Project OutReach is a pre-orientation program for service-minded students who have spent two or less semesters at NYU to join in a service and civic engagement prior to NYU Welcome! 

Dates for fall Project OutReach 2024 will be released in May 2024. Questions can be directed to 

The fee for the 2023 fall Project OutReach program was $150. The participation fee includes all meals during the program, an unlimited seven-day metro card as well as entrance fees. Scholarships were available.  Accepted students who are planning to live on campus will qualify for early move into NYU Residence Halls. 

The program consists of a combination of community service opportunities, reflection session, educational outings, and NYC experiences. 

All students, including transfer students, who have completed two or less semesters at NYU are eligible to apply for the fall 2024 program.

Key Dates for Fall 2024 will be released in May 2024. 

Please email with any questions. 

Past OutReachers Reflect

Watch a one-minute video of NYU student Laura Zablit talking about her experience in Project OutReach.

"Project Outreach provided me with my first experiences as a New Yorker through the specific lens of a service-minded perspective. The new skills and memories I gained as well as the wonderful friendships that were created allowed me to have the best start to my first year of college!"

Fadumo Osman CAS '18

“Project Outreach, beyond giving me better friends that I could have hoped for, has helped me think about the really tough questions within a social justice landscape. What do I owe to others, if anything? What does it mean to give back? These are the questions that deepen your understanding of the world define your first year at NYU and in New York City.” 

Bourree Huang Gallatin ‘19

“Project Outreach acted as the perfect platform to begin my life at NYU: it connected me with the best community there is, made me aware of all there was to know ahead of orientation and made me discover New York through the newly given lens of social justice.”

Louis Dalle LS ‘20