March 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.

March is the countdown to Spring Break in New York where some students stay in the city (University offices remain open) while others head home, travel to warm locations, and quite a few spend their time helping others through the dozens of Alternative Break programs. This month's newsletter highlights NYU operations during Spring Break, NYU in the News, information on the housing reapplication process, summer classes and summer housing, academic resources, and graduation events.

Spring Break Operations in New York

During Spring Break (March 13-17), no classes are held, however residence halls remain open and University offices operate with reduced hours. Campus dining halls will also close or operate on reduced hours. (click for hours). For students who might be traveling, NYU offers airport shuttle service from campus locations, click here for more.

NYU in the News

The University was recently featured in a New York Time's article on how NYU is helping students graduate in less than four years - through NYU Accelerate -- to save money and start their careers sooner. Read article >>

Graduation and School Ceremonies

March and April begin much of the communications to graduating seniors about Commencement, school ceremonies, and more. The links below will provide you with specific details being shared with graduating seniors (including those who graduated last Summer and this past December):

For future reference, bookmark www.nyu.edu/commencement.

Applying for 2017-2018 Student Housing

The Undergraduate housing reapplication and room selection has begun. This two-phase process begins with reapplication and concludes in April with room selection.  Spring 2017 undergraduate residents and undergraduate students that have maintained their renewable housing status are able to participate in this process to secure housing for the next academic year. Students should review the key components of the process prior to applying. Below are some key dates and links:

  • Feb 27-March 10: Phase 1 - The online application and $1000 housing reservation payment must be received by March 10, 2017 in order to secure guaranteed housing for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • March 10: - $1000 nonrefundable/nontransferable housing reservation payment and online application is due. Eligible students who miss the deadline will lose their housing guarantee for all future terms. How to pay >>
  • March 24 - 29: - Room Preview: Learn more about your housing options by checking the online preview available on the housing portal.
  • March 30 - April 7: - Phase 2: Room Selection for students who submitted the online application and reservation payment required in Phase 1.

Please note that any eligible student who does NOT complete Phase 1 by 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 10, 2017, will forfeit their guarantee of housing and will only be eligible to apply in the future as a non-renewable applicant. Housing for non-renewable applicants will only be offered based on space availability. For additional questions, please contact Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or email housing@nyu.edu.

Summer Classes and Living in NYC

Summer in NYC offers a variety of course options including three-, six-, and twelve-week sessions. A wide range of classes (including more than 20 programs abroad) are offered from May to August for students who want to fulfill degree requirements, explore new areas of interest, or accelerate their degree program. Visit www.nyu.edu/summer.

Summer Housing is available for all students taking classes, and limited housing is available for students who are staying in New York, but not enrolling in classes. Housing is also available at our NYU Washington, DC location. For information on the application process, costs, and dates, visit nyu.edu/summer/housing. For additional questions or assistance, contact NYU Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or housing@nyu.edu.

IRS 1098-T and W2 Tax Forms

IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," is available for download 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 >>

Tutoring and Academic Resources

Student's don't have to wait until their first exam or midterms to seek academic 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.

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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