Freshman Pre-Arrival Information

On behalf of the entire NYU Shanghai team, congratulations on your acceptance to NYU Shanghai and welcome to the NYU Shanghai family! Entering college and moving into your freshman-year residence hall can be a busy and stressful time, especially when that residence hall is half a world away from home for some of you. In order to make your arrival process as smooth and stress-free as possible, it is important to be prepared. This section provides important information on how to prepare before you arrive on campus and what to expect once you have made NYU Shanghai your home. Please go through the following pre-arrival checklist carefully.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

How can you prepare for your first year at NYU Shanghai? Follow the links below to make sure you've got all the information you need:


Upcoming Mailings

After our initial welcome emails in mid May, we will be sending you a series of emails with important information on preparing for the fall. You will receive the following emails via your official NYU email address between now and August (Shanghai time):


Newsletter Content

May 15, 2017

Visa and Immigration, Activating NYU Mail & Google Apps, Flight Purchase, Move-in Day & Orientation

May 29, 2017

Get to Know Office of Student Life, Meeting 2017 Orientation Ambassadors, Class of 2021 Social Media Platform

June 12, 2017

Bill and Payment, Jinqiao Residence Hall & Housing Application, Set Up VPN, NYU ID Card & Chinese ID cards, High School Transcript Submission

June 26, 2017

Get to Know Academic Affairs, Academic Accommodations, Chinese Language Placement

July 10, 2017

Summer Reading, Orientation Group WebEx Meeting, Packing Tips, Arrival Information, Shipping, Hotel Options for Early Arrival, Knowledge on Life in Shanghai

August 7, 2017
Summer Reading Online Discussion, On-campus Job Program, Student Involvement  

August 21, 2017

2017 Convocation, First Year Dialogue, Orientation Schedule, Move-in Day Arrangement