New Student Retreat

The New Student Retreat—required for all incoming master’s students—is our signature orientation event. At the virtual retreat, you'll begin to develop academic and professional skills that will be critical to your success during your time at NYU Wagner, as well as to connect you with your future peers, faculty, and staff.

Agenda

Sunday, August 23

Incoming students are required to attend two, three-hour virtual events: one event on Sunday and another event on Monday. Please register for all required orientation events on the Orientation Activities page.

Option 1

9:00am–12:00pm ET

9:00–9:15am Welcome to Wagner
9:15–10:00am Sharing Our Passion for Public Service
10:00–10:15am Break
10:15–11:45am Identity and Diversity in Public Service
11:45am–12:00pm                The Wagner Community

 

Option 2

6:00–9:00pm ET

6:00–6:15pm Welcome to Wagner
6:15–7:00pm Sharing Our Passion for Public Service
7:00–7:15pm Break
7:15–8:45pm Identity and Diversity in Public Service
8:45–9:00pm                         The Wagner Community

 

All retreat modules will be highly interactive and, as a result, they will not be recorded.

Monday, August 24

Incoming students are required to attend two, three-hour virtual events: one event on Sunday and another event on Monday. Please register for all required orientation events on the Orientation Activities page.

Option 1

9:00am–12:00pm ET

9:00–10:00am The Importance of Teamwork
10:00–10:15am Break
10:15–11:45am Introduction to Case Analysis
11:45am–12:00pm                Retreat Wrap-Up

 

Option 2

7:00–10:00pm ET

7:00–8:00pm The Importance of Teamwork
8:00–8:15pm Break
8:15–9:45pm Introduction to Case Analysis
9:45–10:00pm                       Retreat Wrap-Up

 

All retreat modules will be highly interactive and, as a result, they will not be recorded.

New Student Retreat

LEARN

Facilitated modules are designed to help you hone skills in team work, case analysis, and the importance of identity and diversity in public service. You'll learn more about what to expect inside and outside of the classroom and how to conduct yourself with integrity in the context of an academic and professional community. 

 

BUILD

You'll build a diverse and multi-dimensional community at the retreat, with access to faculty, administrators, and peers. And you'll get a glimpse at the many ways the NYU Wagner community will inspire you and support your academic, personal, and career growth.

 

 

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REFLECT

A commitment to public service is at the core of NYU Wagner's mission. During the New Student Retreat, you'll reflect on your choice to attend graduate school at NYU, discuss your motivations for pursuing a public service career, and refine your intentions for your time at Wagner.

 

JOIN THE TRADITION

Over the years, we have come to understand how critical the New Student Retreat is to each student's overall experience at Wagner and their readiness to start the program. The retreat is therefore required for all new masters students.