Dates & Deadlines 

Next Stop: NYU helps welcome you to the NYU community. It guides you through the required tasks and important deadlines to jumpstart your time at NYU. 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 semester as well.  

Please supplement the information on this page with communications from other University offices, which are sent to your official NYU email address or by postal mail. If you haven’t already, please activate your NYU email account now at the NYU Start page — and check your inbox regularly! We also encourage you to maintain a current mailing address on Albert.

In response to the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, NYU is adjusting its operations as needed, so information on these pages may change. Please check back often; we will update this page as new information becomes available.

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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 and get your NYUCard in three easy steps. The deadline to submit a photo is August 1. 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.

Starting June 5. Mandatory Health and Immunization Communication

Contains important information on mandatory health and immunization requirements that you must complete. In light of COVID-19, we recommend you begin completing the health and immunization requirements as soon as possible to ensure you meet all the mandatory deadlines. Many of the requirements take time to complete and you might need to connect with your healthcare provider.

June 15: Last Day to Indicate Interest for “Go Local” Option

NYU is offering eligible students a unique "Go Local" option for in-person course enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester. Go Local is designed for undergraduates who may not be able to travel to the New York campus this fall due to the uncertainties and restrictions on travel that COVID-19 has generated around the world. For more information, eligibility requirements, and to indicate your interest in this option, please visit the Go Local webpage.

*Please note: Forms are considered as they are received; we will continue to accept interest forms until such time as we no longer have space available.

June 15: Summer Welcome Activities Begin

Look for an invitation from current NYU students to connect throughout the summer, around the world! Activities will include topical hangouts, open spaces for activities like speed meeting, student panels focused on student involvement, webinars and videos focused on connecting to resources, and a variety of social media initiatives led by student leaders on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. Visit

June 16. NYU Student Health Insurance Portal Opens

Most students are automatically enrolled in and charged for an NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan (NYU-sponsored 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. 

June 29. Update on University Housing

For students who paid their deposit, the Department of Residential Life and Housing Services emailed students with updates on housing for the Fall.


July 1. Last Day to Accept a “Go Local” Offer

Students who submitted an interest form for the Go Local option and received a match with one of NYU’s sites from the Office of Global Programs will need to confirm by July 1. It is important that we know how many students have committed to each Go Local location so that we can plan accordingly. Even if you receive a match, you should not purchase any travel or make changes to course registrations until directed to do so by the Office of Global Programs. Please note: Go Local is a special program for the Fall 2020 semester only. 

July 7. Take the NYU First-Year Survey

Tell us your expectations for college, your habits and experiences, and what influenced your college choice so that we can better understand and support students like you. Find your indivudal link to take the survey by searching for "#NYUFS" in your NYU email inbox. This survey is for first-time, first-year undergraduate students whose home campus is in New York City.

July 14. Housing and Residential Life Update

If you applied to live on campus, check your NYU email for the latest housing assignment information and other relevant updates. It will also contain our Residential Life and Housing Services frequently asked questions and answers as well as helpful information to help you prepare for moving-in, mailing packages, and other helpful resources.

July 16. Access Fall 2020 Bill

Students should use eSuite via NYU Albert to view and pay the fall semester bill and to invite others (e.g. parents) to be authorized payers. If you are a Financial Aid recipient, all NYU scholarships and grants will be listed as 'anticipated aid' on your bill. Similarly, 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

July 20. New Student Course Registration Period Opens

Registration and advisement for classes varies by program. Starting on this date — and continuing through the end of summer — stay tuned for school-specific information on course registration and course advising.

July 20. Housing Cancellation Deadline for Students with Assignments

If you have received a housing assignment but decided that you do not want NYU-NY housing this Fall 2020, please cancel your reservation by accessing the Housing Form card on NYUHome by July 20.

July 22. What You Need to Know Webinars Begin

Join us for a webinar series, designed to help students learn more about our plans for the Fall 2020 semester; check back often as more webinars will be added. Or, watch all previous webinars on demand.

July 23. NYU Eats: Dining on Campus

NYU Eats is NYU's best-in-class dining program. Please join us at one of our upcoming virtual events to learn more about NYU Dining.

