It takes a lot of people to make 500+ events run smoothly! Our amazing Welcome Week team is comprised of a number of professional staff and student leaders who work hard year round in planning and implementing programs to make sure that you have a fantastic first week at New York University. The Student Resource Center staff also works closely with a variety of offices across NYU to make Welcome Week a reality for our incoming students. It is our hope that you arrive to Washington Square excited and enthusiastic about starting your career as an NYU student.
Welcome Week Captains are a team of NYU Juniors and Seniors who all have previous experience with Welcome Week. They work closely with our team of Welcome Week Leaders to help ease your transition to NYU and New York City.
Welcome Week Leaders play an integral part of making Welcome Week programming happen. Each year, over 300 volunteers make up our leader staff. Leaders run a variety of programs, workshops, tours, and receptions to get you better acquainted with the university and your new home away from home. You'll be able to easily spot leaders throughout Welcome Week as they'll be wearing staff shirts signifying that they are there to help you get started and answer any questions you may have.
For students interested in the Welcome Week Leader position, no prior leadership experience is required - we just ask that you've been at NYU for at least a semester, have lots of energy, and a desire to assist new students in their transition to NYU. The Welcome Week Leader position is open to undergraduate students: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
Welcome Week Leaders take part in a training that occurs in the few days prior to Welcome Week. This training allows for participants to receive information about various resources in and around NYU, time to review Welcome Week scheduling and logistics, and most importantly, meet one another and develop a sense of team spirit!
After a student serves as a Leader for one year, they are then eligible to apply for the Welcome Week Captain position in the following academic year. Captains are students who have already participated in Welcome Week for one or two years, and take on a greater leadership role by overseeing a group of 25-30 leaders. Captains also assist in the development and facilitation of training and Welcome Week evaluation and assessment.
For students interested in other opportunities to get involved with Welcome Week, there are also positions that work with Welcome Week and continue on with programming throughout the Academic Year. For Commuter students interested in leadership opportunities, visit the Commuter Assistant website. Transfer students interested in learning more about helping new transfers transition to NYU can visit the Transfer Ambassador page.
Applications for Welcome Week Leaders for #NYUWelcomeWeek 2016 will be open in February 2016.