How to Get Involved

As a visiting student during the spring semester, 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 the spring semester.

Transfer Student Programs: Transfer Students Programs is here to help you understand what it is like to be an NYU student and help you navigate a new campus, new policies and procedures, and a new school culture. They help both transfer and transitioning students get involved and become familiar with the variety of resources that will help you acclimate to a new campus.

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 workshops, programs, and events to enhance wellness, academic success, and student connections within NYU.

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, training, education and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community. With its services, programs and resources, the NYU LGBTQ Student Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Graduate Student LifeStudents of graduate age (23+) are welcome to attend any events offered through the Office of Graduate Life. They allow graduate-aged students to connect with the larger NYU community, and provide access to all relevant information and services!

For a full list of student resources, please see the Spring in New York orientation and handbook!

Staying Healthy and Well at NYU

Your physical, mental and emotional well-being are key contributors to a successful semester at NYU. This week’s blog focuses on the wellness related resources available to you as a visiting student. Remember that all Spring in NY student immunization forms were due by December 15! If you have not yet submitted these, please email health.requirements@nyu.edu with completed forms or any questions.

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.

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. College can be stressful, especially in a new environment.  Feel free to utilize the hotline by calling 212-443-9999 at any time.

MOSES CENTER FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Henry and Lucy moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services.  CSD operates according to an Independent Living Philosophy and strives in its policies and practices to empower each student to become as independent as possible. Their services are designed to encourage autonomy, backed by a strong system of supports.

Any student who needs a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified disability is required to register with the CSD for assistance (preferably one month prior to attendance). Please email mosescsd@nyu.edu for further information.

DEPARTMENT OF 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 patrolling 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.

Check back next week for information about one of our favorite topics, dining on campus!