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.
Curricular and Academic Policies Webinar (EMPA Public Service Leaders only)
The Student Services team will present this web-based session for the EMPA Public Service Leaders program. 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. Participation in this session is mandatory for EMPA Public Service Leaders.
The Student Services team will present mandatory, in-person Academic Orientation Sessions prior to the start of the term. (You must attend one session on either August 15, 19, or 20.) This session orients you to important policies, procedures, and resources at NYU Wagner and the University.
Academic Orientation Sessions (choose one)
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.
New Student Retreat for EMPA Public Service and Global Policy Leaders
New Student Retreat for MPA (PNP, Health, and EMPA Nurse Leaders), MUP, and MSPP Students
The New Student Retreat—required for all incoming masters students—is our signature orientation event. The New Student Retreat for Fall 2019 is scheduled for August 25, 2019.
Wagner Welcome Week
Please mark your calendar for Wagner Welcome Week - August 26-29!
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.
The Fall 2019 International Student Workshop RSVP links will be available in August 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 Fall 2019 Student Group Information Fair RSVP link will be available in Summer 2019.