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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 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. By Thursday, August 30th, all new students should be at their home campuses.

Undergraduate Student Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 28th through Thursday, August 30th.

Please check back for MSW Shanghai-New York at Shanghai new student orientation dates.

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?

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

Please contact your branch campus for more information:

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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: 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 Tuesday, September 4th.

When does my Field Placement start?

Check back for more details.

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.

All new MSW 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