NYU-Poly Parents' Day

For NYU Community

Registration for this event is now closed.  Please consider joining us for the October NYU-Poly Parents Meeting:

Activities for Students with Siblings

9am-12pm - Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Commuter Lounge, 2nd Floor  
While parents attend the academic programs, NYU students with siblings are encouraged to explore the city with their siblings and/or stop by the Sibling Breakfast for a complimentary continental breakfast and attend a movie screening.  Movie start time is 10:00am. Although staff will be on hand, we ask that NYU students accompany their siblings since no childcare will be provided. Space is limited, and we ask that current students attend only if accompanied by their siblings.

Breakfast with President Hultin

9am-11am – Gardner Commons, Shimkin Hall, 50 West 4th Street
Hear President Hultin speak about the current energy on campus that has placed NYU-Poly at the point of transformation in the areas of technology, education and research.

NYU Poly Freshman Engineering and Technology Forum

Following remarks from President Hultin
Curious about what your Poly student is learning this year?  Join us for a glimpse inside the Freshman Innovation and Technology Forum lead by Professor David Lefer. 

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN  (11am to 3pm)

Experience true NYC dining in Greenwich Village at one of the hundreds of restaurants in the area!

Or NYU Dining Halls will be open to NYU Poly parents at a discounted door rate of $8.00 per person at the residence hall dining facilities or a 20% discount on purchases at the Weinstein Food Court. PEETS Coffee will also be open, located in Weinstein Hall.

A Shabbat lunch will also be available at the Weinstein Kosher Eatery. Advance reservations are required; please contact the Bronfman Center at 212-998-4123.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON EVENTS (taking place in Manhattan around Washington Square)

The following programs will provide you with an opportunity to explore additional resources and opportunities available for students at NYU. Due to limited time, we encourage family members to split up their attendance between the various workshops. Unless otherwise indicated, most workshops will last about 45 minutes. Open Houses are available for drop-in during the time listed. All workshops have limited spaces and entrance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Services

1-2:30 pm - Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 6th Floor, Suite 602
Please join us for a panel discussion on being a parent or an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and students.  You will hear from parents of NYU LGBT students and other parents with children that identify as LGBT.  Our panelists are happy to answer any questions you may have about LGBT life at NYU, as well as any concerns about New York City or the LGBT community at large. Join us for this rich dialogue!  The program will include an informal post-panel reception and open house. All are welcome.   For more information about NYU's LGBT Office, visit our website at

Preparing for a Career: No Time Like the Present

1pm and 2:30pm Wasserman Center, Palladium Hall, 133 E. 13th Street, between 4th and 3rd Avenues, 2nd Floor
Discover how students can improve their chances for success in the world of work at this informative presentation. Learn about career advisement, jobs on and off campus, new resources, trends, and what to expect in salaries. Led by staff from the Wasserman Center for Career Development. Specific questions will be addressed at the end of the program and tours of the Center will also be available.

Library 201

2pm only - Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, Avery Room, 2nd floor
Libraries have changed. Google, e-books, e-journals, term paper clinics, IM reference service, and 24/7 anytime-anywhere access are all part of today's library. Join us to learn more about the ways NYU Libraries can help your student achieve academic success in the world of digital research.

Jewish Life on Campus and The Millennial Generation

2pm to 3:45pm - Bronfman Center, 7 E. 10th Street between 5th Avenue and University Place
Professional staff and student leaders from the Bronfman Center will discuss the many exciting opportunities for NYU students and their families to get involved in Jewish Life on Campus.  Both parents and students can learn some interesting facts about Jewish Millennials.

Getting Frank About Freshmen

3pm only - Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street at University Place
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Ellett will moderate a panel of NYU students who will reflect on their first-year experience.  Both the panel and the Associate Vice President will offer practical advice on how parents can best support their first-year student.

All School Parent’s Reception

4 - 5:15pm - Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, Atrium
Parents, families and students are invited to attend an afternoon drop-in reception co-hosted by New York University President John Sexton and the NYU Parents Committee. Music will be provided by NYU student ensembles.

Registration for this event is now closed.