NYU By Your Design

October 16 & 17

It’s time to get serious about your college search. Join us for an informative and interactive (read: not boring!) weekend where we’ll take you one step closer into NYU’s culture and classrooms. Find out what makes each of our 10 schools and colleges a leader in education, research, and innovation. PLUS: learn how to craft a strong college application, get the 411 on financial aid, hear from alumni who were once in your shoes, and get a sense of what it’s like to live and learn in the greatest city in the world.

And the best part? You get to choose your own adventure. Pick and choose as many sessions as you’d like for a totally personalized experience tailored to your schedule and interests.

What to Expect at Virtual Open House: NYU By Your Design

Registered attendees will receive a link to their personal Fall Open House event portal, which will allow you to choose from our menu of interactive sessions. Join us for the full two-day schedule, or customize your Open House experience—it’s up to you! Here’s what we have planned:

Navigating The College Application

NYU Admissions Counselors share their tips for listing out your activities, answering the essay questions, and rounding up those letters of recommendations. have a totally manageable checklist!

Financial Aid & Education Sessions

Learn about the NYU Financial Education resources available to help empower your financial knowledge and effectively manage your finances, from day one to graduation. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule a one-to-one session with an NYU Financial Officer.

School Spotlights

Find out what makes  NYU’s schools and colleges a leader in education, research, and top-notch student resources. In each Spotlight session, you’ll learn about the opportunities and community waiting for you in each school. Interested in more than one? Even better!

Alumni Academic Spotlights

Once a Violet, always a Violet! Alumni from nearly every college return to share their exciting and innovative journeys—and how their NYU education helped them get there. Hop in between academic sessions or 1:1 appointments to hear from alumni excelling in their fields.

Life At NYU

New York City is one of the world's most vibrant, culturally rich cities. And NYU’s Campus Without Walls are at the center of it all! In this session, you’ll learn about different residential communities, what it’s like to attend an urban university, and how student life is adapting during times of great change.

Just For Parents

Jonathan B. Williams, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions (and former NYU parent!) and panelists will talk about this transition and how to manage it successfully. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions directly with  admissions representatives in the chat.

Virtual Tour

Our virtual campus tours are the perfect guide to exploring NYU from the comfort of your home. Become immersed in our Campus Without Walls, facilitated live by the best tour guides you’ll come across – our NYU campus ambassadors.

Sample Virtual Open House Agenda

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

With up to three sessions to choose from at once, your Open House experience is totally customizable! Here’s a sample agenda to help you prepare. Please note: some sessions, like parent and financial sessions, are offered multiple times throughout the weekend.

Day 1

9:15-10:00 — NYU 101
10:00-12:00 — School Spotlights
11:00-1:00 PM — Alumni Academic Spotlights
1:00-2:00 — School Spotlights
2:00-3:00 — Parent Session OR Residence Life Session
3:00-5:00 — Financial Aid One on Ones or Financial Education Session

Day 2

9:15-10:00 — Navigating the College Application
10:00-12:00 — School Spotlights
11:00-1:00 PM — Alumni Academic Spotlights
1:00-2:00 — School Spotlights
2:00-3:00 — Financial Aid One on Ones or Financial Education Session
3:00-5:00 — Virtual Tour

Looking for more ways to connect with NYU?

Check out more virtual events taking place throughout the fall. Interactive sessions hosted by admissions counselors, current students, and faculty are designed to give you an interactive, inside-look at living and learning at NYU. 

You can also visit our NYC campus. While our Bonomi Admissions Center is still closed to walk-in visitors, you can register to take a guided or self-guided tour of campus.