To activate your NetID, go to the NYU Start page and follow the on-screen prompts. Once you have activated your NetID, you will be able to activate your NYUHome service, which should give you access to your NYU email, as well as other crucial services, including Albert, NYU’s registration and student records system.
Please keep in mind that all official university correspondence, both from Gallatin specifically and from NYU generally, will be directed to your NYU email address. As such, you must check your NYU email regularly: this will ensure that you are aware of and up to date on important deadlines, upcoming events, and other crucial information. We know, we know: technology is a burden as much as a blessing, and everyone should put the phone down and spend more time with friends and family. But still: make it a point to check your NYU email regularly.