• Orientation

  • Offices and Services 2014

    Offices and Services

    Whatever your needs, whatever your goals and interests, the warm and caring community at Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business is here to help.

    To learn more, scroll down and click on any of the wide range of facilities and services available to you. These include our libraries and Batei Midrashot, crackling with energy; our beautiful dining halls, full of laughter, friendship and healthy and delicious food; our spiritual, personal, academic and career counselors, who stand by to support you in your growth; and the wonderful cultural, athletic, chesed and other activities that lack only one thing—YOUR participation!

    Not seeing what you need? Let us know. We are here for you.

  •  Academic Advisement

    The academic advisers are available by appointment or on a drop-in basis. They offer information and guidance concerning academic issues such as college requirements and majors as well as strategies for achieving academic goals. They are a valuable source for enhancing and maximizing your academic experience.

    SCW Academic Advisement
    215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
    212-340-7701
    Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Sy Syms Academic Advisement
    215 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor
    917-326-4842
    Monday–Thursday, 9 am–5 pm
    Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

     Academic Computing Services

    Computers are available for academic work, email and Internet access in the Hirsch Polackoff Computer Center, Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue, Rooms 318 and 319, as well as on the second and third floors of 215 Lexington Avenue. Email and lab accounts are assigned to each incoming student. The computer center's Academic Computing workshop will teach you how to log on to your computing accounts. Check the daily schedule for more information on the workshop.

    Hirsch Polackoff Computer Center hours:

    Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue
    Sunday, 12 noon–12 midnight
    Monday–Wednesday, 7–1 a.m.
    Thursday, 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    215 Lexington Avenue
    Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1 a.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Academic Computing website

     Administrative Offices

    ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
    Miriam Schechter, Director of Academic Advisement
    646-592-4172
    215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

    ADMISSIONS
    Geri Mansdorf, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
    215 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
    212.960-5277
    yuadmit@yu.edu

    ACADEMIC DEANS
    Stern College for Women
    Dr. Karen Bacon, The Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean
    Ethel Orlian, Associate Dean
    646-592-4160
    215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

    Sy Syms School of Business
    215 Lexington Avenue, Room 322

    REGISTRAR
    Diana Benmergui, Registrar, Beren Campus
    Aniruddha Das, Assistant Registrar, Beren Campus
    215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
    646-592-4182
    berenregistrar@yu.edu

    RESIDENCE LIFE
    Rachel Kraut, Director of University Housing and Residence Life
    Becky Ciment, Assistant Director of University Housing and Residence Life
    Brookdale Residence Hall 1G
    50 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    212-340-7795
    berenhousing@yu.edu

    STUDENT LIFE
    Marc Spear, Senior Director
    215 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 646-592-4125
    studenlifeberen@yu.edu
    Do you have questions about anything YU? Email us at answers@yu.edu.

     Athletics

    The Department of Physical Education and Athletics provides a complete offering of classes, programs and activities to meet your wellness, fitness and athletic needs. Interested in sports? At the Beren Campus, sports include basketball, tennis, soccer, fencing, volleyball and cross country. Want to work out? There are fitness centers in each of the dorms and the Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington building. on the Beren Campus.

     Batei Midrash Locations

    Whether it's on your own or Chavruta style, our three batei midrash locations provide the perfect setting for Torah study on the Beren Campus. Especially exciting is our T-cubed, Torah on Tuesdays with TAC (Torah Activities Council), learning program in the Lea and Leon Eisenberg Beit Midrash, on the seventh floor of Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue.

    Lea and Leon Eisenberg Beit Midrash, Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor

    Brookdale Residence Hall, 50 East 34th Street, Room 2C

    Schottenstein Residence Hall, 119 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor

     Career Center

    215 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
    917-326-4869

    Wondering about choosing your major or deciding on your career path? Interested in finding part-time jobs or internships? Do you need to put together a resume and cover letter or to practice interviewing skills? Are you considering graduate school as an option for the future? The YU Career Center can partner with you in exploring and addressing all of these concerns through individualized career counseling, as well as a variety of programs and resources throughout your time at Yeshiva. Come find out more about us now, because it is never too early to start thinking about your career.

     Counseling Center

    239 East 34th Street, 4th Floor
    917-326-4942

    The college years are exciting and challenging, but may also be stressful at times. We are committed to supporting our students academically, religiously and emotionally. The Counseling Center provides undergraduates with a wide range of services including assessment, short-term individual psychotherapy and medication management, crisis intervention, group therapy and psycho-education. If you are dealing with adjustment problems, loneliness, depression, anxiety or just want to talk, please make an appointment. All services at the Counseling Center are confidential and free of charge.

     Disability Services

    215 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
    917-326-4828

    The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is committed to empowering students with disabilities to actualize their full academic and personal potential. We strive to ensure the availability of accommodations and services for all students with documented disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The ODS works with students with various types of disabilities, including LD, AD/HD, physical, hearing, visual, psychological and chronic medical conditions. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations and services is based on confidential documentation from licensed professionals. Please visit the ODS to discuss any issues related to your disability that arise during the school year. Any student who suspects that she may have a disability but has never been diagnosed is also welcome to discuss it privately with the ODS.

     Food Services

    The Kushner Dining Hall (lower level of Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue) and Le Bistro Café (lower level of 215 Lexington Avenue) offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Milner's Mart, located in the back lounge of BRH, and the Convenience Store, located on the lower level of SRH, sell a variety of foods, snacks and toiletries. Food is also available in conveniently located vending machines.

