NYU Shanghai Welcome Center is Officially Open!

Jun 1 2024

On May 27, NYU Shanghai held an opening ceremony for the new Welcome Center at the New Bund campus. This center will play a key role for the University’s outreach efforts, providing one-stop services for prospective students and their families, as well as an information platform for those in the surrounding community interested in learning more about the University.The Welcome Center is a window into NYU Shanghai’s unique campus culture, highlighting the ideals of “make the world your major” and “campus without walls.” NYU Shanghai Chancellor Tong Shijun and Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman, who were both in attendance at the opening ceremony, shared their hopes for NYU Shanghai’s development.

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Tong Shijun

"The Welcome Center is a place for NYU Shanghai to showcase itself," said Chancellor Tong. "I hope that the Welcome Center can attract an increasing number of suitable and excellent students for our University in the future. Our love for NYU Shanghai’s New Bund campus is increasing."

NYU Shanghai Vice Chancellor Lehman

Vice Chancellor Lehman spoke about the importance of what NYU Shanghai stands for. “Maybe the most significant transformation over the past year that we experienced was the emergence of our university as the symbol of optimism and hope for ongoing, constructive engagement between China and the United States,” he said. “We had our activities, mission, and architecture being celebrated. As a result, we now find ourselves as the object of curiosity. That means we need a welcome site. We need a point of contact, a point of entry, a point of tomorrow.”

NYU Shanghai staff gathered at the ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Welcome Center.

The Welcome Center will serve as the first point of contact for many visitors to NYU Shanghai. A number of promotional materials and publications are available for perusing and visitors can engage directly with admissions staff to learn more about the university. Campus tours will also be available, led by NYU Shanghai students serving as Admissions Ambassadors.

The tours will highlight the diverse array of resources available to students and show off the University’s distinctive campus culture. Smaller group tours are also available, providing visitors with personalized experiences.

Welcome Center

International prospective students must first confirm their eligibility to apply to NYU Shanghai prior to arranging a visit. Eligible prospective students can book a campus tour on the website. Virtual tours are also available for those unable to attend in person. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center via email (shanghai.welcomecenter@nyu.edu) or by phone (+86-21-2059-5580).