Dude, Where’s My Class?

So you’re registered for classes. Excellent! But…where are they being held? NYU can seem like a concrete jungle within a concrete jungle, but don’t worry–by the time you finish reading this entry, you’ll be an expert at finding your away around campus.

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Dude…where IS your class?

How do I find out where my class is being held?

The first thing to do is to log into your NYUHome account, and pull up your class schedule via the Student Services Center in Albert. Your schedule will tell you where your classes are being held. Easy right? Well…except that it says something along the lines of “269M 206.” How is anyone supposed to know what that means?

What do the codes mean?

First, you’ll need to look up the building code (the “269M” mentioned above) to find out which building your class is in. Then, find your building on the NYU campus map. You can use the interactive map or download a PDF map with a key.

Going back to the example from above, “269M 206″ means this class will meet at 269 Mercer Street, Room 206.  Eureka!  You now know where to be for your first day of class.

What if I’m taking engineering courses?

Students taking classes at the Tandon School of Engineering can find directions to our Brooklyn campus online here.

Is there an App for all this?

Of course. You can access a campus map (and more!) by downloading the NYU Mobile App.

How To: Navigate NYU

NYU and NYC can be an intimidating and confusing place if you aren’t familiar with the campus and the city. However with our tips and tricks you should have no problem finding your way around once you arrive!

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Don’t worry, Stitch, we won’t let you get lost.

NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The campus is easily accessible via New York City public transportation. Directions on how to get to NYU are on the NYU visitor’s website. Please note: there is no NYU transportation service to bring you to campus from the local airports or bus/train terminals.  All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.

There are many ways to get from the airport to NYU, including buses, shuttles, and trains. The easiest way to get to campus is to use a taxi or car service. If you use a taxi, be sure to get one from the official taxi stand at the airport. DO NOT accept a ride from an unauthorized taxi driver.

Also, if you are flying, it is a good idea to register your trip with NYU Traveler, the University’s web-based travel safety service.

Once you arrive, familiarize yourself with campus using our interactive and downloadable campus map or by downloading the NYU Mobile App, which features a campus map among other useful features!

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Information about navigating the city’s streets and using public transportation can be found on the Getting Around Page.

It’s a good idea to plan your route to class ahead of time. Resources like the Student Resource Center exist to help you in this process, or, if you’re ever lost, don’t hesitate to call NYU Public Safety.  Check back next week for a final to-do list and hints about what to pack!