Undergraduate Student Orientation

Meet your classmates, learn about the school, and begin your adventure as part of the NYU Tandon Community!



Fall Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Orientation Schedule: August 26-29, 2018

Once you have confirmed your enrollment, make sure to register for New Student Orientation (coming soon) and check out the schedule. Be prepared for fun, informative, and meaningful events and programs — all geared toward you as you begin your journey with us. This is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate students.

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.


Transfer Students

The Fall 2018 New Transfer Student Orientation schedule will be posted soon.

Register Here (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 academic experience at NYU Tandon. 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 2022 will be announced in June.

Past First-Year Dialogue Selections:

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"