Welcome to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development! NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Orientation is comprised of three key components designed to welcome you to our vibrant community and allow you to get connected, to be involved, and to stay informed.
SPECIAL NOTE: Information for SUMMER 2014 ORIENTATION will become available in MAY 2014.
Online Orientation Portal
All new students must review materials and complete quizzes in our Online Orientation Portal. Through this portal, you will:
- Learn about the history, mission, and values of NYU Steinhardt
- Learn about your major and understand your degree requirements
- Learn how to create and register for your first semester schedule
- Find out about the First Year or Transfer Student Experience & New Student Reading
- Discover the student resources and services that will help you grow and develop
- Connect with your academic advisor, as well as current and other new students
Dean's Welcome & Departmental Sessions
NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Student Affairs and our Academic Departments are pleased to introduce you to your school before classes begin. Mark your calendar for the date below. This is a mandatory event for Spring 2014 Transfer Students.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH 2014
12pm - 5pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 1st Floor
English Proficiency Exam
CCTOP Welcome Session
NYU Welcome Week
At the beginning of each term we host special events to celebrate your arrival on campus! This will be your first opportunity to meet with your academic advisor and orientation leaders in person. You will also have the opportunity to participate in other workshops, activities and events sponsored by NYU, which are all designed to help you get started and connect you with new classmates who are also beginning their studies in one of the other seven undergraduate divisions at NYU. (learn more...)
New Student Seminar
SAHS-UE.1 New Student Seminar is a required first semester course for new undergraduate students (e.g. first years and transfers). It orients students to the University, the Steinhardt School, and to their specific major. Students are introduced to the nature of higher education, student life on and around campus and New York City, and to the all important major requirements (also known as program of study). In class, students work together under the guidance of their advisor and orientation leaders to actively explore their roles as students in this diverse and global academic community and as future professionals in their chosen fields.
Through in class discussions, students also explore themes from the 2013-2014 New Student Reading, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker. We ask that students purchase and complete reading the book before the semester begins. (Learn more...)
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Communications with New Students
New Student Checklist
□ Follow the instructions in your admissions packet for deposit, housing, financial information, and setting up your NYU email account.
□ Bookmark this page http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/orientation/undergraduate for updates
□ Continue to check your NYU email account for updates. This is the primary form of communication at NYU Steinhardt.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Search for Classes and Register on Albert
- Immunization Requirements
- Next Stop NYU
- NYU Welcome Week
- Placement Exams
Do I have to participate in Orientation?
Unless you are an internal transfer student who has already registered for your classes, all new students are required to utilize the Online Orientation Portal to learn about degree requirments, obtain instructions on how to register for classes, and discover the resources we offer to help you be successful at NYU Steinhardt.
When does Orientation begin and end?
Please bookmark this page for details on when the Online Orientation Portal will be activated. Orientation is a continuous process that starts in the Summer and continues through the Fall semester.
Do I have to take the English Writing Examination?
Most new students must take the Expository Writing Examination. Your advisor will be able to answer questions about credits for English/Writing classes, etc. The English Writing Examination will be offered on Friday, January 24th at 3pm for Spring transfer students.
Do I have to take the Foreign Language Placement Examination?
If you wish to take a class in a language that you studied in high school, and you are not transferring in AP or college credit for that language, you must take the placement examination so that you can be advised as to the proper class level.
Will I get all of the classes I need?
Your advisor will check to make certain that you have registered for courses that you need to take in order to meet your NYU Steinhardt graduation requirements.
New York University policy requires that all incoming students complete several health-related requirements that include a health history, proof of immunization to measles, mumps and rubella, an acknowledgement that you have received information regarding meningitis and have completed an on-line course on alcohol and other drugs.
In the coming weeks you will be receiving information, forms and instructions from the Student Health Center that will assist you in complying with these requirements.
If health requirements are not met and required information has not been received by the Student Health Center (SHC) your registration will be cancelled and you will be de-enrolled 30 days after classes begin.
For more information visit the Student Health Center's website at http://www.nyu.edu/shc/
Foreign Language: If you wish to take a class in a language that you studied in high school, and you are not transferring in AP or college credit for that language, you must take the placement examination so that you can be advised as to the proper class level. Exams will be offered in: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Korean, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Tagalog, Portuguese, Russian
Expository Writing Exam: All new transfer students, even if they have taken English/Writing courses must take the Expository Writing Examination. Your advisor will be able to answer questions about credits for English/Writing classes, etc.
All Music majors must take the Music Theory placement examination.