Welcome to Yeshiva University

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation:

Tuesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 25th



Yeshiva University ID Card:

To expedite your check-in, we offer you the chance to email a photo of yourself to be used to prepare your YUCard in advance of your arrival.  This will allow you to pick up your new YUCard without waiting on the ID picture line.  Your YUCard is used to gain access to all YU buildings and YU shuttles, serves as your cafeteria card for on and off campus purchases, and serves as your library card. If you choose not to do this, YU Security will take pictures and prepare YUCards on campus during Orientation.  

If would like to send a picture in advance, please follow these instructions:

  • Picture should be a front facing picture of you alone and should be taken from the chest up.  
  • No hats, bandanas or dark sunglasses.
  • The picture should be taken in front of a solid color background.
  • Smiling is encouraged.
  • Please send your JPEG formatted picture (most smart phones send JPEG) to yucardpix@yu.edu Be sure to include your legal name, your YU ID number (800XXXXXX), and the school you are enrolled in (Stern College for Women, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva College, or Katz School) 
  • When you arrive to campus, you will need to present a driver’s license or other photo identification to retrieve your YU ID card.


NYS law requires all students to have submitted their immunization history (Measles, mumps and rubella, MMR) to the health office. The health form and additional information can be found at: https://www.yu.edu/student-life/health-wellness/temp

Student Health Insurance Requirement: 

Additionally, all YU students are required to have health insurance. As such, you may waive out of the YU medical insurance by submitting a waiver demonstrating comparable insurance coverage in NY or you may purchase the YU insurance plan. The form to waive out or to enroll immediately can be found at https://www.yu.edu/student-life/resources/health/insurance

Please take care of this asap. 

*Non-Registered Students Check-in: Tuesday, August 20th
Beren Campus (Women) 11:00am-2:00pm
            Wilf Campus (Men) 4:00pm-7:00pm
*Registered Students Check in: Wednesday, August 21st
Beren Campus (Women) 11:00am-2:00pm
            Wilf Campus (Men) 4:00pm-7:00pm
*Don’t know if you’re a registered or non-registered student?
Registered Student : If you have signed up for classes and already have your class
schedule, then you are a registered student. Anyone who made their schedule in Israel is
also a registered student.
Non-Registered Student : If you have not yet signed up for classes, then you are
not registered.

Yeshiva University Orientation has gone mobile!

Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about Orientation, including schedules, maps, and much more.

Fall Orientation 2019

Download the Orientation schedule using the Guidebook App:

1. Go to App Store on your phone

2. Search for “Guidebook”

3. Download the Guidebook app

4. Open the App

5. Go to “Find Guides”

6. Hit “Enter Passphrase”

7. Enter the passphrase: yuorientation2019

8. Hit “Download” to download the Guidebook for


Click here to learn how to access your free Office 365

QUESTIONS ABOUT ORIENTATION? Feel free to contact us anytime at answers@yu.edu or by calling our offices at the phone numbers shown below. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.
The Student Life Team
Yeshiva University, Beren Campus (Women)
215 Lexington Ave, 5th floor
Yeshiva University, Wilf Campus (Men)
106 Rubin Hall

For questions related to Housing and Residential Life, please contact:


Beren Campus (Women): berenhousing@yu.edu   646-592-4163


Wilf Campus (Men): wilfhousing@yu.edu   646-592-4215


Yeshiva University's Orientation is an interactive experience that provides essential information sessions, introduces new students to college culture and assists students in navigating the buildings, services and resources available on the Wilf and Beren Campuses.  Our energetic and talented student guides and resident advisors will be on campus to join you in sessions, share their experiences and answer any of your questions about campus life. Administrators and faculty will also be present throughout Orientation to answer questions and give advice about your educational future. Students can expect to develop a sense of community with other new students, learn their way around campus and make new friends. 

Whether you have questions about academics, registration, housing, transportation, student identification cards or financial aid, this Orientation website offers important resources to help answer your questions and assist you in your transition to Yeshiva University.


Wilf Campus                                           Beren Campus    

Student Life         Student Life  
Academic Calendar      Academic Calendar
FAQs      FAQs
Campus Map          Campus Map

After you have reviewed the Orientation website, check out the New to YU website for more University information.

Feel free to email us with any questions at answers@yu.edu. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the many members of the YU family.  As always, we're ready to help with any questions or concerns you may have.