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, 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 in Brooklyn
Pick-Up Your NYUCard (Student ID)
2 Metro Tech Center, 1st Floor, Card Center (8am to 5pm)
Grab a Bite, Take a Break, and Get a Photo Taken
6 Metro Tech, Rogers Hall, 1st Floor, Jasper Dining (8:30-3:00pm)
Join other members of the NYU family for a snack or light meal and take a pic at
the NYU Alumni Photo Booth. Families can pick up their purchased items from New Student Send-Offs, take a fun group photo for move-in day, or get questions answered. Photobooth and Information table are running 10am-2pm
Purchased t-shirts from Sendoffs also available.
Attend the Tandon School Parent Welcome
Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech, (2:00pm)
Parents 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
Parent Residence Hall Meetings
Othmer Hall, 1st Floor Lounge (10:00am, 1:00pm, or 4:00pm)
Parents of students residing in Othmer and Clark residence halls are invited to
meet with Residential Life staff who are prepared to answer any and all
housing related questions.
Student Services Offices in Brooklyn
- Student Link (student accounts, financial aid)
5 Metro Tech Center, 2nd Floor (9:00am-2:00pm)
- Student Health Center
6 MetroTech Center, ROG-B020 (8:00am-4:00pm)
- Office of Global Services
5 Metro Tech Center, Room 259 (9:00am-2:00pm)
- Wasserman Center for Career Development
311 Bridge Street, Wunsch Hall, 1st Floor (11:00am-3:00pm)
Board the Shopping Shuttle Bus
Jay Street and 6 Metro Tech or Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street -near Clark Street Residence (10:00am to Midnight)
A free shuttle to Bed, Bath and Beyond (Route D) will travel to 620 6th Ave at
18th Street in Manhattan (212-255-3550) throughout the day at approximately 45 minute intervals.
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, and students may pick up their free NYU t-shirt (t-shirts may also be picked during Welcome Week beginning Monday).
Additionally, parents and students are invited to attend various programs and receptions, including:
- Students of Color Welcome Reception and Panel, Kimmel Center, Rooms 804/805 (11:00am to 12:30pm or 5:00 to 6:30pm)
- Parents of LGBTQ and Ally Students Open House, Kimmel Center, 6th Floor, Suite 602 (1:00-2:00pm)
- Global Spiritual Life Meet and Greet , Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 4th Floor (2:00-4:00pm)
- Islamic Center at NYU 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, 238 Thompson Street, 1st Floor, (2:00 to 4:00pm)
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
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.