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MAY 2012 ISSUE

Where has the year gone! This will be our last Newsletter until August; however staff will be available throughout the summer to answer questions.  For those parents who have been with us the past four years, congratulations on your student's graduation. We wish both you and the Class of 2012 graduates much success in the future to come. Lastly, thanks to everyone for all your questions and calls throughout the year. For our new parents who have made their way to the listserve - Welcome!  We look forward to hearing from you during the summer and meeting you in the fall.

RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-OUT
Move-out will come quickly. If you and your student have not yet made plans for move out, please see our April newsletter, which includes tips and information for residence hall check out. Note that many students underestimate the time it will take to clear out their rooms, so you may want to encourage your student to begin packing their belongings at least a few days in advance of moving out.

Partnering with Goodwill Industries and City Harvest, NYU is holding its annual Green Apple Move Out (GAMO) collection drive for NYU residence halls. Collection areas will contain designated bins for students to leave gently used books, clothing, shoes, food, linens, techno-scrap, bicycles, furniture, and small appliances. Why store or pack belongings no longer needed? Have your student check their residence hall front desk or consult their RA for more details on how to donate. 

FINALS AND GRADES
The last day of Spring classes will take place on Monday, May 7, followed by a one day break ("Reading Day") before the official exam period, May 9 - 15. Exam times are scheduled by class meeting time, however, some professors may hold exams during regular class hours or require a final paper or take home exam instead.

Final grades will be posted to Albert, the online student information system, as soon as they are received from professors. Students can also use Albert to print a copy of their grades or to request that a paper grade report be mailed to their permanent address on file. Please be patient with professors, who may have many dozens of final projects to grade. If a grade has still not posted 2 weeks after the end of the exam period, your student should follow up with his or her professor.

NYU SUMMER CLASSES
A wide range of classes (including more than 20 programs abroad) are offered from May to August for students who want to fulfill degree requirements, explore new areas of interest, or accelerate their degree program. Summer Housing is also available for students taking classes. For more information visit www.nyu.edu/summer.

FUNDING FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
The NYU Wasserman Center has launched the Summer Funded Internship Award! Students who have secured unpaid internships at non-profit organizations or within industries that do not traditionally pay their interns can apply for this $1,000 award through NYU CareerNet. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the Class of 2013, 2014, or 2015 and intern a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer. Click here for additional details, requirements, and application instructions.

GRADUATING SENIORS
By now, seniors should have reserved tickets for Commencement, ordered academic attire and scheduled a portrait sitting (if interested). They should also make plans for other important tasks that can be easily overlooked during this busy time, such as returning library books and closing campus cash accounts. New graduates should also update their permanent address (by signing into Albert) to ensure they receive their diplomas. Note that diplomas are mailed to the permanent address on file about eight weeks after the degrees have been awarded - so for May graduates, that should be in early July. Other helpful reminders include:

  • Transitioning your student's health care needs from the NYU Student Health Center and understanding their insurance options as they prepare to leave NYU. Click for more>>
  • For students looking to stay in the city, Off-Campus Housing at the Student Resource Center can provide you and your graduate with helpful information and advice for navigating the NYC housing market.
  • And of course, we hope students will join the ranks of the thousands who graduated before them as a member of the NYU Alumni Association and all of its benefits.

A Ceremony of Transition, Thankfulness and Reflection  | Sunday, May 13, 2012, 4pm
As a part of the series of events that mark the end of the academic year and the graduation of our students, the NYU Chaplain's Circle invites graduating students and their families to this ceremony, providing an opportunity to meditate on the achievements of our graduates and their transition to a life beyond the University community.  Click here to RSVP

EARLY MEAL PLAN SIGN-UP April 30th-May16th
When your returning student signs-up early for their Fall 2012 meal plan they will received a $50 gift-card to the NYU Book Store. Students must sign-up for a meal plan by May 16th; the meal plan charge will be billed to the student’s bursar account in August. Your student can change their meal plan type but cannot drop-out of the meal plan program for the gift card to become active. Get more information at NYUDining.com

LOOKING AHEAD TO FALL RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN
For parents of returning students (Sophomore to Senior), the most common question we receive is "when can students move back into the residence halls?" For Fall 2012, the residence halls open on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Unlike the freshman year, students do not need to make an appointment and can move-in at any time beginning August 26th. There really is no reason for a returning student to move-in early, unless they will be working on campus, volunteering for events such as Welcome Week, helping out on Move-In Day, or starting an internship. Classes do not begin until Tuesday, September 4th, so many students choose to move in closer to the Labor Day weekend.

PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS - Next Stop NYU!
Congratulations and Welcome! Preparing for your student’s first days at NYU is an exciting process, which can at times feel overwhelming. Throughout the summer, students will receive a variety of mailings from their school or department, the university, housing (if living on campus), commuter services (if living off campus or at home), and the health center. These will include important dates and information on school orientations, registration, advisement, health information forms, Welcome Week programs, commuter and residential programming, and a variety of other details to help your student prepare for their arrival in August. Look for Next Stop NYU
communications to begin arriving in early May.

 

 

 



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STUDENT SERVICES
Bursar (bill pay, deadlines, tuition insurance)
Campus Cash (deposits, balances)
Campus Transportation
Dining Services (meal plans, hours)
Financial Aid
Registrar (enrollment verification)
Student Property Insurance
Study Away
Summer Session

STUDENT AFFAIRS
Commuter & Off Campus Students
Intramurals and Recreation

International Students & Scholars
Multicultural Education & Programs
Residential Life and Housing

Student Activities, Leadership & Service
Student Health Center
Spiritual Life
Wasserman Center for Career Development
Wellness Exchange

 

SPRING / SUMMER 2012
Last Day of Classes: May 7
Spring Exams: May 9-15
Last Day of Meal Plans: May 16 (8pm)
Graduation Week Activities: May 14-18
Summer Session
I: May 21- June 29
Memorial Day: May 28 (university closed)
Summer Session II: Ju
ly 2 -August 10
Independence Day: July 4 (university closed)
Fall Residence Halls Open: August 26
Labor Day: Sept 3 (university closed)
First Day of Fall Classes Begin : Sept 4

Parent Resources:
212-998-4219 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
parents@nyu.edu
www.nyu.edu/parents


EMERGENCY INFORMATION
For emergencies throughout the year, the NYU
Department of Public Safety and the Wellness
Exchange, are available 24/7. Contact information
is located on the back of Student IDs and below:


Public Safety:
212-998-2222

Wellness Exchange:
212-443-9999







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