With 220 residents, Goddard is the smallest of the first year residence halls at NYU and home to the Residential College. The Residential College at Goddard is organized around the vital theme of citizen engagement and our students affiliate with one of six themed “streams,” which range from social justice issues like “Poverty and Affluence” to affinity-based streams like “Creating New York” and “All the World’s a Stage.” Six resident assistants (RAs) and Goddard’s faculty fellow-in-residence (FFiR) are visible and active members of the Goddard Residential College community. Participating in the Residential College at Goddard will provide first-year students a supportive home to establish a solid footing for a successful NYU student career.

Goddard Hall located at West Fourth Street and Washington Square East

Residential College

Residential Colleges are small, interconnected, student-driven residential communities grounded in support through intentional interactions and reflective exploration. During and after their time living in the Residential Colleges at NYU, students will make a positive social impact as responsible community members.

Residential College students apply to live in the college and are part of Engagement Streams associated with their hall in order to create strong connections throughout the building, and some may even choose to participate in their building’s hall council. Through these opportunities and interactions with building staff, residents of Goddard Hall are part of an NYU legacy that can shape their college career and beyond.

Goddard Life

Public transportation is a breeze for Goddard residents. Just three blocks west and you’ll find the West 4th street subway station where you can catch the A, C, E, F, D, and M trains. Three blocks north and you’ll run into the 8th Street subway station where you can catch the N and R trains. And head four blocks east for the Astor Place station where you can catch the 6 train. This variety of train access makes all five boroughs an easy subway ride away. Catch the US Open in Queens, visit Arthur Avenue in the Bronx for delicious cuisine, take the ferry to Staten Island and grab a smoothie at the pier, or hop on over to our Tandon School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn.

And don’t forget to use those meal swipes or dining dollars along the wayyou can see two different eateries from Goddard’s front door. The Kimmel Center is home to the Kimmel Market where you can grab a fresh brewed mocha latte, sandwiches made to order, and special vegan treats. Or just across Washington Square Park you can grab a sit down meal with your friends and taste the latest tea at the Weinstein Dining Hall.

Front desk of Goddard Hall where a public safety officer is stationed before a card-swipe barrier.
Students watching a movie and eating pizza in a Goddard lounge.
Student working at her desk in her dorm room at Goddard Hall.

Faculty Fellow in Residence

The Faculty fellow-in-residence program is part of an ongoing university effort to create intimate “learning communities” for NYU students by integrating their academic experiences with their residential lives. Faculty fellows work closely with one another, and with residence hall staff, to set an intellectual tone in the residence hall. They design and implement a wide range of opportunities for students to interact with faculty members, as well as each other. By bringing cultural and intellectual experiences more directly into student life in a lively and more informal fashion, the program offers students the benefits of “small college” life within the larger contexts of both the University and the city of New York.