September go? It's hard to believe almost a month
has passed since the first day of classes. Every year brings new adjustments
for students and parents and the Parent Helpline will
continue to provide you with helpful information throughout
the semester that is relative and important. Of course we always welcome your ideas for future newsletter topics or suggestions, so please
let us know.
SEASONAL FLU SHOTS for Students
Health Center will be offering NYU students free seasonal flu shots starting in October . . . so let your student know to be on the look out for announcements around campus.
PROMOTION Workshops for Students
Did you know that the NYU Health Promotion Office (HPO) at the Student Health Center provides a variety of free workshops, trainings, and events? Professional staff and trained peer educators work with students on a variety of health issues including alcohol and drugs, stress management, exercise and healthy eating. Information, referrals and confidential consultations are all available and free of charge. Plus, where else on campus can you get a free smoothie or relaxing backrub? Visit HPO online for more information on these Grab and Go events and other student support programs . . . Click for more.
GROUP COUNSELING and Toolkits
Sometimes a problem is better addressed through group counseling than individual appointments. Students talking to other students who have had similar experiences is one way students can be provided support and a new perspective. Toolkits are workshops ranging from one to four sessions in duration, and are designed to help students develop and practice new skills to enhance personal, academic, and social well-being. Provided by NYU Counseling and Wellness Services, students can sign up for a group, by calling (212) 998-4780. Click for current sessions . . .
INVOLVED on Campus
Developing new relationships can be one of the more difficult
responsibilities a student has when they are new to NYU.
Encouraging your student to join a student organization is
one of the best ways to help your student feel a sense of
community and connectedness. NYU has hundreds of student clubs
and organizations ranging from arts to politics, recreation
to religion, and academic to social. Additionally, there
are club sports, student government associations, community
service opportunities, and musical ensembles to choose from.
For links to the various involvement opportunities,
and TUTORING CENTERS
As we get closer to the midpoint of the semester, some
students may be struggling to meet their academic goals or
are experiencing stress over their course load. This is especially
true for first-year students who can have trouble adjusting
to the more independent, work-intensive environment of college
level courses. This is a good time to check in with your student
with open ended questions about his/her academic experience.
What is their favorite class? What is one new thing he/she has
learned? If your student needs assistance, you can point your
student to NYU's academic support resources:
Living with a roommate can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a student's college career. However, living with someone also has its challenges. Conflict is a normal part of roommate relationships and it is important for these conflicts to be addressed by everyone living in the room/apartment. The Office of Residential Life & Housing Services is available to assist students with conflicts that may arise between roommates/suitemates and have provided a guide on their website which provides useful information that students can utilize in working through a conflict. Click for more>>
can always seek assistance from their Resident Assistant (RA) or Resident Hall
Director (RHD) should the need arise. Click here for a list of residence halls and contact information.
CHANGE in POLICY Regarding Using Credit Cards to Pay Student Bills
NYU ceased directly accepting payment by credit card for charges on the student bill (e.g., tuition, housing payments) in 2002. To ensure full compliance with New York consumer laws, NYU will also discontinue its arrangement with third-party vendor services which, since then, have been processing and accepting payment by credit card. As a result, effective December 1, 2010, you will no longer be able to use a credit card to pay for charges on your student bill. More information on the change »
With a population
of students that is more and more global, we understand the importance
of advance planning for travel during break periods. Although we
are providing you with dates below, students should also check
their course syllabus or consult with their faculty member
to reconfirm class meeting and exam schedules. The following are
upcoming break periods:
- October 11: No classes are scheduled; however University offices are open.
- The university
closes for Thanksgiving from Thursday November 25th
- Sunday 28th. Although classes are scheduled to
be held on Wednesday, November 24th, students should check
with their professors to see if their class will be held
on that day.
- For exam
periods and future breaks, click
a printable PDF version of important dates and deadlines, click
DAY: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Held annually for the parents of new freshmen and transfer students only, Parent's
Day features a variety of academic and informational programs
designed to introduce parents to academic and student life at NYU. It is also
a great opportunity to visit with your son or daughter and explore the city.
If you prefer, we also invite you to make the day your own, participating in
what your schedule will allow. Registration is available from www.nyu.edu/parents.
For those of you who need to plan now for the graduation
ceremonies in May 2011, the Commencement website will be
up in late October. The site will include dates, times,
and locations of the All University Commencement ceremony,
school specific ceremonies, tickets and other
relative information. Bookmark the following website: http://www.nyu.edu/commencement/.
Note that only the College of Arts and Science holds
a December ceremony for those completing their coursework
in the Fall. For