The first NYUAD Candidate Weekend that I attended was last November. Erin Meekhof, one of the candidates who flew in that weekend and is now a member of NYU Abu Dhabi’s inaugural class, made an eight-minute video about her experience. She does a marvelous job of capturing the sense of wonder that many of the candidates felt as they came together from near and far — and that I remember feeling that weekend as well. Watching it will give you a sense of the excitement that all of us — faculty, administrators, staff, and students — feel about the project. Those of us who are working to build the institutions want nothing more than to make sure that students like Erin graduate with the same sense of wonder and possibility that they felt when the saw NYU Abu Dhabi for the first time.