Each fall, NYU hosts NYU Welcome Day for new undergraduate students and their family members. Organized around residence hall move-in times, parents and students are invited to 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 7:00 pm which is a good time to say goodbyes.
What To Do at Washington Square
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
This is a great place to meet with representatives from NYU offices and organizations, speak with local banks, and take a photo at the NYU Alumni Photo Booth. Additionally, new students can pick-up their free NYU t-shirt at the Student Resource Center's Welcome Week table.
Participating departments include:
Parent Resources, Commuter and Off Campus Student Programs, Dining Services, Campus Cash, Public Safety, Transfer Student Programs, Inter-Residence Hall Council, Student Health Center, Wellness Exchange, NYU Information Technology (NYU IT), Center for Spiritual Life, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Office for Student Activities, Leadership & Services, Study Abroad, Center for Sustainability, NYUBookstores, Office of Global Services, Academic Resource Center.
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 | 11:00am | 12:30pm | 2:00pm | 3:30pm | 5:00pm
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: 11:00am - 12:30pm or 5:00 - 6:30pm
LOCATION: Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor Colloquium Room. (note you may enter from the Kimmel Center on the 5th Floor)
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)
Held at Each First Year Residence Hall
- Center for Multicultural Education and Programs Open House
Kimmel Center, 8th Floor, Room 806 (10:00am to 7:00pm)
- Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life Family Lunch / Open House
7 E. 10th Street (Noon - 3:00pm)
- Parents of LGBTQ and Ally Students Open House
Kimmel Center, 6th Floor, Suite 602 (1:00-2:00pm)
- Tisch School of the Arts Parent Rest Stop
721 Broadway, 1st Floor, Riese Student Lounge (1:00-5:00pm)
- Stern School of Business Parent Reception
Tisch Hall, 40 W. 4th Street (3:30-5:00pm)
- Parents and Family Meet and Greet at the Center for Global Spiritual Life
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 4th Floor (2:00- 4:00pm)
- Muslim Families Meet & Eat
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 4th Floor (5:30-7:30pm)
- Catholic Center at NYU Open House
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 1st Floor (2:00-4:00pm)
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 (12noon-5:00pm)
- Student Health Center
726 Broadway at Waverly Place, 3rd Floor (8:00am-4:00pm)
- 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 in front of Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South - just east of the Kimmel Center). Bed, Bath and Beyond Shuttles run from 10am to midnight). More details will be available upon arrival. (10:00am to Midnight)
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 7:00pm. 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. There are no programs beyond this day for parents until Parents Day in October.