NYU Washington, DC Contests create opportunities for students to compete against themselves and with their peers throughout the semester.  Tentative contests for the semester include:

 | Tell Your DC Story

Students are encouraged to create videos during Welcome Week that highlights their transition to DC.  Two winners will be selected and provided with GoPro cameras to tell their stories via video content for the remainder of the semester.  Submit your videos here.


Students are encouraged to use the hashtag #NYUDC when sharing photos, videos, and/or boomerangs on Instagram.  Each week, one winner will receive a $25 Amazon credit!

 | Open Door Olympics

Students are encouraged to focus on their social, emotional, and intellectual well-being by keeping their apartment doors open on weeknights to create a friendly and open environment on their floors.  The apartments in the building who are the most open/social at the end of the contest will receive a group dinner!

 | NYUDC Fit

Students are encouraged to focus on their physical well-being by utilizing NYU Washington, DC’s partnership with Balance Gym.  The apartments with the highest average number of visits to Balance Gym at the end of the contest will receive prizes!

| DC Top 100

Students are encouraged to focus on their intellectual well-being by completing items from NYU Washington, DC’s Top 100 Things To Do in DC list.  The students who complete the most items by the 100th day in the semester will receive a group dinner!

| Director’s Award

Students are encouraged to significantly contribute to and immerse themselves in the NYU Washington, DC experience while studying away in DC in order to earn a Director’s Award!  Check your progress towards the Director’s Award.