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As the semester begins to wind down, the usual hustle and bustle picks up steam with students preparing for exams, final projects, and the long holiday break. The following information will assist you in planning for the recess and the Spring semester. Note that University Offices will be closed from December 22, 2012 to January 1, 2013, however the Department of Public Safety (212.998.2222) and Wellness Exchange (212.443.9999) will remain available throughout the break.

The final exam period runs from December 17-21, 2012. Exams are scheduled by class day/time (click for 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 22 to January 27, unless a student is enrolled in the optional January Session, which begins on January 7.
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parent Helpline, will also be closed on January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • For students graduating or studying abroad in the spring semester, but currently living in residence, they should check with their residence hall staff about any check-out requirements.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed (including 24/7 security) during the break, although there may be restrictions on visitation policies. Students should check with their residence hall staff. Note that Brittany Hall will be closed for renovations until next Fall.
  • 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 December 18th at www.nyu.edu/src/

Fall Meal Plans conclude December 21 at 4pm and Spring Meal Plans begin January 27 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. If a student has a meal plan in the fall semester, the same meal plan is automatically reassigned for the spring semester. Changes may be made until February 9.

Limited dining locations will be open during January Session and accepting cash, credit cards, Campus Cash, and Spring Meal Plan Dining Dollars. Check back in January for dining locations - click here. Unused Dining Dollars from the fall semester will rollover to the spring semester as long as the student maintains an active meal plan. Fall Dining Dollars will appear on accounts after February 9th.

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 2, 2013. 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 any computer connected to the internet).

TUITION BILL - due January 4, 2013
Student bills for the Spring semester are now available for viewing and due by Friday, January 4, 2013. Bills can be viewed by logging into NYU eSuite. Parents may be invited by their student to access this information if it has not already been provided. Click here for more information. Note that staff from the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices will be available during extended hours in December and January to answer questions and provide assistance. Visit www.nyu.edu/onestop for extended hours information.

IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," contains information to assist the IRS and students or parents in determining eligibility to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. The form is available via NYU eSuite. Additional details including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. Click here for more information.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish
everyone a happy and healthy holiday.



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FALL 2012
Final Exams: Dec 17-21
Winter Recess: Dec 22-Jan 6*

University Offices Open: Jan 2
Spring Tuition Bill Due: Jan 4
Optional January Session: Jan 7-25
MLK Holiday: Jan 21
First Day of Spring Classes: Jan 28
President's Day Holiday: Feb18
Spring Break: March 18-24
Final Exams: May 15-21
Commencement: May 22

*For students not taking January Classes, the Winter Recess is from December 22 to January 27.

Parent Helpline
212-998-4219 (M-F, 9am-5pm*)

*when the university is open

For emergencies throughout the year, the NYU Department of Public Safety, as well as the Wellness Exchange, are available 24/7. Contact information is as follows:

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