The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the go-to place when you need support navigating your academic journey. The ARC offers a variety of academic support resources, including cross-school advising and peer tutoring through the University Learning Center, as well as referrals to other academic resources from the SMART Bar, the reception and info desk at the main entrance. Academic advising and support for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is also located in the Academic Resource Center. Additional resources at the ARC include an Argo Tea Café, computers and ITS printer, and a variety of study spaces.
Cross School Advising
The diversity of academic opportunity at NYU is extraordinary—and might at times be overwhelming to undergraduate students who are just beginning their journeys, or who are thinking about changing paths. Academic advisement at the ARC provides an opportunity for students to start a conversation with advisers outside of their main programs and to begin to explore the areas beyond their primary focus.
For example, a Stern student might talk to a Tisch adviser about opportunities through the Open Arts curriculum, while a Tisch student might talk to a CAS advisor about liberal arts courses. Students can discuss the Social Work minor in further depth, or explore other cross-school opportunities. Also, students pursuing cross-school majors and minors are assisted by a cross-school adviser located in the ARC. Throughout the year, academic advisers from across the University and from various programs will be present in the ARC for drop-in advising and information sessions.
Student lounges can be found on the ARC’s ground floor and lower level. With comfortable seating and small tables, the lounges are ideal spaces for studying, meeting in small groups, or catching up with friends between classes. Students are invited to use the lounge space throughout the day and during the ARC’s evening and weekend hours.
Tutoring and Meeting Rooms
The University Learning Center (ULC) offers one-on-one and group tutoring, review sessions, study slams, and academic skills workshops on the basement level of the ARC. Students can meet with a ULC tutor or attend a workshop in one of several meeting rooms. When these rooms are not occupied by a tutoring session or ULC program, students are free to use them to study or meet in small groups of two to five people.
Computer Lab and Printing
Adjacent to the ARC’s ground floor student lounge are seven iMac computers with internet access and printing capabilities. These computers are open to all NYU students. Students may send documents to a print station located on the ARC’s basement level from these or any other computer on the NYU network. Documents will stay in your ITS Print Service queue for up to 24 hours, and will not be printed until you release the job with a swipe of your NYU ID.
Situated in the northeast corner of the ARC, with an additional entrance at 239 Greene Street, Argo Tea offers signature loose teas and blends from around the world, teaware, and specialty foods. The cafe accepts Dining Dollars and Campus Cash, as well as traditional cash and credit cards. Visitors will find several places to sit, sip, and study. Bar seating in front of the ARC’s windowed northern wall provides views of campus life unfolding along Washington Place.
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at NYU is sponsored jointly through a grant from the New York State Education Department and New York University. Since 1969, HEOP has been integral to NYU’s commitment to a diverse student body. The program provides a means for traditionally underserved, low-income New York State students to obtain admission, as well as academic and financial support.
Additionally, in 1986, the New York State Legislature created the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to increase access for minority or disadvantaged students to academic programs that prepare them for employment in scientific, technical or health-related professions. CSTEP at NYU has provided a means for traditionally underserved, low-income students to obtain admission to pursue STEM careers, as well as academic and financial support during their course of study at the University.
Both HEOP & CSTEP students receive academic and counseling services, and participate in a six-week summer program before their first year. For more information on eligibility, please visit their website.