Student Services, Resources, and Support

Below are offices and services you will most likely need to contact as an NYU School of Engineering graduate student. Click on the title of the office/service to learn more.

On this page:

Academic and Financial
Health and Living
General
International Students
NYU Services for NYU School of Engineering Students
Planning for Life after NYU School of Engineering

Academic and Financial

Financial Aid

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offers a wide variety of financial assistance to students including scholarships, fellowships, need-based tuition awards, federal and private loans, and a range of flexible payment plans. Many of these programs can be combined to provide a package of assistance that meets your particular needs and circumstances. Contact the Graduate Center or Financial Aid.

Library

From providing reference materials to quiet areas for study, the library will be an extremely important part of your life as an NYU School of Engineering student.

Polytechnic Tutoring Center

The Polytechnic Tutoring Center, often referred to simply as the "PTC," is dedicated to giving you the individualized attention you need to help you achieve your academic goals at NYU School of Engineering. Our services are available to all students, free of charge. The PTC’s Writing Center provides help with writing assignments by offering students appointments and drop-in hours. The Writing Center at the PTC also offers help with speaking assignments and English conversation.

Registrar

The Registrar's Office is the keeper of all students' academic records. Any and all documents vital to your academic record will be kept here (with the exception of registration forms and grade information).

Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services handles student billing, payments, Federal and alternative (private) loan disbursements, processing of refund checks, and TAP certification, among other financial-related student matters.

Health, Wellness, Fitness and Living

Athletics and Recreation

The Athletics office offers intramurals, clubs and classes, as well as access to a gym and fitness center. Intramurals, clubs, and classes, and the fitness center are open to all current students.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offer a variety of services designed to help NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering students achieve their maximum potential both academically and professionally. The staff consists of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists and psychological trainees who offer short-term individual psychotherapy, group counseling, and consultation.

Housing

NYU School of Engineering offers limited housing opportunities for Graduate Students at the Clark Residence in close proximity to campus. More information can be found here.

Off-Campus Housing

These resources are merely suggestions. NYU School of Engineering does not endorse any of the websites or resources below. As always, when using internet resources, please use necessary caution and refrain from sharing sensitive materials (financial, personal, etc.) online.

NYU School of Engineering students can access the NYU Off-Campus Housing Office at the Washington Square Campus. This office offers resources and guidance with the process of finding safe and affordable off-campus housing. They also provide roommate listings. NYU School of Engineering students can visit the office in person (4 Washington Square Village / northwest corner of Mercer and Bleecker; be sure to bring your Student Id Card).

Many NYU School of Engineering Students reside in Ozone Park in Queens, or Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. The commute is around 30 minutes, but is much more reasonably priced than the area surrounding NYU School of Engineering.

Resources for finding housing in New York

Below is a calculator that assesses the different factors, and suggests a neighborhood.

A combination of Google-Maps, Craigslist and Independent Realtor Listings.

Tips for apartment hunting in NYC can be found here.

Travel Discounts, and resources

Apartment Leases and Search Tools:

Below are a few temporary housing options and resources while you are apartment hunting.

hostelworld
Greenpoint YMCA

Aloft Hotel is a short walk from campus in Downtown Brooklyn. A discounted rate may be available for NYU School of Engineering Students at approximately $130 per night plus taxes.

Immunizations and Student Health Insurance

Students are required to submit various proofs of immunization documents and to have health insurance. You can learn about what is required of on these pages:

Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

The Office of Dean of Student Affairs (insert link) is concerned with the holistic education and development of all NYU School of Engineering students both inside and outside the classroom. Student Affairs help students put the various pieces of their educational, personal and professional developmental puzzle together from orientation to commencement. The Division of Student Affairs supports NYU School of Engineering’s academic mission by enhancing students’ education through a range of programs that build intrapersonal, professional, emotional, and other essential life skills. We work in partnership with academic, support, and service departments to tailor our activities to students’ needs. Our programs address emerging issues and foster community building.

Departments:

  • Athletics (view link)
  • Career Management (view link)
  • Counseling and Wellness Services(view link)
  • International Students and Scholars(view link)
  • Residential Life (view link)
  • The Office of Student Activities and Resource Center(view link)

General

Graduate Center

Enrollment Focus on Conditional Admissions The Graduate Center is the administrative unit of NYU School of Engineering's Graduate School. The Graduate Center is a one-stop office that services the entire graduate school community. It focuses on areas such as outreach, admissions, enrollment, retention, funding and scholarship opportunities. During NGSO, new students with conditional admission such as ESL, proof-of-degree, perquisites, or other academic conditions are required to check-in with the Graduate Center. Please see the NGSO schedule for more details on time and location.

Graduate Center
Rogers Hall Room 102
718-260-3182
engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu

Information Systems

The Information Systems department can help you with a variety of computer and networking needs – from obtaining usernames or passwords for NYU Albert and MyPoly, to solving e-mail and laptop issues.

Facilities

The goal of Facilities is to provide a safe, serviceable environment for all those who work and study at NYU School of Engineering. The facilities office provides essential services to theNYU School of Engineering community such as:

  • Security
  • Issuance of ID cards
  • Event set-up
  • Lost and Found
  • Incident reporting

Facilities Management Office
Jacobs Administrative Building Room 152
718-260-3020
facility@poly.edu

International Students

Office of Global Services - Brooklyn Location 

The NYU Office of Global Services helps International students with their documentation and processing. If you are an International student you are required to report to OGS for enrollment and before registering for classes. And if you plan to travel outside of the United States during your course of study, OGS must approve your travel plans ahead of time. There are many other requirements of International students that you should read about online. 

NYU Services for NYU School of Engineering Students

NYU offers services for NYU School of Engineering students through a variety of its offices. To learn exactly which services you can take advantage of at the NYU Washington Square campus visit the NYU website.

Planning for Life Beyond NYU School of Engineering

Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations serves as a liaison between the Polytechnic Alumni and the Institute. The office maintains alumni records, assists with planning alumni events and coordinates alumni fund-raising efforts.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's alumni association, the Polytechnic Alumni, has more than 28,000 members living in all 50 states and at least 64 countries. Over 6,600 alumni live in the five boroughs of New York City. Membership in the alumni association is automatic and free for those who have graduated from Polytechnic. Alumni of Polytechnic receive the Cable magazine and a wide-range of benefits.

Career Management Center

The NYU School of Engineering Career Management Center offers a variety of services:

  • Career Fairs (twice a year in the spring and fall)
  • Resume and cover letter writing workshops
  • Career-related workshops
  • Company presentations
  • Mock-interview sessions
  • On-campus recruiting
  • An Online Job Board