First Year

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Making a College List, First-Generation Student Edition

A first-generation student provides tips on how they stayed organized during the college application process, from making a college list to tracking aid.

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5 Senior Words of Advice to Live By Your First Year

Worried about college in New York City? Read these words of senior advice to make your first-year experience at NYU less stressful and more memorable.

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The Unofficial NYU Bucket List: As Told by a Senior

Want to know some of the quintessential things every NYU student should do before graduating? Check out this NYU bucket list inspired by a current student.

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5 Must-Take Photo Ops For Your First Year at NYU

Take advantage of these five must-take photo opporuntities in New York City, on campus and beyond, during your first year at NYU.

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Choosing a College When You Can’t Make It to Campus

The world has changed and the process of choosing a college has too! Here are some tips and tricks for making a decision when you canʼt make it to campus.

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10 Things I Wish I Knew as an NYU First Year

Tackle the city as an NYU first year with these helpful tips!

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How NYU Students Can Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

Want to know which businesses you can support during these challenging times? We've got you covered.

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Tips & Tricks for Conquering NYC

Moving to NYC can be overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. Once you find your go-to spots and conquer the subway, you'll be a true New Yorker in no time!

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Living in NYC: Guide to First Year Residence Halls

Excited to call NYU home? Check this out to get more details about some of our first-year residence halls and where you may be staying when you arrive on campus.