NYU Steinhardt
New Undergraduate Experience
A Special Note from Dean Patricia Carey

Dear *|FNAME|*,

On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs, I welcome you to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 

This year, as part of our New Student Orientation, we are reading The Circle by Dave Eggers. The Circle offers a sweeping view of a world where social connection is replaced by online connection.  As a new college student, you bring your own history, experiences, and expectations with you to NYU, and we'll be using the novel to frame a discussion about technology and identity.  Together, we’ll be exploring questions such as How has the technological revolution shaped our lives? How will it continue to shape our futures?

Here is important information about NYU Steinhardt Student Life to help you as you move into your role as the newest members in our global and diverse community:

Online Orientation
By now, you have completed your Online Orientation. Keep this site bookmarked for use as a resource in the future.

New Student Seminar
Along with your classmates, peer mentors, and instructors, you will discuss our theme and reading in your required New Student Seminar as you make meaning of your transition to scholarly life at NYU. You will be hearing from your peer mentor in the next couple of weeks.

Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
The Steinhardt Student Affairs staff, along with your departmental academic advisers, will help you identify and use student resources important for academic success, self-empowerment and engagement, including extracurricular activities, community service, and self-advocacy.

The Steinhardt Student Guide
Know your student rights and responsibilities. And, as a first step, review theSteinhardt Student Guide which is a document that contains important policies and procedures that guide your undergraduate study.

Undergraduate Student Government
Let your voice be heard by your participation in Undergraduate Student Government (USG). In fact, think about running for Freshman Class President, or another position – elections will be held in early September.

In joining our academic community here, I hope that you will, indeed, "get connected, be involved, and stay informed." Ask questions, read deeply, and remain curious.

I look forward to meeting you at the Dean’s Welcome during Welcome Week. 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

With all best wishes,

Patricia M. Carey, PhD

Contact the NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs at 212 998 5065 or email steinhardt.orientation@nyu.edu.

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