Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at NYU’s first-year residence halls, with a focus on those that offer Explorations floors, a network of theme-based floors designed to help students find like-minded friends and build communities within their residence hall.
Aside from having Adam Sandler and Al Pacino as former residents, Brittany Hall’s claim to fame is, literally, F.A.M.E. (Featuring All Music Endeavors), a floor for students who share an appreciation of music, and Big Apple, Big Screen, for film lovers.
Clark Street Hall in Brooklyn has a First Generation floor, which is a supportive environment to help students who are the first in their family to attend college get the most out of their first year.
L’Etage Français in Lipton Hall gives residents the opportunity to live with other Francophiles. The NYU Show floor is for television fans who want to learn more about the industry, and Vivir en Español is for students with an interest in the languages and cultures of Spain and Latin America.
Women at Tandon is a popular floor in this Downtown Brooklyn residence hall. The community offers women engineering students a strong support system as they pursue STEM-related academic programs and careers.
Rubin’s First Generation floor is a supportive community for students who are the first in their family to attend college. The hall’s Inequality & Justice community examines wealth inequality in New York City through service learning and conversations with professionals and activists.
Third Avenue North Hall
Theatre lovers will bond with one another in the 3N Theatre Arts Company community here, while Food & Culture is a floor for those interested in the intersection of food and social justice.
The Laughing Matters floor at Weinstein exposes students to stand-up and improvisational comedy through trips to NYC comedy venues. Students on the Represent NYC: Expressions of Social Justice floor explore how art and media represent diverse identities and communities.
The Geeks in the City floor is for fans of books and movies set in the sci-fi and fantasy realms.