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Back to the Square

Back to the Square

Welcome back to New York University! Celebrate your return with friends and classmates at programs all week. Back to the Square includes a bunch of programs held the first weeks of classes to kick off the academic year with helpful workshops and social events.

The Back to the Square Scheduling System is now available. You will be able to see a list of all of the Back to the Square programs and events and will be able to create your own schedule. You will receive an email from your school with your school orientation schedule.

To download the NYU Guide please following the instructions:

  1. Download the NYU Guide App by visiting the app store on your phone and search "NYU Guide"
  2. Once you have downloaded the App. Click "Get your first guide" and download the "Back to the Square" Guide
  3. You can also view the guide online:

Once you are logged in:

You can browse Back to the Square events. As you browse programs you'll note tabs that say 'Add to Schedule.' Once you’ve added programs to your schedule, click on MY SCHEDULE to review your calendar. You can also search through resources, campus maps, and more!

(NYU Guide Tip: Use the "Event Categories" feature to help you filter through all the events!)

If you have any technical questions please email the Student Resource Center at or call them a 212.998.4411. For updates about Back to the Square, join us on Facebook.  

Event Highlights


Event Traditions

Come enjoy free food provided by the Commuter Student Council and the
Student Resource Center. You'll hear from student leaders about ways to get
involved & resources for commuter students.

A gritty, funny musical about the lives of NYU students as they experience an
array of confounding, confusing, and exciting issues. This production,
presented each year to the new incoming class, is also featured each year
during Back to the Square for students who want to see it again.

Come enjoy free food provided by the Transfer Student Association and the
Student Reource Center as they welcome you to NYU. You'll have the
opportunity to learn ways to get involved & about resources for transfer

NYU Program Board's biggest annual event! Free! Entry only with valid NYU ID
and Program Board wristband. From Hip-Hop and Hardcore to Indie Rock and Black Metal, Program Board lls this show each year with a mystery performance
of buzzbands, solo artists and even DJs.

Club Fest provides an opportunity for students to learn more about ways to
get involved on campus. A showcase of student clubs, organizations,
fraternities and sororities, athletic teams, clubs and intramural sports.

Open to Juniors and Seniors. Organizations from a wide
variety of for profit and non-profit industries visit the Wasserman Center for
Career Development to interview for full-time employment
and summer internships. On-Campus Recruitment
Information Sessions are mandatory for participation in the OCR



Events Calendar





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