Students are halfway through the semester, and now is the time to begin looking ahead to spring registration, final exams, winter break, and a new semester. In this newsletter, we offer you information and resources particularly appropriate to the season, as well as useful information on staying involved and connected with what's going on around campus.
STAYING CONNECTED and INFORMED
NYU is a big place, with a great many resources for students and parents, and being an informed parent is a great way to support your NYU Student. You already receive the NYU Parent's Helpline Newsletter (click here for past editions), however there are a number of other useful publications you can view online or subscribe to such as:
- NYU Today
NYU Today offers the latest news, essential information, and feature stories about the university, the Greenwich Village community, and study abroad sites throughout the world. Click to read current and past editions.
- Washington Square News
The WSN is NYU's daily student newspaper. Sign up for free daily e-delivery to receive headlines and links to stories on students, campus events, and breaking news. Click HERE to register.
- NYU Alumni Magazine
NYU Alumni Magazine is a general interest publication covering the university’s array of alumni, faculty, and student newsmakers in politics, arts & letters, academia, entertainment, sports, and more. It is produced each semester with a team of freelance writers, editors, and designers, and distributed to nearly 300,000 alumni, faculty, and parents across the country. Click for more information.
ADVISEMENT and REGISTRATION
Academic advisement is centered in a student’s school. The process - including the types of advisement offered, when, by whom, and how different types of advisors and advisement work together - is organized by each school in a way that matches its curricular offerings and student’s needs. All, however, provide an open-ended, ongoing process that begins during orientation and continues throughout a student’s undergraduate career. Because students' needs differ and change, academic advising at NYU is multi-layered and available through multiple access points. During October and November, students will meet with their advisor to prepare for Spring registration. To help your student prepare for advisement . . .
NYUWinter SESSION 2011: January 4-22, 2011
Intercession courses provide students opportunities to earn academic credit (major, minor, or elective) in courses that are in high demand, to accelerate degree completion and to concentrate on personal interests. For course offerings, and other information during the January Winter Session, go to www.nyu.edu/winter. Note that the Winter Session occurs between the Fall and Spring semesters.
NYU has become a more global university, traveling for
the holidays is not always possible for all students.
NYU residence halls remain open throughout university
breaks and holidays, although some services like dining
and campus transportation may be limited or unavailable.
If your student is staying around during the break, the
Student Resource Center's "Thanksgiving
Break Guide" will be available beginning November
18, 2010, for great resources and information on NYC
and NYU during the break.
Students have three major airports to choose from in the NYC area, with a variety options to choose from in getting to and from the airport. For information on getting to and from local airports, click here.
Did you know that NYU students can access a 24-hour
hotline, seven days a week, answered by mental health professionals
who can help address day-to-day challenges students face
such as fitting in, making friends, stress, anxiety, and time
well as more serious issues like depression, sexual assault,
alcohol and drug dependence, and eating disorders?
The Wellness Exchange is available for students who just need
to talk or to call about a friend, and for parents who might
need some advice on helping their student. The Wellness Exchange
phone number is available on the back of every student's NYU
ID card. Call: 212-443-9999
| Email: email@example.com | Web: www.nyu.edu/999
For college students, being independent isn't just about how late you can stay
up or not cleaning your room. It's also about learning those skills that come
with being self-reliant -- like learning how to manage money. Understanding that
students are in different places when it comes to their financial literacy,
the Division of Student Affairs has put together a Money Management website which
has information and resources on everything from banking basics, to creating
spending plans, dealing with debt, and understanding credit. These online resources
are also supplemented by monthly workshops held around campus.
For more information, go to: www.nyu.edu/money-management
If your student is preparing to go on a spring 2011 semester
abroad program, you both are probably
feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness. A great resource
is the NYU
Study Abroad website where by selecting your student's
travel location, you can then choose from the "parent" or
students" tab on the left side of the page to help you
stay connected and informed. You can also visit the Study
boards for general and site-specific
information, or read the "Student-to-Student
written by past semester students. If your student is living
on campus and wondering what to do with their stuff while they
are away, the Student Resource Center has put together a list
of storage, moving, and shipping resources to assist with
the process. Click
here for more . . .
GRADUATION - WEBSITE UPDATE
New York University's 179th Commencement will
be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Yankee
details will be available this month on the Commencement website
and will include information on individual school ceremonies,
tickets, graduation portraits, academic attire, and other
relative information. Be sure to bookmark: www.nyu.edu/commencement/.