Before You Arrive

Moving into your study away site can be both exciting and overwhelming. In order to make your arrival as smooth and stress-free as possible, it is important to be prepared.

Before You Arrive

This section provides important information on how to prepare before you arrive on campus and what to expect once you have made NYU Shanghai your home. Please go through the pre-arrival checklist carefully before you embark on your journey to Shanghai.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

How can you prepare for your arrival at NYU Shanghai? Follow the links below to make sure you've got all the information you need:

Important Contact at NYU Shanghai

At NYU Shanghai we have various departments that provide support for study away students. If you have specific questions, it is often more effective to contact the office directly. Check below the list of contacts of important offices for study away/visiting students. If you don’t know who to ask, you can always reach out to

NYU Shanghai Study Away Programs (W645)


  • General inquiry
  • Semester extracurricular activities, language peer mentor, excursion, etc.

NYU Shanghai Academic Advising(W532)


  • Course registration and enrollment

Residential Education and Housing (W640)


  • Housing application, housing assignments, and housing exemption
  • Residence programming
  • Residence hall safety
  • Community standards

Student Health Center (4th floor West Building)


  • Health insurance
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Promotion Programs
  • Wellness Exchange 24/7 hotline: (021) 2059-9999

NYU Shanghai IT Services Center (N525)


  • VPN connections
  • Equipment loan

Click here to find other student services departments contact information.