Virtual Engagement Opportunities
Summer 2020 Events
Our virtual programs during the summer are open to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students including:
- Students taking summer terms
- Students returning for Fall 2020
- New incoming students
Please note: Events are subject to change and the list below will reflect the most updated schedule.
Queer and Trans Identities: From Pandemic to Systemic Racism
Monday, June 22, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST | View the recording of this event
A panel discussion about the current moment we are living in as LGBTQ+ people. With a focus on COVID-19 and global protests against anti-Black violence, panelists will be representing the areas of mental health and wellness, social and community engagement, frontline health work, and NYU resources. Hosted by the Center for Student Life and the LGBTQ+ Center.
Netflix Party: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Date & Registration TBA
Watch a documentary with some company and group chat as you enjoy the film. Join as we follow the journey of Miss Nina Simone in the documentary of What Happened, Miss Simone. Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black power icon and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. Attendees must have access to their own Netflix account.
NYU Votes Initiative
Throughout the summer and fall, NYU Service & Leadership will host a variety of programs and initiatives to promote civic engagement throughout the NYU Community. More info: NYU Votes
NYU Welcome Programs
June - September
NYU Welcome includes a series of student-led virtual events and social media initiatives that will occur throughout the summer to build hype for our main events happening from August 10 - September 12. More info on the NYU Welcome page.
Many NYC and global community organizations are seeking virtual volunteers. Opportunities range from assistance with technology meetings, writing words of encouragement to those in hospitals, and even transcription of historical documents.
Events Hosted by SAB Clubs
Some clubs are hosting virtual events over the summer.
If you are a club interested in more information about hosting an event virtually, contact the Club Life team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindful Journaling & Meditation
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Do you have a lot on your mind? Feeling restless, anxious, or stressed? Join us to explore Mindful Journaling as a tool to be present with yourself and relieve some of your stressful thoughts. Join as a beginner or experienced writer, all are welcomed! We'll engage in some journaling exercises, meditation, and community.
Disrupting Anti-Blackness within the Asian American Community
Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 5:00pm EST
Anti-Blackness has long been rooted in the Asian American community, and national conversations brought on by police brutality, as well as recent NYU incidents, have proved its pervasiveness. This workshop, led by NYU faculty and staff, is designed for students who identify with the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American diaspora and will focus on disrupting anti-Blackness within ourselves and our communities.
Virtual Queer Happy Hour
Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
This event is open to Graduate Students and co-sponsored with NYU Queer Grads. Join Queer Grads for a virtual happy hour with a libation or a snack, and connect with fellow graduate students—from across town, or across the world.
English Conversation & Culture
Weekly | Zoom link in the International Student Center newsletter
Weekly conversations with Allen McFarlane of culture within the classroom, and discussions on virtual classroom culture. Open to all NYU international students.
English Conversation Hour
Weekly | Rotating times for timezones | Zoom link in the International Student Center newsletter
Weekly conversation to practice small-talk in a comfortable, informal setting. A chance to meet and practice conversational English with other students. Open to all NYU international students.
Zoomy Foodie Fridays
Every Friday | 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT | Register for Zoomy Friday
Join the International Student Center to continue their Foodie Friday tradition discussing food and culture. Student guests present each week to talk about a favorite recipe or food from their culture. Open to all NYU students.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Programming
April 27 - May 1, 2020 | Instagram @NYUPanhel
- A Space to Breath Fundraiser and Intro to what the week means
- Showcasing all the NYU resources and highlighting Consent Hearts
- Denim Day
- Take the Pledge Thursday through NO MORE
- Introduction to Exhale to Inhale
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Presents: Nintendo Switch Raffle for Covid-19 Relief
Tuesday, April 7 through May 7, 2020 | Instagram Live
NYU aKDPhi will co-host a raffle event with SJU aKDPhi and donate all proceeds to Direct Relief which provides PPE to healthcare providers fighting on the front lines of Covid-19. One entry is $2 and 3 entries are $5. Instagram and FB Live are the host virtual programs. Open to all NYU students.
