Enrolling, educating, and empowering classes of the world's strongest students is the central mission of NYU Abu Dhabi. Campus Life supports this mission by deeply enriching the student experience both in and outside the classroom.

Creating a safe, emotionally supportive college experience, Campus Life at NYUAD is marked by activities and opportunities that not only extend the educational impact of the University, but also build internal community and actively engage students with Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the region.

Within Campus Life there are various important functional areas that interact closely across the department, combining their efforts to amplify our students' enrichment. These include:

  • Student Life, including Spiritual Life and Intercultural Affairs
  • Residential and Intercultural Education
  • Student Services, including Career Development
  • Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Public Safety
  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Resource Center
  • Class Deans

Community Outreach

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A commitment to service has always been a cornerstone of New York University.

Career Development

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The Career Development Center delivers tailored career guidance to students.

Living in Abu Dhabi

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Located on an island in the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the dynamic capital city of both the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. It has a highly diverse and international population — 80 percent of its inhabitants are "ex-pats," coming from some 150 countries around the globe.