GSAS Fall 2015 Orientation Programs


The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is pleased to announce its Orientation program offerings for the fall 2015 semester. Please mark your calendars!    

Master's, Certificate, and Non-Degree Student Orientations
(Intended for students admitted to a GSAS master's or certificate program, or enrolled in GSAS non-degree courses. Orientation program is offered twice. Students may select one of the following event dates.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015

12:45 pm to 1:10 pm - Check-In
1:10 pm to 5:00 pm - Program
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Reception                          

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

12:45 pm to 1:10 pm - Check-In
1:10 pm to 5:00 pm - Program
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Reception   

Doctoral Student Orientation
(Intended for students admitted to a GSAS doctoral program.

Monday, August 24, 2015

12:45 pm to 1:10 pm - Check-In
1:10 pm to 5:00 pm - Program
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Reception                   


Orientation registration is now open. Online registration will be held from Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015.

Please review the following resources to help you become acclimated to GSAS, New York University and New York City.

Welcome to GSAS
A few words of welcome to all newly admitted students from the GSAS Director of Student Affairs, click here.

GSAS New Student Checklist
This checklist is a roadmap that will help you determine the action items that need your attention before you arrive on campus. Topics include helpful information about final transcripts, student health insurance options, your NYU ID Card, useful tips to engage your academic department, how to register for classes, and more, click here.

How to Obtain Your NetID
All members of the NYU community are automatically assigned an NYU NetID that serves as the foundation all information technology related services at the University, including NYU Home, NYU Classes and email, click here.

GSAS International Student Reference Guide
Designed especially with international students in mind, this guide will further assist you as you begin to plan for your arrival in New York, including important visa information, travel tips, your report date and tax responsibilities, click here.

Off-campus and On-campus Housing Information
Finding a place to live in New York City is not easy task. A successful search requires you to research the available options and determine which might best suit your needs and budget. GSAS has created these materials to help you begin your apartment search. Please note: on-campus housing options are extremely limited for Master’s degree candidates, we suggest an off-campus search for housing instead, click here.

Living in New York City This site outlines practical information that will help you successfully navigate New York City, including detailed ground transportation information to the NYU campus, an overview of the City’s layout, location of green markets and retails stores that will help you establish a firm foothold in NYC, click here

If you should have any questions, please contact the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs at 212-998-8060 or by email at