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February Edition
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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.

 
 
     
 
 

Dear NYU Parents;

I hope you were able to enjoy the long break with your student. Last Spring we kicked off the year with a big snowstorm, and so far this year NYC weather has been pretty mild. In this newsletter, we remind you of how we communicate to students during inclement weather, as well as provide pertinent information regarding tax forms, study away opportunities, graduation, and the housing re-application process. We also extend a special welcome to parents of newly enrolled New York students. As always, should you have topics you would like to see in these monthly newsletters, let me know. Happy New Year -- David Vogelsang, Executive Director

Inclement Weather

Please know that in the event of inclement weather the University will notify students of closings or delays via their NYU email address and post notifications on the NYU website, Facebook and Twitter. Under extreme conditions, our Department of Public Safety will notify students via text message. Students may also call the InfoAlert Recorded Hotline at 212-998-1220 located on the back of their NYU ID. For students finding it difficult to travel when the University is open during inclement weather, they should communicate directly with their faculty and teachers if they are unable to make it to class.

Graduation and School Ceremonies

In preparation for May graduation in New York, the Senior Class Activities Board is hosting "100 Nights Before Commencement" -- a graduation information fair and celebration. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about Commencement, school-specific graduation ceremonies, photos, rings, diplomas, tickets, and other relative details. Additional graduation Information is also available at www.nyu.edu/commencement.

Study Abroad / Study Away

NYU students have an enviable opportunity to complement their degree program with an experience learning and exploring away from New York. NYU encourages students to take an academic journey led by top local scholars, artists, and professionals at NYU's facilities in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC. Students can also choose from international summer programs, or to participate in the University's international exchange program with some of the world's most prestigious universities. Parent specific information is available on the website, nyu.edu/global/parents. Applications are now being accepted with priority consideration given to students who apply by February 15th. Visit www.nyu.edu/studyaway for more details.

Life Beyond the Square

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development is pleased to share its annual report, "Life Beyond the Square," on job placement for last year's NYC graduating class. The key highlight is that 96.2% of survey respondents indicated that they were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation (Washington Square and Tandon School of Engineering). It's never too early for your student to take advantage of the various resources and staff available to assist students in their career planning and job search.

IRS Tax Forms

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. For students employed on campus, information on how your student may obtain a copy of their W2 Form are available here >>

On-Campus Housing: Looking Ahead

2017-2018 HOUSING REAPPLICATION: 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. 

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 >>

Dates and Deadlines

Looking for future dates and deadlines? Academic calendars can be found through Summer of 2018 online. Read more >>. For our international academic centers by location, click here.

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.

 
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