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OCTOBER 2011 ISSUE

Where did September go? It's hard to believe more than a month has passed since the first day of classes. Every year brings new adjustments for students and parents, and the Parent's e-Newsletter 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.

FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS for Students
The Student Health Center is offering NYU students free seasonal flu shots throughout October and November. You can direct your student to be on the look out for announcements around campus or click here for a listing of upcoming dates and locations.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER
As we enter 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. If your student needs assistance, NYU's newly opened Academic Resource Center is a "one-stop shop" for academic support and home to the University Learning Center which offers workshops, group review sessions, and free tutoring. Additionally, students can work closely with a professional writing consultant on any piece of writing (except for exams) at The Writing Center, or meet with a Reference Librarian to develop a research strategy for term papers.

ADVISEMENT and REGISTRATION
This month, students begin making appointments to meet with their advisor in preparation for Spring registration which begins mid-November. Now is a good time to have your student review their accounts for any holds that may prevent registration such as outstanding bills or other requirements.

HEALTH PROMOTION WORKSHOPS
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 here.

CAMPUS DINING WANTS YOUR RECIPES
Does your son miss your homemade lasagna? Or your daughter is begging for you to send her some of your famous cookies? Parents and family members can submit their student's favorite recipes as part of the "Tastes from Home" program.  Campus Dining will select two recipes each month and feature them along with a bio on the students in Weinstein and 3rd North dining halls.
Click here for more info.
Is your student running low on Dining Dollars?  Add more to their account now through November 19th -
click here.

NYU JANUARY SESSION | January 3-21, 2011
This optional winter break session provides an array of courses during the January intersession, allowing students an opportunity to earn major/minor credit or explore a new interest. During this time, students can take advantage of intensive study as well as have a chance to enjoy New York City during a bustling and exciting time of year. For course offerings, and other information, go to
www.nyu.edu/winter. Registration begins October 24, 2011.

NYU GRADUATION
For those of you who need to plan now for the graduation ceremonies in May 2012, the Commencement website is a great resource for all your questions about the various graduation ceremonies. The site includes dates, times, and locations of the All University Commencement ceremony, school specific ceremonies (as available), 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, on December 4, 2011. Click for more. . .

PARENT READINGS
For many parents, letting go and preparing for not only your adjustment, but also your student's, as they move into the next phase of life can be emotional.  There are a variety of helpful books available to help you with the transition, as well as your student's, as they (and you) begin college life.

  • The Parents’ Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College (Borden, Burlinson and Kearns)
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years (Coburn & Treeger)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents’ Survival Guide (Barkin)
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years (Johnson & Schelhas-Miller)
  • You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years (Savage)

QUICK TIP
Did you know that each residence hall room has a telephone line? All a student needs to do is plug-in a phone -- preferably one that doesn't require electricty (in case the power goes out). This helps when a student's cellphone is off or muted, battery is dead, or just a bad signal in the room. The landline is free and a great way to call the room when you need to reach your student. Don't know the number? Your student can get the number by calling someone with caller ID.


 

 



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


STUDENT AFFAIRS
Commuter & Off Campus StudentsIntr
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

CALENDARS
University Calendar
Dates and Deadlines
NYU Events Calendar

PARENTS ONLINE
Parent Website
Visiting NYU
Staying Connected

DIRECTORY
Printable Directory (schools, offices, residence halls, etc.)

FALL 2011
Spring Registration Begins: Nov 15 Thanksgiving Break: Nov 24-26
Final Exams: Dec 19-23
Winter Break: Dec 24- Jan 2

January Session: Jan 3-21
Spring Tuition Deadline : Jan 5

MLK Holiday: Jan 16 (offices closed)23
Spring Classes Begin: Jan 23

EMERGENCY INFORMATION
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:

Public Safety:
212-998-2222

Wellness Exchange:
212-443-9999

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