New International Student Orientation

Mandatory Check-in Workshop

Welcome to NYU! We're so happy you're here.

Now for some serious information: the US government requires all new NYU international students to report their arrival to NYU. To do this, follow the steps listed on this page. And please remember, if you don’t follow these steps, you risk losing your ability to remain legally in the US. 


Complete the arrival form and submit your immigration information to OGS online.

You won’t be able to provide us with these documents until after your arrival to the US. You could scan your documents for free at NYU ITS locations. You will need to have copies (pdf or jpg) of these documents available to complete the form:

  • Passport
  • F-1 or J-1 visa (except for citizens of Canada and Bermuda)
  • I-94 record
  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Your dependent's documents (if you have a spouse or children here with you as F-2 or J-2 dependents)

Who does NOT have to submit immigration documents:

  • J-1 students sponsored by other organizations (such as Fulbright)
  • Students with I-20s or DS-2019s from NYU's American Language Institute (ALI)

STEP 2     

Attend International Student Orientation.

Learn the basics of keeping legal in the US as an F-1 or J-1 international student, employment in the US, cultural adjustment and coping skills, US classroom culture, safety and security, and more.

If you are a student of the College of Arts and Science (CAS), the Tandon School of Engineering, or NYU Shanghai or Abu Dhabi, please contact your school on how to attend your school's international student orientation. If you belong to other schools, please attend OGS international student orientation. If you have a school orientation that conflicts with the OGS international student orientation, please attend your school's orientation instead.

Fall 2017 Orientation dates will be posted to this page as soon as they are scheduled.

Who does NOT have to attend International Student Orientation:

  • Dependents of F-1 and J-1 students
  • International students returning from a leave of absence from NYU
  • F-1 and J-1 students with documents issued by the NYU American Language Institute (ALI)