Arrival Cheat Sheet

Don’t leave for New York without your Arrival Cheat Sheet! It contains helpful information about navigating the airport, getting to your housing assignment, and NYU New York contact information. Please provide a copy of this document to your family.

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Know the time difference between your hometown and (site), and discuss a communication plan with your friends and family
  • Know what to expect for meal costs in your host location (link to any helpful site/document for your site)
  • Check the exchange rate for your host country’s currency regularly
  • Purchase any necessary voltage convertors and/or adaptors.

And remember these tips from our First Time Traveler Post. (They’re actually quite good for everyone!)


How to Get Involved: LGBTQ

The New York University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center welcome all students to learn more about LGBTQ matters by offering a host of services, programs, and resources about LGBTQ services on campus and throughout New York City.  The Center helps build community by connecting NYU community members through its space in the Kimmel Center, Room 602.   There, students may come together and discuss LGBTQ issues faced on the NYU campuses or New York City.

How To Get Involved: Center for Student Life

The Center for Student Life combines programs previously offered by the Student Resource Center and the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service to provide a more holistic student experience.  The Center sponsors University-wide clubs that provide social and leadership opportunities on campus for all students ans serves as a community and information hub for groups including commuter, transfer, international, and military veteran students.  It also endows fraternities and sororities across campus, and we curate service trips and experiences around New York City and the world.

How to Get Involved: NYU Program Board

NYU Program Board is a student-run organization part of the Office of Student Activities.  Th Program Board is responsible for organizing concerts, film series, lectures, art installations, and workshops on campus.

Any student can join — there is no application process.  Students participate by actively discussing and planning events on campus in general meetings and in committee meetings.   If you are interested in participating  meetings are held in room 709 at 60 Washington Place every Monday at 7pm.  You may also e-mail

How to Get Involved: Center for Multicultural Education and Programs

The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, better known as CMEP, enhances the NYU experience by fostering a more inclusive, aware and socially just community.   The Center offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year, including InterGroup Dialogue, Leadership Programs, Zone Training, and the FOCUS Mentorship Program, to name only a few of the offerings.  If you want to learn more about diversity and social justice, then you should check out CMEP.

How to Get Involved: Class Activities Boards

This week’s featured program are the Class Activities Boards.  Class Activities Boards are a great way for NYU undergraduate students to get involved with campus life, meet other active students, plan interesting and fun events, and gain valuable leadership experience.  Each Class Activities Board provides engaging programming for the members of its class, from across all of the various schools at NYU.  All students are welcome to get involved with their Class Activities Boards; please see each Board’s web page for contact information, student officers, and meeting times.

Closer to the start of the fall semester we will ask for application to be the Abu Dhabi and Shanghai representatives to your class year’ board.  We hope there will be great interest!

Write for NYU’s Student Travel Magazine

Are you interesting in travel writing and photography? Consider submitting to Baedeker, NYU’s student travel magazine.

Baedeker, strives to connect readers with incredible people and places around the globe, as well as present stories and images from diverse and unique destinations in an appealing format, both in print and online. Baedeker publishes in print twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, showcasing student travel writing and photography from all corners of the world. As you gear up for great adventures, both in the city you’ll call home as well as other cities you’ll explore, Baedeker hopes you will capture these places in words and in photographs to share with the larger NYU community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to The Baedeker team would love to help you think about places you want to write about and photo stories you could share.