It takes a lot of people to make 500+ events run smoothly! Our amazing team is comprised of a number of professional staff and student leaders who work year-round in planning and implementing programs to make sure our students 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. It is our hope that you arrive to campus excited and enthusiastic about starting your career as an NYU student.
Welcome Week Captains | Production Interns | Spring Welcome Captains
[Welcome Week Captains]: Captains play a crucial role in leading Fall Welcome Week. They are selected NYU Juniors and Seniors who all have previous experience with Welcome Week. They lead the teams of Welcome Week Leaders to help ease your transition to NYU and New York City.
[Production Interns]: The Interns help coordinate the Welcome Week events and productions and manage #NYUWelcomeWeek social media.
[Spring Welcome Captains]: Spring Welcome Captains play an important role for the celebrations during the first weeks of Spring semester for all NYU students including all years and new transfer students. They lead the Spring Leader Squad to bring spirit to the new semester.
[Welcome Week Leaders]: Welcome Week Leaders play an integral part of making #NYUWelcomeWeek happen. Each year, over 300 volunteers make up our leader staff. Leaders run a variety of programs, workshops, tours, and receptions to get new students better acquainted with the university and NYC as their new home away from home. You can 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.
[Spring Leader Squad]: Spring Leader Squad volunteers are made up of students who have previously served as Welcome Week Leaders. They staff the Spring Welcome Marquee Events, programs, workshops, and tours to help kick start the new semester.
Applications for Welcome Week Leaders for #NYUWelcomeWeek 2016 will be open in February 2016.
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 who will be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors in the upcoming Fall Welcome Week.
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, zone training for a more inclusive campus, 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, look into the Commuter Assistant role. Transfer students interested in learning more about helping new transfers transition to NYU can look into the Transfer Ambassador role.