GSAS Fall 2014 Orientation Programs

Welcome Newly Admitted Students!

arch1.JPGThe Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) at New York University is pleased to announce its orientation programs for newly admitted master's, certificate, and non-degree; and doctoral students. Although still in the planning phase, you may rely on the dates and times indicated below when making your travel plans to New York City. SAVE THE DATE!

In advance of each fall semester, GSAS hosts targeted orientation sessions that are designed specifically for new master's, certificate, and non-degree; and doctoral students. The theme for each orientation program is "At the Center of Your Graduate Experience." The orientation theme is meant to emphasize the importance of your active involvement in graduate school. To that end, the goal of orientation is to help you become acquainted with the particulars of graduate education, learn about how to navigate the academy, and hear about the various resources designed to help you succeed in this new environment.

Although attendance for the orientation is not mandatory, you are encouraged to attend. All orientation materials will be made available in electronic format shortly after the orientation program.

GSAS Master's, Certificate, and Non-Degree Student Orientation - Click here to register

(Intended for students admitted to a GSAS master's or certificate program, and enrolled in GSAS non-degree courses)

Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Check-In
10:30 am - 3:00 pm: Orientation Program
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet Social

GSAS Doctoral Student Orientation - Click here to register
(Intended for students admitted to a GSAS doctoral program)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm: Check-In
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Orientation Program
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Meet and Greet Social

In anticipation of your arrival to New York City in August, please review the following sites for detailed information that will help ease your transition to graduate school.

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, see:

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. See:

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. See:

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.  See:

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.

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