NYU Abu Dhabi offers students a transformative and exciting life outside the classroom. Students forge friendships across national boundaries and learn from each other in countless ways. They connect with each other, staff, resident assistants, and faculty. Students also break out of the Saadiyat "bubble" to interact with the campus community, the community of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the region, and the world. During the first year alone, NYUAD students started more than 35 clubs and organizations, reflecting their interests and passions, as well as their choices for leisure and learning.

Zach Holds a Falcon at Qasr al Sarab

A positive residential experience is pivotal to the success of our students at NYUAD. In conjunction with academics, the Office of Residential Education supports student development by providing resources and implementing purposeful and engaging programs. We see the diverse spectrum of student interests as an opportunity to meet the individual and collective needs of our student body by fostering a welcoming living and learning residential environment in Saadiyat. The Resident Assistants (RAs) regularly conduct a wide variety of social, cultural, and educational programs and activities designed for the entire school, specific years, or individual floors. In addition, both the Hall Council and Student Government work directly with the staff and RAs to host programs such as trips to Dubai, Open-Mic-Night, Floor Wars, Purple and White Dance Party, indoor skydiving, Midnight Breakfast, Earth Day celebrations, Dorm Room Diplomacy, movie nights, camping trips, and Beach Days.

Campus & Community News

  1. Two students launch priceless social support program for Abu Dhabi families

    Two Students Launch One "Priceless" Support Program For Abu Dhabi Families

    Starting a community program from scratch can be daunting. NYU Abu Dhabi students Hannah Taylor and Sally Oh — founders of the Family Friends community initiative for those touched by autism — know first-hand the roller coaster ride that pilot programs often are; scary yet exciting, nerve-wracking but fun, and definitely worth it in the end.

NYUAD Health & Wellness Center

Health and Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center is a fully accredited, on-campus health care facility. Clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year.

Student Life at NYUAD

Students enjoying a performance at the marketplace in NYUAD.

At NYUAD, every experience is an intercultural dialogue, a lesson in global education. Our Student Life activities create space for our campus community to engage with one another in meaningful ways.