The lack of community, insanely high costs, and non-existent campus atmosphere all don’t hold a candle to Albert, which is without a doubt the worst part of going to NYU. Well it seems that Albert is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad first day back to school. It’s been offline for most of the morning which has surely left a few students wandering around without a clue of where any of their classes are.
But how do you find your classes if the course listings are down? You’re going to have to do things the old fashioned way and pick up the damn phone.
We just called the office of the university registrar and a representative there told us that people have been calling in all morning to find out where the they need to be. The office’s number is (212) 998-4800. The registrar worker sounded exhausted and said she was working off of printed spreadsheets to find people’s classes, so be patient and courteous! Also, having your course numbers at hand will speed up the process. Go to the bookstore’s website and get all of your course numbers off of the book search feature.
You can also ring up the specific department that your classes are listed under. This is probably your best bet today.
There’s no shame in running to every single classroom in every building of NYU screaming “GOTHIC MELANCHOLY LITERATURE!?” and crying or just sitting in the Silver Center lobby and hoping you see a teacher. Like not even your teacher. Just any teacher. Fuck it all, don’t go to class today.
Whatever you do, just don’t email your professor asking where your class is. You’ll look like a total rookie. Be resourceful and make a good first impression. Carpe Diem, don’t be a basic bitch.
A special shoutout to Shanna Williams in the English Department who emailed her department’s majors with a list of every single English class going on today and where it can be found. That’s the stuff of heroes. We love you Shanna.