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.


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!