Parents and Families

Parents and families play an important role at NYU Abu Dhabi. Your support and partnership are essential to students’ success in and out of the classroom. Classroom learning is only a part of your student’s college experience. There are many student communities, activities, and seminars that your student will participate in through their four years culminating in Commencement.

Communication with your student is essential for a successful college experience. We encourage parents and families to reach out to their student regularly, while still providing them with the space to forge new connections and relationships with peers and advisors. Across their fours years, your student will often have many of the answers to your questions about their experience, but if you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Student Housing

All undergraduate students are provided campus accommodation by the University.

Health and Wellness

We have a wellness center on campus to assist students with their physical and mental health.

Parent Orientation

*Each year, we host an optional orientation program for parents and families of first-year students. Across your student’s time at NYUAD, you can also expect to receive periodic newsletters via email with updates about campus activities and programs. During your student’s final year, we host a series of events immediately prior to Commencement in which parents and families can come together to celebrate the success and achievements of the graduating class.
*Due to COVID-19, the parent orientation program is going virtual this year and will happen on September 5-6, 2020.  

Care Packages

Send standard care package boxes and letters to the following address:

Student name
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
PO Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The NYUAD Bookstore provides mail courier services for students.

Parent Stories

My Daughter, A Class of 2020 Graduate

“If we had not been open to the possibility of her attending NYU Abu Dhabi, she could have missed the opportunity to experience the world like she has these last four years.”