Dear NYU Parents -
I hope you were able to enjoy the long break with your student. The new semester has kicked off with two snowstorms and some pretty cold weather here in NYC -- great for studying! In this newsletter, we remind you of how we communicate to students during inclement weather, tax forms, study away opportunities, student health, graduation, and the housing re-application process. We also extend a special welcome to parents of newly enrolled students. Lastly, I hope you like the redesign of our newsletter, which you should find easier to read on your smart phone.
Happy New Year -- David Vogelsang, Executive Director
You should have received several communications that were shared with students during the first week of classes regarding NYU's closure due to a snowstorm. As a reminder, the University notifies students of closings or delays via their NYU email address, and posts notifications on the NYU website, Facebook, Twitter, and under extreme conditions, via text. Students may also call the InfoAlert Recorded Hotline at 212-998-1220 or Department of Public Safety at 212-998-2222 for the most up to date information (located on the back of their NYU ID). Note that if students find it difficult to travel when the University is open during inclement weather, they should communicate directly with their faculty and teachers if they are unable to make it to class.
Tax forms relative to a student's tuition or campus employment are now available. Form 1098T (tuition) is distributed by the Bursar's Office (212-998-2806). For student's employed by NYU, the W2 Form is available via the student's NYU Home account and under the Work Life tab. For additional assistance on the W2 form, contact PeopleLink.
Students needing to enroll or change meal plans have until the end of day on Saturday, February 7th. Access is available on the NYU Dining website at www.nyu.edu/dining. The website also includes information on the various meal plan options, dining locations, and upcoming events.
FLU SHOTS: Flu activity is increasing in New York City. If your student has not already received their seasonal flu vaccine, please have them call the Student Health Center at 212-443-1000 to schedule an appointment while we still have a supply of vaccine. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months, but is particularly important in those who have a history of an underlying medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes, or other conditions that put them at risk for complications from the flu. Please also remind your student about the value of frequent hand washing to prevent illness! As a reminder, anyone who may have traveled to West Africa over the break, specifically to the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, to call us at 212-443-1000 so we can provide support and assist with monitoring to keep your student and our community safe.
STRESSBUSTERS is a student-led community wellness program supervised by the Health Promotion Office and beloved by NYU students. Recruitment for new volunteers begins now and training will start in March. Learn more here, and let your student know about this opportunity to be a part of one of the most popular programs on campus.
In preparation for May graduation, the Senior Class Activities Board is hosting "100 Nights Before Commencement" -- a graduation information fair -- on February 11th. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about Commencement, school-specific graduation ceremonies, photos, rings, diplomas, tickets, and other relative information. Information is also available now at nyu.edu/commencement.
NYU students have an enviable opportunity to complement their degree program with an experience learning and exploring away from New York. NYU encourages students to take an academic journey led by top local scholars, artists, and professionals at NYU's facilities in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC. Students can also choose from international summer programs, or to participate in the University's international exchange program with some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Parent specific information is available on the website, nyu.edu/global/parents. Applications are now being accepted with priority consideration given to students who apply by February 15th. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/studyaway.
Now is the time to start thinking about Housing for next year. As a reminder, students are guaranteed University housing for their entire undergraduate academic career provided that they continue to meet all application, payment, registration, and occupancy conditions. Students are not guaranteed a specific hall or room placement. Students who fail to meet the reapplication deadline will lose their renewable status and will be eligible for housing only through a non-guaranteed, non-renewable housing application process. Students who apply and pay by the deadline are guaranteed housing and eligible to participate in the online room selection process. Dates are as follows.
The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development is pleased to share its annual report, “Life Beyond the Square,” on job placement for the NYU Class of 2014 (Washington Square and Poly). Click to read the full report.
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.