NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Exploration Floors

Jonathan Tan/WSN

If you are coming to NYU with a specific interest in mind, there is likely an explorations floor suited to your needs. First-year students have the option of living on floors geared toward food, Spanish language, fashion and theater, among other options. The choices for upperclassmen are nearly as numerous and include floors focused on entrepreneurship, interfaith service and New York City in the ’60s.

The goal is to place students in an atmosphere that enhances their academic life in a relaxed and interest-specific setting. Moreover, the increased activity level encourages camaraderie among floormates. To apply for an explorations floor, students must submit another form in addition to the housing application which asks short-answer questions about what you can bring to the floor and why you want to live there.

In my personal experience living on the Human Rights and International Relations explorations floor, I have been provided with opportunities to which most NYU freshmen do not have access. By mere virtue of living on the 12th floor of Rubin residence hall, I have resources at my disposal that have heightened my first semesters at NYU — my RA was selected because his qualifications and planned career path are well-suited to the intended purpose of the floor. Also, the additional funding he receives to organize programs, whether in our hallway or at the United Nations, is a nice perk.

There are truthfully no downsides to living on an explorations floor. The experience it provides is not time consuming — all activities are optional — but worthwhile. And, if you are not an expert on the theme of a particular floor, worry not — there is no expectation of prior knowledge to join.

Omar Etman

Related Stories

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

Comments that are deemed spam or hate speech by the moderators will be deleted.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Exploration Floors

    Dining

    I Tried… Lipton’s Vegan Dining Hall

  • Exploration Floors

    Dining

    The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

  • Exploration Floors

    Beauty & Style

    Fashion Shows to Binge Watch During Summer Break

  • Exploration Floors

    Beauty & Style

    ‘Start the Conversation’ With Survivors Magazine

  • Exploration Floors

    FEATURES

    Money Diary of an NYU Student

  • Exploration Floors

    Abroad

    World Politics: The Spring of Closed Doors

  • Exploration Floors

    COLUMNS

    The World According to Rachel: On Moms, Musicals and Everything Else

  • Exploration Floors

    Dining

    Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino vs Dragon Frappucino

  • Exploration Floors

    FEATURES

    Converting Sound Pollution Into White Noise

  • Exploration Floors

    FEATURES

    Pot Prohibition: Potentially Pardoned?

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper
Exploration Floors