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It's hard to believe that we are approaching the last few days of the 2013-14 academic year. This will be our final newsletter until August; however, staff will be available throughout the summer to answer questions.

For those parents who have been with us the past four years, congratulations on your student's graduation. A special thanks to everyone for all your questions and calls throughout the year. For our new parents who have made their way to this listing - Welcome! We look forward to hearing from you during the summer and meeting you in the fall.

In last month's newsletter we reported that students received notification about preparing for residence hall check-out. Students who are not graduating are expected to be out of their room within 24 hours after their last exam. As many students underestimate the time it will take to clear out their rooms, you may want to encourage your student to begin packing their belongings at least a few days in advance of moving out. NYU does not provide storage, however a listing of commonly used storage options is available by clicking here.

Note: If you are driving in, please be aware that unlike August Move-In Day, there is no reserved parking. You must observe all parking and standing regulations to avoid getting a ticket! Please read the signs carefully before parking. As always, we advise not leaving your car unattended as well.

Applications are still being accepted for 2014 summer housing starting at less than $200 per week for enrolled summer students. For more information please visit

The last day of spring classes will take place on Monday, May 12, followed by a reading day. The official exam period is May 14-20. Specific class exam dates and times are available by clicking here. Exam times are scheduled by class meeting time, however, some professors may hold exams during regular class hours or require a final paper or take home exam. Final grades will be posted to Albert, the online student information system, as soon as they are received from professors. Students may also print a copy of their grades directly from Albert.

By now, seniors should have reserved ceremony tickets, ordered academic attire and scheduled to have their portrait taken (if interested). The Commencement webpage,, has information on those topics as well as the Yankee Stadium ceremony, Grad Ally, and area hotels. For details on individual school ceremonies, click here.

Graduating students should also make plans for other important tasks that can be easily overlooked during this busy time such as returning library books and closing Campus Cash accounts. Other helpful reminders include:

  • Updating permanent address information (by signing into Albert) to ensure diplomas are mailed to the correct address. Diplomas are mailed about eight weeks after the degrees have been awarded. For May graduates, that should be in late July.
  • Transitioning student health care needs from the NYU Student Health Center (if necessary), insurance options post graduation, and other health care information is available from the Student Health Center's website. Click for more.
  • And of course, we hope students will join the ranks of the thousands who graduated before them as a member of the NYU Alumni Association and take advantage of the exclusive benefits offered.

When your returning student signs-up early for next Fall's meal plan they will receive free bonus Dining Dollars. Students must sign-up for a meal plan by May 16; the meal plan charge will be billed to the student's bursar account in August. More details are available on the NYU Dining website - click for more details.

For parents of returning students (Sophomore to Senior), the most common question we receive is "when can students move back into the residence halls?" For next Fall, residence halls open on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Unlike the freshman year, students are not assigned a move-in time. However, unless a student is working on campus, volunteering for events such as Welcome Week, helping out on Move-In Day, or starting an internship, move-in can occur at anytime. Classes do not begin until Tuesday, September 2; so many students choose to move in closer to the Labor Day weekend.

Affinia Hotel Residents: Check-in will not be available until Sunday, August 31, 2014. Earlier check-in is not possible. Also, Affinia residents will be required to move-out of their hotel assignment no later than December 20, 2014. The University will provide appropriate accommodations for those students continuing their Fall 2014 housing assignment through Spring 2015. For questions, contact Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600.

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A big NYU welcome to the parents of the Class of 2018 and new transfers. To help avoid confusion with information in this newsletter and to help you prepare for your student's arrival in August, please visit the Next Stop NYU website which provides important dates, deadlines and a month-by-month outline of communications throughout the summer.


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