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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 resources for students, health and wellness updates, new policies and practices, information about graduation, and access to student information. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.

FALL BREAK: October 13 & 14, 2014
No classes are scheduled during the break, however University Offices will be open as usual. Also note that NYU residence halls do not close and are staffed throughout the break. Dining facilities will operate on a reduced schedule. Details about dining facilities hours of operations are available at

College is tough enough - the last thing your student needs is to get sick with the flu. Highly contagious, it can lead to fever, head and body aches, sore throat, and other symptoms. The best way for your student to avoid getting the flu, which could interfere with classes, exams and winter travel plans, is to GET VACCINATED! Click for Outreach dates and locations in New York or click for details at or global sites.

Students now have the option to provide other individuals (like parents), select access to their records available on Albert – NYU’s student information system. Select access is available for such things as class schedules, grades, contact information, emergency contacts, and financial aid. Read more >>

ACADEMIC RESOURCES - Tutoring, Writing, and Support
As students settle into their classes, 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.

During the month of October, students will begin making appointments to meet with their advisor 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

Registration is now open for parents of new freshmen and transfer students. For details on the day's events, and to help us gauge attendance, please register by November 2nd via the Parents Day website.

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

NYU Commencement has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. For more information about Commencement, as well as Individual school ceremonies, visit

Just as college is a life adjustment for students, it can also be an adjustment for parents. For many, it's difficult to let go and watch your student move into the next phase of their life. If you're looking for advice or guidance about your transition, as well as your student's journey through college, take a look at the list of books on the Parent Resources website written by parents and university professionals.

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>>

Action Zone Bystander Intervention Training
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. Through Action Zone training, your student has the opportunity to learn to be an ally in challenging circumstances and help create a safer, more connected NYU. This semester, open training will be held on October 24th. Students can find out more and register >>

Thanksgiving Break is November 27-30; Fall Exams are December 15-19 with Winter Recess beginning December 20th. Now's a good time to have your student review their exam schedule to help with scheduling of travel plans. Note that residence halls remain open through all breaks.


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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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