NYU’s freshmen class comes from 50 states and over 90 countries, all contributing to the diverse demographic of arguably the most international and cosmopolitan city in the world. But whether you’re from Brooklyn or Beirut, coming to NYU for the first time isn’t exactly straightforward. Thankfully, NYU has plenty of resources to help with your adjustment. Welcome to the NYU family, welcome to college, and welcome to New York!
1. Arriving from the airport. For such a global center, NYC sure doesn’t have many decent connections between the city and its airports. An hour subway ride from JFK? A $50 cab? A delayed Super Shuttle? Whew.
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge doesn’t need much of an introduction anymore. You’ve seen Facebook friends, TV celebs, movie stars, and others pour ice water over their heads to raise awareness of and encourage donations for ALS research. And, naturally, the support from the NYU community is robust — ranging from athletic teams, famous alumni, and high-level administrators. Here are a few of our faves.
NYU President John Sexton honored Tony Judt, an NYU faculty member who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease and died in 2010, while completing the challenge at the heart of NYU New York’s campus: Washington Square Park. JSex was confident that a bucket of ice would be nothing compared to his jump into the Arctic Ocean…
You can thank NYU Men’s Soccer for that previous video, since they nominated JSex! But we don’t think most University presidents would actually step up and do it…
Add this to your long list of reasons to be excited to start at NYU: Welcome Week! With more than 500 events and activities, you should have no problem finding things to do. This is your chance to acquaint yourself with New York, make new friends, and settle into your home away from home at NYU.
1. Make a fun schedule. We get it, you’re so overwhelmingly excited to be here, you don’t know where to begin planning. Thankfully, NYU Welcome Week has a Twitter account, Facebook page, an app, and yes, even a Snapchat account (NYUWelcomeWeek) to give a big picture of what’s happening every day. That should make filling out your calendar a piece of cake!
2. Go to as many events as possible. You’ll have enough time to be cooped up in your room or at the library once finals roll around. This is your chance to go out, have fun, and be adventurous! Remember, these events are jam-packed with energy and excitement, and we hope you are too!
NYU’s history has been filled with entrepreneurial spirit, and NYU start-ups get mentioned all the time in the news. This summer is no exception with these ten creative and innovative ideas from the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s Summer Launchpad… all developed by NYU students and recent alumni!
1. PeekBite. Being a student in NYC means that time is precious, and it’s not always easy to fit healthy food into a cramped schedule. PeekBite promises to deliver freshly-prepared, healthy food to you in just 10 minutes, right from your computer or mobile device. WIN.
2. HireCanvas. There are thousands of universities across the world teaching millions of students how to start successful careers. HireCanvas tracks recruitment events and career fairs you attend and companies you express interested in. In other words, one place for students to seamlessly find and apply for work opportunities. Got some competition, CareerNet?
TBH, it doesn’t matter if you’re an incoming NYU freshman or a fifth-year senior, remembering all of NYU’s acronyms can sometimes be a challenge! It’s easy to get confused about what they mean and how to pronounce them, so we broke down the basics to make you feel less like a noob.