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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 on Sunday from 8am to 7pm. For pick-up on other days, 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 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.  Addtionally, 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

11-12:30 or 5-6:30  | Kimmel Center Room 914
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.

Other Parent Programs 

  • First Year Residence Hall Parent Meetings
    At individual residence halls throughout the day (10am, 1pm and 4pm)
  • College of Nursing Freshman Parent Program
    726 Broadway (at Waverly Place), 10th Floor, Room 1081 (2-4pm)
  • Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life Families Lunch / Meet and Greet
    7 East 10th Street near University Place (12-2pm)
    Join us for lunch, meet our staff, and take a Jewish Life Tour with your new NYU student! Kosher nosh will be served.
  • Stern Parent Reception
    Kaufman Management Center, 44 W. 4th Street (at Greene St), Room 5-50 (3:30-5pm)
  • Tisch Parent Rest Stop
    721 Broadway, Riese Student Lounge, 1st Floor (12-5pm)
  • Parents of LGBTQ and Ally Students Open House and FAQ Session
    Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 6th Floor, Suite 602  (1pm and 3pm)
  • Parents of Commuter and Transfer Students Open House
    Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 2nd Floor, Suite 210 (2-4pm)

Student Services Offices

  • Bursar (student accounts) and Financial Aid Offices (11am to 3pm)
    25 W. 4th Street, 1st Floor (11am to 3pm)
  • 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 (7am to 3pm)
    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 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)


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.


Sunday, August 24, 2014
8:30am - 5:30pm
kimmel center
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For students moving into residence halls or starting at the NYU Brooklyn campus, a number of programs are available, including a Parent Welcome.  Click here for a printable schedule of activities (PDF).


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

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