Faculty Resource Network

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Frequently Asked Questions

by Summer and Semester Scholar-in-Residence Participants

 

SUMMER SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

I noticed that the Network Summer seminars also take place during the month of June. May I apply to both the Scholar-in-Residence program and the Summer Seminar Program? Applicants should apply to either the Scholar-in-Residence or the Seminar Program. The only instance where a Scholar-in-Residence may be given special permission to attend a Network Summer seminar is if the topic of the seminar constitutes a very significant overlap with the Scholar-in-Residence research project.

 

INTERNET, COMPUTER AND LIBRARY ACCESS

Will I have Wi-Fi access? Network Scholars receive an NYU NetId, which enables them to use NYU’s Wi-Fi, available throughout campus, including SIR housing. (The NetId forms the prefix of their NYU email address, which Scholars are also provided.)

Will I have computer access to do word-processing? All Faculty Resource Network Scholars-in-Residence will have access to the NYU Academic Computer Facility (ACF) computer laboratories, located throughout the campus. Information regarding location and hours of operation will be distributed during the orientation meeting. Staff assistance, software documentation, and additional guidelines and procedures are available at each location.

Additionally, the Microcomputer Center, located on Sub-level B of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, offers IBM compatible and Macintosh microcomputers for use by NYU constituents. Scholars may also bring laptops to the library.

Will I have access to the NYU libraries? Network Scholars have reading and borrowing privileges at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. To use the library, Scholars must swipe their NYU Identification Card at the turnstiles in the front lobby. Aside from the books, periodicals, documents, and digital resources available at Bobst and other NYU libraries, NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries. Please consult the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library website for more information.

Digital resources may be accessed by logging in with the Scholar’s NetId and password.

Please visit other libraries at NYU for more information.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Who is eligible for NYU campus housing? Accommodation is provided for those Scholars residing more than 50 miles from Washington Square Campus. (University regulations do not permit spouses or family members to share housing accommodations provided. We regret that no exceptions can be made to this rule.) Scholars-in-Residence will reside in private, air-conditioned efficiencies in an NYU residence hall.

Please indicate clearly in your application that you are requesting housing during your residency. Please do not assume that you have received housing unless you receive specific notification from us by email or regular mail.

If I need to receive mail or a fax, what address can I use? If you are a Scholar-in-Residence, your mail can be sent directly to you at your NYU apartment. You will receive your apartment assignment close to your arrival date. Faxes may be sent to the Faculty Resource Network (212) 995-4101. Faxes may be collected during office hours. As an alternative, participants may consider signing up for a free e-fax service such as that offered by www.efax.com. Faxes sent to a number assigned to the user will be forwarded to the user’s e-mail box.

What personal items should I bring with me to the Summer Scholar-in-Residence program? Although the University provides basic linens and towels, we encourage Scholars-in-Residence to bring their own linens (for extra-long twin bed) and towels for an extra level of comfort. A lightweight summer blanket may be needed in addition to your own toiletries and hangers. In case of a temperature drop, please note that the residence hall provides only a single blanket per room.

Will I have health/medical coverage while I am at NYU? Medical coverage is the responsibility of each individual participant. We encourage participants to check with their insurance company on policies regarding medical emergencies while away from home.

Will I have access to the NYU gyms?
Scholars-in-Residence who are provided with housing accommodations are eligible for a temporary NYU gym membership in the Palladium Athletic Facility.

Is it possible for me to extend my stay past the end of June? NYU’s residence facilities are fully booked by conferences and seminars during the summer. It is not possible to extend your stay beyond the dates specified in the acceptance letter.

Can my family stay with me in my NYU apartment? NYU housing policy explicitly forbids anyone other than the FRN participant from occupying NYU residential housing. No exceptions are made and the policy is strictly enforced. Family and friends may find reasonably priced accommodation at a number of hotels and bed & breakfasts in or close to Greenwich Village. The FRN does not specifically recommend any hotels. We list three relatively inexpensive hotels below as a courtesy to our participants and encourage anyone interested in hotel accommodation to research the subject thoroughly on the World-Wide-Web or through a guide-book to New York City.

Heavily discounted hotel rooms at national chains are available through www.quikbook.com or www.hotels.com.

 

TRAVEL TO NYU

Do I make my own travel arrangements? Yes, Scholars-in-Residence are responsible for their own travel accommodations. The Faculty Resource Network no longer subsidizes travel for our Visiting Scholars Program.

