After activating your NYUHome account and registering for courses, you should complete the following tasks in the months suggested:


  • Take the Academic Oath
  • Complete the Dean's Reception and New Student Retreat Registration Form
  • Participate in an online Registration Advisement Webinar for your program
  • RSVP for the in-person Policies & Resources Orientation Session
  • RSVP for the International Student Orientation (if studying in U.S. on a visa)
  • Submit all necessary immunization forms to the Student Health Center NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15!
    • Important: Failure to comply with the state immunization laws will result in de-enrollment from classes. For more information, please see the health requirement website.
    • The Student Health Center (SHC) administers this requirement; therefore, all inquiries should be directed to the SHC.
  • Review health insurance requirements and options and submit waiver documentation (if eligible)
    • NYU requires that all students in degree-granting programs maintain health insurance and most students are automatically enrolled in an NYU student insurance plan as part of the course registration process.
    • To read more about requirements and options visit the NYU's Student Health Insurance website.
  • Make plans to arrive in New York no later than the first week of January
    In order to ensure the smoothest possible transition to Wagner and to make the most of all orientation events, you should plan to relocate to New York by the first week of January.
  • Begin to ask questions of your Peer Advisor
    If you participate in the first round of Registration Advisement Webinars in December, your Peer Advisor will send your Peer Group an email in mid-December. Don't hesitate to ask questions about getting started at Wagner. Also, read the bios of the other Peer Advisors and reach out to them if they have a particular expertise (e.g. if you are a part-time student).
  • Obtain an NYU ID card for access to campus buildings and services
  • Submit all waiver requests by the December 12 deadline in order to have results in time for Spring 2015
  • Begin studying for waiver exams if you are taking them January


  • Participate in the Policies & Resources Orientation at the Puck Building
  • Purchase textbooks
    • Books for courses are available at the NYU Bookstore, located at 726 Broadway (212-998-4667). Book lists are generally posted 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
    • You can find the reading lists for your courses, find out which books are in stock at the bookstore, and order books online here.
    • Current students use the Wagner Wants listserv,, to advertise used books. You can subscribe to Wagner Wants through the "LISTS" page of NYUHome -- see the instructions at the bottom of this section
    • Some courses may require reading packets that are available at the Bookstore or at local copy centers. Information about reading packets is usually announced during the first class meeting.
  • Complete pre-class assignments
    • Beginning in mid-January, you can check NYU Classes, NYU's online learning network, to see if you have any pre-class assignments. [These are generally activated by faculty a week or two before the semester begins.]
    • To access NYU Classes, first make sure your NYUHome account is activated. You can access NYU Classes through "Academics" tab
    • Login to NYUHome and click on the "Academics" tab at the top of the screen. Look under the "Course Sites" heading for links to the NYU Classes pages. You will be able to access course materials for the specific classes that you registered for once the faculty activate their NYU Classes sites.
  • Check Albert immediately before the beginning of classes
    • For updated course location and instructor information, check Albert just prior to the first day of classes.
    • Information on specific building codes and their location can be found on the Registrar's Building Code Key
  • Check your waitlist status
    • To determine your enrollment status in any courses for which you are waitlisted, check Albert prior to class (use the "Registration" tab)
  • Review the Drop/Add Policy and Tuition/Bursar Payment Schedule
    • The drop/add policy and tuition/bursar payment schedule are located at:
    • If you have registered for classes and decide to drop any of them, make sure you carefully review the University's tuition refund policy so you are aware of any charges you may incur.
    • If you wish to add a course after the first day of class but have missed the first class meeting(s), you MUST obtain permission from the instructor to join the course.
  • Verify your local address in Albert
    • Update your address if necessary, especially if you are relocating to New York. This is very important as any mailings will be sent to the current local address recorded in Albert.
  • Verify your Expected Graduation Date in Albert
    • In order to verify that your records are accurate for academic and financial aid purposes prior to registration, please log into your Student Center in Albert to check that your "Expected Graduation" term (under your ACADEMICS tab) is correct. If the semester posted in Albert is not correct, please follow the easy instructions here in order to update your record immediately. As a guide, if you are full-time, your expected graduation date is Spring 2017. If you are part-time, your expected graduation date is Spring or Summer 2018.
  • Read all of your Student Affairs Listserv emails
    • The Wagner Student Affairs listserv,, is used by administrator's and the Dean's Office to send out important updates to all Wagner students
      • As an incoming student, you will automatically be subscribed to the Student Affairs listserv. Please be sure to read all of the emails that you receive via this listserv since they will contain important information related to courses, advisement and degree requirements.
      • Please do not unsubscribe yourself from this list, since it is our primary means of sending critical communications to all students.
      • To ensure that these emails do not go into your spam folder, it is recommended that you add to your Safe Senders lists in your email account.
    • The Wagner Student Association (WSA) listserv,, is used to announce events and opportunities to Wagner students. You will also be automatically subscribed to this listserv.
    • Wagner Wants,, is used to advertise for things such as roommates and books.

      To subscribe to a listserv, go to the LISTS section of your NYUHome account and click on the "Browse and Subscribe to an NYU List" button. Then scroll through the available student lists until you come to Wagner-related lists (near the bottom of the page). Check the box next to the listserv you want to subscribe to and this the "Subscribe" button at the bottom of the page. (As you can see by scrolling through the lists, there are hundreds of NYU listservs which may be of interest to you!)

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