Study Away Move-In Day Arrangements

Move-In Day

All NYU Shanghai students live with someone of a different nationality, creating an unprecedented exchange of knowledge, culture, and ideas. You won’t be able to move into your residence hall until the official Move-In Day. If you arrive prior to this date, you’ll need to arrange for local accommodations by yourself.

NYU Shanghai

Move-In Day is one of the most highly anticipated moments in the entire college experience. After preparing for your journey to NYU Shanghai, you finally arrive on campus, pick up your room key, and open the door to your new home. To help you go through this busy period of time, a suggested packing list and further housing assignment details will be provided.

Welcome Table

When you arrive at the residence hall, please come to see us at the Resource Center in building #2. Our staff and Orientation Ambassadors will welcome you at the table from 9 AM to 9 PM on the Move-in Day. This is where you can pick up your room key and welcome package. If you arrive after 9 PM, you can get your room key and welcome package at Public Safety Office also located in building #2.

NYU Shanghai Airport Pickup Service

Airport pickup shuttle service will be arranged on the Move-In day to best support new students’ arrival.

Shanghai Airports and Railway Stations

There are two airports in Shanghai:
Both airports have two terminals, and are connected by Metro Line 2. Taxi rides to the Jinqiao Residence Halls from both airports take about one hour.

There are three main railway stations in Shanghai:

Traveling from the Airport

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Airport Shuttle Bus Service
There are several shuttle buses running from Pudong International Airport to various locations throughout Shanghai. Shuttle bus Line 5 (terminal station: Shanghai Railway Station) has a stop at Century Avenue/South Pudong Road, which is the closest stop to the campus of NYU Shanghai. Tickets cost less than 25 RMB (four US dollars), and buses typically operate from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM.
Metro line 2 runs from both of Shanghai’s international airports to Century Avenue, and the fare will cost 6 RMB or less. If you take the metro from Pudong International Airport, you will need to get off, and board another train at Guanglan Road Station. When planning your arrival, please be aware that it may be inconvenient to carry large amounts of luggage with you on the metro.
Taking a taxi is the most convenient way to get from the airport to the residence hall or campus. When you enter the arrival hall after your flight, look for signs leading you to the taxi queue. Make sure you have the address of your destination ready in Chinese, since most taxi drivers do not speak English.

The cost of the fare to campus usually costs around 120 to 150 RMB (19-24 USD), depending on traffic at your time of arrival. More advice about using taxis can be found in the NYU Shanghai Online Pre-Arrival Orientation, which will be emailed to you during the summer.

Bilingual Address Cards