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Students are just days away from the end of the semester in New York and will be soon hiding out in the library or lounges busily finishing up papers, projects, and studying for exams. This month's newsletter provides helpful information in preparation for the end of the semester, including University Operations during the Winter Break, a reminder about "Being Safe" , graduation, and other important dates.

Final Exams and Grades

The final exam period for students in New York runs from December 17-23. Exams are scheduled by class day and time. Be sure to check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early! For Global Site calendars, please click here.

Grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of the term and as they are received from the instructor. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Your student should direct any questions regarding final grades to their respective professor when the University opens in January. As a reminder, your student may grant you guest access through Albert Mobile to view grades and other information.

Fuel Your Finals Program

During the finals crunch time, remind your student to take time to relax, take breaks, get rest and eat well. The Health Promotion office will give out study kits and host their popular Fuel Your Finals breakfasts from December 15 through the 22. All details are here.

University Operations During Winter Break

  • The following information is for New York. For Global Academic Center calendars, please click here.
  • Winter Recess for students runs from December 24 to January 24, unless a student is enrolled in the optional January Session, which runs January 4-22.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed (including 24/7 security) during the break, although there may be restrictions on visitation policies.
  • Other University facilities and services may operate on a limited schedule. For information about winter break on campus and in the city, office hours, dining locations, and other helpful details, visit the Student Resource Center's Winter Break Guide >>.
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parent Helpline, will also be closed on January 18 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
  • Spring 2016 classes begin Monday, January 25.

On-Campus Housing: Looking Ahead

For residents who are not continuing their studies in NYC for the Spring term (or graduating), they are required to check-out at the end of the Fall term within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by Noon on Wednesday, December 23, whichever comes first.  Check-out information is available at all Residence Hall Resource Centers.

For those residents who will continue their enrollment in NYC for the Spring 2016 semester, residence halls remain open and available throughout the winter break (no move-out required). For new students in residence, Spring 2016 check-in will begin at 9:00am on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

It's never too early to start planning ahead for on-campus housing.  The re-application process for the 2016-2017 (next academic year) begins on March 7, 2016 with the on-line application and $1,000 reservation payment due by March 23, 2016. Save the dates!

Spring Tuition Bill: Due January 6, 2016

Statements for the Spring tuition bill are now available by logging into NYU eSuite. Parents may be invited by their student as an "Authorized User" -- click here. Note that staff from the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices will be available during extended hours in December and January to answer questions and provide assistance. Visit for extended Winter Break hours.

Be Safe

In the wake of recent tragedies involving guns, please know that the NYU Department of Public Safety recently communicated to students requesting that they review information that will assist them in the unlikely event that such an event occurs on campus. Information about this emergency situation and others can be found at

Graduation and School Ceremonies

NYU School graduation ceremony dates, times, and locations are finally available! From the Commencement page, go to and click on the "School Ceremonies" section.

IRS Form 1098-T

IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," contains information to assist the IRS and students or parents in determining eligibility to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. The form is available for eligible students annually by January 31 via NYU eSuite. Additional details including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.

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Be Safe

Throughout the semester we communicate to students about preparedness during inclement weather, campus emergencies, or other important safety information, both in New York and our away sites. We ask that you help us reinforce this information with your student. Visit to review safety and preparedness at NYU and note the important offices below.
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For both emergency and non-emergency situations, assistance is available through the Department of Public Safety Command Center, 24 hours, seven days a week. Be sure to add 212.998.2222 to your contact list.

Also note that the Wellness Exchange has professional counselors available 24/7 to assist students who are in crisis or just need to talk. Counselors are also a great resource for parents if you need some advice on helping your student. Call 212-443-9999.

Both numbers are located on the back of all student ID cards.

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