Dates & Deadlines
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 fall.
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.
Now: 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 photoid.nyu.edu and get your NYUCard in three easy steps. The deadline to submit a photo is September 30. 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.
Now: 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.
Early June. Summer Programming for New Students Begins
Join the NYU Welcome student staff for weekly programming aimed to connect you with others and the variety of resources at NYU.
Mid-June. New Student Course Registration Period Opens
Registration varies by program. Starting in mid-June — and continuing through the end of summer — stay tuned for school-specific advisement and course registration.
June 15. Last Day for New First-Year Students to Cancel Housing
Any newly admitted first-year student can cancel their applications in the housing portal without penalty by June 15. Beyond this date, students are committed to the terms of the housing license.
June 29. 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.
July 13. Access Fall 2021 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 studentaid.gov.
July 19. 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.
July 19. Upload Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
NYU is requiring all students studying in the United States and at all NYU Study Away sites to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine before the fall semester begins. Because each verification is individually reviewed by NYU health personnel, students must upload proof of vaccination no later than July 19. Students can, and should, upload proof of vaccination as soon as they have received the final dose of their vaccine. For information, including support for international students and those seeking medical and religious exemptions, please visit the NYU Returns Vaccination hub.
August 1. 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.
August 1. 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.
August 1. Complete Think About It
In an effort to maintain a safe and aware campus community, all NYU students must complete the 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 after August 17 for an invitation to take the course.
August 2. 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 Fall 2021 will receive access to Handshake on August 2.
August 7. 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.
August 18-19. Residence Hall Move-Ins for Students Requiring Quarantine.
Students who are not fully vaccinated and spend 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arrival to any of NYU's U.S. campuses will be required to:
- Receive the first vaccine dose, and
- Get tested with a PCR test 3-5 days after travel, and
- Quarantine for 10 days after travel if you don’t get tested on day 3-5 after arrival
- OR -
- Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel (except for testing, vaccination, and other essential medical appointments)
August 27-29. Residence Hall Move-Ins.
Living on campus? Get ready for NYU Move-In! Please monitor your NYU email and continue to check this website as more info will be posted in late June or early July.
Please note: Residential students requiring quarantine must move in on August 18th or 19th.
Late August. NYU Welcome.
Get ready for an exciting start of the fall semester with numerous events, programs, and initiatives — both virtual and in-person! — to help you transition to NYU.
September 1. 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.
September 1. Use "NYU Connect" to Find Your People
NYU Connect puts your Success Network — the advisors, professors, and staff who are advocating for you — right at your fingertips. Get your pressing questions answered or schedule meetings with those in your network as you transition to NYU, your new home.
September 2. First Day of Classes
Fall classes begin. Prior to class, log into NYU Classes to review class syllabi (if available) and arrive to class prepared — and on time.
September 2. 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.
September 6. Labor Day National Holiday
No classes are scheduled and University offices are closed on Labor Day.
September 30. Last Day to Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard
Visit photoid.nyu.edu and submit a photo to be used on your NYUCard, which is required on all NYU campuses.
September 30. 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.