With such a late Thanksgiving Break this year, students are hurrying through the last few days until the end of the semester and final exams. This newsletter will provide you with information that will help you and your student plan for the end of the Fall semester, as well as the beginning of the Spring semester.
NYU Dining Services will operate limited locations (click here for a PDF) during the Winter Break and January Session. Unused Dining Dollars from the Fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester as long as the student maintains an active meal plan. Note that students can donate up to three meal swipes and/or up to $90 in Dining Dollars to help feed hungry New Yorkers through City Harvest. Now is also a good time to review current meal plan usage in anticipation of Spring meal plans. Please note the following dates for meal plan usage, dining facilitiy openings, and changes.
For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/dining or call 212-998-3030.
**(cash, credit card, Campus Cash or Spring Dining Dollars accepted during January Session)
The final exam period runs from December 16-20. Exams are scheduled by class day/time (click for schedule), however some professors may require a final paper or hold an exam on the last day of class instead. Be sure to double-check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early!
All final grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of each term, and as they are received from the instructor of the course or the academic department offering the course. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Should a student have a question about their grade, they should contact their respective professor for assistance when the University opens in January. Students may obtain a record of their grades by printing them directly from Albert (which can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet).
Students have three major airports to choose from in the NYC area, with a variety of transportation options, including taxi, bus, train, and subway. For information on getting to and from local airports, click here.
JOB SEARCH TIPS FOR STUDENTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
At the Wasserman Center for Career Development, we recommend a proactive approach to your student's career planning. Below are a few tips for them to follow over winter break.
RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-OUT
All residents with approved cancellations (not returning for Spring 2014) must check out within 24 hours after their last examination, but no later than 12 noon on Friday, December 20, 2013. This includes students who will be studying away or graduating at the end of the term. For additional questions about check-out, residence hall staff contact information is available online. Click here for a listing by building.
TUITION BILL - due January 7, 2014
Student bills for the Spring semester are now available for viewing and due by January 7, 2014. Bills are viewable by logging into NYU eSuite. Parents may be invited by their student to access this information if it has not already been provided. Click here for more information. 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 www.nyu.edu/studentlink for extended hours information.
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. For the 2013 tax year, the form will be available for eligible students by January 31, 2014 via NYU eSuite. Additional details including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.
University Offices close on December 20, 2013 at 4pm and reopen on January 2, 2014. For emergencies, the following offices will be open 24/7 through the break:
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.