10 Tips from College Students

You may not have realized it, but when you were admitted to your SPS High School Academy program, you were admitted to college.  That’s right! You are a college student!  That’s great, because it means you get to experience college firsthand and all NYU has to offer its students this summer.  It ALSO means you…

What to Bring

So what do you need to bring to NYU for the summer? Notebooks, laptop, pens/pencils, pictures of friends, your pet cat…wait! Pets aren’t allowed in campus housing or in class (sadly). To make decisions easier, we’ve compiled a list of suggested items you should bring. We’ve conveniently named it “What to Bring”. This list will give you…

All About MetroCards

The MetroCard is what everyone in New York uses to travel on the subways or buses in the city.  When you are at NYU, you must get a MetroCard so you can get around.  As a reminder, participation in events during your program does not include the cost of transportation so all students will need…

Getting to (and around) NYU

Finding your way around can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never been to NYC before. But we’ve got your back! After reading this post, you will be a navigation master. Here’s what you need to know: NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of lower Manhattan….

Notes for Our Commuters

Think you are missing out by not living on campus?  Think again.  Residential students don’t have ALL the fun. In fact, everything but a bed is open to commuters! Commuter students must attend their mandatory orientation. Commuter students can participate in all events and activities. Commuter students do have access to the residential hall if…

Meet Your P.A.s

Program Assistants (aka P.A.s) are NYU students who know what’s going on on campus and in the city. They are your #1 resource while you are here, and they are counting down the days until you arrive and they meet you in person (they’ve told us so). Get to know them before you arrive!

Program Events & Activities

Summer in NYC is full of action, and we’re here to help show you some of the highlights! Check out the Events & Activities page for details.

NYU Card Center: NEW Location!

Due to renovations, the NYU Card Center has been temporarily relocated!  From June 25-July 10, students can get their NYUCards at: NYU Card Center NYU Center for Global Spiritual Life 238 Thompson Street, Room 275 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Safety in the City

Yes, NYU is in New York City, but like all cities, if you use a little common sense–and resources available to you–you will remain safe and sound while here! How safe is NYU? NYU has a strong security presence on campus. NYU Public Safety handles emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If you…

Reminder: Submit Program Forms

Have you read the NYUSPS High School Academy Student Handbook? Have you submitted the required program forms for the summer? If you’ve answered “no” to either question, be sure to do both soon! All forms are due June 23.  If you have questions about submitting your forms, please contact NYU University Programs at university.programs@nyu.edu.

Dorm Living, or How Not to Hate Your Roomie

Many of you will be living on campus, and for some, this may be the first time you live on your own away from home. Living in a college dorm can be a very rewarding experience, as there can be a sense of community and all around fun! But living in a dorm is not…

Health & Wellness

During the summer, NYUSPS High School Academy students will have the NYU Student Health Center, Counseling Services, and Wellness Exchange available to them whenever needed.  For more information about health services on campus, see the Health and Safety blog page!