Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation

Monday, August 26th, 2019 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019

All NYU Shanghai first-year students will be required to participate in a week-long orientation program.

Orientation week will not only prepare students for the transition to NYU Shanghai’s academic environment through discussions, seminars, guest speakers, placement examinations, language preparation, registration, and academic advisement, but also for the transition to a new living environment through fun events, games and tours with your new peer students.

During and after the orientation week, you will also have opportunities to engage with upper-class students from NYU’s campus in New York City and NYU Abu Dhabi who are studying away in Shanghai.

Details of the orientation arrangement will be provided over the summer.

A Welcome from 2018 Orientation Ambassadors!


What is an Orientation Ambassador?

An Orientation Ambassador (OA) acts as the first point of contact for new students to ensure a smooth transition to life at NYU Shanghai. By taking part in the Fall Orientation Week and the First Year Dialogue Program, Orientation Ambassadors help students adjust to the unique cultural/linguistic environment of our school. This position is open to full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors who have already been based at NYU Shanghai for at least one year before the beginning of the 2018 Fall Orientation. 

If you have any questions about what an Orientation Ambassador is, you can contact the Office of New Student Programs at