Undergraduate Student Orientation | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Undergraduate Student Orientation

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



Fall 2020 Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Virtual Orientation

You can view the full schedule here!

New Student Orientation is an online experience comprised of a variety of opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Tandon. Beginning in August, you will start hearing from your Orientation Leaders who will be your guide throughout the program and into the start of the school year. They will share important information with you, invite you to join a Facebook group just for your Orientation “pod”, and let you in on special virtual challenges and programs that will be taking place leading up to Orientation.

Throughout the summer, you will learn about the many resources and opportunities that are available to you, connect with classmates, and receive personalized course recommendations from an academic advisor who will register you in your fall semester classes. Orientation Leaders will share their NYU Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Tandon community! 

New Student Orientation will include Kick-Off Events, led by your Orientation Leaders; Social Programs to allow you to get to know your future classmates in early-mid August; and a required online Orientation Program just before classes start, which will include a Convocation ceremony, a welcome from NYU President Andrew Hamilton, plus much more! You will also be invited to virtually attend all of the great events being put on as part of NYU Welcome, hosted by the Center for Student Life.
 

Important information about Orientation

  • Registration is NOT required for Orientation. Each session will be linked in the schedule, and it will take you to the Zoom presentation at the specified time (please note: this may differ from your department's instructions so please follow those if you've received separate directions from them). 
  • You are only required to attend ONE session with your advisor (called "Are You My Guidance Counselor?"). They are offered at various times to accommodate your schedule, so please plan to attend the one that is most convenient for you. 
  • Each academic department will be hosting a separate presentation. If you have questions about which department session to attend, please contact your assigned advisor!
  • ALL undergraduate students are expected to attend the mandatory events of orientation. These will be clearly noted on the schedule on NYU Mobile, so please make it a priority to login to those specific events. Everything else will be optional & are designed to enhance the overall orientation program. 

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.

NYU Welcome

All new NYU students, including Tandon students, are invited to participate in NYU Welcome at the start of the fall semester each year! There are plenty of entertaining and informative programs throughout the rest of the summer and into the academic year. 

For a list of the events and how to sign-up for them, please visit the Center for Student Life page. 

International Students

All International students are REQUIRED to attend a virtual International Student Orientation with the Office of Global Services (OGS). This year they are hosting sessions at various times to accommodate time zones and students' schedules.  You can check out the OGS website for more information.  


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. 

During orientation you will have the opportunity to virtually meet with your academic advisor, attend informational sessions and workshops, and meet faculty and staff from across Tandon. You will also be able to interact with other incoming students while receiving guidance from current transfer students. 

Important information about Orientation

  • Registration is NOT required for Orientation. Each session will be linked in the schedule, and it will take you to the Zoom presentation at the specified time (please note: this may differ from your department's instructions so please follow those if you've received separate directions from them). 
  • You are only required to attend ONE session with your transfer advisor. They are offered at various times to accommodate your schedule, so please plan to attend the one that is most convenient for you. 
  • Each academic department will be hosting a separate presentation. If you have questions about which department session to attend, please contact Michael Campbell at mc3378@nyu.edu. 
  • ALL undergraduate students are expected to attend the mandatory events of orientation. These will be clearly noted on the schedule on NYU Mobile, so please make it a priority to login to those specific events. Everything else will be optional & are designed to enhance the overall orientation program. 

 


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. You will soon find out that at Tandon, we are committed to supporting and enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity among all of our students, faculty, and staff, in the firm belief that diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments are not tangential or incidental to excellence, but constitutive of it.  With that in mind, in the weeks that follow, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in the First-Year Dialogue program, as you engage in discussions and events related to the book. The selected text for your entering class is: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.
 
You may find information on how to access and purchase the novel on our NYU Reads website.
 
Follow-up events and activities related to the dialogue theme will occur throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Stay tuned for more information via email as well as on our social media pages (@NYUTandonSA)

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"