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NYU Welcome Day

Welcome Week

Things To Do at Washington Square

Get 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.

Attend the "For Parents Only" Presentation

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.

11am – 12:30pm or 5pm – 6:30pm, Kimmel Center, Room 802

Other Parent Programs 

A number of school and program specific open houses, receptions, and presentations will also be available on Welcome Day.  A schedule of the day's events will also be available upon arrival in August.  Currently scheduled events include:

  • First Year Residence Hall Parent Meetings (Manhattan)
    At individual Manhattan residence halls (10am, 1pm, 4pm)
  • College of Nursing Freshman Parent Program (Sunday only)
  • Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life Family Lunch / Meet and Greet , 7 E. 10th Street (12noon-2pm)
  • Stern Parent Reception Tisch Hall, 40 W. 4th Street (3:30-5pm)
  • Tisch Parent Rest Stop, Riese Common Lounge, 721 Broadway, 1st Floor (1-5pm)

Student Services Offices

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

Board the Shopping Shuttle Buses

Free shuttles will be running to and from Bed Bath and Beyond and Kmart. Pick-up and drop-off will be available at numerous residence halls, and in front of Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South - just east of the Kimmel Center).  Kmart shuttles run 10am to 5pm and Bed, Bath and Beyond Shuttles run from 10am to midnight). More details will be available upon arrival.


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. 


August 29, 2015
8:30am - 5:00pm
kimmel center
Next Stop NYU


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 at 2pm and Parent Residence Hall meetings at 10am or 4pm.

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


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

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