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Student Services

Office of Student Affairs & Admissions
The Office of Student Affairs & Admissions addresses the diverse interests and needs of students at the College of Dentistry; provides individual advisement and counseling to students regarding problems of a professional or personal nature; coordinates various services, activities, and programs intended to contribute to the professional and personal development of all students; and facilitates communication between students and all other segments of the College of Dentistry community. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Anthony Palatta, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions (212-998-9918 / ) whenever assistance or guidance is needed. They can both be found in the Dean's Offices on the 10th Floor of the Weissman Building.

Health Services
The University does not provide either hospital or medical service for illnesses requiring care in a hospital. If the need for such care arises, the New York University Health Center (UHC) will render every possible assistance to the student and his or her parents in making suitable arrangements. In such circumstances, adequate insurance protection will spare the individual the added burden of worry over costs and will also greatly facilitate making arrangements for care. For this reason, a Student Health Insurance Plan has been developed by the University to meet the varying needs for coverage that exist among our students and their spouses and dependent children. In addition, all students are automatically enrolled in an Emergency/Accident Insurance Plan. Further details may be found in the pamphlets describing these plans and in the New York University College of Dentistry Student Handbook.

Off-Campus Housing
The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides NYU students, faculty, and staff with non-University housing options through the Off-Campus Housing office. The office is located at 4 Washington Square Village, on the corner of Mercer and Bleecker Streets, and is open Monday through Friday. For hours of operation, please call 212-998-4620. The office maintains a database of available housing listings on line at home.nyu.edu. To access these listings, students must have an NYUHome account. Once students are logged in, click on the “research” tab and then look for the Off-Campus Housing section. For more information or to learn more about the office’s services, visit the Web site: www.nyu.edu/housing/offcampus or contact the office by telephone: 212-998-4620.

Dental Supply Store

The College of Dentistry maintains a fully equipped dental store on campus for the convenience of the students. The Dental Supply Store provides all the dental equipment required by pre- and postdoctoral students, including instrument kits, teeth, gold, and repair services. Located on the sixth floor of the K. B. Weissman Clinical Science Building, the store is open all day, Monday through Friday.

NYU Bookstores

The NYU Health Sciences Bookstore is located at 333 East 29th Street. It sells and buys new and used course textbooks and books for collateral reading. Stationery, clothing, rings, glass and ceramic giftware, with the College of Dentistry imprint, are also available. All full-time dental students are automatically extended charge account privileges at no cost. Bills must be paid within 60 days to maintain open credit. Regular store hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; telephone: 212-998-9990.

The New York University Main Bookstore, located at 18 Washington Place, stocks required and recommended course books, both new and used; a complete selection of hardcover and paperback general books; current best-sellers; children’s books and clothing; study aids; and NYU sportswear, stationery, and gifts. The main telephone number is 212-998-4667. Regular store hours are 10 a.m.-7:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Store hours are extended beginning one week prior to the start of classes and continuing through the first two weeks of classes.

The Computer Store, located at 242 Greene Street, 212-998-4672, or , offers educationally priced hardware and software. Books, CDs, film supplies, accessories, small electronics, repair services, and computing supplies are also available. At the start of each semester, students can take advantage of a no-interest computer loan for up to $3,000 with deposit, with the deferred-interest computer purchase program. Computer requirements for incoming students can be seen at NYU College of Dentistry Web site: www.nyu.edu/dental/compreq.html.

Office of Dental Informatics
The Office of Dental Informatics assists faculty and students in the application of a variety of technologies used within the academic program. These include the College of Dentistry Web site, www.nyu.edu/dental and academic Intranet (internal access only) sites, student Web sites, class E-mail lists, Personal Digital Assistants (Palm Pilots) usage, slide scanning and poster creations for faculty presentations and course and faculty evaluations. In addition, the Office of Dental Informatics provides triage/technical support and training for the VitalBookTM DVD, which contains all textbooks, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and a variety of other materials. The office is located in Schwartz Hall of Dental Sciences, Room 831; telephone: 212-998-9740; .

