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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to attend orientation?

Yes, orientation is required for all new students. If you cannot attend orientation due to an emergency, please email

I am a non-matriculated student at NYU Silver. Do I have to attend orientation?

Non-matriculating students are not required to attend orientation.

When is New Student Orientation?

BS Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th.

MSW Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 28th for International students, and on Wednesday, August 29th for all new MSW and MSW Shanghai-New York students in New York. On Thursday, August 30th, all new students should be at their home campuses, unless otherwise noted in email communication.

Please refer to our Orientation & Events page for all program schedules. 

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. During Orientation, you will be walking to different buildings throughout the day.

Where is Orientation being held?

Sessions will take place at 1 Washington Square North, the NYU Kimmel Center, and various other classrooms around campus.

I am from the Rockland or Westchester campus. Do I have to come to Orientation at 1 Washington Square North?

Yes, Rockland and Westchester students are required to come to the Washington Square campus on Wednesday. However, for Thursday’s Orientation events, they will be held at the branch campuses.

Please contact your branch campus for more information:

Rockland Campus -
Westchester Campus -

Where can I get my NYU ID?

Incoming students can submit their photo online then pick them up 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.

How can I join the “NYU Silver New MSW Students” Facebook group?

Request to be added to our new MSW student Facebook page here. NYU Silver Admissions will ensure that you are a new student then add you to the group.

You can access the group directly here. Please note: It is a private, secret group and you will need to request access by completing the form listed above. 

When is the first day of classes?

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

I have not heard about my field placement yet. Should I be worried?

While many students have already heard about their internships for the Fall, some students may find that they are still not placed.

If you have not heard about your field placement, please contact the Field Learning office at or call (212) 998-5920.

I am a new PhD or DSW student. Where can I get more information about orientation?

You may refer to our Orientation & Events page for your program's orientation schedule.

Please email or for more information.

All new students are invited to attend the mandatory orientation. Please click here for dates based on campus and program

For additional questions please contact NYU Silver Student affairs at 212-998-5926 or