Frequently Asked Questions

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

Fall MSW Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 27th for International students, and on Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th for all new MSW and gMSW students in New York. By Thursday, August 29th, all new students should be at their home campuses.

Please contact for more information on Undergraduate Student Orientation.

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.

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

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:

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.

You can access the group directly here. Please note: It is a closed group, you must answer the membership questions. You will need your university ID to complete the request. If you do not fill out the questions, your request will be denied.

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 3rd.

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.