Rubin Hall is a traditional first-year hall that 680 students call home. Located on Fifth Avenue, Rubin Hall is just a five-minute walk from the center of campus. Rubin boasts amenities like a black box theater, a study lounge, a dance room, a piano room, and several game rooms. Rubin residents are encouraged to get involved with Sug@r (Student Undergraduate Government at Rubin), which has a reputation for being one of the most spirited hall councils on campus.
The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE)
Like all first year halls, Rubin is part of the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE). FYRE is designed to help students transition to campus, build community, and acclimate to New York City. Being a part of FYRE is a great way to create connections with other first-year students. Every year, students compete in the FYRE Olympics, which brings all of the first year residence halls together for friendly competition. And Residents on the 16th floor of the building take part in the Inequality and Justice themed community.
Rubin is staffed by a number of professional and paraprofessional staff. In addition to two professional live-in staff members, there are 13 Resident Assistants and one Resource Center Assistant that aid first-year students in their transition to college. They host a number of events and outings to get residents acquainted with each other and the city. Rubin staff also includes one faculty fellow-in-residence and a faculty affiliate.