Fall 2017
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This Parent e-Newsletter is published monthly during the academic year for parents of current NYU undergraduate students in New York by the NYU Center for Student Life.


Welcome back Returning Parents and welcome newParents! The NYU Parent Newsletter is a monthly online e-newsletter produced by the Center for Student Life to provide parents with important deadlines and information. This newsletter is distributed to parents of students from freshman to senior year, and serves to supplement the NYU Parents website which has numerous resources available to you and your student. Be sure to check the website regularly for calendars, contact information, and neighborhood resources. As you read through the information below, please let us know of any suggestions for future editions.

                                                                                              -- David Vogelsang, Executive Director

FOR PARENTS of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Unlike the first year, returning students living on campus may begin moving into the residence halls at anytime on Sunday, August 27, 2017 and into the week.  As parking regulations will be in full effect, please be sure to observe all signs before parking or unloading your car. Fall semester classes will begin after Labor Day this year, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. 

To kick-off the semester, returning students are invited to take part in a number of programs, receptions and the annual-Club Fair featuring hundreds of student organizations. Students should look for a formal announcement of events later this month.


FOR PARENTS of Freshmen and Transfers

STOP, DROP, and GO -- Sunday, August 27 is Move-in Day and Welcome Day!   
We often get the question -- What's the day going to be like? First know that there will be over 5,000 new students moving into NYU residence halls on August 27, which makes check-in exciting and very hectic.  Student and staff volunteers will be on hand to assist with unloading cars, local parking information, and a schedule of Welcome Day events (which includes programs for parents).  If you happen to get lucky to park on the street, be sure not to leave your car unattended until after it is unloaded and pay attention to the parking signs. To make the process a bit smoother, remember that many items can be purchased in the city or delivered to the residence hall after your student has moved in.  There will also be opportunities to do shopping at local discount stores.  Visit your student's Residence hall webpage for useful information on what to bring, staff contact information, and room/building amenities.

New transfer students living on campus may move-in throughout the day - no reservation time required.

And of course, please help us make sure your student has submitted their photo for their NYU ID. It's a quick and easy process, and will speed up the pick-up time in the Kimmel Center.  Go to photoid.nyu.edu for details.  Students should also have turned in required health information and immunization forms. For further assistance, please contact the Health Center at 212-443-1000.

WELCOME WEEK / ORIENTATION (Freshmen and Transfers)

New students recently received an announcement about Welcome Week and School Orientation programs which begin as early as Sunday, August 27. School Orientation programs are the priority for students and supplemented with Welcome Week events featuring more than 500 events throughout the week providing students with opportunities to meet other students, explore the city and NYU offices, learn about campus safety, the subway, and more!  Please note that these programs are for students only. 

PARENTS DAY, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Parents of new freshmen and transfer students, as well as our parents of students transitioning from abroad sites, are invited to Parents Day in October. The day begins with a morning academic program hosted by the Undergraduate School or Program in which your student attends. Registration will open mid-September. If you would like a reminder when registration opens, please visit the Parents Day page to leave your name.


NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with a number of hotels to offer our guests year-round discounted rates for their stay while visiting New York City. To view the list and make reservations, click here

As a reminder, for parents to receive a copy of tuition bills, review billing statements, and even make payments online, students must provide guest access to eSuite. Instructions to add guest access are available here. To speak with the Bursar (student accounts), call 212-998-2806.

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with SuperShuttle, provides airport shuttle service between NYU Residence Halls or the Kimmel Center from LaGuardia and JFK International airports. The service is available around major University breaks. The reservation deadline is August 17. For reservations, costs, dates for the beginning of the year, read more >>.

The NYU Bookstore is the best place to buy textbooks! Save with rental, used and digital textbooks. Price Match: Find a lower price? We'll match it!  Discounted computer hardware, software and accessories are also available at the Computer Store. Visit: www.shopnyu.com.

For students commuting from New Jersey, a 25% discount on monthly passes is available for students enrolled full-time (a NJT requirement). Purchases must be made by the 10th of the month to receive a pass for the subsequent month. The NJT portal is only visible to students entrolled full-time through their NYU Home Acount. Note: NJT is the only public transportation service that provides discounts to college students.

NYU dining halls open on Sunday, August 27 for dinner.  For hours of operation and locations, visit nyu.edu/dining.  To review, add or change a meal plan by the September 19 deadline, click here.

For students looking for part-time employment (including work-study), the Wasserman Center for Career Development is a great resource for students -- providing an online job and internship database, career counseling, and career fairs. 


  • September 5: First Day of Classes for the Fall Semester
  • September 19: Last day to add/change meal plans for Fall 2017 - (www.nyu.edu/dining)
  • September 30: Last day to select/waive student health insurance (new and returning students) for 2017-18 academic year. Read more >>.

e understand the importance of advance planning for travel during class breaks and have provided a list of dates below. Note that residence halls remain open during all breaks. Fall break periods include:

  • October 9: Fall Break -- no classes for students. University offices open.
  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break, University closed.
  • December 18-22: Final Exam period (dates may vary by student)
  • December 23: Winter Break begins and continues until January 22, 2018 unless students attend classes during the optional January Session (January 2-20).

Students should also check their course syllabus or consult with their professor to confirm exam schedules as some classes may finish prior to exam week. Click here for a 2017-18 calendar (PDF).

office  Kimmel Center, Suite 210    |     phone  212.998.4219  |     email  parents@nyu.edu   |     web  nyu.edu/parents
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