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Student Common Days

Please note that Common Day is a mandatory event and students are excused from their field internships for the day. Please check the Field Learning calendar for information about when you should attend Common Day.

Stay tuned for 2018 and 2019 Common Days!

Example Common Day Sessions

Fall 2017 Programming

  • Acceptance Committment Therapy and the Matrix
  • Working with Survivors of Torture
  • Mass Incarceration & Trauma: Implications for Social Work Practice
  • Against Domestic & Intimate Partner Abuse
  • Neurobiology Research will Affect Your Practice
  • Advocating for New York City's Children
  • Social Work License Exam Prep Boot Camp
  • Working in Child Welfare
  • Point Source Youth: Innovative Solutions to Youth Homelessness & Scaling Solutions
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Social Service vs. Social Change: Macro-Level Thinking for Micro-Level Problems
  • Stress Management and Self-Care in Troubled Times
  • It's Not Rocket Science: Quick Tips for Passing the Licensing Exam
  • Social Work License Exam Prep Bootcamp
  • Cultural Diversity & Implicit Bias: Dialoguing Towards Self Understanding
  • The Impact of Neoliberalism on Homelessness in New York City
  • Psychodrama Therapy Group
  • A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity, and Our Mutual Humanity
  • What About Liberation? Questions About the Intersections of Clinical and Community Work

Orientation FAQ's

Is Common Day mandatory?

Yes-- Common Day is mandatory for all 2nd Year/Advanced Concentration/Specialized Practice Students. Field Supervisors have all been notified of Common Day and your mandatory attendance.​ Please remind your supervisors that you will be at Common Day and not at your field placements.

What if I cannot attend Common Day?

Please notify your Faculty Advisor if you are unable to attend Common Day for any reason.

Will there be food?

You will be provided with lunch vouchers that you can use at any of the on campus NYU Dining locations. Here is the link for information on the different locations on campus.

I didn't complete the breakout session survey. Can I still sign up for a breakout session?

You will receive a program for the day outlining all of the sessions and their descriptions. Students can choose to attend any session they are interested in. However, space is limited so be sure to arrive early to your preferred breakout session to guarantee a seat!

What is Common Day?

Common Day is a student-organized conference designed to explore a wide variety of professional interests and career development issues. The Graduate Student Association leads the event with the help of NYU Silver student groups, the office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships, and Student Affairs.

You can view the Fall 2017 Common Day Program below >>