NYU Shanghai welcomes 434 students from provinces across China and some 38 countries. OA Captain Christina Bowllan ’22 leads a neighborhood tour. Fresh off the first shuttle bus from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, Nathalie Kara White Jarman ’ 23 from Costa Rica leads her new classmates to the Jinqiao residence halls. NYU Shanghai’s new Class of 2023 includes 434 students from 39 different countries. Wang Zhiyang ’23 checks in with staff and receives his new student ID and room assignment. Each new first-year student received a welcome pack with a subway card, a Class of 2023 t-shirt, and other gifts. Guan Xiaoyi ’23’s mother takes a snapshot of her daughter with Chancellor Yu Lizhong. Chancellor Yu arrived at the check-in tables to greet the first arrivals at 8 a.m., and stayed all day to welcome new students and their family members. Chancellor Yu Lizhong helps Declan Mazur ‘23 (Boston, Massachusetts) and his family with his bags. "NYU Shanghai opens the door for me to explore past and present Chinese culture, all while being surrounded by passionate, intellectual, and growing minds,” Mazur said. “I’m excited to see what’s in store for China’s future, and how that will affect all of us." Staff volunteer and NYU Shanghai alumna Meizhi Ng ’17 offers advice and wisdom to American Will Howard ‘23. Hands are full and spirits are high as upperclass Orientation Ambassadors help new students with their luggage. Andrea Gispert Tello ’20 of Mexico greets Camila Matamoros ’23 of Colombia in her native language, Spanish. The Class of 2023 will include 220 students from provinces around China and 214 students from around the world. Rosalie Grubb ’23 poses with her new friends Joe Croskey ‘23, and his roommate Chao Lecheng ’ 23. NYU Shanghai pairs Chinese students with international students as roommates, kickstarting the cross-cultural experience from Day 1. Director of Admissions Annie Lu checks in Malachi Daniel ’23 from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Assistant Dean of Students Adam Ebnit helps Arianna Lopez ’ 23 and her family, who made the transpacific journey from Phoenix, Arizona in the US. Looks like a stowaway also made it to Move-in Day!