Frequently Asked Questions—Men's Campus
Your YU ID Card has many purposes on campus: it serves as your identification card that you will use to gain access to University buildings, your Dining Club card (caf card), your library card and your ID to get onto the shuttles. You must show your ID card, with a current semester sticker (which identifies you as being currently enrolled in the University and is handed out at the start of every semester by security in the college buildings), as you enter every YU building. On the back of your ID are numbers for Security Stations:
Wilf Campus: 212.960.5200
Beren Campus: 212.340.7460
The Furman Dining Hall (known as the Caf) is located in the lower level of Rubin Hall. Additionally, there is a Caf store located in the lower level of Rubin Hall, and there are two Caf kiosks, one in the Morgenstern Lounge known as café@morg and another in Nagel Commons, known as Nagel Bagel. There is an additional caf known as Sky Caf, located on the 12th floor of Belfer Hall. You can also use your Caf card at limited local stores and eateries.
For hours of operation, information and updates about food services, see Dining Services.
Your YU ID cards also serve as your caf card. In the cafs and the caf stores (stores on campus where food and other items can be purchased), your ID card serves as a declining balance food card. At the start of each semester, money is added to your Dining Club Account, which you may then use to purchase food and other items in the cafs or caf stores. Your caf card will work on both the Wilf and Beren Campuses. You are the only one permitted to use your caf card.
Each time you make a purchase, the register’s customer screen shows how much is left on your card.
There are several batei midrash on the Wilf Campus. The two biggest ones are the Glueck Beit Midrash, located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study, and the Harry Ficshel Beit Midrash, located on the 1st floor of Zysman Hall. Additionally, there are batei midrash on the 3rd floor of Furst Hall, 1st floor of Morgenstern, basement of Morgenstern and the 1st floor of Muss Hall.
The Library building is located on the corner of 185th Street and Amsterdam Ave. Hours for YU libraries vary, depending on the time of year. There are extended library hours during midterms and finals and regular hours during the rest of the year. To take something out of the library, you must register your ID Card, which serves as your library card. Learn more about YU libraries.
Yeshiva University's Department of Safety and Security provides local and intercampus shuttle services on a scheduled basis. The local will transport you from 186th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to the nearby A and 1 trains, as well as to various locations on the Western side of Washington Heights. For more information about the local shuttle, please call YU security at 212.340.7460.
The intercampus shuttle, commonly known as the downtown shuttle, goes between the Beren Campus (women's campus—Brookdale Residence Hall) and the Wilf Campus. The shuttle picks up and drops off at the corner of 186th and Amsterdam Avenue.
To sign up for a shuttle going to Wilf, call 212.340.7460 after 11 a.m. To sign up for a shuttle going to Beren, call 212.960.5200 after 11 a.m.
*If you ever forget or lose a number, remember—they’re all on the back of your ID card!
Angel is one of the University's online resources for course communication and organization. It is a Web-based course management program that allows you to communicate with your classmates and professors, as well as keep up with your course assignments. If your professor plans on utilizing Angel, the professor will discuss how much or how little it will be a part of your course at the beginning of the semester.
My YU is the site you use to access your student records, schedule of classes, academic standing, etc. You use your YU ID number and six-digit password to enter the site. There are instructions on how to create your password on the MY YU page. Once you are logged in, you can look up classes, register for classes, check your academic standing, check your financial standing and check your "week at a glance" (a computer-generated version of your schedule of classes).
Computers & Photocopying
To use the computers on campus, you must first set up your University account in the computer lab. You will have the chance to do this during Orientation. Once you have a user name and password, you will have access to any computer in the University's computer labs.
Access to photocopying is available on the 2nd floor of the library. Use your computer user name and password to log onto the copier.
Office of the Registrar
The Yeshiva University Office of the Registrar maintains your official academic records. The office coordinates registration and also issues transcripts and is located on the 1st floor of Furst Hall (make a right when you walk into the building).
Academic Advisement assists you in choosing your college courses. The Yeshiva College Academic Advisement office is located on the 1st floor of Furst Hall. The Sy Syms Academic Advisement office is located on the 6th floor Belfer Hall. Make an appointment with Academic Advisement.
Office of Student Finance
The Office of Student Finance focuses on issues related to payments and student finances and is located on the 1st floor of Furst Hall.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life is committed to making each Yeshiva University student's undergraduate experience as positive as possible. Whether it is helping you manage your educational, social or general welfare, or planning fun-filled and exciting events, the office offers many different services to help you meet your needs. The Office of Student Life is located on the 1st Floor of Rubin Hall.
The Career Center offers a wide range of programs and resources to undergraduate students. Its mission is to educate and empower students to actively explore, clarify and implement their academic, life and career goals; partner with employers, alumni and community supporters to facilitate career opportunities and informational resources for students; and support students in their efforts to integrate their values and ethics into their chosen careers toward the advancement of the Jewish community and the world at large.
The Career Center is located in Furst Hall, Room 413.
University Housing and Residence Life
University Housing and Residence Life (UHRL) oversees all matters pertaining to housing assignments, living on campus and resident event planning. The Wilf UHRL office is located on the 1st floor of Rubin Hall.
Your resident adviser (known as an RA) will help ease your transition to college life. With his door always open, he is your first resource for answering questions, making referrals and resolving issues. He will be able to offer tips on everything from study habits to subway directions and from campus activities to restaurant suggestions for you and your family. Get to know your RA. Whether you have a question or just want to hang out, he is there to help.
Mailbox & Laundry Facilities
If you live in University housing, you will have a mailbox assigned to you for your regular mail. More information about your mailbox will be available for you at Orientation check-in. Packages should be sent to your dorm address and can be picked up at the Production Office in the basement of Belfer Hall (take the elevator down to “B” and follow the signs. You will need your ID to pick up your packages).
Card-operated laundry facilities are available in the basement of each dormitory building. There are several dry cleaners in the area; the closest one is located on Amsterdam Avenue between 186th and 187th streets.
Shabbat on the Wilf Campus is an integral part of YU student life. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Shabbat programming throughout the year is filled with ruach and provides a warm, exciting Shabbat experience for everyone. You will have the opportunity to hear stimulating guest speakers and meet informally with faculty and fellow students. We strongly encourage you to join us for Shabbat during the semester. You can sign up for Shabbat in the caf until Wednesday of each week at 1 p.m.
Beren Shabbaton: Throughout the course of the year, there will be several co-educational Shabbatonim on the Beren Campus. Be sure to check your Ystuds for more information about these Shabbatonim and how to sign up to attend.