Meal Plans and Dining Highlights.
Pre-registration required. Offered:

  • August 4 (4pm ET)
  • August 19 (6pm ET)
  • August 24 (4pm ET)
  • September 9 (4pm ET)

Special Diets and Nutrition.
Pre-registration required. Offered:

  • August 19 (3pm ET)
  • August 20 (6pm ET)

Safety Protocols at NYU Dining.
Pre-registration required. Offered:

  • August 5 (12pm ET)
  • August 12 (2pm ET)
  • August 19 (6pm ET)

For additional questions, email

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August 1. Submit Mandatory Health Forms 

Deadline extended from July 15

Deadline to submit the Immunization History and Student Health History forms, including 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.

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 enroll in future classes. Check your NYU email in early July for an invitation to take the course.

August 1. Housing Cancellation Deadline

For students who are not yet assigned to an NYU provided housing space and have decided that you do not want NYU-NY housing this Fall 2020, please cancel your reservation by accessing the Housing Form card on NYUHome by August 1.

August 1. Register for Accessibility Services and Accommodations

The Moses Center for Student Accessibility provides services and programs for students with disabilities. Please refer to our 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 guarantees access to services the moment you arrive at NYU.

Remote drop in meetings with an Accessibility Specialist are available Monday through Friday from 1-3pm. Please email and an Accessibility Specialist will reach out to you with a Zoom link for a virtual meeting. If the drop in days/times listed are not convenient you can request to schedule a future meeting. If you are already working with the Moses Center you may reach out to your Accessibility Specialist with any questions or concerns related to the provision of our services.

August 1. Last Day to Submit a Photo for Your NYUCard

Today is the last day to get your NYUCard in three easy steps! Visit and submit a photo to be used on your NYUCard, which is required on all NYU campuses.  

August 3. Order Textbooks and Computers

For most classes, the NYU Bookstore and Computer Store provides a list of books required by your professors. Save on books with rental, used, and digital textbook options. And if you find a lower price, the bookstore will match it. Computers, equipment, software, and accessories are also available.

August 4. Tuition Payment Due

Undergraduate payment deadline. Pay your bill via eSuite or enroll in a payment plan prior to the deadline.

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 through the Wellness Exchange app for iPhone or Android.

NYU Mobile was designed to enhance the NYU student experience and help students to navigate NYU on the go. NYU Mobile is available on Apple and Android devices, and 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. Safe NYU is available on Apple and Android devices.

August 10. Access Job Listings and Career Coaching

The Wasserman Center for Career Development’s job search database system, 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.

August 18-19: Early Quarantine Move-In

For those in undergraduate housing, residence halls will open early (August 18-19) to allow for the two-week quarantine period for students coming from or having spent time in the 14 days prior to departure in states designated by NY State (in conjunction with NJ and CT) as "restricted" or coming from international points of departure. Recent communications are available on the NYU Returns website.

August 30. New International Student Immigration Documents Due

The US government requires all new F-1 and J-1 students to report their arrival to NYU. The Office of Global Services offers an online form to upload immigration documents upon arrival to the US to meet this requirement. Failure to upload documents and attend international student orientation may jeopardize your ability to remain legally in the US.

August 31-September 1. Regular Move-In

More details to come.


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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

Don't make the all-too-common mistake of going to your Monday or Tuesday classes (though we appreciate the enthusiasm…). The semester starts on a Wednesday because of the Labor Day holiday — so start the year off by attending your Wednesday classes.

September 4. Complete Sexual Misconduct Prevention Online Training

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.

September 7. Labor Day National Holiday

No classes are scheduled and University offices are closed on Labor Day.

September 24. Last Day to Activate MFA

Multi-Factor Authentication is an essential service to help safeguard your digital security and to access critical NYU systems or systems storing sensitive and research data. Read more on how to activate this important layer of security.

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.

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October 5. Complete AlcoholEdu: Part Two

Check your NYU email for an invitation to take part two in early to mid-September. Upon completion of part one, all students must also complete part two; otherwise, class registration may be blocked.

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Next Stop NYU is presented by the Center for Student Life in the Division for Student Affairs


NYU Center for Student Life
(212) 998-4411

The Center for Student Life staff is working remotely and can be reached using the email and phone above.


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