New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A glass sign that says “Walker Hotel” illuminated by yellow light bulbs above the entrance of the Walker Hotel.

Housing overflows returned to NYU, despite additional residence hall

This year was the latest where the university moved some students to temporary housing to alleviate overflow in its on-campus housing system.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 26, 2023

Every year, student registration for university housing outpaces available rooms, and every year some students who are unable to register are placed in off-campus hotels. This...

Multiple students sit at long tables working on their computers. To the right is a long window facing Washington Square Park.

Opinion: Dear NYU, upperclassmen are students too

Just because we’re no longer first-years, doesn't mean we don’t deserve support as the semester begins.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 5, 2023

As a peer mentor for a pre-orientation program, I had the privilege of moving in two weeks prior to regular move-in for upperclassmen students. I was so excited to be back on campus...

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people walk past.

Students find dorm living more expensive than apartments, despite added costs

Due to a lack of affordable housing around NYU’s Washington Square campus, some students are contemplating whether it makes sense to live on campus for the next academic year.
Liam Hibbert, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

As the housing application for the coming academic year opens, and students make the decision between staying on campus and venturing out into the New York City real estate market,...

A student dressed in a black t-shirt and black checkered sweatpants does laundry in the Coral Tower residence hall laundry room. The laundry room consists of two rows of white washers and dryers.

Opinion: Include laundry in the cost of tuition, please

Everyone’s had negative experiences doing their laundry on campus. There’s no reason NYU shouldn’t make it free.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 14, 2023

Laundry day is the most dreaded day of the week. Whether it’s waking up early on a Sunday morning to get the first spot in the laundry room line, or staring at the timer you...

The facade of a building with orange and red bricks. A white flag with the N.Y.U. logo hangs from the wall. Underneath the flag is the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lipton residence hall.

Opinion: Why does NYU make it so hard to apply for housing?

NYU’s housing application process forces students to commit to dorms without giving them the information they need to be able to make an informed decision about where they want to live.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor February 9, 2023

One of the biggest stressors about going to college in a big city — or anywhere, really — is finding housing. When I first completed the housing application, during my last...

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NYU to make dorms more accessible after Justice Dept. complaint

After reaching an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, NYU will expand the accessibility of its student housing within the next five years.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor November 30, 2022

NYU will begin a five-year effort to make its housing facilities more accessible after reaching an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of the university’s housing...

An image of an elevator button panel with a red X drawn over it.

Off-Third: NYU removes elevator buttons in bid to boost student fitness

After months of complaints by higher-floor residents and an uptick in student laziness, residence hall elevators will no longer stop on lower-level floors.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

NYU recently announced that residence hall elevators would no longer have buttons for the second through fifth floors, the latest in a series of actions aimed at improving student...

The entrance of Rubin Hall with an NYU flag and a green overhang.

Opinion: NYU is eliminating its cheapest dorm option

The first-year dorm notorious for its lack of air conditioning is finally getting a long-awaited renovation, but it makes an already pricey college experience even pricier.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

When I was scrolling through housing options back in June, the low prices of Rubin Hall immediately caught my eye. Often the butt of housing jokes for first-years, the residence...

A person laying in bed on their phone.

How to make friends as an introvert

When talking to people is tiring, but the fear of missing out can ache more, here’s how to socialize without expending too much energy.
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor September 6, 2022

Trying to put the effort into interpersonal relationships can be draining for many people. If your idea of a fun weekend is wrapping yourself in blankets, putting on some noise...

The webpage of the Housing Solutions Lab with a video of the launch event attended by the founders.

NYU Furman Center lays foundations for affordable housing

The Furman Center’s Housing Solutions Lab announced its second Peer Cities cohort, which aims to improve the affordability and equality of housing in small to mid-sized cities.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

The Housing Solutions Lab at NYU's Furman Center, an institute for public policy research, announced its second Peer Cities Network cohort on March 24. The cohort, which officially...

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What I wish I’d known: Students on residence halls

Former and current NYU dorm residents share what they wish they had known about the residence halls before moving in.
February 18, 2022

Before picking my dorm, I wish I'd known…   …about Alumni kitchens “By ‘kitchens,’ they mean a crusty old stove and counter space the size of a laptop.” —Yas...