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These spaces are designed for students with acute sensory needs or sensory sensitivities, most specifically for NYU’s neurodiverse students including students in the NYU Connections ASD, (optional program for autistic students).

Their design is intended to provide students with an academic environment that will help them center their sensory needs so as to be more academically successful. This includes sensory seeking and sensory avoidance features such as adjustable individual lighting, sound dampening tiles, adjustable privacy panels, and sensory manipulatives like noise canceling headphones and fidget devices.

Regular, on-going users should be registered with the University’s Moses Center for Student Accessibility.

Please review the Sensory Space Rooms Usage Policy and Guidelines (Google Doc) for more information.

Service Announcement: The Individual Sensory Rooms will open in Spring, 2024.

The larger Sensory Space is located on the south side of the first floor in Bobst and the two individual rooms are located on the 9th floor of Bobst (Rooms 952 and 955).

Sensory Room Features

  • Adjustable lighting
  • Noise dampening panels
  • Automatic door openers that are ID swipe activated
  • Ample access to electricity and wifi

Large Sensory Room (Shared Space)

  • Soft and firm seating with power outlets
  • Floor seating options including pillows and lumbar cushions
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Adjustable, individual lighting
  • Sensory pod for deeper silence

Small Sensory Rooms (Individual Space)

Active Room (952)

  • Adjustable height desk
  • Active learning stool (seating that moves)
  • Fidget manipulatives

Calming Room (955)

  • Adjustable height desk
  • Comfortable seating
  • Floor cushions
  • Sensory calming manipulatives
  • Noise canceling headphones