Frequently Asked Questions

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

MSW Spring Orientation will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm & Thursday, January 24th from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

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.

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

No, Rockland and Westchester students are not required to come to the Washington Square campus but Orientation events will be held at the branch campuses.

Please contact your branch campus for more information:

Rockland Campus -
Westchester Campus -

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.

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. 

The first day of classes is Monday, January 28th.

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.

Orientation for PhD and DSW students is still being finalized. Please email or for more information.