Orientation for EMPA Public Service Leaders

Your orientation to Wagner is composed of a series of activities, resources, and events over several months. "Orientation Over Time" at Wagner will help you to meet staff and faculty, identify ways to maximize your time here, get to know your classmates, and become engaged within the Wagner community. 

In addition to your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) consultation over the summer (see Step 3 of this guide), all incoming EMPA students will participate in a mandatory Curricular and Academic Policies Webinar (Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm-7:00pm). This 90-minute webinar will include question and answer time with your fall semester core course instructors and with your Student Services Program Advisor, Scott Statland. The goal of this session is two-fold: to introduce you to work that you will engage in during your foundational courses, and to cover important academic policies that every Wagner student should know. 

The other mandatory orientation activities are a school-wide Academic Orientation (August 15, 19, or 20) and the EMPA New Student Retreat (August 18). If you are studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa, then International Student Orientation (August 22) is also required.

Optional Welcome Week activities will be held between August 26 and 29, so look out for a calendar of events later in the summer!

Please RSVP for mandatory orientation events below. For authentication purposes, you must be logged into your NYUHome account before accessing the RSVP links for these events.

Curricular and Academic Policies Webinar (online)
Tuesday, July 24, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Academic Orientations @ Puck Building (295 Lafayette St) -- Choose one session

Thursday, August 15, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Thursday, August 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Monday, August 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, August 20, 12:00pm-1:30pm


EMPA New Student Retreat@ Puck Building (295 Lafayette St)
Sunday, August 18, 9:30am-5:00pm

International Student Orientation@ Puck Building (295 Lafayette St)
Thursday, August 22, 12:30pm-3:30pm


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