Welcome Programs and Beyond
Spring Welcome will launch in January and will be filled with hundreds of programs throughout the first few weeks of the Spring semester. This page outlines engagement opportunities during and after Spring Welcome.
As students start to settle into their routine, so do reconnections through clubs, student councils, activities boards, school co-hort groups, and student-focused centers and departments.
A virtual Club Fest will kick off opportunities to join clubs across the University and all kinds of interests -- from social to spirtual, academic to political, performing to competing, and more!
Welcome to the new NYU Engage -- NYU’s online community that connects students to clubs, organizations, and virtual and in-person events.
- Login using your NYU Home credentials
- Find clubs and events taking place across the university
Meet with student representatives from more than 300+ clubs and learn how to get involved! Club Fest will take place throughout the weekend. Got a question? Ask NYU Club Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once students are settled into their residences, a number of outreach programs will begin to connect students with staff, faculty members, Resident Assistants, and one another within their respective halls. Students can expect the following:
- Welcome letters from RAs to each student on their floor/cluster. You should have already received your letter at your NYU email account. You can also be in touch with your building leadership team!
- Professional staff hosted community meetings.
- First floor/cluster meetings hosted by RAs over the next week, which will include time to discuss behavior expectations and ice breakers so the students will be able to start getting to know each other.
- RAs will host a weekly remote engagement program for the first six weeks.
- RAs will connect with students through a one-on-one conversation over the next five weeks. Information from these conversations will guide other programming and engagement plans.
In addition to RA outreach and programming, students can expect to hear about opportunities to participate and join Hall Councils. This will include a two week officer recruitment period, followed by hall elections. Elections will be followed by a leadership retreat and then move into regular meeting and program planning.
Faculty Fellows in Residence (FFIR)
The Faculty Fellow-In-Residence program brings together faculty living in residence with students in residence to create intimate "learning communities" for students by integrating their academic experiences with their residential lives. FFIRs will be reaching out to residents and offering remote programs and engagement opportunities in their respective buildings.
The Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC) is the umbrella organization for all hall councils within each residence hall at NYU. The IRHC promotes community building, service and advocacy for students living on campus, as well as the NYU community at large. It's a great way to meet others in your hall and across the University!
The Commuter Student Council is the voice of commuter students, while also working to enhance student life for NYU commuters by providing opportunities for students to meet and socialize, to get involved in campus life and make the most of their NYU experience. If you want to make your voice heard, get involved with the CSC!
Class Activities Boards (CAB, for short) is a great way for NYU undergraduate students to get involved with campus life, meet active students, plan fun events, and gain valuable leadership experience.
Religious & Spiritual Life
Religious and spiritual life at NYU includes four major religious centers, a Chaplains' Circle, and various student-run clubs that focus on nearly every faith-based community. Virtual prayer meetings, services, and social opportunities are being offered almost daily. Check NYU Mobile Welcome events for a upcoming events.
MindfulNYU is the award-winning meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative life initiative that promotes wisdom, compassion, and well-being on campus — and beyond. In addition to curating resources that are available online, MindfulNYU hosts virtual yoga classes, group meditation, and mindfulness workshops.
Social Justice & Diversity
Explore a variety of programs, services, and centers on campus that foster our uniquely diverse and engaged community. The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) is host to diversity education and training, as well as cultural and social justice events throughout the year. The NYU LGBTQ+ Center offers support, hosts programs, and nurtures a tightly-knit community for students to thrive in an inclusive and supportive campus
Anti-Racism Education, Programs, and Resources
NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI) has compiled an Anti-Racism Education Resource List for community members to begin and continue their learning. Take time to dive into this collated list of selected resources of articles, videos, podcasts, books, guides about histories of racism and oppression primarily in the United States.
Anti-racism work requires sustained, proactive education and engagement as well as systemic, intentional efforts at micro- and macro-levels. We encourage you to use this specific resource in tandem with other resources available across NYU and other personal and professional networks.
Meet with a Career Coach
Speak with a coach and attend virtual programs- Schedule both through Handshake.
