As we move into November, students will be finishing up midterm exams, while also thinking about spring registration, the upcoming holiday break, and the end of the semester. This month's edition includes information on the Thanksgiving Break, flu shots, FAFSA, study away, spring registration, graduation, housing for commuters, and more. As always, we welcome questions or topics for this newsletter.
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 23-27
The holiday break begins for students in New York on Wednesday, November 23, with University offices closing at 4pm that day. As a reminder, NYU residence halls will remain open and staffed throughout the break. NYU dining facilities will be closed during the break, although being in New York City, there will be plenty of local options for students to grab a bite to eat or shop for groceries. Residence halls will also be providing programming and opportunities for students to gather for the holiday.
It's never too early to plan ahead. Students have three major airports to choose from in the NYC area with a variety of transportation options, including taxi, car service, bus, train, and subway. For information on getting to and from local airports, click here >>
Free Flu Shots
The flu can interfere with classes, exams and winter travel plans. The best way for your student to avoid getting the flu is to GET VACCINATED! In addition to appointments through Allergy and Immunology at the Student Health Center (billed to insurance or paid out of pocket), there are two more chances (November 10 & 16) for your student to get the flu vaccine for FREE. Click here for information.
Spring Study Away
Is your student planning to study away next semester? We know that preparing to study in another city is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. The NYU Office of Global Programs has an online resource specifically for parents - the Info for Parents' page, which can assist you with your role in preparing students for study away, resources about health and wellness, suggestions for staying in touch, and site-specific admitted student blogs. Other resources include:
The registration period for the Spring 2017 semester begins on Monday, November 14. Registration for some courses can be competitive, and students typically make an effort to submit their course choices as early as possible. Students should be encouraged to contact their adviser if they have not already done so to ensure they are able to register at their scheduled date/time. Also note that students with outstanding balances may be blocked from registering and were recently notified of their status, which can also be checked on NYU's e-Suite or via NYU Albert. Read more on the process >>
Spring Housing for Commuters is Available
Living in the residence halls provides an invaluable complement to a student's academic career, allowing students to connect with people, places, and the city. Housing applications are now available for the Spring Semester via the housing portal, available through NYUHome. For more information, explore the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services website. Apply by November 18 for guaranteed housing.
NYU's optional three-week January Session gives students the opportunity to take full advantage of the month-long winter break by taking courses for major/minor credit or to explore a new academic interest. January Term offers students the chance to get ahead or catch up with their degree progress without the distractions of internships, work, club responsibilities, and the other usual demands on their time during the regular terms. Course registration for January Session is now open, and financial aid is available.
We anticipate confirming the NYU Commencement for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, because we rely on outside venues, NYU school-specific ceremonies are still waiting to confirm their time, date and location; however some schools have posted updated information on the Commencement website. To view the latest information, visit www.nyu.edu/commencement.
The FAFSA Application is now available for Summer and Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Students are encouraged to apply early. Note that the FAFSA application must be completed each year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 212-998-4444.
Fall Exam week is December 19-23 with Winter Recess beginning December 24. Now is a good time to have your student review their exam schedule to help with the scheduling of travel plans. As a reminder, residence halls will remain open through the winter break, however students who will be studying abroad in the Spring will be required to move-out of their residence hall at the end of the term. More details will be available in December.
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.