Stress – Resources

$15 Last Minute Accommodations at the NYU Greenwich Hotel:  NYU’s Greenwich Hotel offers a limited number of spaces for commuter students needing last minute accommodations or advanced reservations at a rate of $15 a night. If you wish to stay at the NYU Greenwich Hotel, email by noon of the day before your desired date.
Sponsors: Student Resource Center and Residential Life & Housing Services

Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a “one-stop shop” for academic support offering cross-school advising as well as academic support workshops, group review sessions, and other resources through the University Learning Center (ULC), along with an Argo Tea Cafe, computers, University printers, and study spaces.
Sponsor:  Office of the Provost

Biofeedback enables individuals to learn how to change physiological activity to improve health and performance, helping ease depression, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, and stress.  NYU offers the use of an emWave Personal Stress Reliever to students who complete a workshop on biofeedback techniques and receive a certificate of completion.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Toolkit: CBT Anxiety is a four session didactic workshop series offering students the opportunity to learn practical skills to manage their anxiety with the assistance of a cognitive behavioral therapist. Students must attend all four sessions to gain maximum benefit.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (The Center) fosters collaboration to enhance intercultural awareness and explore the intersection of race, gender, religion, socio-economic class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and many other aspects of identity in our daily lives. The Center commits to providing academic and personal support to diverse students.

Center for Spiritual Life, a multi-faith initiative to enhance the educational experience, works alongside the Chaplain’s Circle to promote spiritual wholeness, respect within & beyond one’s faith community, and personal value development.  

Department of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation offers a variety of activities for students of all levels of fitness experience. All matriculated students have free membership to both Coles Sports Center and the Palladium Athletic facility and may also participate in varsity sports, club sports, intramurals, and recreation classes.

Financial Aid Office provides assistance to students who need help in meeting their education expenses.  NYU offers grants, scholarships, loans, and federal Work-Study funds to eligible students.

Wind Down Wednesdays: Relax, breathe deep, and receive a stress-reducing 5-7 minute backrub, compliments of STRESSBUSTERS! Wednesdays never felt so good!
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office

Toolkit: Time Management: This class addresses some of the primary hurdles to good time management, offering tips and solutions for using time more effectively.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Toolkit: Life Skills: Attend one session, or all four: Mindful Constructive Focusing, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation. Courses run year-round.  More Information  call (212) 998-4780 for further information and registration.
Sponsor:  NYU Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

LGBTQ Student Center supports diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and also offers many programs and discussions each year on topics such as relationships, safer sex, drugs and alcohol, stress management, body image, and dating.

Money Management Resources is designed to help you manage your finances and become financially literate.  Send a blank email to: to get regular updates on events and workshops, and money management and savings tips.
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs

NYU Sahaja Meditation Club offers regular meditation classes and introduces techniques to help achieve the thought-less awareness. They also teach students techniques to help reduce and cope with the everyday stress and tension.
Sponsor: Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service

Relaxation 101 provides information and instruction about relaxation and stress management, walking students through exercises in meditation, breathing, relaxation hypnosis, and guided imagery.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

The Relaxation Oasis focuses on the Mindfulness Initiative to integrate the instruction and practice of mindfulness into the services provided through the Student Health Center, promoting compassion, well-being, and academic success.
Sponsors: Wellness Exchange and Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Office of Residential Life and Housing Services  provides live-in professional staff and professional wellness counselors to resident students 24/7 as a resource to address academic, personal, and social issues in addition to providing direct assistance in emergency and crisis situations, including instances related to stress.

The Mindfulness Project at NYU, one of the first university-wide mindfulness initiatives in the country, welcomes people of all faiths, ages, and meditation backgrounds. The Mindfulness Project leads weekly sitting meditations, mindfulness programming, social events, yoga, and even provides students with opportunities to explore biofeedback technology in collaboration with the NYU Student Health Center.

Stress and Anxiety Workshop explains the basic physiological and psychological mechanisms of stress and anxiety, and tips on handling and reducing stress.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Stressbusters: Specially trained Student Health Center Ambassadors provide free and relaxing 5-7 minute backrubs and wellness information to fellow students and staff at community events, club meetings, residence halls and wherever else the stressed gather—day and night!
Sponsor:  Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office

Time Management Workshop addresses some of the primary hurdles to good time management, and offers tips and solutions for using time more effectively.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Undergraduate Education Advisement Website provides information and links to help students make sense of the academic landscape at NYU, design and execute an individualized academic plan, and take advantage of all that NYU has to offer.
Sponsor: Office of the Provost

University Learning Center provides group review and individual tutoring in over one hundred courses as well as Academic Success Workshops, absolutely free of charge. Late hours are available.

Wasserman Center for Career Development: Whether you’re a first year student or graduate student, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development can you help with everything from finding a job or internship to preparing a resume, interviewing skills, and even career exploration.

The Writing Center is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.
Sponsor: Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Science


The Wellness Exchange is your key to accessing NYU’s extensive health and mental health resources. A central feature common to all these services is a private, 24/7 hotline that puts students in touch with professionals who can help them address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns, including medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The hotline is also available if you just need to talk or want to call about a friend.  The hotline can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 999 or from any outside line at 212-443-9999. The number is also printed on the back of all NYU ID cards. Not ready to call the hotline? Send a private e-mail to a counselor at*.
*PLEASE NOTE: This email address is not monitored 24/7. **If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. To speak to a counselor immediately, please call 212-443-9999.** We make every effort to answer your emails to this address within 24 hours. For non-emergent issues, if by any chance you do not receive a reply from us, please email again.

Student Health Center, Medical Services constitute outpatient primary care including HIV testing and counseling, nutrition, women’s health care, sports medicine, immunization, allergy services, travel planning services, social services, and ancillary services including radiology and a pharmacy. SHC also offers specialty services on-site, including dermatology, gastroenterology, physical and occupational therapy, and optometry.

Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services: Counseling and Wellness Services at SHC provides confidential counseling to both full- and part-time students. Services include crisis intervention; short-term individual counseling for personal problems such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, family or other relationships, alcohol and other drugs, eating disorders, sex, or self-esteem; and group counseling for topics such as relationship issues, eating disorders, and stress management. In addition to the central location at SHC, counselors are available in multiple locations throughout the Washington Square campus. Visit our Web site for locations. To read frequently asked questions about counseling, visit:  To make an appointment, call 212-998-4780.

Student Health Center, Health Promotion Office produces dynamic educational workshops, health information, peer training and campus events to enhance personal, academic and career success. An accessible team of professional and student health educators design, deliver and evaluate diverse wellness programming, provide health consultations and serve as referral sources to additional support for vital student health issues.  HPO works to empower students to make informed decisions by providing the campus community with accessible, accurate information and compassionate services that foster personal health, academic success and community wellness.