Fall in New York is a wonderful time of the year as the foliage begins to turn and the weather becomes cooler. October is also the season for mid-term exams, papers and projects, as well as the first student break of the semester. This month's issue includes academic resources, Parents Day, reminders on a NYU policies and practices, graduation update, Campus Cash, NYU News, and emergency preparedness. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.
As students begin to prepare for midterm exams, some may be struggling to meet their academic goals or experiencing stress over their course load. This is especially true for first-year students who may have trouble adjusting to the more independent work-intensive environment of college level courses. If your student needs assistance, NYU's Academic Resource Center is a "one-stop shop" for academic support and home to the University Learning Center, which offers workshops, group review sessions, and free tutoring. Additionally, students can work closely with a professional writing consultant on any piece of writing (except for exams) at The Writing Center, or meet with a Reference Librarian to develop a research strategy for term papers.
Registration is open for Alumni and Parents Day. The day includes academic and student services workshops for parents of new freshmen and transfer students. For details on the day's events, please visit the Parents Day website. If you plan on attending, we ask that you register by October 20.
Did you know there are numerous ways you can stay informed on what's happening at New York University? NYU is a big place, with a great many resources for students and parents. For the latest emails from the President Sexton, information on campus events, or news about faculty and students, there are numerous online publications available -- read more >>
NYU Commencement has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the all-university ceremony, school-specific ceremonies are also offered. Look for updates to school ceremonies in November on the NYU Commencement page, www.nyu.edu/commencement.
During the month of October, students will begin making appointments to meet with their adviser in preparation for Spring registration that starts mid-November. Information about the advisement process, as well as contacts by school or program, are available at www.nyu.edu/advisement.
Campus Cash is a debit-like program that allows students to use their NYU ID Card as a form of payment at numerous locations on and off campus. It can be used for printing, making copies, vending, purchasing food on and off campus, laundry in the residence halls, and personal supplies. Most importantly, parents can make deposits online and review spending. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nyucard.
Earlier this month the New York area faced the possibility of being hit by Hurricane Joaquin. During situations such as this, know that NYU communicates with students as details develop and are provided by NYC emergency management officials. Students were emailed about being prepared in the event of a storm, and reminded of the various ways in which they could find the latest updates. NYU communicates to students via email, the Info Alert page on the web, text messaging, class and hall announcements, and social media. Phone numbers are also located on the back of their NYU ID. As always, we ask that you help us reinforce this information with your student. Visit www.nyu.edu/besafe to review safety and preparedness at NYU.
New York University is committed to maintaining a safe learning and working environment. Given this commitment, we take sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking seriously and have zero tolerance for them. We recently communicated to students about a new policy, updated procedures, and enhanced trainings. Read more>>
Research shows that many sexual assaults, alcohol and other health-related incidents involve bystanders -- people who see a situation unfolding and want to act but don't. NYU has a Bystander Intervention training to empower our community to look out for one another. NYU students are leading the way toward a safe and caring campus community where we all look out for each other, and Action Zone sessions teach essential skills toward this end. Additional details and registration are available here.
With changes to this year's academic calendar, students will gain an extra day during the Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29. Note that University Offices will be open on Wednesday and residence halls do not close through the break. Details about dining facilities hours of operations will be available next month at www.nyu.edu/dining. Discount Hotels
Whether you're planning a visit for Parents Day or any other day, NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with a number of hotels to offer our guests year-round special, discounted rates for their stay while visiting New York City. To view the list and make reservations, click here.
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 www.nyu.edu/besafe to review safety and preparedness at NYU and note the important offices below.
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.