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Building for Our Future

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433 First Avenue

After five years of planning and more than two years of construction, NYU College of Dentistry is happy to announce that the new NYU inter-professional building at 433 First Avenue is officially open.

The 170,000 square foot, 13-floor building is being utilized by dental and nursing students in classrooms, lecture halls, and a state-of-the-art Student Learning Commons. The new building also provides offices, research labs, and conference rooms for faculty and staff from the College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, and the NYU Polytechnic Bioengineering Institute. The College of Dentistry occupies 32 percent of the building, the College of Nursing occupies approximately 50 percent, and the Bioengineering Institute occupies 18 percent.

The shared floors are the main lobby, which includes the College of Dentistry’s student services suite and a café, the 3rd floor, which houses the Student Learning Commons (for student use and study only), the 7th floor, which is shared by dentistry and nursing faculty and staff, and the 11th floor, which features the Executive Conference Center.

COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY STUDENT SERVICES SUITE – 1ST FLOOR

The main lobby houses a "Red Carpet Student Services" suite, where student counseling, candidate interviews, financial aid management, registrar functions, student services, and International Programs admissions are located. There is a large waiting room that can hold up to 24 seats for prospective students. This is where you can find Assistant Dean for Student Services Staci Ripkey and her staff, Assistant Dean for Student Admissions Eugenia Mejia and her staff, Senior Director of International Programs Dolores Spinelli and her staff, as well as College of Dentistry financial aid officers and registrars.

GRAB 'N' GO CAFÉ – LOBBY (1st floor)

Beverages and light fare are available in the lobby café, which offers Starbucks coffee, as well as snacks and light meals, from 7:30 am until 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

DENTAL CLASSROOMS AND LECTURE HALLS – 2ND FLOOR

The second floor houses four, new, multifunctional dental anatomy classrooms that can seat between 16 and 28 students, three 127-seat lecture halls with power available at all seats, and one 84-seat lecture hall. Additional new space for the College of Dentistry also includes a 15-seat seminar room and a 27-seat classroom on the 8th floor. The College of Dentistry will continue to utilize the classrooms and lecture halls on the 6th floor of the Schwartz and Weissman buildings.

STUDENT LEARNING COMMONS – 3rd FLOOR

The Student Learning Commons, occupying the entire 3rd floor of over 10,000 square feet, is open to all dental, nursing and bioengineering students, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. It features tables, carrels, sofas, and lounge chairs along the light-filled perimeter, plus 19 student study rooms available by reservation. Students will be able to reserve study space in quiet rooms with occupancy for up to 10 people, stock up on snacks and beverages from vending machines, and print from any location in the Commons on one of six heavy duty printers. The Learning Commons Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

NYU EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE CENTER – 11TH FLOOR

The 11th floor houses the NYU Executive Conference Center, which is available by special reservation.

COURTYARD

Concrete has been poured and earth has been filled in, creating the beginning of an outside courtyard that leads from the 25th Street rear entry of the Schwartz building through to First Avenue along the southern side of the new building. There will be benches, greenery, and walkway space that is scheduled for completion by early spring, 2015.

Floor-by-Floor Directory

  • 11th Floor: Executive Conference Center. Available by special request and reservation only
  • 10th Floor: NYU Polytechnic Bioengineering Institute Laboratories and Offices
  • 9th Floor: NYU Polytechnic Bioengineering Institute Laboratories and Offices
  • 8th Floor:
    • College of Dentistry – Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics Laboratories and Offices
    • College of Dentistry – Seminar Room 802 and Classroom 827
  • 7th Floor:
    • College of Dentistry – Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion Offices
    • College of Nursing – Faculty and Staff Offices
  • 6th Floor: College of Nursing Dean’s Office and Administrative Offices
  • 5th Floor: College of Nursing Simulation Lab Center and Offices
  • 4th Floor: College of Nursing Simulation Lab Center and Offices
  • 3rd Floor: Student Learning Commons
    • Open to all NYU College of Dentistry, College of Nursing and Bioengineering Institute students with valid ID cards 24/7
    • Seating for more than 350
    • Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Vending machines
    • Six printers
    • 19 Student Study Rooms available by electronic reservation on the MARS room reservation system.
  • 2nd Floor:  College of Dentistry Classrooms
    • Scheduled classes and meetings are shown in real time on the electronic monitor outside each classroom.
    • Classroom are open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless special arrangements have been made.
    • Please refrain from eating or drinking in any classroom or lecture hall.
  • 1st Floor Lobby:
    • College of Dentistry Student Services Suite (Student Services, Student Admissions, International Programs, Financial Aid and Registrars)
    • Public Safety Information Desk
      • Staffed 24/7 by a Public Safety guard.
      • An NYU ID card is required to enter the building.
      • Guests must be met in the lobby and escorted to their destination by a member of the College of Dentistry, College of Nursing or Bioengineering Institute.
    • 433 Lobby Café
      • Grab 'n' Go café providing hot and cold beverages, snacks and finger foods.
      • Open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Lower Commons:
    • College of Nursing Student Affairs & Admissions
    • College of Nursing Classrooms
      • Accessible by elevator or staircase from the 1st floor lobby
      • Scheduled classes and meetings are shown in real time on the electronic monitor outside each classroom.
      • Classroom are open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless special arrangements have been made.
      • Please refrain from eating or drinking in any classroom or lecture hall.
  • Sublevel:
    • Facilities & Construction Management Offices
    • Dental Tech Shops
    • CBS, FCM, Public Safety and Dental Tech Locker Rooms
    • College of Nursing Research Lab