Exterior of the Silver Center

The Silver Center for Arts and Science is one of the main academic buildings on NYU’s Washington Square Campus. Home to classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, and event spaces, students from almost all undergraduate colleges and majors will have a class or two in Silver throughout their NYU tenure. Students in the College of Arts and Science will become quite familiar with Silver as the building is also home to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science. The first and second floors have some great study spots where you can prepare for a test or presentation, ensuring you have an easy commute to your next class, or to avoid the hustle and bustle of Bobst Library.

Students leaving and entering an elevator in the Silver Center
Students working in the labs at the Silver Center
The Building:

Prior to being named the Silver Center, the building was referred to simply as the Main Building. Connected by narrow hallways to the Waverly and Brown Buildings, the trio makes up the “Main Block” of NYU’s academic facilities. The building was renamed in 2002 for Julius Silver. Silver was a student in CAS who, “exhibited a passionate commitment to higher education and expressed his gratitude for his own education in abundance.”

The Opportunities:

Silverstein Lounge & Hemmerdinger Hall house some of NYU’s special events. There are an array of offerings including panel discussions with speakers addressing today’s political climate, club meetings for one of NYU’s 300+ clubs, or networking events for young professionals and NYU alumni. Each experience at the Silver Center is a chance to build an everlasting community.