New International Student Check-In and Orientation

Mandatory Check-in Workshop

Welcome to NYU! The US government requires all new NYU international students to report their arrival to NYU. To do this, follow the steps listed. And please remember, if you don’t follow these steps, you risk losing your ability to remain legally in the US. 

STEP 1

Complete the arrival form and submit your immigration documents to OGS online.

In August we will add a link so that you can upload your documents to an online form here on this page. You won’t be able to provide us with these documents until after your arrival to the US. You could scan your documents for free at NYU ITS locations. You will need to have copies (pdf or jpg) of these documents available to upload to the form:

  • Passport
  • F-1 or J-1 visa (except for citizens of Canada and Bermuda)
  • I-94 record
  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Your dependent's documents (if you have a spouse or children here with you as F-2 or J-2 dependents)
     

Who does NOT have to submit immigration documents:

  • J-1 students sponsored by other organizations (such as Fulbright)
  • International students returning from a leave of absence from NYU
  • Students with I-20s or DS-2019s from NYU's American Language Institute (ALI)

STEP 2     

Attend International Student Orientation.

Learn the basics of keeping legal in the US as an F-1 or J-1 international student, employment in the US, cultural adjustment and coping skills, US classroom culture, safety and security, and more.

Find your school in this table to determine which International Student Orientation to attend. Please note, schools will be adding more details of their orientation sessions closer to the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Check back regularly for any updates to your school.

School

Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

College of Arts and Science (CAS)

College of Global Public Health

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS)

School of Law

School of Professional Studies (SPS)

Silver School of Social Work

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Master's and Doctoral Students)

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Bachelor's Students)

Stern School of Business (MBA Students)

Stern School of Business (Bachelor's Students)

Stern School of Business (Doctoral Students)

Tandon School of Engineering (Bachelor's Students)

Tandon School of Engineering (Master's and Doctoral Students)

Tisch School of the Arts

Wagner School of Public Services

If for any reason you can’t attend the orientation for your school as indicated above, you must attend a separate OGS International Student Orientation.

Who does NOT have to attend International Student Orientation:

  • Dependents of F-1 and J-1 students
  • International students returning from a leave of absence from NYU
  • F-1 and J-1 students with documents issued by the NYU American Language Institute (ALI)