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Incoming Students

Welcome to Tisch!  We are excited to have you with us and want to provide you with information to help make the start of your journey to Tisch and NYU as seamless as possible!

Tisch Information

How to Register for Classes

Everything you need to know to register for the fall is contained in your departmental registration handbook, which you can download using a link on the left side of this page. The new student registration handbooks contain detailed information about registration, degree requirements, courses, and more. If you have questions, contact your department or the Tisch Office of Student Affairs at 212-998-1900.

Tisch New Student Orientation

During Orientation you will have opportunities to meet new students and faculty as well as attend workshops, presentations, and socials that will help you acclimate to Tisch and and NYU. Information for the fall 2017 orientation will be updated after May 1.  For now, please visit the link below for information regarding the 2016 orientation.  

Please also visit Next Stop NYU for important dates and information.

Learn more about New Student Orientation here.

NYU Resources and Services

Next Stop NYU

Find important deadlines, links and resources to help you get ready for NYU through our Next Stop NYU resource page

NYU Welcome Week

Our 'Welcome' programs occur at the start of both the fall and spring semesters and are intended for new first year and transfer students, as well as students visiting NYU Washington Square.

Move-In

Upon arrival in the fall semester, students will check-in at their specific residence hall's Resource Center. Residential Life and Housing Services staff will be available to greet students and provide them with important check-in materials including keys, room inventory reports, area attractions, along with residence hall policies, procedures and amenities.

  • When will I receive my housing assignment? 

Students will receive "Move-In Day" instructions with parking information, tips on what to bring and arrival times with their room assignment.  Information about roommates will be included in the housing notification which is communicated via email in July. Students will also receive a move-in appointment time and contact information of their roommate(s).

  • What is move-in day like?  

Approximately 4000 new students will be moving into NYU residence halls on the same day, which makes check-in exciting and very hectic.  Students will receive a move-in time with their housing assignment, so keeping with the assigned time helps to make the process smoother for everyone.  Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading cars, parking directions, and carts.  To make the process a bit smoother, remember that many items can be purchased in the city or delivered to the residence hall after the student has moved in.  Visit the NYU Welcome Day page for information on the specific activities that compliment Move-In Day.