How can I get to the NYU campus?

From the airport:

  • From La Guardia, Kennedy, or Newark Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station.
  • From Port Authority, take the Eighth Avenue subway (A or E train) downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station.
  • Cabs and car services are available at the airport and, even though they cost more, they are your best bet if you have a lot of luggage.
  • Plan on spending at least $35 to $60 depending on the airport and time of day.

By Subway:

  • Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Broadway subway to Eighth Street Station (N or R train usually — N service has been temporarily replaced by the M in Brooklyn and the W in Manhattan and Queens). At Broadway walk south to Waverly Place. Walk west on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Sixth Avenue subway to West Fourth Street — Washington Square Station (A, C, E, F, or S train — C service has been replaced by the E in Brooklyn, and the S from Times Square to Grand Central has no service at night). Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Seventh Avenue subway to Christopher Street — Sheridan Square Station (1 or 9). Walk east on Christopher Street to West Fourth Street. Continue east to Washington Square.

By Car:

  • There are certain restrictions on single passenger vehicles crossing into Manhattan during morning rush hour. Please consult www.ny1.com for further information.

From the Bronx and Upstate NY:

  • Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll).
  • Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive.
  • Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street
  • Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place.
  • Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From Connecticut:

  • Take the New England Thruway (I-95) into the Bronx.
  • Then, take the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the Triborough Bridge (toll).
  • Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive south to Houston Street.
  • Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place.
  • Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.
  • From the Northwest, West, and South including New Jersey
  • Take the I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel. Once through the tunnel, go north on Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Turn right (east) on Waverly Place and continue until you reach Washington Square.

From the George Washington Bridge

  • Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (turns into the West Side Highway/12th Avenue) south to 23rd Street.
  • Turn left (east) on 23rd Street to Fifth Avenue.
  • Turn right (south) on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square.

 

NEW YORK CITY

What kind of weather can I expect? New York summers are typically fairly hot. Temperatures can go up to the mid-nineties. Obviously, air-conditioning means that rooms are much cooler, but be prepared for thunderstorms. We suggest that you check an online weather service, such as www.weather.com, close to your arrival in New York for information about short and longer-term weather patterns during your stay.

I will be driving to New York City. Where can I park?
On-street parking is extremely difficult in New York City. Commercial parking garages are available in the NYU vicinity. You may inquire about daily and weekly price structures by calling them directly. The NYU website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood parking garages. Please click here to visit the NYU Parking information website. Unless you will need your car for a specific purpose, we recommend that you leave your car at home, and consider using public transportation within the city.

 

SEMESTER SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

I would really like to audit a course that’s being offered during my time here. Can I do that? Semester Scholars-in-Residence may audit one course during their time at NYU, pending the permission of the course instructor. Upon acceptance to the program, the Faculty Resource Network staff will be in touch concerning course audit request procedures.

 

INTERNET, COMPUTER AND LIBRARY ACCESS

Will I have Wi-Fi access? Network Scholars receive an NYU NetId, which enables them to use NYU’s Wi-Fi, available throughout campus, including SIR housing. (The NetId forms the prefix of their NYU email address, which Scholars are also provided.)

Will I have computer access to do word-processing? All Faculty Resource Network Scholars-in-Residence will have access to the NYU Academic Computer Facility (ACF) computer laboratories, located throughout the campus. Information regarding location and hours of operation will be distributed during the orientation meeting. Staff assistance, software documentation, and additional guidelines and procedures are available at each location.

Additionally, the Microcomputer Center, located on Sub-level B of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, offers IBM compatible and Macintosh microcomputers for use by NYU constituents. Scholars may also bring laptops to the library.

Will I have access to the NYU libraries? Network Scholars have reading and borrowing privileges at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. To use the library, Scholars must swipe their NYU Identification Card at the turnstiles in the front lobby. Aside from the books, periodicals, documents, and digital resources available at Bobst and other NYU libraries, NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries. Please consult the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library website for more information.

Digital resources may be accessed by logging in with the Scholar’s NetId and password.

Please visit other libraries at NYU for more information.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Who is eligible for NYU campus housing? Accommodations may be provided to those Scholars residing more than 50 miles from New York City. Housing accommodations are based on availability.

Please indicate clearly in your application that you are requesting housing during your residency. Please do not assume that you have received housing unless you receive specific notification from us by email.

