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Monday, August 27th | Barclays Center


Tuesday, August 28th & Wednesday, August 29th

Please check back here in July for a detailed schedule of all orientation events.

BS Orientation FAQs

Am I required to attend both NYU Silver Orientation and the All-University Welcome?

Yes, it is mandatory to attend both orientations. If you cannot attend NYU Silver Orientation, please email You can find more information on the All-University Welcome here.

What happens at Orientation?

Orientation is a time for new students to officially be welcomed into the Silver community, meet their classmates, become familiar with the day to day workings of Silver and NYU and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to enter the social work profession. There will also be opportunities to interact with faculty and current Silver students who can address any questions or concerns you might have.

Is there anything I need to prepare for Orientation or bring with me?

If you would like to take notes, please bring a pen, paper, tablet, etc. We will provide you with the complete schedule of activities via email prior to your arrival. Please dress comfortably.

Where is Orientation being held?

August 29th and 30th's sessions will take place at the NYU Silver School of Social Work at 1 Washington Square North. The All-University Welcome on August 27th will take place at the Barclays Center.

Where can I get my NYU ID?

Incoming students can submit their photo online then pick up your ID card at the Public Safety Office at 7 Washington Place (Google Map) on Mercer Street 2 days later.

Alternatively, students can get their picture taken at the Public Safety Office and pick up their ID immediately. Expect some wait time during the first few weeks of the semester.

When is the first day of classes?

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 4th.

NYU Campus Tours

NYU offers walking tours of our Washington Square, New York City campus for both incoming students and their families. Learn about the many schools, colleges, centers, and institutes that make up the university and get a glimpse of what life is like for students. Please visit this page for more information.