First Year Parents
Using the Parent Website
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 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.
Next Stop NYU
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 »
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.
- Your Freshman is Off to College: A Month-by-Month Guide to the First Year (Hazard and Carter)
- The Parents’ Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College (Borden, Burlinson and Kearns)
- Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years (Coburn & Treeger)
- When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide (Barkin)
- Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years (Johnson & Schelhas-Miller)
- You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Savage)
- Success and Sanity of the College Campus: A Guide for Parents (Trevouledes and Grieger)
- A Father's Letters to His College Daughters (Courtier)
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.