The Fall weather is settling in, and the city is bouncing between warm days and cool nights. As we move into the second month of the semester, many students will start preparing for mid-term exams, papers, and projects. Topics for this month's newsletter include preparing for Fall Break, Parents Day, flu season, the Academic Resource Center, advisement and registration, and thinking forward about January Session and graduation. We also include some helpful publications for our new parents to help with your adjustment to your student's new life as a college student. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.
ACADEMIC RESOURCES - Tutoring, Writing, and Support
As students settle into their classes, some may be struggling to meet their academic goals or are experiencing stress over their course load. This is especially true for first-year students who can 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.
FALL BREAK: October 14 & 15, 2013
Although students have a break from their classes, University Offices will remain open. Residence halls do not close and are staffed during the break. Dining facilities will operate on a reduced schedule. Details about dining facilities hours of operations are available at www.nyu.edu/dining.
PARENTS DAY: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Just a reminder that Parents Day 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 your attendance by October 15th. Click here to register >>
FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS for STUDENTS
The Student Health Center is offering NYU students free seasonal flu shots at outreach events around campus. Students who cannot attend an outreach event, can always visit the Student Health Center for a flu vaccine during regular business hours. Currently scheduled outreach events are available by clicking here. Note that students will also be notified directly of upcoming dates.
LETTER TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN RESIDENCE
During the past few weeks, the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services emailed all first-year students living in residence regarding policies and expectations on the use of alcohol and other drugs. The communication is available to view by clicking here.
HEALTH PROMOTION WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Did you know that the NYU Health Promotion Office (HPO) at the Student Health Center provides a variety of free workshops, trainings, and events? Professional staff, along with trained health leaders who work with students on a variety of health issues including alcohol and drugs, stress management, smoking cessation and healthy eating. Information, referrals and confidential consultations are all available and free of charge. Visit HPO online for more information on any of these free events and for other student support programs, click here.
ADVISEMENT and REGISTRATION
During the month of October, students begin making appointments to meet with their advisor in preparation for Spring registration that begins mid-November. Information about the advisement process, as well as contacts by school or program, are available at www.nyu.edu/advisement.
NYUCard: Campus Cash
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 www.nyu.edu/nyucard.
JANUARY SESSION: January 6-24, 2014
During the month of January, an optional 3-week session is offered for students. During this time, students can take advantage of intensive study as well as have a chance to enjoy New York City during a bustling and exciting time of year. For course offerings, registration, and other information, go to www.nyu.edu/winter. Registration begins October 22nd.
NYU Commencement has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. Individual school ceremonies are still being confirmed. Please bookmark www.nyu.edu/commencement for details as they become available.
For many parents, letting go and preparing for not only your adjustment, but also your student's as they move into the next phase of life can be emotional. There are a variety of helpful books available to help you with the transition, as well as your student's, journey through college life:
- The Parents’ Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College (Borden, Burlinson and Kearns)
- Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years (Coburn)
- When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide (Barkin)
- Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years (Johnson & Schelhas-Miller)
- You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Savage)
- Bringing Home the Laundry: Effective Parenting for College and Beyond (Brody)
Did you know that each residence hall room has a telephone "land-line"? All a student needs to do is plug-in a phone -- preferably one that doesn't require electricity (in case the power goes out). This helps when a student's cellphone is off or muted, battery is dead, or just a bad signal in the room. The landline is free and a great way to call the room when you need to reach your student. More details about telephone service is available here >>
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Fall Break: Oct 14 &15 (no classes)
Parents Day: Oct 19
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 28-29
Final Exams: Dec 16-20
Winter Break: Dec 21 - Jan 2 (offices closed)
Optional January Session: Jan 6-24
Spring TermTuition 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
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