Guide to Precollege Events & Activities

In case you haven’t heard, there are countless NYC-based social activities happening throughout your time at Precollege!

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A campus-wide scavenger hunt, Broadway shows, tons of museum exhibits, Yankees games, and trips to iconic NYC sites such as Governor’s Island,  the Empire State Building, and Top of the Rock will all be offered this summer. Sound cool? Don’t miss out! In order to attend these events, students will be required to submit an RSVP form for each week’s upcoming activities.

Here’s how it works:

  • Wednesday: Each Wednesday you’ll receive an email to your NYU email account (be sure to check it!) outlining the events for an upcoming week (Sunday-Saturday), including meeting times and locations and a description of the event itself on our NYU Summer16 Tumblr calendar. This email will also include a link to the RSVP form for the events. As soon as you receive that email, the RSVP form is live. Students are allowed to submit one form each, identifying which events they would like to attend. Please note: You will NOT be able to edit your form responses once the form has been submitted, so choose wisely. Each event has a limited number of spaces available, so keep in mind that you will likely not be able to attend every event that you would like to, especially if it is a ticketed event such as a show or baseball game. That said, we will do our best to make sure everyone gets to attend at least one large group ticketed event this summer.  The RSVP form will stay open until…
  • Tuesday Morning: The RSVP form will close the following Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m., meaning you have 6 full days to respond. After this point you will no longer be able to submit an RSVP for the week’s upcoming events. Once all of the RSVPs are received our team will randomly choose students to attend each event. The rosters for each event will then be sent to the PAs in Founders Hall, who lead each activity, and then…
  • Saturday Morning: By the Saturday before the events, PAs will contact students chosen to attend their events. Because there are a limited number of spots for each event, if you are chosen to attend an activity, but are no longer able to do so, please be sure to reply back to the PAs to cancel your spot! If you forgot to sign up for an event and want to attend, don’t worry! For each event there is the opportunity to “rush,” meaning you can wait at the meeting spot for the event on the day of. If a student who was chosen to attend does not show up, and there is an extra spot available, students will then be drawn in order from the rush list to attend.
  • Rinse & repeat: The process will all begin again each Wednesday throughout Precollege. Because Precollege begins on Sunday, July 3, we will be sending out the first RSVP form on Wednesday, June 22. It is very important that you check your NYU email account if you wish to RSVP for events that will take place: No late requests will be considered after the RSVP form has closed.

What if I don’t get into an event?
You can try to rush it!  Rush lists will be available at the front desk of Founders Hall one hour before any event departure time.  Then, if there any no-shows or last-minute cancellations, the PA running the event will use the rush list to fill spots.

More information about events and the RSVP process will be covered at orientation!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at up.advising@nyu.edu!

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