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 Orientation
Thursday, August 20, 2015
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Program
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Reception

Doctoral Student Orientation
Monday, August 24, 2015
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Program
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Reception

Orientation registration will open on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. You will receive an email invitation in advance of the registration period that will contain specific information about the registration process and the Orientation program.

In the meantime, 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.

SAS 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