Welcome, First-Year Students!
As a new student at Yeshiva University, welcome to our community, and we invite you to take a look at this site for valuable information and resources. The first year in any new environment can be exciting but also challenging, and while we encourage you to take advantage of our many in-person assistance services, we hope that this site will also help to guide you through your first year at YU.
A Day in the Life of a YU Student
A day in the busy, exciting, sometimes crazy, but always interesting life of a YU student can take you from your dorm room to shacharit, to a muffin and OJ breakfast at Nagel's Bagels and then on to Seder, shuir or a Judaic Studies class. Between classes, you might stop in to sign up for Shabbat on campus or spend time talking with a mashgiach [spiritual adviser] or plan the next big campus event as a member of one of hundreds of YU clubs or student governments. Then on to one of your academic courses with a quick stop in between to pick up your mail. After dinner, take time to relax with new friends in the Morg Lounge, read what everyone is talking about in the school paper or hit the gym for intramurals or some laps around the track. Next a quick schmooze with your resident adviser and it’s time for bed…oh, wait, just need to send an e-mail to tell your parents you’re doing fine.
A day in the busy and exciting life of a Stern College student can take you from your midtown Manhattan dorm room to a cappuccino and bagel breakfast at Le Bistro Cafe, then onto your Judaic and general studies courses. You might stop by the beautiful beit midrash [study hall] for learning and studying with a friend. Between classes you sign up for Shabbat on campus or meet with student council members to plan the next big campus event as a member of one of the hundreds of YU clubs or YU student governments. Then on to deciding which winter break service-learning mission you would like to participate in…Ukraine, Israel or Nicaragua. After dinner, take time to relax with new friends in Brookdale Lounge, read what everyone is thinking about in the school paper, hit the women's gym for intramurals or attend one of the many campus events. Next a quick chat with your resident adviser and it is time to head to bed. Oh, wait,…just need to send a student e-mail to tell your parents you're doing fine.