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 $55 to $75 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 ($260/night)Special Rate until April 21, 2020

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 a room, contact the reservations department at (212) 777-9515 or book online. Address: 103 Waverly Place, NY, NY 10001.

Hyatt Union Square

Hyatt Union Square New York sits one block from the city's cultural epicenter at Union Square (about a 15 minute walk to the symposium venue). Retaining its antique limestone façade, whitewashed brick walls, and fully restored 25-foot ceilings; this smoke-free hotel includes a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges, and a 24-hour fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour business center, and valet parking. To book a room, contact the reservations department at 1-888-591-1234 or book online ( Please note, IASWG does not have a special rate reserved with the Hyatt Union Square. Address: 134 Fourth Ave, NY, NY 10003

NYU Residence Hall (University Hall)

Note: Book your room in the NYU Residence Hall through the symposium registration site. 

We have secured a large block of extremely affordable and basic rooms in NYU dormitory housing. Guests are provided with a linen packet, which includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillowcase, towel, pillow, and thin fleece blanket. Participants should bring any toiletries or extra blankets they require. Rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed and mattress, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each guest. *Book your room as part of your symposium registration. Address: 110 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003

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

  • Single occupancy bedroom for $115 per night per person. Note: you will be sharing a bathroom and kitchen with the individual(s) staying in the other bedroom in the suite. Each bedroom contains two twin beds.
  • Double (shared) occupancy bedroom for $80 per night per person. Note: you will be sharing the bedroom and kitchen 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 University Hall Offers:

  • Ten to fifteen minute walk to Washington Square.
  • Subway Access: 1 block from Union Square subway station for N, R, L, Q, 4, 5, 6 trains.
  • 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 and kitchen
  • 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

A virtual tour of University Hall can be found on the NYU Housing website.

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 Palladium Hall Reservations
It is necessary for the Symposium Planning Team and NYU to properly plan for the symposium attendees staying in Palladium 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 1st, 2020 by email to [email protected] to receive a full refund. Refund requests made after May 1st, 2020 will receive up to a $50 refund (not the full reservation fee). Please note, all refunds take one to two weeks to process and will be refunded back on the payee’s card.