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Parent Resources

Hello parents! We are excited to welcome you to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering community, and look forward to interacting with you and your student. Our goal is to assist you in working with your student to navigate the resources available here at the School of Engineering and at NYU.

We encourage you to read through the information we provide below which is specific to Orientation as well as to look through the more comprehensive NYU Parents website.


Parents Welcome to the University, School of Engineering
Every year we welcome our incoming undergraduate student’s parents and guardians to Brooklyn and NYU with the New Student Parents’ Program. This event focuses on connecting parents with faculty, staff and each other, to learn more about NYU, the School of Engineering, and the resources offered.

The 2017-2018 Parents Welcome will be held on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 2pm in Pfizer Auditorium (5 Metrotech Center, 1st Floor, Brooklyn). 

NYU Parent’s Day

The NYU Parent’s Day  2017 will take place on Saturday, October 21st and begins with a morning academic program with a Welcome for all parents of new NYU Tandon students. The rest of the day includes lunch on your own and then various workshops held by the NYU Student Resource Center. The day will conclude with an all-NYU parent's reception with time in the evening free for you to spend time with your student. Please note, this event is not mandatory.

For additional information, visit NYU Parent’s Day.

Orientation Travel Information:

We strongly encourage parents to attend the Sunday, August 27th Parents' Program and then to plan on saying goodbye to your student by that evening, as students will start with a full day of Orientation at 9 am on Monday, August 28th.

Local Hotels

Please visit the NYU Visitor Information page for all your travel needs.

Airports and Public Transportation

There are a number of airports local to campus. The School of Engineering is also located within walking distance to Jay Street Metrotech (A,C,F, R), Hoyt Street (2,3), and Bourough Hall (2,3,4,5) subway stops. For specific directions to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering please refer to the Directions page.

Local Shopping

For those traveling from afar, there are a number of options for purchasing necessary items for your student. During Welcome Day, there will be shuttle service from Tandon to Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Additionally, the new City Point center is walking distance from campus and features a Target, Trader Joes, and Century 21, as well as many dining options. The Atlantic Center Mall is located at Atlantic Ave Terminal, just two stops on the 2,3 line from campus. You will find here a Target, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory, Best Buy, and a number of other stores.