Checklist for Incoming Students
1. Review the Print and Online Guides for Newly Admitted Students
2. Accept Your Offer of Admissions
3. Activate Your NetID and NYU Email
It is important for you to activate your NYU email account. Go to https://start.nyu.edu.
If you wish to use another email account as your primary email, you can simply forward your NYU email to that account. Once you log into home.nyu.edu, go to the Preferences tab in the upper right hand corner. Then go to email forwarding and follow the instructions.
4. Get your NYU ID Card
Visit the NYU Card center to obtain your ID, which provides access to NYU buildings for classroom attendance and the library. The main NYU Card office is located at 383 Lafayette Street.
A satellite location is located at 125 East 13th Street (Palladium Residence Hall). You must bring proof of identification (i.e. State Drivers License, State Photo ID or Passport). Avoid waiting in long lines by getting your ID as soon as possible. Visit their website or call 212-443-CARD for center hours.
5. Choose an Advisor
All new students should fill out a New Admit Advising Survey. This survey will allow you to choose your preferred Academic Advisor. Your survey will be read by your academic advisor in the interest of helping you meet your goals and make the most of your time at NYU.
6. Register for Classes
Click here for new student course planning materials and recommended readings.
7. Buy Books
You can buy books online. Also, the NYU Bookstore sells copies of the required readings for most of your classes as well as general stationery and NYU-branded items. The main location is 726 Broadway.
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Hours, further information and online ordering facilities are available on their website.
8. Find Housing
You must be a full-time student (12 credits/semester) to be eligible to live in NYU graduate dormitory-style housing. Housing information and an application form has been provided with your acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions. If you did not receive one, call 212.998.7100. You can also visit the housing website for more information.
Housing is based on a lottery system to students entering in the fall term, and by waiting list for students entering in the spring term. You are not guaranteed a spot. Unfortunately, there is no housing available for married students or families.
We strongly suggest you look for off-campus alternatives. A few good places to look include NYU's Off Campus Housing database or Craig's List. You can probably find an apartment and roommate for the same monthly rent that you would pay for a graduate student dorm.
9. Get Your Shots!
Paperwork regarding MMR Immunization was sent to you with your admissions package. It is a New York State law that requires students attending all colleges and universities within the state to have immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (German Measles). The law applies to all students (both undergraduate and graduate) born after December 31, 1956, who enroll for six or more credits at NYU. Please do not take this law lightly. NYU simply will not allow you to register for class until you have your health clearance! For more information please contact the NYU Health Center.
You will be sent information from the University regarding health insurance. Two separate policies serve U.S. citizens and international students. If you wish to waive this insurance because of other coverage, you will be required to return the waiver form with proof of insurance by the stated deadline; unless you do so, you will be billed for insurance with no retroactive correction possible. Click here for more information.
NYU Student Health Center, 726 Broadway, 3rd Floor Room 357, 212.443.1199
10. Subscribe to The Global Citizen blog
11. RSVP for the New Student Essentials Orientation Event
The New Student Essentials Event will take place at the beginning of the semester, and you will receive an email invitation in the weeks prior. This event is an opportunity to connect with the many MSGA student organizations, meet other new and current students, and learn about NYU's many resources. You will also meet with your advisor.
A reception with students, faculty and alumni will follow.
New Student Essentials & Welcome Reception
January 31, 2014, Details TBA