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With such a late Thanksgiving Break this year, students are hurrying through the last few days until the end of the semester and final exams. This newsletter will provide you with information that will help you and your student plan for the end of the Fall semester, as well as the beginning of the Spring semester.

Note that University Offices close on December 20, 2013 at 4pm and reopen on January 2, 2014, however the Department of Public Safety (212.998.2222) and Wellness Exchange (212.443.9999) will remain available 24/7 throughout the break.

NYU Dining Services will operate limited locations (click here for a PDF) during the Winter Break and January Session. Unused Dining Dollars from the Fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester as long as the student maintains an active meal plan. Note that students can donate up to three meal swipes and/or up to $90 in Dining Dollars to help feed hungry New Yorkers through City Harvest. Now is also a good time to review current meal plan usage in anticipation of Spring meal plans. Please note the following dates for meal plan usage, dining facilitiy openings, and changes.

  • Dec 9: First day to register, change or cancel a meal plan for Spring 2014
  • Dec 20: Last day of semester, Fall meal plans conclude at 4pm
  • Jan 6- 24: Select dining locations open Monday- Friday during January Session**
  • Jan 26: Select dining locations reopen at 4pm for Spring semester meal plans
  • Jan 27: First day of spring classes- all dining locations open
  • Feb 8: Last day to change or cancel meal plan memberships for the spring semester
  • Feb 9: First day to add Dining Dollars to meal plan membership

For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/dining or call 212-998-3030.
**(cash, credit card, Campus Cash or Spring Dining Dollars accepted during January Session)

The final exam period runs from December 16-20. Exams are scheduled by class day/time (click for schedule), however some professors may require a final paper or hold an exam on the last day of class instead. Be sure to double-check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early!

All final grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of each term, and as they are received from the instructor of the course or the academic department offering the course. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Should a student have a question about their grade, they should contact their respective professor for assistance when the University opens in January. Students may obtain a record of their grades by printing them directly from Albert (which can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet).

Students have three major airports to choose from in the NYC area, with a variety of transportation options, including taxi, bus, train, and subway. For information on getting to and from local airports, click here.

At the Wasserman Center for Career Development, we recommend a proactive approach to your student's career planning. Below are a few tips for them to follow over winter break.

  • Schedule a career counseling appointment: The Wasserman Center reopens on January 2nd. Students are encouraged to schedule virtual or in-person Career Counseling appointments.
  • Update NYU CareerNet profile: It is important that students have accurate profile information (GPA, Graduation Date, Major/Concentration). Additionally, they can subscribe to industry-specific listservs to receive weekly updates on jobs, resources, and events.
  • Apply to part-time/internship positions: NYU CareerNet has thousands of jobs posted. Students are encouraged to review and apply to positions posted through this platform. Exploring other job boards and company websites are also potential resources.
  • Draft or refine a LinkedIn profile: Increasingly, companies are utilizing LinkedIn as a recruiting tool. Students are encouraged to have a strong profile to increase their visibility to companies of interest. Students with limited professional experience are encouraged to include coursework, academic project, and student organizations within their profiles.
  • Network: This is a great time of year to schedule informational interviews. Gaining access to the NYU Mentor Network, or leveraging alumni networks are great ways to connect with professionals and gain insight into an industry, organization, or position.

All residents with approved cancellations (not returning for Spring 2014) must check out within 24 hours after their last examination, but no later than 12 noon on Friday, December 20, 2013. This includes students who will be studying away or graduating at the end of the term. For additional questions about check-out, residence hall staff contact information is available online. Click here for a listing by building.


  • Winter Recess for students runs from December 21 to January 26, unless a student is enrolled in the optional January Session, which begins on January 6.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed (including 24/7 security) during the break, although there may be restrictions on visitation policies. Other University facilities and services may operate on a limited schedule.
  • For information about winter break on campus and in the city, office hours, and other helpful details, go to the Student Resource Center's Winter Break Guide, available December 13th at www.nyu.edu/src/
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parent Helpline, will also be closed on January 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

TUITION BILL - due January 7, 2014
Student bills for the Spring semester are now available for viewing and due by January 7, 2014. Bills are viewable by logging into NYU eSuite. Parents may be invited by their student to access this information if it has not already been provided. Click here for more information. Note that staff from the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices will be available during extended hours in December and January to answer questions and provide assistance. Visit www.nyu.edu/studentlink
for extended hours information.

IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," contains information to assist the IRS and students or parents in determining eligibility to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. For the 2013 tax year, the form will be available for eligible students by January 31, 2014 via NYU eSuite. Additional details including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.





NYU StudentLink (bill pay, eSuite, deadlines, financial aid, housing, enrollment verification, and other student services.)
Campus Cash (deposits, balances)
Campus Transportation
Dining Services (meal plans, locations, hours)
Student Property Insurance
Study Away / Study Abroad
January Session

Commuter & Off Campus Students
Intramurals and Recreation

International Students & Scholars
Multicultural Education & Programs
Residential Life and Housing

Student Activities, Leadership & Service
Student Health Center
Spiritual Life
Wasserman Center for Career Development
Wellness Exchange

University Calendar
Dates and Deadlines
NYU Events Calendar

FALL 2013
Spring Term Bills Available: Dec 3
Final Exams: Dec 16-20
Winter Break: Dec 21 - Jan 1 (offices closed)

University Offices Open from break: Jan 2
Optional January Term: Jan 6-24
Spring Term Tuition Due: Jan 7
MLK Holiday: Jan 20 (offices closed)
First Day of Spring Classes: Jan 27

President's Day: Feb 17 (offices closed)
Spring Break: March 17-23
Final Exams: May 14-20
Graduation Week: May 19-23

Parent Helpline
The helpline is answered by professional staff in the Student Resource Center, and as a backup, trained student office assistants.
(click to view SRC staff)

Call: 212-998-4219 (M-F, 9am-5pm*)
Email: parents@nyu.edu
Web: www.nyu.edu/parents

*when the university is open

For emergencies throughout the year, the NYU Department of Public Safety and the Wellness Exchange, are available 24/7. Contact information is located on the back of Student IDs and below:

Public Safety:

Wellness Exchange:

212-998-1220 / www.nyu.edu/info.alert

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