The calendar below shows important dates for most students. However, it may not be a complete list of critical deadlines for everyone. Your school or department may have additional tasks for you, specific to your program, to complete before arriving on campus this spring.

Activate your NYU email account now at the NYU Start page — and check your inbox regularly! Then, make sure you maintain a current mailing address on Albert. Your school and other University offices will supplement the information below with important communications sent to your official NYU email or home postal address.

We will be updating this page regularly, so please check back often.

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Now: Access Leadership Development Programs and Global Awards Advisement

Find Leadership Initiative events, explore leadership programs and learn about global awards opportunities. The Office of Global Awards, housed within the NYU Leadership Initiative, advises undergraduate students through the application process for a diverse catalogue of scholarships and fellowships. Schedule a one-on-one appointment or join drop-in office hours with Global Awards advisors to learn more.

Now: Begin Registering for Accessibility Services and Accommodations

The Moses Center for Student Accessibility provides services and programs for students with a wide range of accessibility/disability needs. Please refer to the Center's website for information about arranging for accommodations before or after you arrive at NYU. You can request accommodations at any time, however, doing so early will help to ensure you have access to services the moment you arrive at NYU.


November 1. Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard

Your NYU student ID, also known as your NYUCard, is your sidekick on campus. New students may submit their photo online by visiting and get your NYUCard in three easy steps. The deadline to submit a photo is January 18. Once submitted, be sure to check your NYU email for next steps from the Card Center team. When your photo is approved, they will notify you via email to let you know when and how to get your NYUCard.

Mid-November. Course Registration Begins

While there is some variation, students can register for classes in mid-November. For more details, see your school's website below:

November 15. International Students Submit I-20/DS-2019 Application

For new international students, the Office of Global Services strongly recommends that applications be filed as soon as possible, though please be prepared for potential delays in securing consular appointments and visa processing.

November 16. NYU Student Health Insurance Portal Opens

Most students are automatically enrolled in and charged a premium for an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan as part of the course registration process. Students who maintain alternate health insurance coverage that meets the University’s minimum health insurance criteria may waive the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan entirely.

November 24. First Day to Review Meal Plan and Make Changes

NYU requires all first-year, transfer, and visiting students living in an NYU residence hall to participate in the NYU meal plan program for two semesters. All first year, visiting, and transfer students living in NYU residence halls will automatically be assigned the 225 Flex meal plan but allowable changes can be made online starting at 12PM ET through the NYU Dining Portal. For dining hall and meal plan information, including rates, please visit the NYU Dining website.


December 1. Access Spring 2022 Bill 

Students should use eSuite via NYU Albert to view and pay the spring semester bill and to invite others (e.g. parents) to be authorized payers. Financial Aid Recipients: Any NYU scholarships/grants that were offered should be listed as "anticipated aid" on your bill. Students planning to utilize federal loans should accept the amount they would like to borrow on NYU Albert and complete the required entrance counseling and master promissory note on

December 15. Download NYU Apps

The Wellness Exchange is your greatest mental health resource at NYU. Our 24-hour hotline can be reached at (212) 443-9999. Download the Wellness Exchange App to chat with a counselor anytime. Literally 24/7. Available in six languages.

NYU Mobile was designed to enhance the NYU student experience and help students to navigate NYU on the go. NYU Mobile offers features such as real-time shuttle tracking, campus map and building locations, a schedule of University events, job postings, and emergency notifications.

Safe NYU is NYU’s campus safety app that goes where you go! Providing safety information for more than 190 countries on six continents, Safe NYU provides preparedness tips, transportation information, and emergency numbers, while connecting students to support resources including victim assistance, the Wellness Exchange, and the bias response line.


January 6. Tuition Payment Due

Undergraduate payment deadline. Pay your bill via eSuite or enroll in a payment plan prior to the deadline.

January 10. Access to Job Listings, On-Campus Employment and Coaching

The Wasserman Center for Career Development’s career sevices platform, Handshake, is the best place to start your job search for on- and off-campus employment opportunities and internships. You can schedule coaching appointments, access career resources, and view job search guides to prepare for the hunt. All students registered for Spring 2022 will receive access to Handshake on January 10.

January 15. Submit Mandatory Health Forms

Deadline to submit proof of immunizations, the Student Health History form, and the Wellbeing Questionnaire. If you are under 18 years of age, you must also submit the Treatment of a Minor form so that you can access services at the Student Health Center. Failing to meet these requirements can result in de-enrollment from classes.

January 18. Last Day to Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard

Visit and submit a photo to be used on your NYUCard, which is required on all NYU campuses. 

Mid- to Late January. School Orientations

Each school will host an orientation that will introduce you to specific academic policies and procedures, academic advisors, fellow classmates, as well as deans and directors who can help with academic and personal success. For more details, see your school's website below:

January 24. First Day of Classes

Spring classes begin. Prior to class, log into Brightspace to review class syllabi (if available) and arrive to class prepared — and on time.


February 1. Attend International Student Orientation and Submit the New International Student Arrival Form

OGS International Student Orientation is mandatory for your first semester in the US and comes in two parts: the US Immigration Requirements Training (a self-paced online module) and the International Student Meeting. Both parts of the orientation are required for all new international students in F-1 or J-1 status at NYU. Learn more and sign up for OGS orientation. The US government also requires all international students in F-1 and J-1 status to report their arrival to their schools. You officially report your arrival to NYU through the OGS arrival form.

February 7. Last Day to Cancel or Change Meal Plan

This is the last day to submit allowable changes or cancellations through the NYU Dining Portal. For dining hall and meal plan information, including rates, please visit the NYU Dining website.

February 10. Last Day to Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

Deadline to confirm your enrollment in an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, make changes to a plan, or to opt out due to alternate coverage. 

February 15. Complete AlcoholEdu: Part One

All new students must complete the “AlcoholEdu” course online — even those who are over 21, or do not drink alcohol for personal, health, religious, or other reasons. Everyone will benefit from a shared basic knowledge of the effects of alcohol, potential problems, ways to reduce risk, and resources to help ourselves and others. “AlcoholEdu” is presented in two parts. Failing to complete both parts will hinder your ability to register for future classes. Check your NYU email a few weeks before the deadline for an invitation to take the course.

February 15. Complete Think About It

In an effort to maintain a safe and aware campus community, all NYU students must complete the sexual misconduct prevention online training program called “Think About It.” Failing to complete this training will hinder your ability to enroll in future classes. Check your NYU email a few weeks before the deadline for an invitation to take the course.

February 21. Presidents' Day

No classes are scheduled and University offices are closed.


March 15. Complete AlcoholEdu: Part Two

“AlcoholEdu” is presented in two parts. You will receive an email invitation to complete Part 2 30 days after completing Part 1. It is important to complete Part 1 by the deadline so you can also complete Part 2 on time. Failing to complete both parts will hinder your ability to register for future classes.

March 14–20. Spring Break

No classes are scheduled.