Next Stop NYU  

Next Stop NYU will guide you through tasks and deadlines from May until you arrive in the Fall semester. The schedule below shows important dates for most students, but it might not be a complete list of deadlines for everyone: your school or academic department might have additional tasks for you to complete before arriving on campus this fall semester.

Please supplement the information on this page with communications from other University offices, sent to your official NYU email address or by mail.


May 1. First Day to Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard

Your NYU student ID, known on campus as your NYUCard, is your sidekick on campus. New students may now submit a photo online by visiting The deadline to submit a photo is August 1. Once submitted, be sure to check your NYU email for next steps from the Card Center team. When your photo is approved, they will let you know when and how to pick up your NYUCard.  

May 1. Housing Application Due

Freshmen who are interested in living on campus must complete the online application and submit the $1000 housing reservation payment to guarantee placement for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Transfer students are not guaranteed housing and are encouraged to actively seek off-campus housing arrangements; however, waitlist housing applications may be completed for possible consideration.

May 4. New Student Send-Off Registration Opens

Held annually prior to the Fall semester, Send-Offs are an opportunity for new students and their parents to meet others from their area before arriving at NYU in August. Hosted by current NYU families and NYU alumni, these casual receptions give you the opportunity to network with fellow students, learn what to expect when you arrive at NYU, and ask all of your last-minute questions. New Student Send-Offs fill up quickly! Please check as soon as possible to see if there is space still available in your city.

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June 1. International Students Submit I-20 / DS-2019 Application

For new international students, the Office of Global Services strongly recommends that applications be filed at least three months prior to intended NYU start date in case of delays during processing at U.S. consulates abroad.

June 1. Advising and Course Registration

Registration and advisement for classes varies by program. Starting on this date — and through the end of summer — stay tuned for school-specific information on class registration advisement, and new student orientation.

June 8. Project OutReach Application Deadline

Project OutReach is a week-long, intensive program sponsored by the Center for Student Life. Held the week prior to Welcome Week, it brings together service-minded incoming first-year and transfer students for leadership training, service, and reflection. Please contact with any questions.

June 10. Commuter Student Webinar Registration Opens

Join us for an interactive live webinar to learn more about the Commuter Overnight Retreat, Commuter Assistants, Commuter Connection Communities, and a variety of other programs to help you meet other students at NYU. These information-based conversations will introduce various commuter services including access to lockers on campus, our Commuter Den and Lounge, as well as commuting tips from upperclassmen students. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

June 10. Transfer Student Webinar Registration Opens

This live and interactive webinar will share details about meeting other students through fun and informative programs, navigating your new campus and new campus culture, and getting involved. You will hear about our Transfer Ambassador Program, the Transfer Immersion Program, our Transfer Connection Communities, and our Transfer Student Association. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

June 18. NYU Student Health Insurance Portal Opens to Enroll in or Waive

Most students are automatically enrolled in and charged premium for an NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan (NYU-sponsored plan) as part of the course registration process. Students who maintain alternate health insurance coverage that meets the University's minimum health insurance criteria may waive the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan entirely.  The deadline to enroll in or waive is September 30, 2020. Visit the NYU Student Health Insurane website to enroll in or waive NYU sponsored Student Health Insurance.

June 24. Events, Resources and Services Mailing

Contains important information about dining, text books, academic resources, Welcome Week, and more.  (mailed to US addresses and emailed to international addresses).   

June 30. Parents Guide Mailing

Contains information for parents about what to expect in the coming months, navigating NYU, supporting your students, staying connected, Parent Welcome programs on NYU Welcome Day, and Parents Day. (mailed to US addresses and emailed to international addresses).   


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July 1. Submit Mandatory Health Forms  

Deadline to submit the Immunization History and Student Health History forms, including the Wellbeing Questionnaire. If you are under 18 years of age, you must also submit the Treatment of a Minor form so that you can access services at the Student Health Center. Failing to meet these requirements can result in de-enrollment from classes.

July 6. Housing Assignment Update Email

If you applied to live on campus, check your NYU inbox starting on this date for an update regarding your housing assignment, move-in time, and roommate contact information. Notices will be issued on a rolling basis through the end of August.

July 7. Review Meal Plan and Make Changes

NYU requires all freshmen living in a University residence hall to participate in the NYU meal plan program. Thus, all first year, visiting, and transfer students will automatically be assigned the 225 Flex meal plan, but changes can be made online beginning at noon (Eastern Time) through the NYU Dining Portal. For dining hall and meal plan information — including rates — please visit the NYU Dining website.

July 8. Commuter Overnight Retreat Registration Opens

This retreat for students living off-campus — taking place on August 7 and 8 — provides an opportunity to meet other commuting students and Commuter Assistants. Registration closes on July 22.

