Start of Something New

College has always been a time for fresh starts and this academic year brings a new beginning for all of us together as a community. NYU Welcome hosts an exciting variety of in-person and virtual programs, events, and initiatives to support your transition to NYU at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters.

NYU Mobile

At the beginning of each semester, NYU students can access the events list on NYU Mobile.


Video produced and directed by NYU Welcome staff for new students who started in fall 2021.

NYU is a vibrant place because of the people who are part of it. We are committed to connecting you with important resources that support your journey, and to providing engaging opportunities for you to get involved in the community. NYU Welcome is your opportunity to get to know the students, faculty, and staff who call NYU home and to add your unique voice to our shared story.

We look forward to welcoming you this spring and hope you’re as excited as we are for this start of something new!

Students' Experiences

"Connecting with other people helped me to know that I wasn't the only one worrying."
— CAS Student

"The abundance of resources and tips made me feel more optimistic about the future."
— Tisch Student

"[Affinity Spaces] allowed us to share our stories and parts of our lives with people who understand."
— Steinhardt Student

NYU Welcome Highlights

Presidential Welcome & Reality Show

A welcome from President Andy Hamilton with a creative performance by NYU students about transitioning to college.

Club Fest

Meet over 300 University-wide student organizations and get involved at NYU!

Themed Hangouts

Meet like-minded friends through conversation about all the things you love most.

Affinity Spaces

Spaces dedicated to bringing together people who share similar identity(ies).


From Getting Involved to What to Expect in the US Classroom — we have a variety of workshops to help you navigate NYC and NYU.

Get Excited!

Students and families: Share your excitement about Move-In, Welcome, and the start of the new semester! Include a photo if you like—whether of a newly decorated space, with family and friends, or even a throwback from childhood!

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