October in New York is when students begin to anticipate their mid-term exams, papers and projects, as well as a day off from classes (although the University is open). This month's issue includes updates on Parents Day, academic resources, flu shots, Campus Cash, NYU News, graduation, and the opening of the new StudentLink Center. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.
The first few months for many students are a time of adjustment to a new way of studying or even the way a particular course is taught. Some students may be struggling to meet their academic goals or experiencing stress over their course load. This is especially true for first-year students who may have trouble adjusting to the more independent work-intensive environment of college level courses. If your student needs 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.
Parents Day, October 22
Registration is open to parents of new freshmen and transfer students for Alumni and Parents Day. The day includes academic and student services workshops, as well as office open houses. For details on the day's events, please visit the Parents Day website. If you plan on attending, we ask that you register by October 17 so that you have access to programs.
College is tough enough - the last thing your student needs is to get sick with the flu. Highly contagious, it can lead to fever, head and body aches, sore throat, and other symptoms. The best way for students to avoid getting the flu, which could interfere with classes, exams and winter travel plans, is to GET VACCINATED! For dates and times when your student can get a FREE flu vaccine at NYU New York, click here. For students at our global sites, please have them check with their Student Life staff.
Did you know there are numerous ways you can stay informed on what's happening at New York University? NYU is a big place, with a great many resources for students and parents. The latest communications from President Hamilton, information on campus events, or news about faculty and students, are available online -- read more.
NYU Commencement is tentatively confirmed for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the all-university ceremony, school-specific ceremonies are also offered. Look for date confirmations for Commencement and school ceremonies in November on the NYU Commencement page - www.nyu.edu/commencement.
Advisement and Registration
During the month of October, students will begin making appointments to meet with their advisor in preparation for Spring registration that starts mid-November. Information about the advisement process, as well as contacts by school or program, are available at www.nyu.edu/advisement.
Campus Cash is a debit-like program that allows students to use their NYU ID Card as a form of payment at numerous locations on and off campus. It can be used for printing, making copies, vending, purchasing food on and off campus, laundry in the residence halls, and personal supplies. Most importantly, parents can make deposits online and review spending. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nyucard.
Student Services -- Simplified!
Starting Monday, October 17, 2016, students are invited to visit the new StudentLink Center, at 383 Lafayette Street, first floor, for their Bursar (billing questions, payments), Financial Aid (FAFSA, loans), Registrar (transcripts, enrollment verification), Global Services (immigration/travel support), and Global Programs (study abroad) needs. The StudentLink Center will replace the student services operation located on the first floor of 25 West 4th Street. Learn more by visiting www.nyu.edu/studentlink.
Whether you're planning a visit for Parents Day or any other day, 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.