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Entrance to MetroTech Center at Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn NY

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Move-In Day Schedule Available Mid-August.

Each fall, NYU hosts NYU Welcome Day for new undergraduate students and their family members. Organized on the same day as Move-In to the on-campus residence halls, 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 families of new students, take a break, pick up some free stuff, and ask questions.

Students living in on-campus residence halls will meet for mandatory floor meetings at 7:00 pm. Note that there are no programs for parents and families beyond this day unless otherwise indicated. 

What To Do in Brooklyn 

The following information is subject to change. The most up to date information will be available upon arrival to NYU and on the NYU Mobile App mid-August.

Pick-Up Your NYUCard (Student ID)

For students who submitted their photo online, NYUCards will be available for pick up throughout the day. For students arriving in New York prior to Move-In Day, IDs will be available at the Card Centers.

  • 2 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor, Card Center; 8:00am to 5:30pm

Grab a Bite and Take a Break

Join other members of the NYU family for a snack or light meal. 

  • 6 MetroTech Center, Rogers Hall, 1st Floor, Jasper Kane Cafe, 8:00am to 3:00pm

Visit the Information Table

Learn more about happenings in Brooklyn and at Washington Square today. New undergraduate students get a FREE T-shirt. Take a fun group photo at the Alumni Relations photo booth.

  • 6 MetroTech Center, Rogers Hall, 1st Floor; 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pick-Up Pre-Ordered Linens 

For students who ordered linens as a part of the Residence Hall Linens program, pick-up will be available at the loading dock of 5 MetroTech Center (Dibner Building). 

  • The loading dock is near the corner of Johnson Street and Lawrence Street, and is across the street from Othmer Residence Hall; 8:00am to 6:00pm

Attend the Tandon School Parent Welcome

Parents (only) of new undergraduates are invited to a 60-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
° Information about how parents can best access university offices and resources

  • 5 MetroTech Center, Pfizer Auditorium, 2:00 to 3:00pm

Parent and Family Residence Hall Meetings

Parents of students residing in Othmer and Clark residence halls are invited to meet with Residential Life staff who are prepared to answer housing related questions.

  • Othmer Hall, 1st Floor Lounge (10:00am, 1:00pm, or 4:00pm)

Student Services Offices in Brooklyn

  • StudentLink Center (student accounts, financial aid)
    5 MetroTech Center, 2nd Floor (9:00am to 2:00pm)
  • Student Health Center
    6 MetroTech Center, ROG-B020 (8:00am to 3:00pm)
  • Office of Global Services
    5 Metro Tech Center, Room 259 (9:00am to 2:00pm)
  • Wasserman Center for Career Development
    311 Bridge Street, 1st Floor (11:00am to 3:00pm)

Board the Shopping Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle to Bed, Bath and Beyond will travel to 620 6th Ave at 18th Street in Manhattan (212-255-3550) throughout the day at approximately 45 minute intervals from locations near Othmer and Clark Residence Halls.

Programming at the Manhattan Campus, Washington Square

Students and parents are also invited to visit Washington Square to attend an Information Fair, meet with University representatives, speak with local banks.

Additionally, parents and students are invited to attend various programs and receptions, including:

  • Parents of Students of Color Welcome Reception and Panel
  • StudentLink for Parents
  • Parents of LGBTQ+ Students
  • Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
  • International Students, Parents, & Families Welcome
  • Catholic Center at NYU Welcome Mass and Orientation
  • Mustlim Families Meet and Eat
  • Protestant Worship Service
  • New Commuter Student Welcome
  • Transfer Student Welcome

More information about programs hosted at Washington Square in Manhattan here.

Student Residence Hall Meeting

At 7:00pm, students (only) will meet on their floor with Residential Life staff who will talk about living on campus, introduce them to fellow community members, and answer any questions.

End of Day for Parents & Families

The day ends for parents at the close of the Welcome Day events or when students living 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. We invite you to Save the Date for Parents Day in October.