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NYU Welcome Day

Welcome Week

Things To Do at Washington Square

Upon your arrival, additional details to programs will be available, including a campus map of event locations.


Pick-Up Your NYUCard (Student ID)

For students who submitted their photo online, NYUCards will be available for pick up on the 2nd floor of the Kimmel Center from 8am to 5pm. For pick-up prior to this day, go to NYU Card Services (click for location and hours)

Grab a Bite and Take Break

Stop by the Kimmel Market place on the 3rd floor for a light continental breakfast or lunch and take a break between moving-in, running errands, and all the other things to do!

Visit the Information Fair

Located in the Kimmel Center's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on the 4th floor, meet with representatives from NYU offices and organizations. Departments participating are located on the right side of this page.  Additionally, new students can pick-up their free NYU t-shirt at the Student Resource Center's Welcome Week table. T-shirts will also be available during Welcome Week at the top of the Kimmel Center’s grand staircase.

Pick-Up Pre-Ordered Linens

For those students who ordered linens as a part of the Residence Hall Linens program,  pick-up will be available outside of the Kimmel Center from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Attend the Parent Welcome

Parents (only) of new undergraduates are invited to a 45 minute Welcome to the University that will include an overview of the coming weeks for new students, tips for what to expect during your student’s first year, and information about how parents can best access university offices and resources. This optional program will be offered throughout the day on a first-come-first-served basis in the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (east side of the Kimmel Center).     9:30am | 11am | 12:30pm | 2pm | 3:30pm | 5pm

Parents of Students of Color Welcome Reception and Panel

Parents, are you wondering where your student can go for advising, health, career, safety or general student life concerns? Then please join us for an informational panel about the resources available to students of color and international students across the university. Refreshments will be served immediately after the panel and all parents are invited to tour the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.

TIME:  11am - 12:30pm or 5:00 - 6:30pm

Other Parent Programs 

A number of school and department specific open houses, receptions, and presentations will also be available on Welcome Day.  A schedule of the day's events will be available upon arrival to campus. Programs include:

  • First Year Residence Hall Parent Meetings (10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life Family Lunch / Open House (Noon - 3:00pm)
  • Parents of LGBTQ and Ally Students Open House (1:00pm-2:00pm)
  • Tisch School of the Arts Parent Rest Stop (1:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Stern School of Business Parent Reception (3:30pm-5:00pm)
  • Parents & Family Meet and Greet, Center for Global Spiritual Life (2:00pm-4:00pm)
  • Muslim Families Meet & Eat  (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • Catholic Center at NYU Open House (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Student Services Offices

  • Bursar (student accounts) and Financial Aid Offices
    25 W. 4th Street, 1st Floor (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • Wasserman Center for Career Development
    133 E. 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 3rd and 4th Avenues) (11:00am-4:00pm)
  • Office of Global Services
    561 LaGuardia Place at 3rd Street (12 noon to 5:00pm)
  • Student Health Center
    726 Broadway at Waverly Place, 3rd Floor (8:00am-3:00pm)
  • NYU Bookstore and Computer Store
    726 Broadway at Waverly Place (8:00am-6:00pm)

Board the Shopping Shuttle Bus

Free shuttles will be running to and from Bed Bath and Beyond. Pick-up and drop-off will be available at numerous residence halls, and near the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South).  Bed, Bath and Beyond Shuttles run from 10am to midnight). More details will be available upon arrival.

End of Day for Parents

The day ends for parents at the close of the Welcome Day events or when students in residence report to their mandatory residence hall meeting at 7pm.  This is usually the best time to say good-bye so that students can begin meeting other residents and preparing for Orientation and Welcome Week which begins Monday morning.


Each fall, NYU hosts NYU Welcome Day for new undergraduate students and their family members. Stop by for refreshments, information, and to meet representatives from various NYU departments. It's a great place to meet other parents and students, take a break, get a bite, pick up some free stuff, and ask questions.  Note that there are no programs for parents beyond this day unless otherwise indicated.  Students in residence will meet for floor meetings at 7pm which is a good time to say goodbyes.


August 28, 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm
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Kimmel Center for University Life

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Tandon School of Engineering

For students moving into residence halls and starting at the NYU Brooklyn campus, a number of Parent programs will be available, including a Parent Welcome and Parent Residence Hall meetings.

The day will also include an opportunity to grab a bite,  visit a number of student services offices, and for students to pick-up their NYU ID.  

  • Schedule Coming August 2016 »


 For other questions you're not sure where to ask, click on the Student Resource Center link below.

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