Military Appreciation Week 2023

picture of the CSL Award winner 2019 Sidney covington with the Military Alliance Community Center logo in the foreground

NYU Military Alliance Community Center Open House - Wednesday, November 8

Stop by the MACC for lunch on Wednesday, November 8! Meet your fellow veterans and military-connected students for networking and grab a bite to eat. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours, however long you'd like to visit. This space is for you!

NYU Wasserman x SVA Veterans Networking Night - Thursday, November 9

In collaboration with the NYU Student Veterans Association, Veterans Networking Night is an opportunity for student veterans and military-connected students to engage with industry professionals who represent various organizations. The event format will begin with a facilitated panel followed by open networking discussions for more individualized and small group conversations.

Empowering Veterans NYC - Friday, November 10

Cornell University and Columbia University Veterans are organizing a large-scale Veteran-focused event on November 10th, 2023, from 9 AM to 4 PM. This event will be open and free to all student veterans in New York City. The objective for the event is to organize 4 to 5 panels focused on career transition and mental health with distinguished Veterans excelling in their respective fields, providing a comprehensive education for student veterans on sector-specific entry strategies and networking opportunities with company recruiters. This event will conclude with the Columbia GS Military Ball, which attendees - including NYU student veterans - will be invited to join for a fee. Find more information and register for Empowering Veterans NYC.

NYU March in the Veterans Day Parade - Saturday, November 11

Join us in the Veterans Day Parade to show your NYU pride! We plan to meet up in the morning at Kimmel Center at 7am before boarding the NYU Trolley to travel to the parade route. Please note that the Veterans Day Parade will take place earlier in the day this year due to the holiday falling on a Saturday. The parade step off time is 9:30am and it will run until approximately 12:30pm, at which time we will return to the Washington Square campus. We expect to have a light to-go breakfast available for parade-marchers. For general information about the parade, please see the UWVC Veterans Day Parade webpage. We will be reaching out to those who register for the parade with additional logistical details next week! We hope you can join us!

Just Like You: Portraits of Service - All Week

This temporary exhibit at Gould Welcome Center will showcase images of current NYU student veterans and their stories of service and scholarship. During Military Appreciation Week, between Nov 6 and Nov 10, you can pass by Gould and see these portraits. Come inside between 11-2 on any of these days if you'd like to see and learn more! No registration needed. There will also be a reception on Saturday, November 11, from 3 to 4:30pm showcasing and celebrating some of NYU's student veterans - refreshments will be provided! If you'd like to attend the reception, please email Stephen Westby ( to be added to the calendar invitation. 

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

The Military Ball at New York University

picture of the CSL Award winner 2019 Sidney covington with the Military Alliance Community Center logo in the foreground

The NYU Military Alliance in excited to announce the return of The Military Ball at New York University! Formerly known at the Veterans Ball, this event is a celebration and recognition of the military community at NYU. All veteran & military-affiliated students and alumni are cordially invited to attend The Military Ball on May 2nd from 6 to 10pm in Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion. The night will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, guests speakers, dancing, and an opportunity to network with fellow veterans. Register here for The Military Ball at New York University, and we hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the NYU Military Alliance | Center for Student Life, the NYU Veteran Alumni Network, and the NYU Student Veterans Association.

Military Appreciation Week 2022

The NYU Military Alliance in collaboration with the Student Veterans Association is organizing several events to show our appreciation for our NYU Veterans and military-allies! Below you will find a list of events we have put together, and we hope to add a small handful of additional events in the coming days. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

Marquee Event - Veterans Day Reception & Parade

Veterans Day 2021 Kimmel Staircase Photo

All military veteran & military-connected NYU community members are invited to join us on the morning of Friday, November 11, for the annual NYU Veterans Day Reception and New York City Veterans Day Parade! We are pleased to announce that Don Welch, NYU Vice President for Information Technology and Global University Chief Information Officer and retired US Army Colonel, will be our featured guest speaker. The reception will include breakfast, additional guest speakers, and will start at 8:30am. At the conclusion of the reception, you are invited to board the NYU Trolley to depart for the NYC Veterans Day Parade! The parade is scheduled to step off at 12:30pm and wrap up by 3:30pm. Additional details will be provided as we approach the event date. RSVP for the reception & parade by Friday, November 4th to make sure you have a spot! For questions, please feel free to contact We hope to see you there, and thank you for your service!

Sponsored by the NYU Center for Student Life, NYU Langone Health, NYU Student Affairs, NYU Veterans Future Lab, NYU Student Veterans Association of America, NYU Veteran Alumni Network, NYU Division of Campus Services, NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), School of Dentistry, School of Professional Studies (SPS), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Stern School of Business, Tandon School of Engineering

NYU SVA x SGA Student Veteran Networking Conference

Flier for NYU SVA Networking Conference on November 7

Join your peers on Monday, November 7, in Kimmel 802 from 6:30 to 8:30pm to meet with other NYU students Veterans over food/drinks while talking with employment opportunities with companies like Crowdstrike, BoA, and others! RSVP today for the NYU SVA x SGA Networking Conference.

