 3! After following these steps, it’s a good idea to return to your Student Center and review your class schedule.

Still seem confusing? Check out the Registrar’s Guide to Albert, review our Advising and Registration page, or email up.advising@nyu.edu with detailed questions.

First Steps as an Admitted Student

Now that you’ve been admitted to January Term, it’s time to make your student status official! Below is a “to-do” list of necessary steps. Please see our Critical Instructions page on the visiting student website for additional information.

1. Activate your NetID: Your NetID is your log-in and username information for all NYU-related things. Go to http://start.nyu.edu and follow the instructions.

2. Log-In to NYUHome and Albert: NYUHome is the central hub for online communication. Log-in using your NetID and newly created password. Once you’re in, visit the “Academics” tab and explore the Student Center where your schedule, classroom location, and grades will be displayed.

3. Accept/Decline your Admissions Offer: If you haven’t done so yet, log in to Albert, select “Applicants” and then “Application Status” to Accept or Decline your admissions offer.

4. Activate your NYU Email: 24 hours after accepting your admissions offer, log back in to NYUHome. On the main page, click the “E-mail” link. This should take you to your new NYU gmail account! If you are having difficulty with this, please see the troubleshooting steps on our Critical Instructions page.

5. Choose your classes: Detailed instructions on how to register will be featured in our next post! In the meantime, we suggest you explore the course search in Albert (go to Student Center, top left corner, click on “Search”).

If you have any questions or difficulty completing this initial “to-do” list, please feel free to email up.advising@nyu.edu! Check back this Thursday for our next post on how to register.