    Hours of operation:

    Kushner Dining Hall
    Sunday, 12:30–2 p.m. & 4:30–7 p.m.
    Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.
    Monday–Wednesday, 5–7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 5–7 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Le Bistro Café
    Monday–Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Convenience Marts
    Sunday, 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Sunday–Thursday, 8 p.m.–12 midnight

     Keren HaEzer Fund

    The Yeshiva University Esther Zuroff Keren HaEzer Fund provides interest-free loans and funding for students with personal and financial needs. Contact the Office of the Dean, 215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor, for more information.

     Library

    The Heidi Steinberg Library supports your academic learning and intellectual experiences on campus. The library offers materials for your reading assignments, research and extracurricular interests.

    Best of all, experienced librarians are available to help you with all your reference needs. The library is your source for an extensive collection of online resources (many of which you can access remotely), including databases and indexes, e-journals, e-books and electronic reserves.

    Hedi Steinberg Library hours:
    Stanton Hall, 245 Lexington Avenue
    Sunday, 9–1 a.m.
    Monday–Thursday, 8:30–1 a.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

     Personal and Spiritual Guidance

    Our Mashgichim Ruchanim, Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg and Rabbi Yosef Blau, are on campus for spiritual guidance or to answer any questions and discuss any topics regarding spirituality and religion. We are proud to continue the Madrichot Ruchaniot Program. We have two fabulous women as Madrichot Ruchaniot on campus. Each woman is here once a week and is available to talk about whatever you want. Whether you want to talk about your classes, personal life, spiritual issues, religious concerns or future plans, these women are here for you! They are located in Stanton Hall, Room 104, every Monday–Thursday, 7–10 p.m. Stop by for a minute or an hour; they'd love to meet you!

     Shabbat on Campus

    At the Beren Campus we're all about creating community. Community has an impact on student life in a myriad of ways, Shabbat being just one of them.

    Jonathan Schwab and Estie Rollhouse are our campus couple. They are here for you throughout Shabbat and during the week and are very excited to get to know you. Shabbatonim at Beren are a true showcase of our Yeshiva University community at its best. Shabbat on campus offers an opportunity to enjoy a unique bonding experience. Hundreds of students share in the experience each week—both women and men. Each Shabbat, a different group of students creates special programming combining a dynamic guest speaker and interactive activities. Our Shabbat spirit is amazing. From Tefillah to Kiddush, Oneg and the Seudot with Zemirot, a special feeling permeates the air. What makes Shabbat at Beren so outstanding is that there is a place for everyone and something for everyone to enjoy.

    There is a nominal fee for Shabbat meals but Orientation Shabbat is free! Housing facilities for Orientation Shabbat are available for new commuter students. See the director of university housing and residence life (Brookdale Residence Hall, 1G; berenhousing@yu.ed; 212-340-7795) to make the necessary arrangements. We strongly encourage you to join us for the first Shabbat of the semester, when you will have the opportunity to hear stimulating guest speakers, attend interesting sessions and meet informally with your fellow students and faculty.

     Student Aid and Student Accounts

    215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
    917-326-4940

    Student Aid and Student Accounts representatives are located on campus for your convenience. During the academic year, the office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Robert Friedman, University Director of Student Finance
    646-592-4166

    Student Aid
    215 Lexington Ave, 6th Floor
    646-592-4165
    studentaid@yu.edu

    Student Accounts
    Amelia Gomes, Assistant Director
    215 Lexington Ave, 6th Floor
    917-326-4940
    accounts@yu.edu

     Student Councils

    The student councils work hard to enhance your experience at YU through creative events, dynamic speakers and special programs and projects. Every student who enters Stern College is a member of the Stern College for Women Student Council (SCWSC) and Stern College for Women Torah Activities Council (SCWTAC). Students entering the Sy Syms School of Business become members of the Sy Syms School of Business Student Council (Sy SymsSC) as well as SCWSC and SCWTAC. The three student councils sponsor numerous and varied campus activities and events.

     Student Guides

    Student guides know the ropes. They'll be available to answer your questions throughout Orientation and the semester ahead. Student guides assist new students in adjusting to a new and exciting University experience and welcome them into our Yeshiva University community.

     Student Life

    215 Lexington Ave, 5th Floor
    646-592-4129

    The Office of Student Life is dedicated to making each Yeshiva University student's undergraduate experience as positive as possible. We strive to meet your needs from before your arrival on campus until graduation day and beyond. Whether it is helping you manage your educational, social or general welfare, or planning fun-filled and exciting events, we offer many different services to help you meet your needs.

    Our mission is to serve as a guide and a resource to each and every member of the student body, and assist you in maximizing your potential as part of the YU community.

    See the main University events calendar for details on exciting and enriching happenings. Remember, all that's missing from these great events is YOU!

    Feel free to contact us at: studentlifeberen@yu.edu.

     The Metropolitan Experience

    The Metropolitan Experience at the Beren Campus presents a year of exciting, free events for undergraduate women on campus. These Big Apple events offer you the opportunity to ''step out on the town'' in the company of faculty and friends—a way to experience the richness of New York City's cultural life while building community. Take advantage of this life-enhancing program each semester—and ENJOY!

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