July 8. Residential Life and Housing Services FAQ E-mail

For students who will live on campus this semester, this email contains frequently asked questions and answers regarding Residential Life and Housing Services, as well as helpful information to help you prepare for moving-in, mailing packages, and other helpful resources.

July 14. Fall Semester Bill is Available

Students should use eSuite via NYU Albert to view and pay the fall semester bill and to invite others (e.g. parents) to be authorized payers.

July 23. Global Education Opportunities at NYU

Check your NYU inbox for an email introducing Study Away options available to students, as well as other travel programs.

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August 1. Complete Sexual Misconduct Prevention Online Training

In an effort to maintain a safe and aware campus community, all NYU students must complete the online training program called “Think About It.” Failing to complete this training will impact your ability to enroll in future classes. Check your NYU email in early July for an invitation to take the course.

August 1. Complete AlcoholEdu: Part One

All new students must complete the “AlcoholEdu” course online — even those who are over 21, or do not drink alcohol for personal, health, religious, or other reasons. Everyone will benefit from a shared basic knowledge of the effects of alcohol, potential problems, ways to reduce risk, and resources to help ourselves and others. “AlcoholEdu” is presented in two parts. Failing to complete both parts will impact your ability to enroll in future classes. Check your NYU email in early July for an invitation to take the course.

August 1. Last Day to Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard

If you haven't submitted a photo of yourself, today is the last day to and submit one to be used on your NYUCard, which is required on campus. Avoid the line on move-in day; submit your photo online in three easy steps!

August 3. Access to Job Listings and On Campus Employment, and Coaching

The Wasserman Center's job search database system, Handshake, is the best place to start your job search for on- and off-campus employment opportunities and internships. You can also schedule in-person, telephone, or virtual coaching appointments to prepare for the hunt.

August 3. Order Textbooks and Computers

For most classes, the NYU Bookstore provides a list of books required by your professors. Save on books with rental, used, and digital textbook options. And if you find a lower price, the bookstore will match it. Computers, equipment, software, and accessories are also available at the Computer Store.

August 4. Tuition Payment Due

Undergraduate payment deadline. Pay your bill via eSuite or enroll in a payment plan prior to the deadline.

August 29. NYU Welcome Day and Residence Hall Move-In Day

This thrilling and emotional day includes residence hall move-in, parent welcome sessions, and an information fair. New undergraduate students and their family members are invited to visit the Kimmel Center for refreshments and to meet representatives from various NYU offices and organizations.

It's a great place to take a break, enjoy food and snacks, get some swag, and pick up your student ID. Schools, academic programs, residence halls, and various NYU offices will be hosting programs throughout the day, but the Kimmel Center is the hub for most of the action — and the help and guidance you might need.

August 29. NYU Welcome Week

It’s finally here! An entire week (and then some) of more than 500 programs and social events to welcome new and transitioning students to the NYU community. Highlights include school orientations, the Presidential Welcome, The Reality Show: NYU — a musical written and performed by NYU students — plus the annual themed "Ball" and NYU Portraits, a performance about diversity, social justice, and service.

August 30. New International Student Immigration Documents Due

The US government requires all new F-1 and J-1 students to report their arrival to NYU. The Office of Global Services offers an online form to upload immigration documents upon arrival to the US to meet this requirement. Failure to upload documents and attend international student orientation may jeopardize your ability to remain legally in the US.

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September 1. Use NYU Connect to Find Your People

NYU Connect puts your Success Network - the advisors, professors, and staff who are advocating for you - right at your fingertips.  Get your pressing questions answered or schedule meetings with those in your network as you transition to NYU, your new home.

September 2. First Day of Classes

Don't make a common mistake and go to your Monday or Tuesday classes... The semester starts on a Wednesday because of the Labor Day holiday — so start the year off by going to your Wednesday classes.

September 7. Labor Day National Holiday

No classes are scheduled and University offices are closed on Labor Day. Residence halls are open throughout the holiday, but dining halls have limited hours.

September 15. Last Day to Change Meal Plan

Upgrading or downgrading your meal plan will result in, respectively, a balance due or a pro-rated refund. To make a change to your plan, use the NYU Dining portal any time after July 9.

September 24. MFA Activation Deadline

Multi-Factor Authentication is an essential service to help safeguard access to critical NYU systems or systems storing sensitive and research data. Read more on how to activate this important layer of security

September 30. Last Day to Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

Deadline to confirm your enrollment in an NYU Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, make changes to a plan, or to opt out due to alternate coverage.

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October 5. Complete AlcoholEdu: Part Two

Check your NYU email for an invitation to take part two in early to mid-September. Upon completion of part one, all students must also complete part two; otherwise, class registration may be blocked.

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Next Stop NYU is presented by the Center for Student Life in the Division for Student Affairs


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