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Parents e-Newsletter

April is a busy month filled with tons of end-of-the-year programs. It’s also the time when students begin preparing for graduation and planning their transition to summer. This month’s newsletter includes important dates and deadlines regarding graduation, meal plans, and registration for the summer and fall. You will also find residence hall move-out and storage information, career and off-campus living resources, and information on hotels should you be traveling to NYC.


Celebrating the Class of 2015

Over Spring Break, eligible students received information to help them plan for graduation. By now, students should be ordering tickets for events, ordering their cap and gown, and scheduling their photo session (optional). Important dates, deadlines, and other details are available online at www.nyu.edu/commencement:

  • Tickets for the All University Commencement are available for ordering until May 8th
  • Academic Attire must be ordered online by April 14th although some schools may have an earlier deadline due to school ceremonies.
  • School Ceremonies also require tickets and are separate events from Commencement.
  • Graduation Portrait appointments can now be scheduled, with shoots beginning May 13th.
  • Local Hotels which provide a discount to the NYU community, can be found online.
NYU Names 16th President

The Board of Trustees of New York University has appointed Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton—the University of Oxford’s senior officer, a noted chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the former Provost of Yale—as the 16th president of New York University. He will officially take up his duties in January 2016. Read more >>

Preparing for Residence Hall Move-Out

Students recently received reminder notices via email and on their room doors about planning for move-out. The policy is that residents should plan to move-out within 24 hours of their last exam (exam week is May 13-19) or by 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 20th, whichever comes first. Students should be in touch with their Residence Hall Director well in advance regarding any issues related to checking out on time. Residence Hall staff contact information is available on respective building pages.

As on-campus storage is not available, the Student Resource Center has complied a list of commonly used storage facilities, as well as storage search websites on the Neighborhood Resources page. We have compiled this listing to help you in your search, however NYU has no affiliation with any of the resources provided. Additionally, residence hall front desk (Resource Center) staff may also have suggestions.

 
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. Visit www.nyu.edu/summer.

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 www.nyu.edu/summer/housing.

 
Fall 2015 Registration

Registration for the Fall semester begins on Monday, April 20, 2015 - actual appointment date and time will vary by a student's academic standing. Now is a good time for students to check for any holds that might affect registration. Prior to registration, students should meet with their school or program's academic advisor. Additional details are available on the Undergraduate Advisement website.

Career Development

In anticipation of summer break, the Wasserman Center for Career Development wants to make sure that both you and your student are aware of the plethora of resources available throughout the year:

  • NYU CareerNet allows students to apply to thousands of jobs and internships across the globe, as well as utilize career exploration and interview prep tools. It's also their one-stop shop to sign up for career coaching appointments, seminars, and information sessions.
  • Career Coaching Sessions are available by appointment to help students develop job/internship search strategies, review resumes and cover letters, receive networking and interview tips, and practice during a mock interview.
  • Career Development Seminars are offered weekly on the following topics: Resumes and Cover
  • Letters that Work, Social Media & Networking for Your Job Search, Acing the Interview,
  • Maximizing Your Job Search, and more.
  • Employer Events & Information Sessions provide panels and interactive presentations facilitated by leading companies, organizations, and hiring professionals.
  • A Resume Book Collection is available for 2014 & 2015 graduates and includes resumes which are reviewed and collected for distribution to hundreds of employers throughout the summer and fall.

To learn more about the ways NYU supports your student to achieve career success, please view the Parents Guide to the Wasserman Center >>

Living Off Campus

A student's decision to live off campus is one that should not be taken lightly. Searching for an apartment in New York City can be challenging, and the apartment hunting process is often bewildering for even long time New Yorkers. The NYU Student Resource Center is available to answer questions and provide resources relative to the search process. Although the University does not provide actual apartments, we do have an online-list of commonly used websites for apartment searches, a housing/roommate registry, NYC market information, and referral information for housing related issues. Students are also invited to attend our Off Campus Living Fair on April 15th. Visit www.nyu.edu/offcampus-living for more information.

Meal Plans, Dining Dollars and Campus Cash

As we approach the end of the Spring semester, now is a good time for students to review their Meal, Dining Dollars and/or Campus Cash balances. Note that meals and Dining Dollars not used by the end of the semester are forfeited. Campus Cash balances will roll-over for returning students and refunds may be requested for graduating students. More details will be available in the May newsletter for the donation of extra meals to local charities. To track meals, download the Flex Meal Tracker PDF.

Move-in and Start of Classes Next Year

Because Labor Day falls much later next year, classes will start before the holiday on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Move-in Day will be Sunday, August 30, 2015 for returning students. Of special note is that students will now have the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as an additional holiday for 2015 Click for additional University calendars.

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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 www.nyu.edu/besafe to review safety and preparedness at NYU and note the important offices below.
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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

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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