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1. You can play sports at NYU and enjoy the occasional win but people will not find out about it. When a collegiate Quidditch team gets a bigger audience than the basketball team, sports clearly aren’t a priority.  

2. There are lines virtually everywhere. If you are three minutes away from the Silver building and your class is in four minutes, you will be late because the elevator queues go from one end of the building to another. Cantor Film Center is on 8th and University Place. The line to enter circles back to University and Waverly. That’s three blocks to get into a building with only two lecture halls.

3. If you go to Stern, you don’t go to NYU. You have a NYU email, but you also have a Stern email address. If you don’t go to Stern, you can’t print at Stern. If you don’t go to Stern, you can’t go to the study lounges Stern.

4. Befriend Public Safety in your dorm. You will forget your ID in your room and when you explain how you accidentally left the building because you ran after your pet hamster, two things will happen: since the dorm policy states you’re not allowed pets, public safety will get you into trouble for that hamster and stare you down every time you forget your ID.

5. Webster Hall should not be your first party at NYU. Never go there. In fact, never go to any 18+ parties. We are not a campus university and we won’t be one. (Always remember: The city > Facebook event invites for guest lists by NYU.

6. Meal plans have meal swipes for food. Don’t use dining dollars for 9AM donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts and banana muffins at Starbucks. Buy groceries,  detergent,  cleaning supplies and other useful things. It’ll limit your binging and it’ll save the money you have to spend on those things anyway. (Yes, you have to buy cleaning supplies. Don’t be disgusting.)  

7. Buy textbooks from Amazon, Chegg, through Facebook groups – buy them from anywhere but the NYU Bookstore. My condolences go out to you if you need to purchase NYU custom books or course packs. Say goodbye to about 8 weeks worth of allowance.

8. Don’t check Ticket Central online to hunt for Broadway tickets, but buy AMC and Regal movie ticket stubs for half the price to use whenever you decide to watch a movie. Paying $8 for a $14 ticket saves you $60 over ten movies!  

9.      Don’t buy toilet paper, trash bags and vacuum cleaner. Resource center for the win! They give one toilet roll per person but there are four people in the room. (Hint: stock up for midnight emergencies!)

10. The Freshman 15 is not magical. All the midnight chicken over rice from halal carts, tacos from Taco Bell and a repetitive Chipotle Diet is bound to amount to something. But then again, it’s hard enough to find a meal below $10 in NYC without having to worry about keeping the calories off too, right?

11. When people stand outside NYU buildings and tell you to RSVP online for movie premieres, DO IT. They are legitimate! I went for ‘The Purge’ and attended the Q&A session with the producer, Jason Bloom (who also produced ‘Paranormal Activity’).

12. There is no quick coffee at Starbucks on campus. The fifteen-minute break between classes is not enough so don’t even try. Prepare yourself for up to half an hour of waiting – first to order and then to wait for your drink. Then walk out because there is no way you’re ever finding a seat there.

13. Always have Campus Cash. You can eat around campus, you can buy food from vending machines and you can  and must do your laundry (side tip: when doing laundry, the full dryer cycle is probably a bad idea and fold your clothes as soon as they come out to avoid creasing, and therefore, ironing).

14. If Whole Foods, Food Emporium, Walgreens and Duane Reade are close to your dorm, resist them. Go to Trader Joe’s. When those saved dollars are collecting dust in your bank, you’ll thank me that you didn’t buy a box of strawberries that probably costs more than your arm (if you ever decide to sell it).  

15. Take the NYU buses to get around. Not only to class, but you can take them as close to your destination as possible, to avoid or minimize subway and cab costs.

16.  MacDougal Street is your lifeline during exam week. It’s the two streets away from the library, and its full of fast, cheap food.

17. Use Safe Ride! If you are in the area, walk to the nearest NYU building. Call the Safe Ride number at the back of your NYU ID.

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