New Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the NYU Stern community, no matter where you are starting your studies! 

In addition to NYU Welcome, a series of programs and events for all students to build connections and community leading up to the start of fall semester, all new NYU Stern students must also participate in NYU Stern Pre-Orientation and Orientation. Details are below, and we plan to update this section with additional information. 


Pre-Orientation | Opens Monday, August 24

NYU Stern Pre-Orientation is designed to introduce you to the resources, information, and expectations that span the five pillars of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College experience. Pre-Orientation will open online starting on Monday, August 24, and will take about 90 minutes in total to finish including watching videos, reading, and completing quizzes.

You can complete it at your convenience, from anywhere, at anytime, as long as you finish before Saturday, August 29 at 11:59 PM EDT. You won't need to do it all at once; you can start it, leave it, and pick up where you left off. You will need a stable internet connection.

Check your email (both your NYU and personal email addresses) on Monday, August 24 for the link to access it. All NYU Stern students (regardless of how and where you are beginning your studies) must complete Pre-Orientation by Saturday, August 28 at 11:59 PM EDT.


Orientation | Sunday, August 30 – Tuesday, September 1

NYU Stern Orientation is set to take place daily from 9:30 AM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT Sunday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 1. During your virtual Orientation, you will be guided through various sessions and activities that will introduce you to the NYU Stern community, meet your cohorts, and begin building connections with your peers and Orientation Leaders. All incoming first-year students are placed into one of ten cohorts, named after some of our beloved New York City neighborhoods. You'll go through your virtual three-day Orientation experience with your cohort.

Your detailed NYU Stern Orientation schedule will be released on NYU Mobile on Monday, August 10. Look out for an email to find out how to access it. While some parts of NYU Stern Orientation will take place asynchronously, most will take place synchronously with your cohort members and Orientation Leaders. You will need a stable internet connection to participate in NYU Stern Orientation and should plan to be on video via Zoom* for all scheduled sessions throughout the experience. All NYU Stern students (regardless of how and where you are beginning your studies) are expected to attend all NYU Stern Orientation activities noted as mandatory. If extenuating circumstances (such as internet connectivity issues) prevent you from participating in a mandatory activity, you will be expected to let your Orientation Leaders know you are unable to attend ahead of time.

* All students receive access to Zoom through NYU. Follow the instructions to login to NYU Zoom with your NYU Net ID and password. For security reasons, you should always use your NYU account when using Zoom for any NYU activities, including Orientation and class.


Summer Series for First-Year Students (Optional) | Ongoing Starting in August

In addition to mandatory Pre-Orientation and Orientation activities, Orientation Leaders are hosting optional community events as a part of a new initiative, Summer Series for First-Year Students, which begins the first week of August. Keep an eye on your email for events, dates, and details.

Finally, don't forget to join the NYU Stern Class of 2024 Facebook Group to connect with your new community before your first semester! And be sure to keep your eye on the First-Year Checklist and Schedule for these and other important dates.