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 two 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 a Registration Advisement Webinar is mandatory for all students.

Links to RSVP for these sessions will be available May 2018.


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.

Links to RSVP for these sessions will be available May 2018.

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 link for this session will be available May 2018.

New Student Retreat

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

The registration form for the New Student Retreat will be available May 2018.

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 workshops will be announced in August.