Parent Resources

Hello parents! We are excited to welcome you to the NYU Poly community, and look forward to interacting with you and your student. We understand the role you play in the life of your student and your desire to be there to support and provide from him/her. Our goal is to assist you in working with your student to navigate the resources available here at NYU Poly and at NYU. These resources will help him/her develop and make the daily decisions that are a part of their new life.

We encourage you to read through the information we provide below which is specific to Orientation as well as to look through the more comprehensive Parents website and the NYU Parents website.


The School of Engineering Parents’ Reception
Every year we welcome our incoming undergraduate student’s parents and guardians to Brooklyn and campus with the New Student Parents’ Reception. This reception focuses on connecting parents with faculty, staff and each other, to learn more about NYU Poly and the resources offered.

The 2013-2014 Parents’ Reception will be held Friday, August 23 at 7:00 pm in 6 Metrotech Center. For additional information and to RSVP by Friday, August 16, click here.

NYU Parent’s Day
Saturday, October 19, 2013
9:00am -11:00am

The NYU Parent’s day begins with a morning academic program with a Welcome for all parents of new NYU Polytechnic students. We ask that only ONE PARENT attend the morning program due to space constraints. Location of the session will be posted late-September.

The rest of the day, which allows for all parents, includes lunch on your own and then various workshops held by the NYU Student Resource Center. The day will conclude with an all-NYU parent's reception with time in the evening free for you to spend time with your student. Please note, this event is not mandatory.

TO RSVP, please click here.

For additional information about NYU Parent’s Days & detailed events, click here.
Any questions:

Orientation Travel Information:

We strongly encourage parents to attend the Friday, August 23 Parents' Reception and then to plan on saying goodbye to your student by Sunday, August 25 as students will start with a full day of Orientation at 9am on Monday, August 26.

Local Hotels

The NYU Polytechnic campus has a number of neighboring hotels that offer discounts to NYU Polytechnic affiliates. Please review the 2013 Poly Hotel list for additional information.

Airports and Public Transportation

There are a number of airports local to NYU Polytechnic's campus. NYU Polytechnic is also located within walking distance to Jay Street Metrotech (A,C,F, R), Hoyt Street (2,3), and Bourough Hall (2,3,4,5) subway stops. For specific directions to the School of Engineering please refer to this website.

Local Shopping

For those traveling from afar, there are a number of options for purchasing necessary items for your student. The Atlantic Center Mall is located at Atlantic Ave Terminal, just two stops on the 2,3 line from NYU Polytechnic's campus. You will find here a Target, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory, Best Buy, and a number of other stores.