Orientation Activities

Students at orientation

Note: The following information only applies to the incoming fall cohort. If you are a spring admitted student, please find your orientation information here: In-Person Students or Online Students 


The GPH Office of Student Affairs (OSA) welcomes you to NYU School of Global Public Health!

We are very proud to count you as a member of our community. We look forward to meeting you and working together over the next few years. Our office is dedicated to working with you as you progress through your studies. 

Our orientation event is when we formally welcome new students to our community.

We designed our series of activities and resources to best prepare you for the beginning of your first term at GPH and to get the best possible start to your graduate degree journey.

This is why it is important for you to attend your specific orientation for incoming graduate students (MA, MS, MPH, PhD, DrPH).

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE: International Students are required to attend both their specific orientation and the orientation for international students.

 


Orientation for In-Person Students (MPH, MS, MA)

The Orientation for in-person students is an important experience for all first-year in-person students, regardless of academic affiliation. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus resources and make connections with current students, faculty, and staff before beginning classes.

Fall Orientation 2023 will be held on 

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 

at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012)

→ Check-in: 9:00 AM

→ Room Location: Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE: Students must have an NYUCard in order to request services to gain entry into the libraries, Palladium Sports Centers, and all other University buildings. For more information see here

Morning Activities:

The first portion of orientation is designed to build our community through team-building activities and workshops. This allows you to learn more about your future colleagues, working on interdisciplinary teams, and the resources provided to support you throughout. 

Afternoon Activities:

The second portion of orientation is designed for you to meet with your academic departments and learn more about your concentration and specific degree requirements.

  • Bioethics (MA) | Room 905/907 - 9th Floor

  • Biostatistics (MPH & MS) | Rosenthal Pavilion - 10th Floor

  • Epidemiology (MPH & MS) | Room 405/406 - 4th Floor

  • Global Health & Environmental Public Health Sciences (MPH) | Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (E&L) - 4th Floor

  • Public Health Policy and Management (MPH)| Room 914 Silver - 9th Floor

  • Public Health Nutrition (MPH) | Room 803 - 8th Floor

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences & Community Health Science and Practice (MPH) | Room 802 - 8th Floor

Evening Activities:

School Welcome & Reception - Following the department/program meetings, you are invited to the evening Dean's Welcome Reception at The Lighthouse Pier 61 - 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011.

Campus Tours

In addition, on Thursday, August 31st, 2023 our dedicated team of Student Onboarding Ambassadors will serve as your personal guide, share their experiences, and help acclimate you to NYU GPH.

Registration Link for a Campus Tour is HERE!

GPH Orientation


Orientation for Online Students (MPH)Orientation for fully online MPH students will consist of a live meeting with your departmental chair and receiving an overview of what your academic GPH journey will look like. 

Below please register for your department's meeting time:

  • MPH, Global Health | Thursday, August 24th at 11 AM | Register Here
  • MPH, Public Health Nutrition | Thursday, August 24th at 1 PM | Register Here
  • MPH, Community Health Science and PracticeThursday, August 24th at 11 AM | Register Here

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to gph.incomingstudents@nyu.edu.


Orientation for International Students

International Student Orientation is intended for all F-1 and J-1 international students beginning their first semester in an NYU program within the United States. The Office of Global Services provides International Student Orientation in two parts. 

Both parts of the orientation are required for all new international students in F-1 or J-1 status at NYU. 

We recommend that you have your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 record (if you're currently inside the United States) with you when you attend these sessions. We won't collect them, but we will discuss each of these documents, and you'll find it useful to have them in hand as we go through the session.

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE: International Students are required to attend also their specific orientation:

Part 1: US Immigration Requirements Training

The US Immigration Requirements Training is a self-paced online module that can be completed at a time most convenient to you. Ideally, you should complete this training before you arrive at NYU. While going through the training it's helpful to also have our Orientation Index at the ready. In both the US Immigration Requirements Training and the International Student Meeting we'll refer to the index often as a resource for much of what's covered in orientation. You may also want to bookmark the Orientation Index for future reference. 

The US Immigration Requirements Training should take around one hour to complete. If you can't finish the entire training in one sitting, your place will be saved. To access the training, you'll need to know your NYU netid and password.

Immigration Requirements Training

Part 2: GPH International Student Workshop

In this meeting you will meet other students and discuss topics like the basics of keeping your immigration status in the US valid as an F-1 or J-1 international student, employment options in the US, cultural adjustments and coping skills, US classroom culture, safety and security.

This meeting will give you plenty of chances to connect with other students and review important concepts, both new and already reviewed in the online training.

This meeting best serves students who will be physically present in New York for the next upcoming semester.

You only need to attend one session:

Additionally, you must register with an NYU email address and must be logged in your NYU account prior to registering.  


Orientation for PhD Students 

The Office of Doctoral Programs is actively working on your orientation.

The orientation for PhD students will be held on Thursday, August 31st at (Location & Time TBD). 

Additional details, including the time and agenda, will be posted on this website closer to the date. 

Doctoral students are always invited and welcomed to attend the GPH In-Person Student Orientation. Specifically, the first half of the day will be helpful for you as a new NYU student!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to gph.doctoral@nyu.edu.


Orientation for DrPH StudentsThe Office of Doctoral Programs is actively working on your orientation.

The orientation for DrPH students will be held on Thursday, August 31st (Location & Time TBD). 

Additional details, including the time and agenda, will be posted on this website closer to the date. 

DrPH Students are always invited and welcomed to attend the GPH In-Person Student Orientation. Specifically, the first half of the day will be helpful for you as a new NYU student! 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to gph.drphprogram@nyu.edu


Certificate Students

Certificate programs do not have a live orientation activity.

You will receive all the information you need to complete your onboarding process, and have an opportunity to meet your advisor.

If you have any questions please reach out directly to your point of contact for the certificate that you are enrolled in. You can find this information our webpage NYU GPH | Certificate Programs.


 

Do you have questions or concerns? Contact us!