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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 Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th.

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.

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 22nd.

When does my Field Placement start?

Field Learning for incoming students will begin on the first day of classes on Monday, January 22nd.

Click here 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, 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