Location and Resources

The  225-acre campus is located in central Nassau County and is easily reached from  the Meadowbrook Parkway (Exits M3 and M4) or from entrances on Stewart Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike.

Students  attend  classes  in  modern  classroom  wings  and  in picturesque older buildings once used by the U.S. Army and Air Force. Students have access to the latest available  equipment for teaching health sciences, engineering technologies, marketing and  business, computer technology, liberal and fine arts, mathematics and sciences, and the performing arts.

Central to the campus is a plaza  which  connects a 12-story Administrative  Tower containing  many campus offices,  including Admissions,  Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid and others; an extensive  Library (described under “Learning Resources”); and a 192,000  square-foot Physical Education Complex, which  is one of the finest in the Northeast, and includes swimming and diving pools, a gymnasium, a fieldhouse, saunas, and specialized rooms for wrestling, dance, gymnastics and indoor ball games.

The  Social  Sciences  and  Visual  Arts  Building  (Building  G), which  opened  in January  1997,  is where  9,000-10,000  students  attend  class.  The departments of Art, Criminal  Justice, Economics, History/Geography/Political Science,  Psychology and Sociology hold their classes in this space. The Social Sciences and Visual Arts Building has 37 classrooms and two state-of-the-art lecture halls.

In  September  1997,  the  new  85,000 square-foot  College Center (CCB) opened. The Center accommodates student activities, student government, the Faculty-Student Association,  various student clubs, and conference facilities. The central meeting area is a multi-purpose room designed  to accommodate banquets, theatrical productions, film and video, dances, and large meetings.  Several  study  lounges  and  two conference rooms are located on the second and third floor, along with a dark- room  and  computer  area  for  the  student  newspaper.  Still planned  for future construction are a Theatre and Performing Arts complex, and improved public spaces and walkways.

Information Services Center

The Information  Services  Center,  located  on the plaza  level of the Administrative  Tower, is open five days a week to answer questions about the College and to direct visitors and students.  The  Information  Center  can  be reached by phone at 516.572.7501, TTY: 516.572.9882, or fax: 516.572.3557.

Smoking Prohibited

Nassau Community College has been designated a smoke-free facility the Nassau County Commissioner of Health. The College asks that no one smoke in any campus building, a request made to protect the health of smokers and nonsmokers alike.

Bus Service

Public  transportation  to the College  is  available.  Route and schedule information may be obtained seven days a week by calling the Bus Information Center at 516.228.4000.

Public Safety Department

The Public Safety Department is located at the East end of the parking lot West 4B and is staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Public Safety provides foot and motor patrols of the campus around the clock and responds to emergency situations such as accidents, fires and medical emergencies, as well as reports of criminal activity. Information regarding campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education will be provided upon request by contacting Public Safety at 516.572.7100, the Office of the Vice President for Academic/Student Services at 516.572.7600, or accessing this information directly at  We are committed to the safety and security of all members of the campus community. In an effort to make ourselves more available to the needs of the campus, bicycle patrols have been added.

Other services offered by Public Safety are:

• Issuance of College identification cards
• Issuance of faculty/staff parking permits
• Lost and Found Service
• Investigation of complaints, criminal activity and safety issues

You can contact Public Safety at:

Emergency: 516.572.7111
General Calls:  516.572.7100
Or you can simply pick up any of the emergency telephones located throughout campus for assistance.