- 30-minute pre-scheduled virtual career coaching appointments for undergraduate students
- 20-minute pre-scheduled virtual career coaching appointments for graduate students
- Virtual same-day express appointments for undergraduate students and alumni
- Virtual group coaching for graduate students and postdocs
- An average of 10-15 virtual events per week
Set Up Your Handshake Profile
Handshake is NYU's career development platform for jobs, internships, events, and more.
Students can build their career by connecting with relevant opportunities based on their profile, interests and search activity. Easily apply for positions, explore companies and connections and sign up for coaching appointments, career fairs and workshops all in one place!
Set up your profile and gain access to explore career-related resources.
Take Advantage of Virtual Career Resources
Big Interview (virtual interviewing practice platform)
VMock (for undergraduates - virtual resume review software)
Versatile PhD (for graduate students - professional career preparation for PhDs)
Resource guides on applying to graduate school, virtual networking and more
Career Modules Begin, or continue, your career journey with our Career Modules! Each module can be completed in 10-20 minutes and includes video content, concept review, opportunities to practice, and resources to ensure users are fully equipped to succeed.
All in a Day’s Work Podcast features members of the NYU community, doing interesting work, and navigating the professional world. We are excited to share their stories with you. Listen now on Spotify, iTunes (coming soon), or Anchor.
External articles, resources, and recordings from our Your Career and COVID-19 on our blog
Events to feel academically prepared
Meet Your NYU Student Success Specialist: Specialist Stories for Success
- Student Success Specialists recount the highs and lows of their first year of college in addition to offering personal tips, tricks, and suggestions for navigating your college experience. Learn about the Office of Student Success, meet other NYU students, and get help with questions leading up to the fall semester.
Your NYU Google Apps Account
- Learn all about your NYU Google Apps account and the features that come with it - Email, Drive, and more!
Zoom for NYU Students
- Learn the basics about NYU's instance of Zoom for remote learning.
Understanding the US Classroom
- This program is for first year international students that are interest in discussing what to expect in the US classroom as they begin their academic journey at NYU.
- As an NYU student, you have access to over 3 million digital resources such as electronic books, articles, and archival collections right from your computer. Learn the basics for navigating the electronic resources.
Learn about Global Awards opportunities
The Office of Global Awards advises undergraduate students through the application process for a diverse catalogue of fellowships. These awards fund a range of research projects, graduate degrees, language immersion projects, and international student opportunities like the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Many NYC and global community organizations are seeking virtual volunteers. Opportunities range from assistance with technology meetings, writing words of encouragement to those in hospitals, and even transcription of historical documents.
Voting is an important civic duty as a U.S. citizen and we want to ensure that all eligible voters in the NYU Community have the necessary voter registration tools to be ready to cast ballots this year.
Programs On Demand List
- NYU Engage: Club Life at NYU
- NYU Stream (audio and video)
- Linkedin Learning
- WNYU Radio
- NYU eBooks
- NYU Alumni Podcasts
- Andrew Hamilton Conversations Podcasts
- 2019 Faculty Summer Podcasts
- NYU Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Resources
- Virtual NYC
- NYU Grey Art Gallery
- Tisch Film and TV Student Gallery
- Free Online Games
- Virtual Volunteering
- NYU Production Lab
- Student Affairs Virtual Resources
- Student Success Resources
- NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts BookClub
- NYU Entreprenuership
- Free NY Classes
- NYU Events Calendar
NYUTV has curated a few showcase collections to help you pass the time and learn more about life at NYU.
Get to Know NYC - explore the art and culture of the city guided by diverse voices
NYU Libraries - there's so much on offer at NYU Libraries - explore special collections and more in this showcase of more than 70 videos
Asian Pacific American Heritage - with speakers like Ocean Vuong and DJ Rekha
Stonewall50 Commemoration - reflect on LGBTQ+ history at NYU, in NYC, and around the world. Features Larry Kramer and Hugh Ryan
Solidarity Week - explore events from APA Institute, The Office of Global Inclusion, and more in preparation for this Spring event!
Connect with Peer Leaders
Students serve in a variety of leadership roles and bring important experience and guidance to other students in a number of areas. Throughout the semester, Peer Leaders (CAs, TAs, RAs, etc), connect with students through regular check-ins, provide programming opportunites for students to connect (virtually), and help students navigate all that NYU has to offer!