If you’re new to the city, or just new to NYU, you know there’s a lot to figure out. Here’s a chance to see 26 things that will be helpful for your time here at NYU.

A — Advising. Everyone needs their advisor. Be it switching classes, needing to figure out your schedule, or just navigating the college, you’ll need to be in touch with your advisor.

B — Bookstore. Need to buy textbooks? How about a sweatshirt? Or even a last minute birthday gift for your family? Check out the NYU Bookstore for all your Violet needs!

C — Career Center. The Wasserman Center for Career Development will help you write up your resume, look for a job, and even help you decide what you want to do with your life.

D — Dining Options. You’re going to be busy, but you also need to eat. And luckily you won’t need to go far. Look here for all the NYU dining options on campus.

E — Events. School is crazy, but there’s always time to do something fun. It is New York afterall.

F — Friends. Everyone needs people around them. We’ve made it easy for you to connect with people you have things in common with. From clubs to sports, we’ve got you covered.

G — Gym. Your personal health is just as important as working your brain It’s been proven that exercise will help you not only feel better but retain more information. Get your sweat on at Palladium or one of the other gym locations.

H — Housing. Whether you live on campus or off housing can be confusing. There are some tricks to making life here a bit easier.

I — ID. Your NYU ID is your golden ticket around campus. You’ll need it to get into every building on campus. If you lose it, make sure to go to the ID office to get a new card.

J — Jerk. Don’t be a jerk. No matter if you’re new to New York or have been here a while here are some tips to not only survive here but be kind while doing it. 

K — Kimmel Center. This building houses more than we can explain well here. But check it out — it’s got everything you may need.

L — Library. Bobst Library (you say “Bow-b-st” Not “Bob”) is located at the bottom of Washington Square Park. With librarians ready to help with any question you may have, it’s the perfect place to research, read, write, or just find a quiet place to sit.

M — Map. This campus is mixed in with the rest of New York City. Need a way to find your classroom? Download the NYU Mobile App for a handy map to help you navigate.

N — New York Times. It may feel like all we know is school but there’s a whole world full of things happening. If you want to stay up to date, check out the New York Times, or pick up a copy on campus for only $0.75!

O — Office Hours. Professors here want to meet with you. If you have a question or simply want to get to know your professor, make sure to find out when their office hours are and stop by.

P — Prime. If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, check out their student deals. In a city as big and complex as New York and with as much on your plate as you have, you deserve to have get some things delivered right to your door, in 2 business days or less.

Q — Quiet Study Areas. New York is loud. College is loud. Finding a good place to study that’s quiet can be easy.

R — Relax. College is stressful. You want to do well, but you also need to take care of yourself. Relaxing is good. Take a day off, go to a free museum. Talk to someone who can help. Take care of yourself. 

S — Subway. Maybe you’re used to riding public transportation, but the New York MTA System can be tricky. Make sure to bookmark this for train updates so you make it to where you’re headed on time.

T — Tourist stops. Maybe you want to live in New York forever. Maybe you’re here for just one semester. Either way, there are some tourist places that are worth the crowds.

U — Umbrella. This may seem trivial, but you’ll regret not having a good umbrella when you’re caught in a downpour. Bring one, every day. Seriously.

V — Violets. New York University may not be known for their sports team, but we have them, and there are plenty of varsity sport events you should check out.

W — Washington Square Park. You can’t miss it, but make sure you enjoy the park. The hub of campus is a great place to study, eat lunch, or hang out with friends.

X — X out these days. Don’t forget to cross off holidays and other school events on your calendar.

Y — Yankees. Everyone should get to experience Yankee Stadium at least once. Check here for discounted tickets through NYU.

Z — Za! Would it be New York without pizza? Try some of our local favorites and find your ideal slice.


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