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In just a few days, 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 graduation and the Wellness Exchange.

Spring Break Operations

During Spring Break (March 16-20), no classes are held, however residence halls will remain open and University offices may operate with reduced hours. Campus dining halls will also close or operate on reduced hours. (click for hours). For students staying in New York during the break, the Student Resource Center will also be communicating its online "Spring Break Guide", providing University office hours, programming, services and local activities.

Applying for 2015-16 Student Housing

The Undergraduate Housing Reapplication and Room Selection process began on March 2, 2015 and will continue through the month as follows:

  • Housing Reapplication and Payment: March 2-12, 2015
  • Room Preview: March 23- 27, 2015 (click here for videos by building)
  • Room Selection: March 30 - April 3, 2015

As a part of the reapplication process, a $1000 non-refundable/non-transferable housing reservation deposit and the online application will be due by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Students who do not meet the deadline for submitting their application and $1000 housing reservation deposit will NOT be guaranteed housing for next year. Additional questions may be directed to the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or

Graduation Announcements and Events

Graduating students will be invited to a number of celebrations in May, 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

Summer Classes and Living in NYC

Summer in NYC offers a variety of course options including three-, six-, and twelve-week sessions. 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, visit

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

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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)

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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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