Lunch & Tour of USS Intrepid

Flier for NYU tour of the USS Intrepid on November 12

The Office of Student Success would like to invite you to take part in a guided tour of the USS Intrepid on Saturday, November 12 at 12pm. The tour group will meet in the Kimmel Center lobby to head to the site together. The tour will be followed by lunch at the nearby Gotham West Market. This event is free to all military-connected NYU students, but attendance is limited to 25 people! RSVP for the USS Intrepid tour today using your NYU NetID, and we hope to see you there!

Veterans Day Happy Hour

Veterans Day Happy hour banner

The Student Veterans Assocation is organizing a happy hour the evening of Veterans Day to get together for snacks and drinks after the parade. Details are still being finalized, but please complete this happy hour interest form if you're interested in attending! We are aiming for 6-8pm in the Washington Square Park area. We'd love to see you there!

Building Connections as a Military-Connected Student

Join NYU Wasserman Center Coach, Gabby Sanes, on Thursday, November 10 at 5pm as we discuss potential barriers in networking, and learn techniques and best practices to effectively find, build, and sustain meaningful connections here at NYU and beyond. Through guided conversation, you will learn how to expand your network and feel better prepared to showcase what you have to offer in terms of experience, knowledge, and skills.  All student veterans and military-connected students are welcome! RSVP for the Building Connections Wasserman discussion today!

The Black Civil War Soldier Exhibit

Cover photo of The Black Civil War Soldier exhibit

New York University Kimmel Windows Gallery presents The Black Civil War Soldier, opening October 27th and on view through February 2023 on the corner of Washington Square East and West 4th Street, visible 24/7.

The Black Civil War Soldier is curated by Deborah Willis, chair of NYU Tisch’s Department of Photography and Imaging, and is based on a book of the same name published by NYU Press.

Portraits of black soldiers, whether taken in a photographic studio, on a battleground, or on a campground, are connected to the concept of democracy and citizenship expressed by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass.   

In this exhibition, Willis seeks to engage that sense of activism and highlight the various acts of courage by black men and women, both bonded and free, during the Civil War, as well as the rewards they received. These are experiences shared by all the soldiers, no matter their backgrounds. 

NYU Law Community Panel

NYU Law banner

Join us for an NYU Law virtual Community Panel on Wednesday, November 9 at 5pm ET. The Office of JD Admissions invites prospective applicants who identify as U.S. Military Veterans to hear from current students who are members of SERV (Students for the Education and Representation of Veterans), NYU Law's U.S. Military Veteran student group. Most importantly, prospective students will have an opportunity to ask questions that will help them prepare for the process of applying to law school. Please register by Monday, November 7th; if you're unable to attend, we invite you to connect with NYU Law Admissions at one of our other virtual or in-person events this fall.

NYC Health + Hospitals Veterans Day Commemoration 

NYC Health + Hospitals Veterans Day Commemoration Flier

Please join Elmhurst Hospital and the Aviation Career & Technical Education High School in thanking military veterans for their service to the US Armed Forces. The event will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 10am to 12pm at the Elmhurst Hospital (Back Entrance: 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373). The main event will take place between 10 and 11am and there will be a resource fair running from 10am to noon. No RSVP required - please join if you'd like to attend the event!

Sponsored by the NYC DCAS, VETCenter, Shekar Krishnan City Council, NYC Health + Hospitals

Arts in the Armed Forces Event by Adam Driver

Logo for Arts in the Armed Forces

In honor of Veterans Day, Arts in the Armed Forces will host a reading of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning play FAT HAM by James Ijames on November 7. This is an off-Broadway co-production between The Public Theater and National Black Theatre directed by Saheem Ali.The event will be free for veterans, active duty service members, and their guests. Find more information and RSVP for the Arts in the Armed Forces reading.


Past Events

red and blue flyer with paintings of a soldier a woman with children and a military base at night

NYU Military Alliance Hosted


On Monday, March 9th. The story of Vietnam Veteran John Melillo's journey told through art, original photos, & video that has never been seen before. Mr. Melillo's was diagnosed with PTSD and has found that using art as therapy helped him significantly. Come watch a short video about his life and hear a short Q&A with Steinhardt's Art Therapy Faculty Marygrace Berberian.

See a Broadway Show with MACC

This theater experience has been sponsored by the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Veteran Theatregoing Program and gives NYU Veterans access to an enormous cultural aspect of New York City. 

Picture of a white shirt with black tie and a mormon elder nametage

Flyer for the first "See a Broadway Show" program for Spring 2020.

NYC Veterans Day Parade 2019

Veteran from Stephen A Cohen waives and onlooker with sign

NYU Veterans at NYC Veterans Day Parade NYU trolley in the background

Stephen A Cohen Military Family Center at the NYC Veterans Day Parade

Veteran Talks with veteran on lookers

Military Dependent waives american flag from NYU trolley

NYU Veterans Day on the Kimmel Stairs

Veterans Future Lab at the NYC Veterans Day Parade

Veteran talking with onlookers with American Flag