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 (see Step 4 of this guide), all incoming EMPA students will participate in the following mandatory orientation events:

EMPA-only Orientation Activities

EMPA Advisement Webinar
Tuesday, July 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm | Registration Link
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. Faculty and staff will provide critical information pertaining to your foundational courses this fall, the EMPA program's structure and requirements, orientation tasks and resources, and important academic policies.

EMPA New Student Retreat
Sunday, August 16, 9:30am-6:00pm
The New Student Retreat—required for all incoming Master's students—is our signature orientation event. 

The Retreat will now be conducted via Zoom. The registration link will be posted in the Orientation Activities page sometime in July.

Orientation Activities for all incoming students

Registration links for following sessions can be found in the Orientation Activities page.

Orientation Activities

Wagner 101
The Student Services team presents this session, which orients incoming students across programs to important policies, procedures, and resources at NYU Wagner and the University. Please select one session. We recommend the session on August 13, prior to the EMPA New Student Retreat on August 16.

  • Thursday, August 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday, August 17, 10:00am-11:30pm
  • Monday, August 17, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 18, noon-1:30pm

International Student Orientation - if studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa

  • Thursday, August 20, 9:00am-10:30am

The International Student Orientation covers resources available at the University and NYU Wagner, immigration regulations, as well as advice from fellow international students.

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