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First Day Essentials

We all know how overwhelming the first day on a new job can be. Use the information and resources below and at right to help you get "up to speed" on your first day of work.

  • Your unique NetID (Network Identification) helps ensure that you are properly authenticated when accessing NYU's networked computer resources, including NYUHome, a customizable portal that provides access to email and many web-based services and tools.
  • Activate your NetID at any time, from any Internet-connected computer, by going to the ITS Start page at Enter your NetID, which is printed on your NYUCard. (If you do not know your NetID, follow the instructions on the ITS Start page.) Next, follow the activation instructions on the ITS Start page, and create your password and password hint. Activating your NetID will also automatically activate your NYUHome service.
  • You can access NYUHome from any Internet-connected computer. Go to and enter your activated NetID and password to login. Explore the various channels and tabs within NYUHome. Access your NYU email from the main page; select Preferences to customize your NYUHome screen, your e-mail spam filter, and your email address.
  • Your default NYU email address is in the format However, you are encouraged to use the following "business card" format: You can create this type of address for yourself from within your NYUHome Preferences, or you can request it by sending an email to
  • Once you have activated your NetID and NYUHome service, you can access a variety of ITS services in support of your work at NYU. For detailed descriptions and application instructions (where required), visit the NYUHome Help pages or the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.
  • To use NYU's IT resources, you must comply with NYU and ITS policies and standards; please be sure to review them at and check periodically for updates.

Beginning March 31, you can complete your new employee forms online. Login to NYUHome and click on PeopleSync under the Work tab. For tips on how to complete your forms, click here.

Your HR Officer or departmental administrator can answer any questions you may have about these forms.

  • Your HR Officer or departmental administrator will provide you with a NYUCard Authorization Form that you must present at the NYUCard facility. Click on NYUCard for more information.
  • Carry your NYUCard with you at all times to gain entrance to University buildings.
  • Check the back of your card for important numbers and other useful information, including your University ID number.
  • If you misplace your card, complete a NYUCard Authorization form. There is a $15.00 charge for lost or stolen cards, unless there is an NYPD incident report for a stolen card (in which case there will be no charge).
  • For additional information about the NYUCard and to download the NYUCard Authorization Form, click here.

  • Your supervisor or department head will determine the set of services most appropriate for your work at NYU.
  • ITS provides employees' office telephones, as well as voice mail, long distance authorization codes, and other services. Normally, orders are placed by your departmental administrator through the school or division's telephone coordinator. For details, visit or call the ITS telecommunications service desk at (212) 998-1221.

View the New Employee Orientation Tutorial via NYUiLearn

For all employees

This tutorial will provide you with an overview of the NYU organization and valuable information about a variety of employee services, resources, and privileges.

You can access NYUiLearn by following these simple steps:

  • Go to NYUHome at
  • Login with your NYU Net ID and password
  • Click the Work tab
  • Scroll down and click on "NYUiLearn Login" to launch the Welcome page
  • Click on your Learning Plan and then view the NYU New Hire Orientation

If you are having any technical difficulty and need assistance, you can access a list of frequently asked questions at

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