In another week, students will be off for a well deserved Spring Break -- some staying in New York or heading home, others to warm beaches, and quite a few spending their time away helping others through the dozens of Alternative Break programs offered across campus. This month's newsletter highlights NYU operations during Spring Break, information on the housing reapplication process, study abroad, summer classes and housing, and an important reminder about the NYU Wellness Exchange Hotline. The results of the Parent Communications survey are also included.
SPRING BREAK OPERATIONS
Classes are not in session during Spring Break (March 17-21), but the University and its residence halls will remain open. Certain offices and services will have reduced hours, and most dining halls will be closed (click for hours). The Student Resource Center will be communicating its online "Spring Break Guide" that lists University office hours, programming, services and things to do in NYC for students staying in town during the break.
APPLYING FOR 2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING
The Undergraduate Housing Reapplication and Room Selection process began with Phase 1 on March 3, 2014. Phase 2 begins on March 31, 2014. Click below for information and directions on each phase of the process:
As a part of Phase 1, a $1000 non-refundable/non-transferable housing reservation deposit and the online application will be due by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Students who do not meet the deadline for submitting their application and $1000 housing reservation deposit will NOT be guaranteed housing for next year. NOTE: Hayden Hall will be closing for the 2014-2015 academic year due to renovations. Because of this, students who do not have a housing guarantee for next year, will not likely be extended a housing offer.
For more information about the reapplication process, click here. Additional questions may be directed to the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or by email to email@example.com.
If your student is preparing to study abroad during the Fall 2014 semester, you may be feeling a combination of excitement and nervousness. The Parents' Page of the Study Abroad website provides site-specific information to help prepare you and your student for their trip away.
For students who haven't yet made a decision, it's not too late to consider studying abroad. Online applications are still available up until the March 15th, 2014 deadline and are being accepted for all NYU programs: Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Washington DC.
CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2014
In February, graduating seniors were invited to “100 Nights Before Commencement”, a graduation information fair hosted by the Senior Class Activities Board. For students who were unable to attend this event, related information is available on the NYU Commencement site listed below. Graduating students are invited to a number of celebrations during their last semester, including their school-specific ceremony, an outdoor celebration entitled "Grad Alley", and the All-University Commencement at Yankee stadium.
For those students who graduated last summer or this past December, information will be mailed to their permanent address on record. Additional details will also be sent to their NYU email address. For more on graduation related activities, visit www.nyu.edu/commencement.
A wide range of classes (including more than 20 programs abroad) are offered from May to August for students who want to fulfill degree requirements, explore new areas of interest, or accelerate their degree program. For more information on locations, dates, courses, and fees, go to www.nyu.edu/summer.
Summer Housing is also available for students taking classes, and limited housing is available for students who are staying in New York, but not enrolling in classes. For more information on the application process, rates, and facilities, please go to www.nyu.edu/summer/housing.
NYU in the NEWS
This month’s 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA recognized 12 NYU alumni from across the University who received a total of 14 nominations. Read more about the winners and nominees by clicking here.
WELLNESS EXCHANGE - 24 Hour Hotline
The Wellness Exchange is a student's key to accessing the University's extensive health and mental health resources. A private hotline (212-443-9999) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, connecting students (and parents) with professionals who can help address day-to-day challenges, as well as other health-related concerns. These issues might include: medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The hotline is also available if students just need to talk or want to call about a friend.
CALL: 212-443-9999 (the number is on the back of every student's NYU ID)
Take a look at the results of our recent survey about Parent Communications by clicking here.
NYU is committed to maintaining the safety of our community. This Fall, the University launched the "Be Safe" campaign to help students maximize their safety where they live, study, work, and travel, and allowing them to take an active role by being informed, prepared, and aware.
The safety of our students is a top priority for NYU. Details on how the University communicates during emergencies are available on the NYU Public Safety Website. Other important emergency communication resources are available below as well.