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SEPTEMBER 2013 ISSUE

NYU is back to the hustle and bustle as students settle into classes and campus life. We'd like to welcome our newest parents and welcome back our returning parents. For Move-In Day / Welcome Day this year, the Division of Student Affairs presented a "For Parents Only" program. The taped program is viewable from the Parent website if you are interested in seeing the taped presentation (or seeing it again for our newest parents!).

As a reminder, this newsletter is distributed to parents of students from freshman to senior year and we will do our best to provide as much information that is relative to everyone. As you read through the information below, please let us know of any ideas for future editions.

APPROACHING SEPTEMBER DEADLINES:

  • 14: Last Day to Change Meal Plans for Fall 2013 (students access through NYU Home)
  • 15: Priority Deadline for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to submit online applications for Spring study away at NYU's Global Academic Centers. Click for more information >>
  • 16: Course Drop / Add period ends (www.nyu.edu/studentlink)
  • 30: Last Day to Select/Waive Student Health Insurance (www.nyu.edu/shc/)

GETTING INVOLVED ON CAMPUS
Encouraging your student to join a student organization is one of the best ways to help him or her feel a sense of community and connectedness, as well as make this big place feel smaller and more intimate. Students have a variety of options at NYU to get involved. For links to the various opportunities available, click here, and be sure to have your student attend the following upcoming events:

LIVING WITH ROOMMATES
Living with a roommate can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a student's college career, often times resulting in life-long friendships. However, living with someone also has its challenges - especially for so many students who may have grown up having their own space. Personality differences and disagreements are a normal part of roommate relationships, and it is important for any of these issues to be addressed by everyone living in the room/apartment. Professional Hall Directors and student Resident Assistants are available to assist residents with situations that may arise between roommates/suitemates. Residential Life has provided a guide on their website which contains useful information in working through a conflict.
If you would like to speak with a staff member, contact information is available under the "Explore the Residence Halls" tab and then by individual hall.

PARENTS DAY: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Held annually for the parents of new Freshmen and Transfer students, Parents Day features a variety of academic and informational programs designed to introduce parents to academic and student life at NYU. It is also a great opportunity to visit with your son or daughter and explore the city. If you prefer, we also invite you to make the day your own, participating in what your schedule will allow. To help us gage attendance, please register your attendance. Registration will open on September 19, 2013, noon EST. If you would like for us to send you a reminder when registration opens, click here >>

GRADUATING SENIORS
For students graduating in May 2014, details will be announced as soon as we receive confirmation from the venue -- usually late October or early November. In the past, NYU Commencement has been held at Yankee Stadium (tentatively scheduled for May 21, 2014). Please bookmark "www.nyu.edu/commencement" as this is where confirmation will be first available. We will announce the date in subsequent newsletters. Note also that only the College of Arts and Science hosts a December ceremony (students are also invited to participate in the May Commencement). Other school ceremonies and events will also be available via the Commencement site.

PLANNING FOR BREAKS
We understand the importance of advance planning for travel during break periods. Although we are providing you with dates below, students should also check their course syllabus or consult with their professor to confirm class meetings and exam schedules. Note that residence halls remain open during all breaks. Fall break periods include:
 

  • October 14-15: Fall Break -- no classes for students. University offices open.
  • November 28 - 29: University closed. Although classes are scheduled on Wednesday, November 27, students should check with their professors to confirm if their class will be held on that day.
  • For additional dates, a more comprehensive calendar is available at www.nyu.edu/parents.

AFTER HOURS AND EMERGENCIES
NYU's Department of Public Safety is available via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist parents or students should an emergency arise after hours or on weekends. For assistance, call 212-998-2222.

Also note that the Wellness Exchange has professional counselors available 24/7 to assist students who are in crisis or just need to talk. They're also a great resource for parents if you need some advice on helping your student. Call 212-443-9999.

Both numbers are also on the back of all student ID cards.

 

 

 

 

STUDENT SERVICES
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

STUDENT AFFAIRS
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

CALENDARS
University Calendar
Dates and Deadlines
NYU Events Calendar

FALL 2013
Meal Plan Change Deadline: Sept 14
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline: Sept 30
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

Optional January Session: Jan 6-24
First Day of Spring 2014 Classes: Jan 27



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

EMERGENCY INFORMATION
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:
212-998-2222

Wellness Exchange:
212-443-9999

NYU INFO ALERT / BE SAFE:
212-998-1220 / www.nyu.edu/info.alert

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