The NSO Rundown | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The NSO Rundown

Welcome to NYU Tandon, Class of 2024! We are so excited that you will be joining us this Fall. Each week, you will receive the weekly New Student Orientation (NSO) Rundown until the semester starts. Each rundown is available below and contains plenty of information on Orientation events, programs going on across campus, answers to questions you may have as the semester approaches, and so much more. The Rundowns are your one stop shop for all things Orientation!


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New Student Orientation (NSO) Rundowns

Full NSO Schedule

MANDATORY SESSIONS

Department Sessions (only attend the session for your department)

Convocation: Monday, August 31 at 10:30am

First Year Advising: Are You My Guidance Counselor? (attend one, new first-year students only)

Transfer Advising (attend one, transfer students ONLY)

Presidential Welcome & Reality Show: Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00pm

 

OPTIONAL SESSIONS

Tandon Real Talk

Tandon 101: Resource Fair

 

Please note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


    August 24 NSO Rundown

    Your New Student Orientation officially starts today, and we are so excited to welcome you to the Tandon community! This Rundown has all of the details you'll need to get the most out of Orientation, so make sure you read through it and bookmark it for the next ten days so you have all the links you will need for all the different sessions. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your Orientation Leader(s) or our office at nyuengrosarc@nyu.edu. Again, welcome to Tandon — we're glad you're here!

    Updates:

    • Through Orientation, you'll see there are mandatory and optional programs — this means that there are some programs this week that you MUST attend because they offer important information that you need to start the year — please plan to attend these. The others are there for you to explore all that NYU has to offer — go to as many as you'd like!
    • You only need to attend your own department's session.
    • There are multiple sessions of some programs to accommodate different time zones. You only need to attend one of the options that best fits your schedule.

    NYU Mobile:

    • The Orientation schedule is now available on NYU Mobile. 
    • You will need your NYU NetID and password to log in. If you have any trouble, contact NYU IT at askit@nyu.edu.
    • No pre-registration is required for any session unless noted by your Academic Department.

    Spotlight:

    NYU Welcome features an exciting lineup of over 600+ programs and events for all students to build connections and community for the Fall semester. Program highlights:

    • Presidential Welcome & Reality Show: paired with a welcome from NYU President Andy Hamilton, the Reality Show features artistic expression wrapped in music and comedy - highlighting the talent of NYU students and alumni.
    • Marquee Events: past traditions have included A-Capella Show, Broadway Cabaret, Drag Bingo, Silent Rave, Disney Karaoke, Comedy Show, and the Ball. Look out for a list of this year's Marquee Events.

    August 17 NSO Rundown

    With only a couple of weeks until the start of the semester, we want to make sure you have all of the important information you'll need to know to start classes either on campus or remotely, get involved, and make the most of your Fall semester! 

    Updates:

    • Haven't been to campus yet? Take a virtual campus tour today! You can find info for live tours on the NYU Mobile app happening throughout this week or explore on your own here
    • Looking to explore outside of campus? Take a virtual tour of NYC's most famous areas and landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Top of the Rock, Brooklyn Bridge, and more - all in one place. Check out the best of New York here!

    Reminders:

    • NYU Returns is hosting a set of webinars to help students and employees learn more about our plans for the Fall 2020 semester. Please check the NYU Returns site often to find information about upcoming sessions and access recorded sessions.
    • Follow our office on social media @nyuengrosarc for updates and ways to get involved with clubs, leadership, service programs, and much more!

    Spotlight:

    Join NYU Engage today! Engage in NYU's online community that connects students to clubs, organizations, and virtual and in-person events. Learn more about NYU Engage here!

    Violets Go Virtual!: We hope you've been having a blast getting to know other students in your Pods through the Kickoff events with our fabulous Orientation Leaders. The next couple of weeks will give you even more of a chance to get to know each other through our Violets Go Virtual series - programs designed for YOU, all of our brand new students, to have fun, build community, and get excited to start at Tandon in just a few short weeks!


    August 10 NSO Rundown

    Updates: 

    • A huge shout out and thank you to those of you that submitted a video for the "What Will You Do?" challenge!
    • Today, you should all be receiving an email about accessing your Orientation Schedule through NYU Mobile. Please note, Tandon's schedule is still being finalized, so if you don't see specific dates/times for a session (i.e. if you don't see your department's session), don't panic! We will update it as we get closer to August 24!

    Reminders:

    • Have you joined your Pod's Facebook group yet? Get to know your other members and get inside information from your Orientation Leaders throughout the next month!
    • Follow our office on social media @nyuengrosarc for updates and ways to get involved with clubs, leadership & service programs, and much more!

    Violets Go Virtual!: We hope you've been having a blast getting to know other students in your Pods through the Kickoff events with our fabulous Orientation Leaders. The next couple of weeks will give you even more of a chance to get to know each other through our Violets Go Virtual series - programs designed for YOU, all of our brand new students, to have fun, build community, and get excited to start at Tandon in just a few short weeks!

    Spotlight: Have you heard of TUSC yet? It's your Tandon Undergraduate Student Council, and they are elected students that plan awesome programs throughout the year, make important changes across campus, and represent Tandon in the NYU-wide Student Government Assembly. Some of their past highlights include:

    • Helping to secure 24-hour study spaces for students
    • Creating the "Swipe it Forward" initiative to donate meals to students in need
    • Supported a drive to provide free menstrual hygiene products in bathrooms across campus

    Want to be a part of TUSC this year? Make sure you follow them on Instagram @nyutandonusc and look out for their event on August 19!


    August 3 NSO Rundown

    Updates: This week you will be hearing from your Orientation Leaders for the first time to invite you to your Pod and your very first events of Orientation! What are Pods you ask? They are the groups you will be in throughout Orientation, led by 1-2 returning undergraduate students. They will be available throughout the month of August to answer all of your questions and give you an inside look into what it is really like to be a Tandon Student!

    Reminders:

    • Have you submitted your What Will You Do video yet? There's still time! Upload your video here by Sunday, August 9!
    • Make sure you attend your Pod's kickoff event this week to get to know your Orientation Leader(s) and other new students. You don't want to miss it!

    Pod Kickoff Events:

    Please refer to the email from your Orientation Leader(s) for the exact date and time of your Pod's Kickoff Event. Links are below!