Freshmen

This is a picture of students listening to an Orientation session.

NYU Shanghai is a global community where you can find people coming from more than 50 countries. Here, you will step outside of your comfort zone, and learn how to “Make the World Your Major.”  

To support you in your first year of college, the New Student Programs team under the Office of Student Life has planned and designed events, workshops, and dialogues to help you transition into this vibrant community.

The summer before you arrive at NYU Shanghai, you will be contacted by your Orientation Ambassador (OA). OAs are NYU Shanghai upperclassmen who can give you advice on finding your bearings as a student here, and help you prepare for what’s coming.

Upon arrival at NYU Shanghai, you will join your peers and Orientation Ambassador in our Orientation Week and First Year Dialogue. Designed by New Student Programs, your Orientation Week will be an introduction to the abundance of university resources at your disposal and will give you an opportunity to get to know your peers. First Year Dialogue is a safe space for you to discuss the challenges of being a new student; topics covered may include roommate relationships, culture shock, and navigating a diverse environment

We hope that you will take this opportunity to make new friends, understand different cultures, and start testing the boundaries of your comfort zone. Welcome to your new life as one of NYU Shanghai’s proud global citizens!

Getting Started

Your Orientation Ambassador 

Residence Hall and Move-In

Freshman Orientation Week

First Year Dialogue (FYD)

FAQ For Parents