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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to attend orientation?

Yes, orientation is required for all new MSW 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?

MSW Spring Orientation will take place on Wednesday, January 18th from 8:30am - 5:00pm & Thursday, January 19th from 9:30am - 3:00pm.

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

If you would like to take notes, please bring 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?

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?

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. 

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?

To request access to the group, please fill out the form 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: however it is a private, secret group and may not show up.

When is the first day of classes?

The first day of classes is Monday, January 23rd.

When does my Field Placement start?

All 16 month and Extended program students begin their internships on Monday, January 23rd. Please see the specific calendar for your program for more information.

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

While many students have already heard about their internships for the Spring and are ready to go, 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?

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

All new Washington Square MSW students are invited to attend the mandatory orientation on Wednesday, January 18th and strongly recommended to attend on Thursday, January 19th.

Rockland and Westchester students are invited to attend the orientation at branch campuses.

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