Undergraduate Student Orientation

Meet your classmates, learn about life on campus, and begin your adventure as part of the NYU Tandon community!

Fall 2019 Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

Sunday, August 25th, 2019:

  • Move-in Day for students living on campus (Please note: if you are not living on campus, you do not need to be on campus this day)
  • Parents Meeting (held at Washington Square)

Monday, August 26th, 2019 - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

  • Tandon New Student Orientation Program
  • ALL new undergraduate students must attend New Student Orientation, including new first-year and transfer students


**a more detailed schedule will be available beginning in August


Getting Started 

Visit New Undergraduate Students for more information about registration, campus living, and a new student checklist. Make sure to utilize the checklist to ensure a smooth transition to NYU and the School of Engineering! 

Don't forget to submit your photo for your NYU ID.

Welcome Week

All new NYU students, including Tandon students, are invited to participate in NYU Welcome Week at the start of the fall semester each year! There are plenty of entertaining and informative programs throughout the week — visit the List of Events page to learn more.

Make sure to check out all of the fun and informative programs that are happening right here in Brooklyn, too! We have a host of events and programs that compliment what happens at Washington Square and showcase our own unique school spirit. Annual events such as Brooklyn Bash, Club Fest, and the Tandon Kickoff are hosted in Brooklyn each year and are open to all NYU students!

International Students

All International students are REQUIRED to attend International Student Orientation with the Office of Global Services (OGS).  Check out the OGS website for more information. The international student orientation date for Fall 2019 will be announced soon

Transfer Students

Just like brand new first-year students, incoming transfer students and those who will be attending Tandon for the first time are required to attend New Student Orientation.

Dates and more information coming soon!

During orientation you will have the opportunity to meet with your academic advisor, receive your NYU student ID card, attend informational sessions and workshops, as well as meet faculty, staff and fellow students. You will also be able to interact with other incoming students while receiving guidance from current transfer students. 

Placement Exams

All transfer students need to take the Mathematics Placement Exam and the Expository Writing Placement Exam

First-Year Dialogue

First-Year Dialogue is a program inspired by the educational paradigm i2e that brings innovation, invention and entrepreneurship to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and academic experience. Over the years as Tandon has transformed into a hub for Technology in Service to Society, and launched its premier MakerSpace, the first-year dialogue has aligned with these important School priorities. Over the summer all incoming students read a text chosen to explore a particular theme that showcases alignment with this paradigm and the school’s mission.

The First-Year Dialogue Selection for the Class of 2023 will be Educated by Tara Westover. The theme of this year's dialogue will be "Self-Discovery & The Pursuit of Enlightenment."

As an incoming student beginning your engineering education, Educated is an inspiring read that examines the power of education. It is an account of the struggle for self-invention, a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.

Past First-Year Dialogue Selections:

Fall 2018:
Text: "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Ducksworth
Theme: "Passion + Perseverance = Success"

Fall 2017:
Text: Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
Theme: "Transforming Engineering: Spare Parts, Determination, and a Dream.”

Fall 2016:
Text: Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done by Mick Ebeling
Theme: “Invention and Technology for the Good of Humanity”

Fall 2015
Text: Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley and David Kelly
Theme: "Innovating for Change: Engaging Locally and Globally"

New Student Orientation Schedule 2019 - COMING SOON!