The pages found here, as well as those throughout the NYU website, provide guidance for parents at the various stages of their student's engagement with the University. We invite you to explore the all the webpages, return as often as you like, and hope they prove helpful as your student moves through this important chapter in their life.
Congratulations on your student’s acceptance. Now is an exciting time as your student begins the next phase of their life as a college student at New York University. We know that the coming months will be filled with anxiety and excitement as you begin planning for those first days at NYU.
It’s a major step for many students as they move into adulthood, and equally as big for you as a parent taking a step back from your daily involvement. Preparing for your student’s first days at NYU is an exciting process; which can at times feel overwhelming. We hope you will find these resources helpful as you prepare for those first days at NYU. We are pleased to welcome your family as part of NYU and look forward to sharing these next years together.
Most communications to first year parents will begin in the summer -- so for Early Decision students, we know it may be a bit of waiting time. Nevertheless, we're happy to help with any questions. We also hope you will be able to join us at one or more of our parent programs, including the summer New Student Sendoffs, NYU Welcome Day in August and/or Parents Day in October.
To help our new NYU parents stay prepared and on track for a smooth arrival at NYU New York, we've created Next Stop NYU. The information on the Next Stop website provides you with what you need to know and the steps you need to take to prepare for your arrival on campus. Read more »
Sunday, August 25, 2019 is NYU Welcome Day for new students and parents. This day complements Residence Hall Move-In with a Parent Welcome session and Information Fair. Programming will be held at Washington Square in Manhattan, as well as in Brooklyn.
For many parents, letting go and preparing for not only your adjustment, but your student's adjustment as they move into the next phase of life can be emotional. There are a variety of helpful books available to help you with the transition, as well as your student's, as they begin their college life.
For both emergency and non-emergency situations, assistance is available through the Department of Public Safety Command Center, 24 hours, seven days a week. Be sure to add 212.998.2222 to your contact list.
Also note that the Wellness Exchange has professional counselors available 24/7 to assist students who are in crisis or just need to talk. Counselors are also a great resource for parents if you need some advice on helping your student. Call 212-443-9999.
Both numbers are located on the back of all student ID cards.