Virtual Open House: NYU by Your Design

Meet NYU—at home, your way

NYU is coming to your living room via NYU by Your Design, our virtual open house. This two-day event will give you an up-close and personal look at all we have to offer. You’ll learn about our schools, hear from current students, and get acquainted with campus resources. Most importantly, your weekend will be completely tailored to you.

At our virtual open house, you’ll have a chance to create your own agenda through our event portal. That means you can hop into sessions that pique your interest with just the click of a button. But wait, there’s more. Keep reading to learn all about the different sessions and what else is in store for the weekend.

NYU Academics

School Spotlights

Selecting a major when there are over 270 areas of study to choose from can be difficult to say the least. But luckily, our School Spotlight sessions are here to help. For instance, you can learn about each of our 10 schools and hear what makes their programs unique. And at each session, representatives will share the opportunities and resources available to support students’ academic journeys.


Navigating the Common Application

Speaking of support, we know that the college application process can be pretty confusing. So in our Common App session, you can get tips from the experts. NYU admissions counselors will walk you through each section of the application and give you their best advice. In addition, they’ll cover financial aid and important deadlines. Most importantly, you’ll leave this session with everything you need to get started on the application well before the deadlines.


Life at NYU

Residential Life

This session is all about how NYU creates a home away from home for students who choose to live on campus. A representative from our housing office will walk you through our different options. What’s more, you’ll learn about support staff and resources available to residential students.

Social Justice at NYU

Are you interested in hearing how NYU students use their voice for change? If so, attend this portion of our virtual open house to learn how our students explore activism at NYU. In this session, you’ll hear from student leaders who are doing their part to create a better campus and a better world. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to join the conversation and chat in real time with our student ambassadors.

Alumni Spotlights

Have you ever wondered what life after NYU might be like? Then this is the session for you. Hear from NYU alumni across industries talk about how NYU prepared them for postgrad life. In addition, they’ll share exciting professional projects and career highlights. And each brief presentation will shed light on all the possibilities an NYU education affords you.

Virtual Tour

Our live virtual tour is the perfect way to explore campus without leaving your home. Led by student ambassadors, the virtual tour gives you the inside scoop of campus life through vivid pictures and student stories. And you can chat with ambassadors behind the scenes to get answers to your most burning campus-related questions.

Additional Resources

NYU for Parents

This is a session for the whole family! At NYU, we understand that the college journey can be very exciting. But we know it can also bring big changes for your entire family. So we want to make sure everyone is prepared. Join us in this session for a panel discussion with current NYU parents who will share their best advice on how you and your loved ones can manage the process together successfully.

Financial Aid One-on-Ones

These one-on-one sessions will occur at various times throughout the virtual open house weekend. Representatives from our Office of Financial Aid will be available to chat with you and your family. Above all, they’ll be able to answer your questions and provide guidance on the financial aid process.

Financial Education

Unlike our Office of Financial Aid, the financial education office doesn’t discuss your financial aid package. Instead, they can help you figure out how to manage your finances. What’s more, they take it a step further and share important resources to help you feel confident in making an investment in your education.


The virtual open house is a great opportunity to dive deeper into all that NYU has to offer. With the help of our event portal, you have a chance to build your own agenda for the weekend and move through each session with ease. In addition to sessions about our academics, you can learn more about student life, NYU’s global network, and even get a glimpse of the energy and vibrancy of the campus without walls.

If you’re interested in joining us, please take a moment to register here.