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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!

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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
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
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

Miriam Schechter, Director of Academic Advisement
215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

Geri Mansdorf, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
215 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor

Stern College for Women
Dr. Karen Bacon, The Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of the Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Ethel Orlian, Associate Dean of Stern College for Women
215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

Sy Syms School of Business
215 Lexington Avenue, Room 322

Aniruddha Das, Assistant Registrar, Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

Rachel Kraut, Director of University Housing and Residence Life
Becky Ciment, Assistant Director of University Housing and Residence Life
215 Lexington Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Naomi Kohl, Beren Campus Director
215 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-592-4131
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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.

Carly Moss
Assistant Director of Athletics/SWA-Athletics
Beren Campus
Stanton Hall, 11th Floor

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 T3: 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
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.

Marc Goldman, Director
215 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor


Counseling Center
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.

Dr. Yael Muskat, Director
205 Lexington Ave, 4th Floor

Disability Services
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.

Dr. Rochelle Kohn, Director
215 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor  

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 Bookdale Residence Hall, and the Convenience Store, located on the lower level of Schottenstein Residence Hall, sell a variety of foods, snacks and toiletries. Food is also available in conveniently located vending machines.

For Hours of Operation visit the Food Services Website.

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.
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.

Office of University Housing and Residence Life
The Office of University Housing and Residence Life staff is available to answer any and all of your housing questions. During move in, you will receive your exact room assignment, a room key and a mailbox key. Once you have signed for your keys, you are welcome to proceed to your room to unpack, settle in and meet you RA. At Orientation, a representative from the ITS department will be available to assist you in setting up your Yeshiva University wireless Internet system.
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 Program. We have eleven fabulous women as student Madrichot on campus. Each woman is on campus and 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! 

Rachel Ciment, Director
215 Lexington Ave, 5th Floor

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.

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

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

Student Aid
215 Lexington Ave, 6th Floor

Student Accounts
Amelia Gomes, Assistant Director
215 Lexington Ave, 6th Floor

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 part of the Stern College for Women Student Council (SCWSC) and Torah Activities Council (TAC). Students entering the Sy Syms School of Business become members of the Sy Syms School of Business Student Council (SSBSC) as well as SCWSC and TAC. 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
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!

Naomi Kohl, Beren Campus Director
215 Lexington Ave, 5th Floor