If I need to receive mail or a fax, what address can I use?
If you are a Scholar-in-Residence, your mail can be sent directly to you at your NYU apartment. You will receive your apartment assignment close to your arrival date. Faxes may be sent to the Faculty Resource Network (212) 995-4101. Faxes may be collected during office hours. As an alternative, participants may consider signing up for a free e-fax service such as that offered by www.efax.com. Faxes sent to a number assigned to the user will be forwarded to the user’s e-mail box.

What personal items should I bring with me to the Semester Scholar-in-Residence program?
We encourage you to consider bringing your own toiletries and towels as well. Also, please consider bringing a sweater or coat in case of a temperature drop.

Will I have health/medical coverage while I am at NYU? Medical coverage is the responsibility of each individual participant. We encourage participants to check with their insurance company on policies regarding medical emergencies while away from home.

Will I have access to the NYU gyms? Scholars-in-Residence may be eligible for a temporary NYU gym membership in the Coles Sports and Recreation Center upon payment of a membership fee. If you are interested in NYU gym access, we ask that you please inform us upon your acceptance in to the program. It takes the Coles Center about two weeks to process the request, so the sooner we forward it to them, the sooner you will be able to work out there.

Is it possible for me to extend my stay past the end of the semester? It is not possible to extend your stay beyond the dates specified in the acceptance letter.

 

TRAVEL TO NYU

Do I make my own travel arrangements? Semester long Scholars-in-Residence are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

I will be driving to New York City. Where can I park? On-street parking is extremely difficult in New York City. Commercial parking garages are available in the NYU vicinity. You may inquire about daily and weekly price structures by calling them directly. The NYU website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood parking garages. Please visit http://www.nyu.edu/about/visitor-information/parking.html. Unless you will need your car for a specific purpose, we recommend that you leave your car at home, and consider using public transportation within the city.

How can I get to the NYU campus?

From the airport:

  • From La Guardia, Kennedy, or Newark Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station.
  • From Port Authority, take the Eighth Avenue subway (A or E train) downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station.
  • Cabs and car services are available at the airport and, even though they cost more, they are your best bet if you have a lot of luggage.
  • Plan on spending at least $35 to $60 depending on the airport and time of day.

By Subway:

  • Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Broadway subway to Eighth Street Station (N or R train usually — N service has been temporarily replaced by the M in Brooklyn and the W in Manhattan and Queens). At Broadway walk south to Waverly Place. Walk west on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Sixth Avenue subway to West Fourth Street — Washington Square Station (A, C, E, F, or S train — C service has been replaced by the E in Brooklyn, and the S from Times Square to Grand Central has no service at night). Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.
  • Take the Seventh Avenue subway to Christopher Street — Sheridan Square Station (1 or 9). Walk east on Christopher Street to West Fourth Street. Continue east to Washington Square.

By Car:

  • There are certain restrictions on single passenger vehicles crossing into Manhattan during morning rush hour. Please consult www.ny1.com for further information.

From the Bronx and Upstate NY:

  • Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll).
  • Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive.
  • Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street
  • Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place.
  • Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From Connecticut:

  • Take the New England Thruway (I-95) into the Bronx.
  • Then, take the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the Triborough Bridge (toll).
  • Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive south to Houston Street.
  • Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place.
  • Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.
  • From the Northwest, West, and South including New Jersey
  • Take the I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel. Once through the tunnel, go north on Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Turn right (east) on Waverly Place and continue until you reach Washington Square.

From the George Washington Bridge

  • Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (turns into the West Side Highway/12th Avenue) south to 23rd Street.
  • Turn left (east) on 23rd Street to Fifth Avenue.
  • Turn right (south) on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square.

 

NEW YORK CITY

What kind of weather can I expect? New York summers are typically fairly hot. Temperatures can go up to the mid-nineties. Obviously, air-conditioning means that rooms are much cooler, but be prepared for thunderstorms. We suggest that you check an online weather service, such as www.weather.com, close to your arrival in New York for information about short and longer-term weather patterns during your stay.

I will be driving to New York City. Where can I park? On-street parking is extremely difficult in New York City. Commercial parking garages are available in the NYU vicinity. You may inquire about daily and weekly price structures by calling them directly. The NYU website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood parking garages. Please click here to visit the NYU Parking information website. Unless you will need your car for a specific purpose, we recommend that you leave your car at home, and consider using public transportation within the city.

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