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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 Student Resource Center.


The end of the semester in New York is just a few weeks away, and students will soon be hiding in the library to finish up papers, projects, and studying for exams -- so don't worry if the phone calls are less frequent! This month's newsletter provides helpful information in preparation for the end of the semester, including University operations during the winter break.

Final Exams and Grades

The final exam period for students in New York runs from December 19-23. Exams are scheduled by class day and time. Be sure to check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early! Grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of the term and as they are received from the instructor. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Your student should direct any questions regarding final grades to their respective professor when the University opens in January. As a reminder, your student may grant you guest access through Albert Mobile to view grades and other information. For global site calendars, please click here.

Airport Shuttles

Beginning this month, the Department of Public Safety, in partnership with SuperShuttle, will be providing airport shuttle service between NYU Residence Halls or the Kimmel Center to LaGuardia and JFK International airports. The service will be available around major University breaks. For reservations, costs, dates, read more >>

Campus Dining

Now is a good time to review your student's remaining meals before the end of the term as meals do not roll over to the Spring semester, although leftover Dining Dollars will roll over from Fall to Spring. Meal plans automatically renew for the Spring, and changes may now be made through the Dining Portal on NYU Home by February 7, 2017. For additional questions, contact NYU Dining at dining.services@nyu.edu

For students who wish to donate unused meals to help feed NYC's Hungry Kids, they can do donate up to three meal swipes and $90 in Dining Dollars per day at any dining location from December 19 - 23.

During the optional January Session, Dining Services will have select locations open - visit nyu.edu/dining. Students enrolled in a spring meal plan may use their Spring Dining Dollars during Winter Session.

University Operations During Winter Break

The following information is for New York. For Global Academic Center calendars, please click here.

  • Winter Break for students runs from December 24 to January 22, unless a student is enrolled in the optional January Session, which runs January 3-20.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed (including 24/7 security) during the break.
  • Some University facilities and services may operate on a limited schedule. For information on city and campus programs, office hours, dining locations, and other helpful details, visit the Student Resource Center's Winter Break Guide available December 16. Read more >>.
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parent Helpline, will also be closed on January 16 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
  • Spring 2017 classes begin Monday, January 23.

On-Campus Housing: Looking Ahead

MOVE-OUT: For residents who are not continuing their studies in NYC for the Spring term (graduation, study away, leave of absence, etc.), room check-out is required at the end of the Fall term within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by noon on Friday, December 23, whichever comes first. Additional check-out information is available at all Residence Hall Resource Centers

WINTER BREAK: For those residents who will continue their enrollment in NYC for the Spring 2017 semester, residence halls remain open and accessible throughout the winter break (no move-out required). For new Spring 2017 students in residence, spring check-in will begin at 9:00am on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  Earlier check-in for new students is not available due to January term occupancy that ends on Saturday, January 21.

2017-2018 HOUSING REAPPLICATION: It's never too early to start planning ahead for on-campus housing. The re-application process for 2017-2018 (next academic year) begins on February 27 with the on-line application and $1,000 housing reservation payment due by March 10.  Eligible students who miss the March 10 deadline will lose their housing guarantee for all future terms.  Look for more details in the February newsletter!

Spring Tuition Bill: Due January 5, 2017

Statements for the Spring tuition bill are now available by logging into NYU eSuite. If you do not already have access, parents may be invited by their student as an "Authorized User" -- click here. Note that staff from the Bursar (212-998-2806) and Financial Aid Office (212-998-4444) will be available during extended hours in December and January to answer questions and provide assistance. Visit www.nyu.edu/studentlink for extended Winter Break hours.

University Communications

Want to know more about what's happening at NYU? Communications from President Hamilton, the University Senate, NYU News, the Alumni Magazine, and more, are available online. Read more >>


NYU's 185th All-University Commencement is now confirmed for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Yankee Stadium. Additionally, most school ceremony details are posted under the "School Ceremonies" section. Bookmark nyu.edu/commencement for future reference on dates, venues, tickets, photographs, and other graduation related details.

IRS Form 1098-T

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. The form is available for eligible students annually by January 31 via NYU eSuite. Additional details, including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.

Emergency Contacts

Throughout the year, including all University breaks, the professionals from the Department of Public Safety (212-998-2222) and the Wellness Exchange (212-443-9999) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist students. Both numbers are available on the back of all student IDs.

Discount Hotels

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

On behalf of New York University, have a happy and healthy holiday.

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