Center for Multicultural Education Programs
The Center for Multicultural Education Programs offers intentional and sustained educational programs and initiatives in the area of diversity and social justice. These efforts are designed to make an institutional impact in intercultural awareness and understanding with measurable outcomes. The Center collaborates with students, faculty and administrators across the university and with community partners to develop interesting and creative ways of exploring race, religion, socio-economic class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin and many other aspects of social identity.

The office, located at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Suite 806, is open Monday 9:00am-9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm and Friday from 9am. to 5pm. The main telephone number is 212-998-4343.

Students with Disabilities

The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities provides services to students with qualified disabilities within all schools and colleges of the University. Located at 240 Greene Street, 4th Floor, the center provides services to students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses, and psychiatric disorders. Student disability files presented to the center are confidential and are not part of a student’s official academic records at NYU.

In order to qualify for services and accommodations, a student must present appropriate, recent documentation of a disability and complete an intake interview with a counselor at the center. Services include the provision of sign language interpreters, readers, notetakers, and other auxiliary aids. The center works in conjunction with academic and administrative departments in providing assistance with examination accommodations, registration, and housing. Learning specialists are available to provide one-on-one assistance to eligible students under the center’s auspices. The center also sponsors programs and workshops, as well as the CHOICES career enhancement program. Limited tuition aid is available to qualified students.

Students with disabilities, supported by reasonable accommodations, must be able to function in their academic and residential environments. Supported by such accommodations, they are expected to meet the requirements and guidelines for securing and remaining in residential living space, and to adhere to University student conduct and disciplinary codes.

Students with disabilities must be able to function in as independent manner as possible and to seek appropriate assistance in a reasonable and timely manner. University resources and staff cannot be expected to meet all of a student’s needs associated with managing a disability. It is expected that students will follow appropriate health regimens, secure appropriate medical and therapeutic assistance from qualified practitioners at NYU or in the New York City area, and arrange necessary support services (i.e., transportation, individual monitoring of needs, financial assistance, personal care) that NYU does not provide.

Telephone 212-998-4980 (voice and TTY) or visit the Web site, www.nyu.edu/osl/csd, for more information.

Office for International Students and Scholars
The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) coordinates services for international students and scholars. The OISS issues certificates of eligibility for F-1 and J-1 student visas, advises on all matters pertaining to student immigration status, and serves as the University’s liaison to the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Advisers are available every day to assist students with immigration, employment, financial, personal, and cross-cultural concerns.

The OISS sponsors programs to facilitate international students’ adjustment to their new environment and to ensure continued success during their studies at New York University. Programs include a comprehensive orientation; a University-based friendship program that provides international students the opportunity to share common interests with NYU faculty, staff, alumni, and friends; trips to spots of local and regional cultural interest; cross-cultural and educational seminars; and festivals celebrating U.S. and world cultures. The office is located at 561 La Guardia Place and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; telephone: 212-998-4720; E-mail: intl.students. ; Web site: www.nyu.edu/osl/oiss/index/index.html.

Campus Safety
The safety of its students is of the utmost concern to New York University. The University has a comprehensive safety program that includes training, protection, and education. As part of the overall plan, the NYU Protection and Transportation Services Department provides a force of 220 uniformed security guards who are on duty at campus facilities and patrol 24 hours a day by foot, by bicycles, and in vehicles. Residence halls have 24-hour security or doormen. The trolley and escort van service provides safe transport to residence hall locations and off-campus University facilities.

In accordance with federal regulations, New York University annually publishes its Campus Security Report. A copy of this report is available by contacting the Office of Student Life, Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Suite 601; telephone: 212-998-4959. The report includes campus crime statistics for the previous three years and also contains institutional policies concerning campus security and crime prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual harassment.

New York University's annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NYU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, drugs and alcohol. You can obtain a copy of the current report by contacting Thomas Grace, Director of Judicial Affairs and Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (601 Kimmel Center: 212-998-4403) or Jay Zwicker, Crime Prevention Manager, Department of Public Safety (7 Washington Place: 212-998-1451) or by visiting the following website: http://www.nyu.edu/public.safety/policies/