Project OutReach is a pre-orientation program for first year and transfer students to join in a service and civic engagement prior to NYU Welcome! 

Fall Project OutReach will take place from 5pm on August 20th through 5pm on August 25th. Participant applications are now open! 

  • Priority Deadline: May 25, 2023 11:45pm ET
  • Final Deadline: June 10, 2023 11:45pm ET

The fee for the 2023 fall Project OutReach program is $150. The participation fee includes all meals during the program, an unlimited 7-day metro card as well as entrance fees. Scholarships are available.  Accepted students who are planning to live on campus for Fall 2023 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. Please view the sample schedule to gain a better understanding of the program and commitment. 

If you would like to learn more about the Project OutReach program please review a previously recorded information session.  

All students, including transfer students, who starting their first or seccond semester at NYU are eligible to apply for the fall program.

OutReachers gather for daily Reflections

Participants and peer mentors gather for daily reflection sessions

OutReach Participants and Peer Mentors

Students will build a tight community through days of service

OutReachers working with a local service site

Project OutReach participants contribute to local non-profits

Key Dates for Fall
  • Fall Project OutReach 2023 will operate from August 20-25th
  • Early move in for students living on campus for fall 2023 will take place on Sunday, August 20th. 
  • Applications are now open! 
  • Priority deadline is May 25, 2023 at 11:45pm ET
  • Final deadline is June 10, 2023 at 11:45pm ET

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