On behalf of the faculty and staff I offer our heartfelt and enthusiastic welcome to NYU Abu Dhabi. We have prepared this website to provide you with information about services and activities that are available to all NYUAD and NYUNY students residing in Abu Dhabi.

Our core principles rely upon the commitment of developing scholarly and well-informed student-citizens who are critical thinkers, culturally aware, and mindful of their civic responsibilities as future global leaders. This includes the careful development of a notion of citizenship — both singular and plural — within a robust and often complex cultural context. In recognizing each student as an individual and addressing their specific needs, we create an atmosphere responsive to students in collaboration with students.

To that end, the Campus Life team supports the goals of our students in all of our endeavors. We model leadership and citizenship in every aspect of our work, practice equity as evidenced by our inclusive programming and services, affirm the capacity and ability of each of our students, and establish conditions that promote an atmosphere for the greatest quality of living, learning, and leading.

The very special university experience afforded each student of the NYUAD community is profoundly valuable. We are a small community, a remarkably diverse community, and most importantly, a caring community of intellectual and social risk-takers. Campus Life NYUAD stays attuned to the particular needs of each and every student — following their personal, scholarly, professional, and public identities for the purpose of helping them to develop fully in all realms of public and private service — from leading a corporation, a classroom, an organization, or a country.


David Tinagero
Dean of Students & Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs