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Parents e-Newsletter

Welcome new NYU Parents and welcome back Returning Parents! The NYU Parent Newsletter is a monthly online e-newsletter produced by the Student Resource Center to provide parents with important deadlines and information. This newsletter is distributed to parents of students from freshman to senior year, and serves to supplement the NYU Parents website which has numerous resources available to you and your student. Be sure to check the website regularly for calendars, contact information, and neighborhood resources. As you read through the information below, please let us know of any suggestions for future editions.

-- David Vogelsang, SRC Parent Resources

FOR PARENTS of Freshmen and Transfers

STOP, DROP, and GO – Saturday, August 29 is Move-in Day and Welcome Day!
We often get the question – What’s the day going to be like? First know that there will be over 4,000 new students moving into NYU residence halls, which makes check-in exciting and very hectic. Student and staff volunteers will be on hand to assist with unloading cars, local parking information, and a schedule of Welcome Day events (which includes programs for parents). If you happen to get lucky to park on the street, be sure not to leave your car unattended until after it is unloaded and pay attention to the parking signs. To make the process a bit smoother, remember that many items can be purchased in the city or delivered to the residence hall after your student has moved in. There will also be opportunities to do shopping at local discount stores. Visit your student’s Residence hall webpage for useful information on what to bring, staff contact information, and room/building amenities.

And of course, please help us make sure your student has submitted their photo for their NYU ID. It’s a quick and easy process, and will speed up the pick-up time in the Kimmel Center. Go to for details. Students should also have turned in required health information and immunization forms. For further assistance, please contact the Health Center at 212-443-1000.

Welcome Week and New Student Orientation
New students recently received an announcement about Welcome Week and School Orientation programs which begin on Sunday, August 30. Orientation programs are the priority for students and supplemented with Welcome Week events featuring more than 500 events throughout the week providing students with opportunities to meet other students, explore the city and NYU offices, learn about campus safety, the subway, and more! Please note that these programs are for students only.

PARENTS DAY, Saturday, October 24, 2015
Parents of new freshmen and transfer students, as well as our parents of students transitioning from abroad sites, are invited to Parents Day in October. The day begins with a morning academic program hosted by the Undergraduate School or Program in which your student attends. Registration will open mid-September. If you would like a reminder when registration opens, please visit the Parents Day page to leave your name.

FOR PARENTS of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Returning students can begin moving into the residence halls at anytime beginning Sunday, August 30, 2015. As parking regulations will be in full effect, please be sure to observe all signs before parking or unloading your car. Fall semester classes will begin before Labor Day this year, on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

To kick-off the semester, returning students are invited to take part in a number of programs, receptions and the annual-Club Fair featuring hundreds of student organizations. Students should look for a formal announcement of events later this month.


NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with a number of hotels to offer our guests year-round discounted rates for their stay while visiting New York City. To view the list and make reservations, click here.

• 9/15: Last day to add/change meal plans for Fall 2015 (students access through meal plan portal)
• 9/30: Last day to select/waive student health insurance for Fall 2015. Click for more >>.

    We understand the importance of advance planning for travel during class breaks and have provided a list of dates below. Note that residence halls remain open during all breaks. Fall break periods include:
    October 12: Fall Break -- no classes for students. University offices open.
    November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break, University closed.
    December 24: Winter Break begins (exams are December 17-23) and continues until January 24, 2016 unless students attend classes during the optional January Session (January 4-22). Classes begin for the Spring on January 25, 2016.
    Students should also check their course syllabus or consult with their professor to confirm exam schedules as some classes may finish prior to exam week. Click here for a 2015-16 calendar.

The Parent Helpline often receives calls about student attendance around religious holidays. We value the diversity of our students and their beliefs, however, New York University, as a nonsectarian institution, adheres to the general policy of including in its official calendar only certain legal holidays. It has also long been University policy that members of any religious group may, without penalty, absent themselves from classes when compliance with their religious obligations requires it. Please refer to the policy to assist your student -- read more >>.

For students looking for part-time employment (including work-study), the Wasserman Center for Career Development is a great resource for students -- providing an online job and internship database, career counseling, and career fairs. Click here for frequently asked questions about on-campus-employment.

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Classes will begin before the Labor Day Weekend next year, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For additional dates for next academic year, visit


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Emergency Communications

Be Safe

Each year 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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