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Parents e-Newsletter

This will be our final newsletter until August; however, staff will be available throughout the summer to answer questions. Please be sure to note that classes will begin before Labor Day next fall (for 2015 only).

For those parents who have been with us the past four years, congratulations on your student's graduation. A special thanks to everyone for all your questions and calls throughout the year. For our new parents who have made their way to this listing - Welcome! We look forward to hearing from you during the summer and meeting you in the fall.

Residence Hall Move-Out

In last month's newsletter we reported that students who are not graduating should plan to move-out of their campus residence within 24 hours of their last exam (exam week is May 13-19) or by 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 20, whichever comes first. As many students underestimate the time it will take to clear out their rooms, you may want to encourage your student to begin packing their belongings at least a few days in advance of moving out. NYU does not provide storage, however a listing of commonly used storage options is available by clicking here.

Note: If you are driving into the city, please be aware that unlike August Move-In Day, there is no reserved parking. You must observe all parking and standing regulations to avoid getting a ticket! Please read the signs carefully before parking. As always, we advise not leaving your car unattended as well.

Final Exams and Grades

The official exam period is May 13-19 (although School of Engineering students began on May 8).  Scheduling occurs by class meeting time, however, some professors may hold exams during regular class hours or require a final paper or take- home exam. Final grades will be posted to a student's Albert account, the online student information system, within 24 hours from which they are received from professors.

Fuel Your Finals

We want to make sure that students start the day off right with a healthy breakfast. The Health Promotion Office is running their popular Fuel Your Finals program through May 19 (weekdays). All NYU students are invited for a free breakfast of Kashi cereal, organic oatmeal, fresh fruit and more, and to pick up a tote bag of study essentials.  

Summer Health Reminders

The Student Health Center has compiled a list of commonly asked questions for students needing access to healthcare during the summer. This is especially important for students who are graduating or transitioning their healthcare. Click here for more information on summer hours, available services, student health insurance, and more.

Graduating Senior Responsibilities

By now, seniors should have reserved event tickets, ordered academic attire, and scheduled to have their portrait taken (if interested). The Commencement webpage,, has information on those topics as well as the Yankee Stadium ceremony, Grad Ally, and area hotels.

Graduating students should also make plans for other important tasks that can be easily overlooked during this busy time such as returning library books and closing Campus Cash accounts. Additional reminders include:

  • To update your permanent address information (by signing into Albert) to ensure diplomas are mailed to the correct address. Diplomas are mailed about eight weeks after the degrees have been awarded. For May graduates, that should be in late July.
  • For graduating students, preparing to transition health care needs and future insurance needs. Click for more >>
  • And of course, we hope students will join the ranks of the thousands who graduated before them as a member of the NYU Alumni Association and take advantage of the exclusive benefits offered.
While You're Here for Graduation

For parents, we know—this isn’t any ordinary trip to New York. You’re here for the Big Day. For the cap and gown (at last). For as many posed family portraits as your brand new NYU graduate, decked out in Violet, will endure. If you’re looking for more to do while you’re visiting NYC, take a look at our “Family Guide”.

Summer Employment

For students staying in New York this summer, NYU’s Phonathon still has openings! Student fundraisers are provided opportunities to build relationships with NYU alumni and parents, raise funds to support scholarships, research, and our amazing faculty. The Phonathon is a great place to strengthen communication and negotiation skills and get real life work experience. With a flexible schedule, competitive pay, and extra incentives, the NYU Phonathon is the perfect job for your student!  For more information and to access the online application, please visit

Welcome Class of 2019 Parents

As we graduate one class, we welcome a new one. Congratulations and welcome to parents of our newest class of freshmen and transfers. We invite you to visit our Next Stop NYU webpages to help you plan for arrival in August. Go to for communications, dates and deadlines throughout the summer.

Discount Hotels

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.

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Looking Ahead to Fall 2015

For parents of returning students (Sophomore to Senior), the most common question we receive is "when can students move back into the residence halls?" For next Fall, residence halls open on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Unlike the freshman year, students are not assigned a move-in time.

NOTE that 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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