Zeta Tau Alpha Presents: Think Pink Week
Week of April 13, 2020 | Instagram
Join Zeta Tau Alpha sorority in their weeklong celebration of empowering women and breast cancer awareness; different engagement themes and programs done via social media at @nyuzta. Open to all NYU students.
Ongoing starting April 13, 2020 | Instagram @transfersnyu
All throughout the week, Transfer Student Ambassadors will be posting recipes and snacks they have been making at home on the Transfer Instagram page. Open to all NYU Transfer Students.
Alternative Breaks Class: AB On your Resume
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
All Alternative Break Site Leaders will learn how to discuss this experience in a professional context. Site Leaders will go over their resume, speak to representatives from Wasserman, and learn how the skills they gained throughout the year are transferable to their professional and future educational endeavors. Only open to Alternative Breaks Site Leaders.
NYDM: Zoom with our B+ Heroes
Thursday, April 14, 2020 | 5:00pm | @nydmnyu
Join our B+ Heroes as they showcase their unique talents! In a time when we, along with our B+ Heroes, are not physically able to be together, we still want to show our support and community. Open to all NYU students.
Baking with CSL: Banana Bread
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT | Instagram Live on @nyustudentlife
Join Lukas & Tiffany from the CSL staff for a live demonstration on how to make banana bread! Open to all NYU students and staff.
A Zoomy Game Night
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 6:30 PM EDT | Zoom link in Commuter Newsletter
Join the Commuter Student Council for a night of games and fun including Cards Against Humanity, Mafia, and Pictionary! Open to all NYU students.
Give Where You Live: Virtually
Week of April 20, April 27, and May 4
Students will learn about a social justice issue while then partake in a virtual volunteer opportunity connected to the issue they just learned about. Themes will be announced in the NYU Service communication. Open to all NYU students.
Alternative Breaks Class: AB Alumni Student Panel
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Alternative Breaks cohort from the year will have a chance to hear from a robust panel of student leaders to hear how they have approached their work and graduate school with the values of the AB program. Students site leaders now working in business, medicine, and communications have confirmed their participation. Only open to Alternative Breaks participants.
Transfer Lunch Hour
Week of April 20, 2020 | Afternoons EDT | Zoom
Enjoy your lunch and build community with other NYU Transfer students.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 8:00pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Join CAs Victoria and Valerie for a fun workout! Open to all NYU students.
How to Stay Productive Virtually
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:00pm EDT | Browse the presentation content
Learn about ways to stay productive and engaged in light of the current situation. Resources for time management will be explored alongside the promotion of healthy living styles. Open to all NYU students.
Cooking with CAB: Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00 pm EDT | Register through Engage
Bored in the house and in the house bored? Let's do something fun! This will be one of the last Class Activities Board (CAB) events of the semester, and although we can't meet and cook in person, CAB thought it'd be fun to do a live cooking series. Join in making apple cinnamon muffins with the help of CAB Executive VP, Rahi. Open to all NYU students.
Drawful & Scribbl Night
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Come draw and engage in fun activities with the CAs. Open to all NYU students.
Q&A with Commuter Student Council
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Join the Commuter Student Council to learn more about what they do and who they are. Open to all NYU students.
Transfer Game Night
Week of April 27, 2020 | Various Times | Online Gaming Websites
Join the Transfer Student Ambassadors for a fun virtual game night on various platforms as a way to connect with other NYU Transfer students.
Leadership Development 101
Monday, April 27, 2020 | 7:00pm EDT | Register through Engage
This session will provide leadership pathways that encourage individual discovery for self-awareness, personal relationships, and the tools to be a civically engaged leader. Open to all NYU students.
Alternative Breaks Class: Reflection & Share Out
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Alternative Breaks Site Leaders will reflect and share what they have learned throughout the year. Time will also be spent discussing how covid19 has impacted the populations in which they would have been working with. Only open to Alternative Breaks Site Leaders.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Come chat with peers, share your favorite music, and learn about other types of music from others. Open to all NYU students.
Friday, May 1, 2020 | NYU Program Board YouTube Channel
Strawberry Fest is going virtual this year for the first ever Strawberry Stream. This YouTube live will provide entertainment for our global community while raising donations for the NYU Emergency Relief Fund. It will take place in three parts - Asia/Australia, Europe/Africa, and The Americas, each occurring midday local time. Hosted by Program Board and open to all.
