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Graduate Welcome

Fall and Spring Welcome consist of a variety of programs, workshops, receptions, and fun events designed to welcome and introduce new graduate students to New York University, its programs and services, and of course New York City. Graduate students will also have opportunities to meet other new and returning graduate students, find out ways to get involved, and prepare for your first year here.

Graduate Welcome Week, produced by the Center for Student Life, will take place during the first weeks of the fall semester. Spring Welcome takes place the first week of classes of the spring semester.

Spring Welcome 2018

Spring 2018 Grad Highlights

Grad Night Out, MH

Join current NYU graduate students for an NYU Grad Life happy hour, including free appetizers and happy hour specials!

Grad Ice Skating

Enjoy a fun, winter ice skating celebration with NYU Grad Life at the Winter Village at Bryant Park! Tickets are $5 and include skate rentals, locker space, and entrance to the rink! Ticket link here.

Grad Global Trivia

Come join STA Travel and NYU Grad Life for a night of Global Trivia! Dinner, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Each member of the winning team will receive a $50 travel voucher courtesy of STA Travel! Limited seats available! Register here.

Grad Night Out, BK

Join current NYU graduate students for an NYU Grad Life happy hour, including free appetizers and happy hour specials!

Beer Tasting

Join NYU Grad Life at the Belgian Beer Cafe for a select Belgian Beer Tasting event. Each ticket purchase includes a sampling of five-5 oz. Belgian beers and tastings of Flemish Frites and an assortment of Belgian cheeses and chocolates! Tickets are $15 and can be purchase here.

Other Highlights

  • Free CYC Classes
    • Join CYC Astor for a free week of CYC classes with NYU Grad Life! To RSVP, create an account at, forward account information to, and in the body of the email, indicate that you are RSVP'ing for the NYU Grad Spring Welcome Week!
  • NYU Grad Life 101
    • Learn tips and tricks about being a successful NYU graduate student. Come learn about how to navigate the resources, services, and spaces at NYU.
      • 1/23 at 12:00pm, 7th Floor Kimmel
      • 1/24 at 5:00pm, 7th Floor Kimmel
  • Campus Tours
    • Take a tour of the Washington Square, New York City campus on a tour designed for new and returning graduate and professional students. Learn about the many schools, colleges, centers, and institutes that make up the university and get a glimpse of what life is like for students in their graduate and professional programs.
  • Grads Go: One World Observatory
    • Join NYU Grad Life on top of the One World Observatory! Meet at the front entrance at 5:45pm to collect your ticket. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here:
      • 2/12 at 6:00pm

Create Your Schedule Today!

Spring Welcome App

Step 1: Download the app. Visit the app store on your mobile device and search "NYU Mobile."

Step 2: Select "Spring Welcome."

Step 3: Select "Events" to begin making your Spring Welcome schedule!

NYU Grad Life Welcomes You!