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

Registration 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 Registration Advisement Webinar for your program is mandatory for all students.

The Fall 2018 Registration Advisement Webinars have now passed. If you did not participate in this mandatory session, you will receive an email from Wagner Student Services on your next steps. Thank you

Academic Orientation

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

Academic Orientation Sessions (Choose One)
Thu, Aug 16 12:00pm Thu, Aug 16 6:00pm
Mon, Aug 20 6:00pm  Tue, Aug 21 12:00pm


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.

Fall 2018 International Student Orientation 

New Student Retreat

The New Student Retreat—required for all incoming masters students—is our signature orientation event. 

Fall 2018 New Student Retreat Registration Form

Wagner Welcome Week

Please mark your calendar for Wagner Welcome Week - August 27-31!

Join the Wagner community at sessions hosted by Student Services, the Office of Career Services, Peer Advisors, the Wagner Student Association, and Wagner Student Organizations.  The calendar of events will be shared later in the summer.

International Student Workshops

The International Student Workshops are intended to highlight and address a wide range of academic and social concerns faced by international students including maintaining visa status, work authorization, community building, and acclimating to life in the US.

Fall 2018 International Student Workshops

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.

Fall 2018 Student Group Information Fair

Student and Faculty Meet and Greet: Reflections on Current Issues in Public Service

Engage with Wagner faculty during informal discussions on current issues in public service. 

Topics will include:

  • Are Charter Schools Helpful to the Goals of Equity and Performance in US Schools?
  • Can International Development Assistance Adjust to a Changing World?
  • The Importance of Local Government in the Trump Era
  • Narrowing the US Racial Wealth Gap
  • Polarization, Gridlock, and Lawmaking in the Federal Government
  • Using Big Data to Make Policy

Fall 2018 Student and Faculty Meet and Greet