Symposium Location
New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life & Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10014

Getting to NYU

By Plane:
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 A or E subway downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central Station, 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 $50 to $70 for a cab depending on the airport and time of day.

For more information on how to travel by train, bus, subway or car, click here.

Where to Stay


The NYU website lists click helpful guide when choosing where to stay near campus. As shared on their website, "there are so many options available on where to stay...recommending hotels isn't an option." We agree -- there are numerous online tools available to find hotel options that meet your unique needs. To learn more about the areas and hotel options around campus, click here. If you are interested in staying in a hotel, please consider the Washington Square Hotel, which is near the symposium and offering a discounted rate.

Washington Square Hotel ($285.00/night) - Special Rate until April 19, 2017.
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Set right on Washington Square (a block from the Symposium location), this family-owned and Parisian-influenced hotel is 3 blocks from 3rd Street restaurants, theaters and clubs, and only 1 block from the West 4th Street station serving several subway lines. There is a restaurant serving American bistro food, as well as a lobby bar; breakfast is included for hotel guests. The fitness room and WiFi is free. Art deco-style double beds and king bed guest rooms are available. To book your room with the discounted IASWG rate, click here or contact the hotel by phone at (212) 777-9515 and tell them you are attending the Symposium for the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG).

Founders Hall
120 East 12th Street New York, NY 10014

We have secured a large block of extremely affordable rooms in NYU dormitory housing, located within two blocks of the conference. NYU housing is safe, convenient, and located steps from Washington Square Park. Registration for NYU Founders Hall will open in late February.

Founders Hall offers a large, dorm-style suite of two bedrooms (with two twin beds in each bedroom) sharing a bathroom. Two options are available:

  • Single occupancy bedroom for $96 per night per person. Note: you will be sharing a bathroom with the individual(s) staying in the other bedroom in the suite. Each bedroom contains two twin beds.
  • Double occupancy bedroom for $68 per night per person. Note: you will be sharing the bedroom with one other person AND sharing a bathroom with the individual(s) staying in the other bedroom of the suite. Each bedroom contains two twin beds.

NYU Founders Hall Offers:

  • Air-conditioned, shared occupancy bedrooms for two occupants and single occupancy bedrooms in shared suites with up to two bedrooms (up to four residents in each suite)
  • An in-suite bathroom
  • Wireless internet service (Guests can obtain the guest User ID and Password at their residence hall resource center)
  • Bedrooms furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk & chair
  • Limited overhead lighting in each bedroom
  • Bedding (sheets, pillow & blanket) and towel

Please Note:

  • We cannot accommodate family housing requests, including spouses, partners and children not attending the program/event.
  • Your room includes a small bath towel and light fleece blanket, bed sheets, and a pillow.
  • Additional furniture may not be brought into the rooms.
  • Smoking is not permitted in NYU Residence Halls.
  • All residents must be at least 18 years of age.
  • In-room telephone, cable television, or toiletries will not be provided.
  • Residents are responsible for the daily upkeep of their own room. Cleaning service is not provided in occupied rooms.

Cancellation & Refund Policy for Founders Hall Reservations
It is necessary for the Symposium Planning Team and NYU to properly plan for the symposium attendees staying in Founders Hall. With this in mind, the following refund policy has been developed to accommodate our symposium attendees: Cancellation and refund requests must be made before May 15, 2017 by email to to receive a full refund. Refund requests made after May 17, 2017 will not be given. Please note, all refunds take one to two weeks to process and will be refunded back on the payee’s card.