Game of Thrones & Harry Potter Draw-Off
Monday, May 4, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT | Register through Engage
Join us for a fun-filled Game of Thrones and Harry Potter themed drawing contest. Students will use their creative skills to replicate scenes from these iconic worlds, while listening to its equally as iconic music! This light hearted contest is welcomed to all NYU students regardless of experience. RSVP is required.
Drawing & Origami
Monday, May 4, 2020 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Connect with other students through drawing and origami. Open to all NYU students.
Alternative Breaks Class: Reflection & Share Out cont. (mini CelABration)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Alternative Breaks Site Leaders will reflect and share what they have learned throughout the year. Time will also be spent discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the populations in which they would have been working with. This class will also celebrate the graduating seniors in their work with AB. Only open to Alternative Breaks Site Leaders.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT | Access Zoom link
Join CA Aidan to engage in guided journaling and center ourselves. Open to all NYU students.
Grad Life Champagne Toast
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT | RSVP link sent in Graduate Student Life newsletter
A toast to the graduating graduate students, led by Grad Life Team and Grad Life Leaders. Open to current NYU graduate students.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT | Register through Engage
Join us for a live CSL Trivia Night to connect with other people and test your trivia knowledge. We will have five rounds of trivia fun, including a picture and music round. Everyone is welcome.
Waves | Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 8:00PM EDT
Uncut Gems | Friday, May 8, 2020 | 8:00PM EDT
Emma | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 8:00PM EDT
Need a study break? The NYU Program Board Film Committee will be hosting a nightly movie screening featuring some exclusive titles. Link will be posted each night on Program Board's Instagram (@nyupb).
CSL Zoom Study Hour
Monday, May 11, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT | RSVP through Engage
Miss the feeling of studying in Bobst or on the 7th floor? Looking for some company? Then come virtually study with the CSL on Zoom, where we will be cracking open our books and studying alongside each other over some chill music.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Presents: Support Frontline Heroes Fundraiser
Ongoing | kkg.crowdchange.com
Join Kappa Kappa Gamma in a national effort to raise funds for frontline workers combating COVID-19. Open to all NYU students.
Panhellenic Council & Pi Beta Phi: Remote Book Fair
Ongoing | Instagram @nyupiphi & @nyupanhel
Join Pi Beta Phi and the Panhellenic Council as they promote literacy to children - students will post videos of reading stories to children and sending to NYC teachers and students to watch and listen at home. Open to all NYU students.
Fraternity and Sorority Life: Panhellenic Council (PHC) General Assembly and Community-wide meeting(s)
Every Wednesday | 6:15pm EDT | Zoom link in the PHC newsletter
Panhellenic Council (PHC) sorority leaders and membership meet to discuss council business, governance, leadership and programming opportunities, and ongoing university updates. Open to PHC community members.
Fraternity and Sorority Life: Interfraternity Council General Assembly and Community-wide meeting(s)
Every Thursday | 7:00pm EDT | Zoom link in the IFC newsletter
Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity leaders and membership meet to discuss council business, governance, leadership and programming opportunities, and ongoing university updates. Open to IFC community members.
Student Spotlight for Class of 2021
We're calling all Juniors who'd like to showcase their talents or achievements from this academic year! We know that many final projects and showcases are shared at the end of the spring semester with close friends and family. Due to our current circumstances, students may feel that their hard work is being overlooked. Junior Class Activities Board (CAB) wants to highlight our students' achievements with the student body. Open to NYU undergraduate students in the Class of 2021.
Club Life Virtual Training: How to Hold Virtual SAB Elections
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT | Zoom
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT | Zoom
These trainings will cover ways clubs may hold elections on NYU Engage: polls and forms.
Club Life Virtual Training: 2020-2021 Officer Transition & NYU Engage Migration
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT | Zoom
Wednesday, April 20, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT | Zoom
Club Life has two training sessions on how to input next year's club officers into NYU Engage and re-register your club's portal. We will also cover how to prepare your club for this summer's NYU Engage migration.