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As a new international student, it is mandatory to attend one international student orientation session. Orientation details for students beginning NYU during the Summer or Fall 2020 sessions will be posted by July.

The session you attend should correspond with the school that you are in. For example, CAS students should attend the International Student Orientation for CAS because that session is specifically designed for students in that school. All of the school sessions listed below will offer the OGS orientation during a portion of their orientation program.

If your school isn’t listed below, or if for some reason you are not able to attend your school session, then you should attend one of the general sessions without a school name included in the title. These general sessions will just cover OGS orientation material.

You'll need your NYU netID and password so that you can log into NYUEngage, the system you use to find out about and register for events at NYU. Below we have the next 25 sessions happening. You can also check out our full list of orientation sessions on the NYU Events Calendar.

We recommend that you bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 record (or a copy of each) with you to the orientation session. We won't collect them, but we will discuss each of these documents, and you'll find it useful to have them in hand as we go through the session.

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 English Language Institute (ELI)