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.


Tue, Jan 7 5:30pm


Thu, Jan 9 5:30pm


Tue, Jan 7 5:30pm

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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00pm

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:30pm

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. 

Friday, January 24, 2020 8:15am