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NYU Welcome Day Brooklyn

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

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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.

The following are anticipated programs, times and locations for the day.  The most current information will be available upon arrival to campus and on the NYU Mobile App on August 13th.

What To Do in Brooklyn

Pick-Up Your NYUCard (Student ID)

For students who submitted their photo online, NYUCards will be available for pick up at the Card Center today.  For pick-up prior to this day, contact NYU Card Services (click for location and hours)

  • 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, 8:00 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; :830am-4:30pm

Attend the Tandon School Parent Welcome

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

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

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-2:00pm)
  • Student Health Center
    6 MetroTech Center, ROG-B020 (8:00am-3:00pm)
  • Office of Global Services
    5 Metro Tech Center, Room 259 (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • Wasserman Center for Career Development
    311 Bridge Street, 1st Floor (11:00am-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 40 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:

  • Commuter Welcome and Information Session
  • Parents of Students of Color Welcome Reception and Panel
  • Parents of LGBTQ+ Students
  • Catholic Center at NYU Open House
  • Global Spiritual Life Meet and Greet
  • All Commuter Social
  • Muslim Families Meet & Eat 
  • Transfer Student Welcome

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.