Dining During January Term

As mentioned, campus offices and services aren’t operating at 100% during January Term, as it is technically NYU’s winter break. However students do have a few on-campus dining options to sustain them throughout the day.

The Kimmel Marketplace, located on the 3rd floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life, will be open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch. All students, both those who live on and off campus, are welcome to use the dining hall.

Additionally, the Starbucks on Washington Square East and 4th Street will be open during January Term, along with the Dunkin’ Donuts at 110 E. 14th Street.

It’s important to note that there are no meal plans available during January Term. Students may use campus cash, dining dollars (if you have a spring semester meal plan), cash, or credit card to pay for meals at these locations. And, of course, there are countless off-campus dining locations throughout New York City to fulfill any dining need or craving!

Get to Know NYC and Getting Involved

The holiday break is a great time to familiarize yourself with your soon-to-be home for January Term, New York City! Before all of your reading is claimed by textbooks, articles, and journals, delve into the local paper or pick up one of the books below to read about your new home.

Here is New York by E.B. White
The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth Jackson
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.I. Konigsburg
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Washington Square by Henry James
The New York Times

Though the movies aren’t always the most accurate portrayals of cities, it can be fun to see how directors interpret them! Check out Time Out New York’s list of “The 100 Best Films Set in New York City” and then see for yourself how they compare when you arrive in January!

Additionally, as a visiting student during January Term, you are part of several different communities. First and foremost, however, you are an NYU student, and therefore have access to all of the services and resources that the University has to offer. Other student communities that you are welcome to join include the following:

NYU University ProgramsAll visiting students are a part of the University Programs community. From admissions to enrollment, the UP team is here to assist you! As you hopefully know by now, please email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions you may have as a visiting student during January Term.

Commuter and Off-Campus Student ServicesAll students who do not live in NYU Housing are a part of the commuter and off-campus student community. Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services offer information and resources to support commuters on campus and help them connect with the University.

NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student CenterThe NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. Support services, resources, programs, advocacy, and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community.

For a full list of student resources, please see the January Term orientation and handbook!

Campus Resources for January Term

January Term technically takes place during NYU’s traditional winter break, so some offices may be closed or operating on a reduced schedule. However all of the essential resources will be open and available for your use. Below are some examples…

Student Resource Center (SRC): Your go-to for any (and we mean any) questions about NYU or NYC. The SRC will also be sending you a weekly Winter Guide in your NYU email inbox, so keep an eye out for that! Email or stop by in person.

Transfer Student Programs: The SRC also houses Transfer Student Programs, which all visiting students are considered a part of. Events, newsletters, and suggested ways to get involved are all available through Transfer Student Programs.

Commuter & Off-Campus Student ServicesServices such as lockers, a commuter lounge, transportation information, and events are all offered through Commuter & Off-Campus Student Services.

NYU Gyms: Our two gyms, Coles and Palladium, will be open during January Term. For a $10/week fee, visiting students can access both facilities, which include a track, two pools, rock climbing walls, multipurpose courts, weights, and machines. Check hours and resources for each online, and visit the Membership Office at Coles to arrange your membership this winter.

Ticket Central: OK, we know we said you’d be really busy with academics during January Term, but everybody deserves a break! Get discounted tickets to movies, sporting events, Broadway shows, and more through NYU’s Ticket Central!

Center for Spiritual Life: The newly-opened Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life is a safe environment for the exploration of multiple faiths. Interfaith initiatives, worship services, and meditation through the Mindfulness Project are just a few of the initiatives offered through the Center for Spiritual Life.

For more resources, check out our NYU Resources and Services page.

Staying Healthy & Well at NYU

Your physical, mental and emotional well-being are key contributors to a successful January Term at NYU. This post focuses on the wellness-related resources available to you as a visiting student. For additional information, please see our page on academic resources and review our health and safety page.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

NYU’s Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. Appointment-based and walk-in medical and counseling services are available at either no cost or a very reduced cost to all NYU students, regardless of insurance coverage. Their goal is to add great value to the NYU experience for students and great comfort in knowing that a safety net for basic healthcare exists at NYU. You can find additional information about health alerts, student health insurance, medical services, counseling services, and health promotion online.

A note about health insurance: International students are automatically enrolled in NYU Student Health Insurance.  All other students should check in advance with their insurance provider to determine if the SHC is within their covered network.

NYU WELLNESS EXCHANGE

The NYU Wellness Exchange is a 24-hour private hotline where you can speak with a counselor to discuss any health or mental health concerns. The hotline is also available if you just need to talk or are feeling lonely. As we know January Term can be intense, feel free to call 212-443-9999 at any time.

PUBLIC SAFETY

The NYU Department of Public Safety provides security for all students, staff, and faculty on the University’s campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Officers are stationed in buildings and patrol campus to ensure that students feel safe and comfortable. Officers are also available at all times via the Public Safety Hotline (212-998-2222– add it to your contacts now!) and in person at their command center at 7 Washington Place. As NYU is “in and of the city,” and you will likely be exploring beyond the limits of Greenwich Village, we encourage all students to review Safety in the City tips.

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 up.advising@nyu.edu 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 Amazon.com 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.