NYU Shanghai offers new students a dynamic orientation week
New students enjoy Orientation Week activities at NYU Shanghai. [Photo/Official website of NYU Shanghai]
New York University Shanghai (NYU Shanghai)'s Class of 2027 recently had an eventful first week on campus with a packed schedule during Orientation Week.
The week began with a University Welcome event where students received valuable advice and learned about the theme of the orientation. Orientation Ambassadors entertained students with dance performances and led campus tours, familiarizing them with campus.
Students also participated in the Fun Olympics, engaging in interactive games to build friendships and improve communication skills.
The First Year Dialogue program provided a safe space for students to discuss and prioritize academic and social aspects of college life.
The week also featured the Qilin Forum, where students attended various learning sessions on topics such as time management, research assistance, and setting boundaries with roommates.
At the Faculty Open House, students had the opportunity to interact with faculty and ask questions about courses and academic resources.
They also enjoyed the Qilin Fest, a summer festival with games, activities, food stalls, and student performances.
"We wanted to make everyone feel ready for a new start as we kick off the new school year. It's great to see everyone on our new campus interacting, meeting, and having fun together," said Shelly Lu, director of the Center for New Student Programs.
"My first impression here has been really remarkable," said Deniz Acar Kostem, an aspiring Computer Science major from Turkey. Kostem lives with one Chinese roommate and one American roommate who he says are helping him acclimate to his new life in Shanghai.
"They really helped me a lot through Orientation Week, and were kind enough to show me some survival apps. I can now call a taxi by myself and talk to taxi drivers. Everyone here is really friendly; it's a great community, and I can see the bond is strong here."
NYU Shanghai is China's oldest Sino-US research university and the third-oldest degree-granting campus in the NYU Global Network. Half of its students are from overseas.
New students build friendships during the Orientation Week. [Photo/Official website of NYU Shanghai]
Deniz Acar Kostem from Turkey shares his first impression of NYU Shanghai. [Photo/Official website of NYU Shanghai]