First-day-of-school selfie? Glamour shots with the new roommate? Pics of that huge stack of books you just bought? We love 'em all.
Text: Share your favorite back-to-school moments for a chance to be featured.

Some back-to-school moments just beg to be immortalized, whether you’re moving away from home for the first time or returning to campus after a summer of adventure. Capture your favorites—from neighborhood excursions to marathon desk-organizing sessions—for a chance to be featured on our social media pages...and a shot at a $100 NYU Bookstore gift card.

Photo: woman sitting in windowsill of dorm room with suitcase in the foreground

Text: Winner receives a $100 NYU bookstore gift card!

Photo: woman on a balcony with European city skyline at sunset

To Enter 

  • Snap a photo and post on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr, mentioning #myfirstweek and #NYU or @nyuniversity.

  • Submit by Wednesday, September 13th at 5pm.

  • We’ll select ten finalists to be featured on NYU’s Facebook page.
  • Of those, a winner (based on the photo with the most “likes”) will receive a $100 NYU Bookstore gift card—announced Wednesday, September 20.

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to all current NYU students, whether in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, or at any of our study away sites.
  • By entering, you grant permission for your contest submissions to be featured on NYU’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and/or Google+ pages, and on the NYU news page.
  • You must be an individual (not an organization, club, or group) to enter.
  • Your photo should depict YOUR experience of the start of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • For consideration, the photo must be posted and tagged #myfirstweek by 5pm on September 13.
  • No nudity or profanity, please.
  • Only post a photo to which you own the rights. Entries must comply with terms of service for Instagram, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
  • The winner will receive a $100 gift card to the NYU Bookstore.
  • The winner will be notified with additional details.