Orientation Activities

We use the phrase "Orientation Over Time" to describe our approach to welcoming new students to our community. We see orientation as a series of activities and resources designed to prepare you for the beginning of your first term at Wagner and to help you get the best possible start to your graduate school journey.

Some of the early activities take place online, but the most intensive mandatory ones take place in New York during the three weeks before the first day of class.

Orientation Over Time

First Advisement Webinars

The Student Services team presents these web-based sessions, organized by degree program. The one-hour webinars include question and answer time with your Program Advisor. Participation in one First Advisement Webinar for your program is mandatory for all students.

The Spring 2020 First Advisement Webinars RSVP links will be available on December 2019.

Academic Orientation

The Student Services team will present a mandatory, in-person Academic Orientation Sessions prior to the start of the term. This session orients you to important policies, procedures, and resources at NYU Wagner and the University.

The Spring 2020 Academic Orientation RSVP link will be available on December 2019.

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation is mandatory for all students on an F-1 or J-1 visa and covers resources available at the University and NYU Wagner, immigration regulations, as well as advice from your fellow students.

The Spring 2020 International Student Orientation RSVP link will be available on December 2019.

New Student Retreat for MPA (PNP and Health) and MUP Students

The New Student Retreat—required for all incoming masters students—is our signature orientation event.  The New Student Retreat for Spring 2020 is scheduled for Friday, January 24.

The Registration Form for the Spring 2020 New Student Retreat will be available on December 2019.

Student Group Information Fair

Discover the multitude of Student Groups at Wagner, talk with members of the Wagner Student Association, and explore ways to get involved in student activities.

The date of the Spring 2020 Student Group Information Fair will available in December 2019.