Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation is designed to help you settle in your new community and introduce you to the many opportunities and services available.



Congratulations on your acceptance and choice to attend NYU Tandon School of Engineering!


Fall 2018 NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION (NGSO) will be Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23.

Before the start of each semester, new graduate students have the opportunity to register for classes, meet new people, and experience New York City during New Graduate Student Orientation. As a new student at NYU School of Engineering, it is important that you take advantage of all orientation has to offer. Below is information regarding registering for and attending Orientation, as well as some helpful links to help you prepare for your arrival at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

*Please note: New Graduate Student Orientation is mandatory for all on-campus students, both full-time and part-time.

All new incoming graduate students are also invited to attend special programs hosted by NYU. For more information regarding these events, you can check out the full list of Graduate Welcome programs for graduate students sponsored by the NYU Center for Student Life.


Pre-Arrival Checklist

Documents to Bring to Orientation 

Domestic Students

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering admission letter
  • Photo ID
  • Conditional Documents - only what is required by the conditions, if any, in your acceptance letter, which may include:
    • Proof of Degree, which may include:

      • Official final transcripts with a date of graduation on them
      • Official final transcripts without a date of graduation AND a diploma / degree certificate
      • If official final transcripts are not yet available, an official transcript that is as current as possible AND a provisional certificate may be shown; an official final transcript and diploma / degree certificate will be required to be shown later in order to register for your second semester.
    • Transcripts for any required prerequisite courses taken since you were admitted
    • Official transcripts and anything else required to satisfy a proof of documents condition should already have been submitted before or during admission and before your arrival at NYU.

International Students 

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering admission letter
  • Passport with visa (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 / DS-2019) (all original copies) (if applicable)
  • I-94 (access online and print at i94.cbp.dhs.gov and print after arrival in U.S.)
  • Conditional Documents - only what is required by the conditions, if any, in your acceptance letter, which may include:
    • Proof of Degree, which may include:

      • Official final transcripts with a date of graduation on them
      • Official final transcripts without a date of graduation AND a diploma / degree certificate
      • If official final transcripts are not yet available, an official transcript that is as current as possible AND a provisional certificate may be shown; an official final transcript and diploma / degree certificate will be required to be shown later in order to register for your second semester.
    • Transcripts for any required prerequisite courses taken since you were admitted

Registration Resources


Transportation from the Airport to Accommodations

From: JFK
https://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html

The cheapest transportation option available is using public transportation. AirTrain ($7.75) is a service from JFK Airport to major transit centers. From there, buses and subway lines run throughout the city via the MTA NYC Transit ($2.75)

Taxi cab fares range from:
$59 - $64 to Downtown Brooklyn (Plus tolls and tip)
$52 Flat Fare to Manhattan (Does not include tolls, tip)

From: LaGuardia
https://www.panynj.gov/airports/lga-airport-connections.html

The cheapest and most efficient option when traveling from LaGuardia to Manhattan is the following bus route with subway connections:

  • M60 Select Bus Service - available to all terminals at LaGuardia to the East Side, West Side or Astoria (Queens). The M60 runs between 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week. North and South bound subway connections to Manhattan can be made at the Astoria Blvd station. If you pay your fare with MetroCard ($2.75), you can transfer between the subway and M60 bus for free.

Taxi cab fares range from:
$16 - $26 to Manhattan (Does not include bridge tolls which are an additional $3)

From: Newark
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

Public Transportation is the cheapest option available. AirTrain ($5.50), combined with NJ Transit buses or trains ($16 - $28) altogether costs $22 - $34.

Taxi cab fares range from:
$65 - $82 to New York City (Plus tolls and tip)

From Newark to Manhattan, Uber charges flat rates of:
$65 (UberX), $80 (UberXL), $100 (UberBLACK), $125 (UberSUV)