January Term occurs during the University’s traditional winter break. As such, some NYU offices are closed and/or operate on a reduced schedule. Most offices are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Below is a list of the basic resources and services students often use in January; it is not exhaustive.
Students are encouraged to check the NYU website or contact an office, resource, or building in advance to see if and when it is open during January Term. If you have questions about resources and services available during January Term, contact University Programs or review the January Term Student Handbook (coming soon)!
Academic Resource Center
18 Washington Place
The Academic Resource Center is your one-stop shop for all academic questions including course selection and registration; adding or dropping a course; and tutoring/academic support. There are also computer stations and lounge space available for student use.
University Learning Center (ULC)
Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place (Specializing in Science)
University Hall Commons, 110 E. 14th Street (Specializing in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics)
The University Learning Center provides free tutoring for many NYU courses as well as academic success workshops and group review sessions for specific introductory-level courses.
The Writing Center provides writing support and guidance for any student enrolled at NYU. To schedule an appointment to meet with a Writing Center Consultant, please contact the Center.
The Moses Center determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodation and services. A variety of accommodations are available including in-class support, alternative exams, and special housing arrangements. If you feel you need services such as these or any other assistance, please contact the Moses Center well in advance to the start of term to allow that office time to assess need and arrange for services.
Student Life Resources:
Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
The NYU network of libraries is headed by Bobst Library. Bobst houses more than 3.7 million volumes, several special collections, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, and over 25,000 seats for studying and computing.
January Term hours for Bobst Library are available online.
Students may search for their course book lists and purchase new and used books at the Bookstore. The Bookstore is also a great place to stock up on NYU gear, souvenirs, and pleasure reading.
Course book search and price comparisons are available online. Not all professors use the NYU Bookstore to order their course reading list. If you do not have books listed at the Bookstore, do not worry. You may also wait until your first class to view the syllabus and/or ask the professor about required reading.
NYU Computer Store
Located within the Bookstore, NYU’s Computer Store sells hardware and software at discounted education rates. They also sell computer books, accessories, and ITP parts and operate an authorized Apple, Dell, and Lenovo repair center.
The Student Resource Center is your headquarters for navigating NYU and the city. If you have questions about the University or anything regarding your time at NYU as a student, ask the SRC! The SRC also has a small computer lab and printer for student use.
Office of Global Services
561 LaGuardia Place
The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides specialized support to NYU’s international students including immigration advising and guidance, mandatory check-in, and more.
7 Washington Place
All students must have a NYUCard. It grants you access to NYU buildings, resources, and services. Your NYUCard can also be used as a debit card with Campus Cash for dining and other services. We recommend students to get their card from the NYUCard Center prior to their first class, if possible, because lines can be long on the first day. All students must bring a valid photo ID to the Card Center when they get their cards.
Visiting students are asked to return their NYUCards to the Center when they complete January Term. If you do not return your card and come back to NYU as a student at a later date, you will be assessed a $25 replacement fee for a new card.
7 Washington Place
Housed in the same space as the Card Center, Public Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day. If you need assistance, call the helpline listed above or ask a guard. Guards are posted in most NYU buildings and patrol the campus area. University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency call boxes are located throughout Washington Square. Public Safety also manages the University’s Lost and Found.
Safe Havens are local businesses where you can seek assistance in case of an emergency. They are located in the Soho, Greenwich Village, Union Square, and Gramercy Park neighborhoods. All have a Safe Havens sticker in their windows. A list of Safe Havens, along with safety tips, is available online.
Information Technology (IT)
10 Astor Place, 4th Floor
IT is NYU’s central organization for technology services such as computer services, Internet resources and access, and telephone services. Call the helpline above if you ever have trouble with a computer or Internet connection, have questions about NYUHome access, or are looking for the nearest computer lab.You can also reach IT via email at askITS@nyu.edu.
Palladium Athletic Facility, 140 East 14th Street
Palladium is available for use by all students taking courses and/or living on campus during the January term. The facilities include cardio and weight equipment, pools, squash courts, and rock climbing walls. More information about the Palladium is online.
NYU students have access to the facilities. Visiting students who wish to use the athletic facilities must pay a $10/week fee. To pay the fee, visit the Palladium Sports Center membership office.