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It's hard to believe that we are approaching the last few weeks of the 2012-13 academic year. This will be our final 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 2013 graduates much success in the future to come. A special thanks to everyone for all your questions and calls throughout the year. We hope that we have been helpful to both you and your student. 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.

Move-out will come quickly. Students have been notified by the Office of Housing and Residential Life (click for letter) about preparing for the residence hall closing. As a general rule, students who are not graduating are expected to be out of their room within 24 hours after their last exam. As 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. NYU does not provide storage, however a listing of commonly used storage options are available by clicking here. Note: If you are driving in, please also be aware that unlike August Move-In Day, you must observe all parking and standing regulations to avoid getting a ticket! Please read those parking signs.

Partnering with Goodwill Industries and Housing Works, 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, linens, techno-scrap, bicycles, furniture, and small appliances beginning May 6th. Why store or pack belongings no longer needed? Have your student check their residence hall front desk (Resource Center) or consult their RA for more details on how to donate.

SUMMER HOUSING in New York and Washington, DC
For students staying in New York over the summer, NYU residence halls are an option to consider. For more information, contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services at 212-998-4600 or go to www.nyu.edu/summer/housing. For students in the Washington, DC area, space is also available in our Milstein Global Academic Center -- click here for more information.

The last day of Spring classes will take place on Monday, May 13, followed by a one day break ("Reading Day") before the official exam period, May 15-21. 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. Final grades will be posted to Albert, the online student information system, as soon as they are received from professors. Students may also print a copy of their grades directly from Albert.

By now, seniors should have reserved tickets for Commencement, ordered academic attire and scheduled to have their portrait taken (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.
Other helpful reminders include:

  • Updating their permanent address (by signing into Albert) to ensure diplomas are mailed to the correct address. Diplomas are mailed about eight weeks after the degrees have been awarded. For May graduates, that should be in late July.
  • Transitioning student health care needs from the NYU Student Health Center (if necessary) and understanding their insurance options as they prepare to leave NYU. The Student Health Center has helpful information to help with the transition. Click for more>>
  • 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.

Returning students who are eligible will be receiving notification of their financial aid packages in the coming weeks. Students should regularly monitor their "To Do List" (including clicking on the "Details" tab) on Albert in order to receive customized instructions related to securing their financial aid before the Fall bill is released on July 16 and due August 7.  For additional questions, counselors are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Click for contact information and office hours.

When your returning student signs-up early for their Fall 2013 meal plan they will receive free bonus Dining Dollars. Students must sign-up for a meal plan by May 17th; the meal plan charge will be billed to the student’s bursar account in August. More details are available on the NYU Dining website - click for more details.

Students can research job and internship listings and apply through NYU CareerNet. For individualized support, students may also schedule an appointment with their Wasserman Center for Career Development career counselor who can assist in developing a job search strategy, review resumes, and facilitate mock interviews to help achieve your student's career goals.

If your student is preparing to go on a Fall 2013 semester away program, you both are probably feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness. A great resource is the Parents' Page of the Study Away Website. Additionally, you can read about your students' study away location by choosing the city on the NYU Study Away website.

And of course, it's never too early to begin thinking about Study Away for Spring 2014. NYU students have an enviable opportunity to complement their degree program with an experience learning and exploring away from New York. NYU encourages students to take an academic journey led by top local scholars, artists, and professionals at NYU's facilities in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/studyaway.

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 2013, the residence halls open on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Unlike the freshman year, students are not assigned a move-in. However, 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 3, so many students choose to move in closer to the Labor Day weekend.

A big NYU welcome to the parents of the Class of 2017 and new transfers. To help avoid confusion with information in this newsletter and to help you prepare for your student's arrival in August, please visit the Next Stop NYU website which provides important dates, deadlines and a month-by-month outline of communications throughout the summer.

Visit: www.nyu.edu/nextstop





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Spring Classes End: May 13
Final Exams: May 15-21
Summer Payment Due: May 17
Commencement: May 22
Memorial Day Holiday: May 27 (closed)
Summer Session I Begins: May 28
Independence Day: July 4 (closed)
Summer Session II Begins: July 8
Fall Tuition Statement Available: July 16
Fall Tuition Due: Aug 7

FALL 2013
Residence Halls Open: Aug 25
Labor Day Holiday: Sept 2
Fall Classes Begin: Sept 3
Fall Break: Oct 14-15
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 28-30

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