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The next two weeks will be more than the usual hustle and bustle as students prepare for the end of the term, studying for exams, and preparing for the holiday break. The following information will assist you in planning for the recess and into the Spring semester. Note that University Offices will only be closed from December 24, 2011 to January 3, 2012.

The final exam period runs from December 19-23, 2011. Exams are scheduled by class day/time (schedule), but some professors may require a final paper or hold an exam on the last day of class instead. Be sure to double-check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early!

Below is important information about NYU during the Winter Break:

  • Winter Recess for students runs from December 24 to January 22, unless a student is enrolled in the optional Winter Session, which begins on January 3.
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parents Helpline, will be closed on January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • For students graduating or studying abroad in the spring semester, but currently living in residence, they will need to move out of their residence within 24 hours of their last exam and should check with their residence hall staff about any check-out requirements.
  • Other facilities and services may operate on a limited schedule. For information about winter break on campus and in the city, office hours, and other helpful details, go to the Student Resource Center's Winter Break Guide, available at www.nyu.edu/src/.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed during the break, although there may be restrictions on visitation policies. Students should check with their residence hall staff.
  • The NYU Department of Public Safety (212.998.2222) will be available throughout the break.

Fall Meal Plans conclude December 23rd at 4pm and Spring Meal Plans begin January 22nd at 4pm.  Now is a good time to discuss if your student needs to upgrade for more meals or downgrade for fewer meals next semester.  Freshmen students will be automatically reassigned the same meal plan they held in the fall for the spring semester, unless they make a change by February 4th.  Upperclassmen and commuters are not automatically reassigned and must enroll in spring meal plan by February 4th.  For more information on meal plans, dining locations, and Holiday Hours, click here.

Students have three major airports to choose from in the NYC area, with a variety of transportation options, including taxi, bus, train, and subway. For information on getting to and from local airports, click here.

The Wasserman Center for Career Development wants to remind your student of a few things regarding his/her job or internship search during the break:

  • Because fewer candidates are looking for jobs/internships during the holidays, and a number of employers are trying to get a jump on the competition in hiring, students should take advantage of their downtime to start or continue job searching.
  • Employers may have more free time in their schedules to offer informational interviews, which can lead not only to helpful advice and input, but also to possible job leads and opportunities.
  • Continue using NYU CareerNet throughout the break and use this time to update CareerNet profile and resume information such as changes in major, GPA, or experience.

Holiday Office Hours: The Wasserman Center will reopen at 9am on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  Students are encouraged to visit the office, attend a seminar, or schedule an appointment with a career counselor before classes resume.  For additional details about services and events, please visit www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment.

All Final Grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of each term, and as they are received from the instructor of the course or the academic department offering the course. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Should a student have a question about their grade, they should contact their respective professor for assistance when the University opens in January.

Students may obtain a record of their grades by printing them directly from Albert (which can be accessed from home) or by requesting a grade mailer that is available by filling out a request form on their Albert Grades webpage.

Student bills for the Spring semester will post December 6th and due by Thursday, January 5, 2012. Bills can be viewed via a student's Electronic Suite account.

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Final Exams: Dec 19-23
Winter Break: Dec 24- Jan 3

January Session: Jan 3-21
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Spring Tuition Payment Due: Jan 5
MLK Holiday: Jan 16 (offices closed)
Spring Classes Begin: Jan 23
Meal Plan Change Deadline : Feb 4

President's Day: Feb 16 (offices closed)

FAFSA Deadline: March 1
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