For Parents | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

For Parents

We are excited to welcome you to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering community and look forward to interacting with you and your student. Our goal is to assist you in working with your student to navigate the resources available here at the School of Engineering and at NYU.

Mother and father hugging student in graduation cap

NYU Parents Website

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 NYU Parents website.

Programs and Events

New Student Parents’ Program

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

NYU Parents' Day

NYU Parent’s Day begins with a morning academic program with a Welcome for all parents of new NYU Tandon students. The rest of the day 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.

Visit NYU Parent Events for additional information.

Travel & Shopping

We strongly encourage parents to attend the Parents' Program and then to plan on saying goodbye to your student by that evening, as students will start with a full day of Orientation the next day.

Local Hotels

Visit the NYU Visitor Information page for all your travel needs.

Airports and Public Transportation

There are a number of airports local to campus. The School of Engineering is also located within walking distance to Jay Street MetroTech (A, C, F, R), Hoyt Street (2,3), and Borough Hall (2,3,4,5) subway stops. For specific directions to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering please refer to our Visit page.

Local Shopping

For those traveling from afar, there are a number of options for purchasing necessary items for your student. City Point is within walking distance from campus and features a Target, Trader Joe's, and many dining options. The Atlantic Center Mall is located at Atlantic Ave Terminal, just two stops on the 2,3 line from campus. You will find here a Target, Marshalls, Best Buy, and a number of other stores.

Use this directory to discover the neighborhood's restaurants, and shops, and services:
Shop and Dine in Downtown Brooklyn