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 an NYU Columbia Fleece (first prize) or an NYU Swell water bottle (second and third places)!

woman laying on the bed in a residence hall with string lights above the window

Text: first place receives an NYU Columbia fleece. Second and third place receive an NYU s'well water bottle.

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

To Enter 

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

  • Submit by Wednesday, September 12th 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 an NYU Columbia fleece, and second and third place will receive an NYU S'well waterbottle—announced Wednesday, September 19.

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, Snapchat, 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 2018 semester.
  • For consideration, the photo must be posted and tagged #myfirstweek by 5pm on September 12.
  • 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 Facebook.
  • The first prize winner will receive an NYU Columbia fleece. Second and third prize winners will receive an NYU S'well water bottle.
  • Winners will be notified with additional details.