How to Get Involved: Athletics

Starting this week we will feature different ways to can start to think about how you can get involved on the NY campus.

There are ways ways to get involved with team sports in New York at NYU: Varsity, Intramural, and Club sports.  Each category has different levels of commitment and expectations of skill levels, but if you enjoy competing on a team there will be an option for you.  To get started, explore NYU’s Athletics website and learn more about sports offerings.

Remember, NYU also has athletic facilities open to students, including the new 404 Fitness Center.


Want a Free GoPro for Your Semester Abroad?

We’re now accepting applications for the  Global GoPro Video Project. This project is all about encouraging students to document their amazing experiences abroad.  We also want your help to create authentic and engaging videos to inspire the next generation of study away students.

If you’re selected for the project you will receive a GoPro Hero 4 Silver which is yours to keep and use how you see fit, no strings attached. But to make the next great study abroad video we’re asking participants to donate footage from their semester away for our global video assistants to edit into exciting representations of the NYU study away experience. Camera recipients also have the option of editing the footage themselves and sharing the videos with Global Programs.

This is a fun opportunity for any student interested in visual storytelling and social media. Fill out the Global GoPro Video Project application today for your chance to start your semester away with a brand new GoPro camera.

Deadline:  May 4

Notification: Week of May 9

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions in Shanghai for Sophomores and Juniors

To help sophomores and juniors prepare for their time abroad in the fall 2017, students are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation hosted by the NYU Shanghai Office of Global Affairs and Office of Student Life. Students have received a separate email invitation for their designated Pre-Departure Orientation session. Please refer to the Global Week Schedule for the date and time of the session for your specific site.

Registration Update for Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) Courses

If you wish to take an ITP course this fall, the ITP Exchange site has course offerings for Fall 2017 now available.   Please follow the below instructions for enrollment as you cannot register through Albert:
Non-majors interested in obtaining enrollment permissions should go to the Tisch Course Exchange site to mark their preferences for Fall 2017 (link below). After ITP concludes its internal registration process in late April, we will begin to offer seats to non-majors starting in early May on a case-by-case basis. You will be notified of your enrollment status via email.
If you have any questions or concerns about Fall 2017 non-major registration, or using the Exchange site, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone at (212) 998-1881. For your reference, I am also attaching a guide which explains how to use the Exchange site. Thank you for your patience during this time and for your interest in taking classes at ITP.

Important Pre-Arrival Information

Here are some key points to remember as you prepare to come to New York:

  • On-site orientation on August 31 and September 1 is mandatory for students who did not study in NY Spring 2017!
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available starting August 27!
  • Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.

Preparing for Registration

Please review the following important information and resources in advance of course registration week:

  • Registering for Courses – The registering for courses page provides instructions on how to register for Study Away courses in Albert, how to find your appointment time, and answers to other registration FAQs.
  • Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools in Albert to plan your schedule. Validating your courses now can help you identify any issues with prerequisites and restrictions ahead of time and get assistance BEFORE registration begins. If you are unable to validate one of your courses email global.academics@nyu.edufor assistance. You can review registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate, add, drop, swap and more! (Some days/times, prerequisites and notes have changed since the course search went live so we recommend validating again if you have not done so recently.)
  • Academic Policies and Procedures for Study Away – This page contains important information regarding academic policies including the Attendance Policy, Language Course Requirement, Procedures for declaring pass/fail, etc
  • Course Evaluation Results – Course evaluation results for study away courses are available to students with an active netID.

Room Selection is Almost Over!

Phase 2 Room Selection ends on Friday, April 7th. If you have not done so already, please access the Housing Portal now and select your space for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Remember — if you have already selected a space but are unhappy with your selection you can submit a Post Selection Room Change Request form now through the same housing portal. This form is only available until May 15th and requests are reviewed over the summer. Please note that completing the form does not guarantee that a change will be offered as this is completely based on availability and what you include on your form. We encourage students to be as flexible as possible regarding building choices and room types when completing the form.
As a reminder, the housing space you choose is your assignment for the entire academic year. If you are not studying in New York for Spring 2018, you will receive instructions in November on how to cancel your Spring in New York housing without a fee. If you are continuing in New York, you will stay in the same space for both semesters. If your roommates are leaving for the spring there will be a process for new incoming spring students to request any vacant spaces in your room/suite.  That information will be released in November. 
As always, if you have further questions about housing in New York you may email Hasanthi Piyasena at


Registration will occur the week of April 24.  Your registration time is available in the Student Center of Albert and is set for Eastern Standard Time.  Please understand that some courses will not open to you until later in the registration period.  Please also refer to our Academics FAQs.  We also ask you to note that:

  • The majority of courses in the Stern School of Business will open to you either Friday, April 28th, or Monday, May 1st.  Please refer to this Fall 2017 – Open Access List to know when a course you may wish to take will become available.  We strongly recommend that you set up an edit swap for those courses to have the best chance of enrolling.  Students are not permitted to audit Stern courses or to take graduate-level Stern courses.
  • Advanced Honors Seminars in the College of Arts and Science are open to all students starting Friday, April 28th.
  • Some biology courses in the College of Arts and Science will not be available to study away students until one week after the start of registration.  Please refer to the notes section of the course description of Albert to check when courses will open to you.

For other courses in NYU’s undergraduate schools and programs, please remember to validate your courses to determine whether you are eligible to take a course.

Apply to be a Site Ambassador for the SSC

Are you studying abroad next semester? Are you hoping to make your time abroad even more exciting? Are you looking for leadership opportunities?

If your answer is yes, Site Ambassador is the role for you! Site Ambassadors are student liaisons at study away sites who work with the site administration to enhance the overall study away experience, while maintaining communication between the site and your home campus. Main responsibilities will include organizing programming and events, collaborating with site administrators, and providing feedback on the study away experience.

Students from all three degree-granting campuses (New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi) are eligible to apply. Interested applicants can apply before April 19th, 2017 by completing the electronic application form. Interview invitations will be extended to one to two applicants per site soon after the application deadline.

For any inquiries or concerns, please reach out to Emeka Mba-Kalu, Global Vice Chair, at


We look forward to reading your application. Good luck!