Reminder: NYU Closed

A reminder that the university will be closed this Thursday and Friday, 11/26-11/27 for the holiday. Please email with any urgent matters. Happy Thanksgiving!


Your NYUCard

All NYU student students must get a NYUCard for the January Term. Your NYUCard will be your gateway to many things – classrooms, libraries, freeseums, athletic facilities, and great student discounts!

Once you are registered in your January course, you can get your NYUCard. Simply submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center, pick it up in person. If submitted and approved by 3:00 PM, you can pick up your card the following business day. The NYUCard Center is located at 7 Washington Place on the corner of Mercer Street. Please note that you must bring a valid photo ID with you to get your card. More information can be found online.

Your NYUCard can also serve as a debit card with Campus Cash. Campus Cash is a service that allows you to put money onto your card and use it at participating shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as on-campus dining halls. Rather than worry about carrying and budgeting your cash, save time and safely consolidate your money by enrolling in Campus Cash.

As you can see, your NYUCard is a powerful thing! If you have further questions about obtaining your NYUCard or Campus Cash, email us at

Navigating Campus

NYU-Map_5568As we’ve discussed before, New York City can be a confusing place! If you haven’t visited campus yet, NYU is truly “in and of the city,” and our buildings are fully integrated into the larger New York City landscape. However you’ll quickly get the hang of navigating Greenwich Village and campus with a few helpful tips and resources!

1. Once you’ve identified your classroom, plot it’s location with our interactive campus map

2. If it’s not within walking distance, use one of our suggested travel resources on the Getting Around page.

3. Download the NYU Mobile app, which includes a campus map and safe ride features.

4. If you can’t wait until January 5 to see campus, take a virtual tour online!

Please note that there is no campus transportation from NYC airports or train stations to campus, students are responsible for traveling to NYU independently. However we do have some suggestions on our Getting Around page. Finally, if you have specific questions about getting around campus, email with your inquiry.

Textbooks and the Bookstore

If you can believe it, January Term starts in just two months! Although we know you’re busy with the holiday season, don’t forget to start preparing for classes! One way to do this is to purchase your textbooks.

The NYU Bookstore website allows you to search for your textbooks by either entering your student information or your course information. New and used books are available through the bookstore, and many students also choose to purchase books through or Barnes & Noble. The bookstore’s website features a brand new price comparison feature, which ensures that you get your textbooks at the best price possible!

If your search comes up empty, don’t fear! Some professors do not post their textbooks on the website, and will instead distribute a book list or syllabus on the first day of class.

Shop online or stop by the bookstore to pick up your books, check out the computer store (which offers discounted student prices on technology), and maybe even pick up some holiday gifts.

Academic Resources for January Term

As you know, January Term is an intense session, with a full semester’s worth of work packed into three weeks. That being said, we want you to know about the academic resources available to you as an NYU student this January.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities: The Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. If you need any kind of accommodation for this January Term, please contact the CSD now (!) to register. Contact information can be found on their website.

Libraries: The 9 NYU libraries and 8 affiliated libraries are headed by Bobst, which features over 25,000 seats for studying, computers for student use, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, and lots of books. Learn more about what Bobst has to offer on our library website.

Study Spaces: Aside from the ARC, where University Programs is housed, several other student lounges exist on campus. As is the case with all resources, be sure to check January Term hours before braving the cold.

Most importantly, don’t forget about your peers! Form a study or support group  to help you through the term! And, as always, contact us with any advising questions or concerns.

In-Person Registration Assistance

Still having a difficult time registering? Come talk to Isaac Amad, your academic advisor, in person! Stop by during walk-in hours at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at 18 Washington Place. Walk-in hours for the rest of the fall semester (up until December 23) are as follows:

Monday: 10 am – 12 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 1 pm – 3 pm

If you are unavailable during walk-in hours, please email to set up an individual appointment.