Public Safety

Public Safety
7 Washington Place
212-998-2222

Housed in the same space as the Card Center, Public Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If you need assistance, call the helpline listed above or ask a guard.  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings and patrol the campus area.  University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency call boxes are located throughout Washington Square.  Public Safety also manages the University’s Lost and Found.

Safe Havens are local businesses where you can seek assistance in case of an emergency.  They are located in the Soho, Greenwich Village, Union Square, and Gramercy Park neighborhoods.  All have a Safe Havens sticker in their windows.  A list of Safe Havens, along with safety tips, is available online.

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Public Safety Officers are here to help! The Public Safety Office is located in the Card Center at 7 Washington Pl.

Safety Tips
Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Emergency Contacts

  • In a life- or limb-threatening emergency, students should dial 911 to reach NYC emergency services.  After dialing 911 and speaking to an operator, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For emergencies on campus, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For urgent medical concerns when the Student Health Center is closed, call 212-443-1111.
  • For mental health needs and support, call the Wellness Exchange at 212-443-9999.