Washington Square

Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s academic, residential, and student life facilities are found on tree-lined streets centered on Washington Square Park. As you explore campus, you can follow our students as they share information about some of the sites they frequent and what makes NYU the perfect place for them.

wide angle shot of the bobst library lobby filled with students
Bobst Library

70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, more affectionately known as Bobst, is the largest in NYU’s 11-library system. Bobst holds 3.9 million of the 5.9 million books in NYU’s catalog and is the most popular study space on campus. The NYU mascot, the Bobcat, was chosen and named after the Bobst Library catalog, “BOBCAT” - previously NYU’s mascot was a violet! NYU partners with other colleges and libraries to use their resources, many of which can be ordered online and delivered to one of the main libraries.

Campus Safety

NYU Campus Safety, Washington Place, New York, NY, USA

For NYU’s Office of Campus Safety, the safety and wellbeing of the NYU community is their top priority. Located conveniently at 561 LaGuardia Place, their lobby is open around the clock and staffed with officers available to provide assistance. In addition, there are Campus Safety Officers at the entrance of each NYU building, including our residence halls. And an NYU ID card is required for entry into all NYU buildings.

Kimmel Center for University Life

60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA

The Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University life, more commonly called Kimmel, is the home for most student clubs, communities, and organizations at NYU. The Kimmel Center also houses two NYU dining facilities, the Center for Student Life, Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, NYU Ticket Central, LGBTQ+ Center and the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, one of the largest performance spaces in Lower Manhattan.

Study lounge in the global center for academic and spiritual life
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life

NYU Global Center, Thompson Street, New York, NY, USA

The Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, GCASL, is home to various classrooms, study areas, and religious observance spaces. The building has reservable music practice rooms and offices for staff and leaders from over 40 faith traditions. GCASL also offers free meditation and yoga classes each week to keep students focused on the health of their mind, body, and soul.

Exterior of Lipton Hall which has two NYU flags over the entrance
Lipton Hall

Lipton Hall, Washington Square West, NYC, NY, USA

Lipton is a first-year residence hall that houses 700 students and is part of the First Year Residential Experience. It’s location just across from Washington Square Park allows its residents to easily access many campus buildings. Lipton has many communal areas for students to relax and socialize including a community kitchen, game room, dance and music practice rooms, and study spaces. Lipton Hall is also home to a dining hall on the main level of the building.

Exterior of Rubin Hall
Rubin Hall

Rubin Hall, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Located on Fifth Avenue, Rubin Hall is just a five-minute walk from the center of campus. Rubin Hall is part of the First Year Residential Experience and is home to 680 first-year students. Rubin Hall boasts amenities like a black box theater, a study lounge, a dance room, a piano room, and several game rooms. And residents on the 16th floor of Rubin take part in the Inequality and Justice themed community. Students who choose to be a part of this floor community commit to examining disparities in poverty and wealth through cultural events, service learning, and deep dialogues with professionals, activists, and each other.

interior lobby of weinstein residence hall
Weinstein Residence Hall

Weinstein Hall, University Place, New York, NY, USA

Weinstein Hall is one of the 21 residence halls available to NYU students and one of 10 residence halls exclusively for first-year students. Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students that remain in housing throughout their four years. Weinstein is also home to four of NYU’s dining halls which are available to any student with a meal plan.

Exterior of the Silver Center
Silver Center

Silver Center for Arts and Science, Waverly Place, New York, NY, USA

The Silver Center for Arts and Science is the home of the New York University’s College of Arts and Science (CAS) and Grey Art Gallery. The Dean of the College of Arts and Science and the college administration are located in this facility, which forms an imposing landmark on the eastern border of Washington Square Park. The Silver Center is frequented by most undergraduate students during their time at NYU.

Exterior of Academic Resource Center

NYU Academic Resource Center, Washington Place, New York, NY, USA

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located at 18 Washington Place, in the heart of NYU’s Washington Square campus. In 2011, the building’s ground floor, mezzanine, and basement were completely renovated to create the ARC. Formerly the site of NYU’s Bookstore, the space has been adaptively remodeled to house student lounges, tutoring and meeting spaces, classrooms, offices, a computer lab, and an Argo Tea cafe. With its central campus location and varied facilities, the ARC has become a popular meeting, learning, and working space for the NYU community.

The interior lobby of the Leslie e-Lab, an available resource in NYU’s STEM high school programs.
Leslie eLab

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute (Leslie eLab), Washington Place, New York, NY, USA

The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab is located at the center of the NYU Academic Superblock on Washington Place. Their mission is to encourage entrepreneurship and collaboration among NYU students and staff. In the lab, students have access to a state-of-the-art classroom, meeting spaces, 3D printers, and a laser cutter. There are also full-time professional staff always on hand to assist with getting the creative juices flowing.

Goddard Hall located at West Fourth Street and Washington Square East
Goddard Hall

Goddard Hall, Washington Square East, New York, NY, USA

Goddard Hall is the University's only Residential College for first-year students, located right on Washington Square Park—steps away from three different dining halls, Bobst Library, most classrooms, and the Kimmel Student Center. Goddard is at the crossroads of NYC's liveliest neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, SoHo, the East Village, and the Lower East Side.

students walk to class through gould plaza
Gould Plaza

40 West 4th Street, New York, NY, USA

Jeffrey S. Gould Plaza is an outdoor plaza that's home to the Stern School of Business, the Courant Institute for Mathematics, and Warren Weaver Hall. It’s also a popular destination for NYC food trucks, which both students and staff flock to for lunch.

a student link employee assists a student at the lobby kiosk
StudentLink Center

StudentLink Center, Lafayette Street, NYC, NY, USA

With locations on our Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses, the StudentLink Center serves as a one-stop-shop for current students. The StudentLink Center represents a variety of offices to support the administrative needs of students. Appointments are available online and in-person.

Rory Meyers Building seen from above the treeline
Rory Meyers School of Nursing

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, 1st Avenue, New York, NY, USA

The Rory Meyers College of Nursing is the second-largest private university college of nursing in the country. As a center for research in nursing, health, and interdisciplinary science, the College prepares its students to be leaders in healthcare on both a local and global scale. Their mission is to shape the future of nursing through leadership in healthcare policy.

A student speaking with an advisor
The Wasserman Center for Career Development

NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, East 13th Street, New York, NY, USA

The Wasserman Center has two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. They offer a number of services that support students in their professional development endeavors. They offer a number of workshops and classes where students can get professional advice. Students even have the opportunity to set up one-on-one appointments with trained professional career coaches. For students looking for jobs and internships, their Handshake platform has thousands of postings. Wasserman also awards over $500,000 per year in grants and stipends to students with unpaid internships.

The Washington Square Arch peaks from behind lush green trees
Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, New York, NY, USA

Though Washington Square Park is not owned by NYU, it is the heart of campus. A number of University buildings are along the park perimeter. Many NYU students, faculty and staff spend their lunch breaks and study breaks here.