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OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE

October enters into the second half of the Fall semester as many students prepare for mid-term exams, papers, and projects. Topics for this month's Newsletter include preparing for Flu Season, the Academic Resource Center, Advisement and Registration, Study Away, and thinking forward about January Session and Graduation. We also include some helpful resources for our new parents on your adjustment to your student's new life as a college student. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.

FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS for Students:
The Student Health Center is offering NYU students free seasonal flu shots at outreach events around
campus. Students who cannot attend an outreach event, can always visit the Student Health Center for a
flu vaccine during regular business hours. For a full list of upcoming outreach events, click here.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES - Tutoring, Writing, and Support
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 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 that begins mid-November. Now is a good time to have your student review their financial accounts for any holds that may prevent registration such as outstanding bills or other requirements. Read more . . .

HEALTH PROMOTION
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, along with trained health leaders and Stressbusters, work with students on a variety of health issues including alcohol and drugs, stress management, smoking cessation and healthy eating. Information, referrals and confidential consultations are all available and free of charge. Plus, where else on campus can a student get a free international
beverage or relaxing backrub? Visit HPO online for more information on these free stress relief events and other student support programs, click here.

NAVIGATING HEALTH AND WELLNESS WHILE STUDYING AWAY
Will your student be studying at an NYU Academic Center outside the U.S.? Join a Student Health Center Parent Webinar, chat with Student Health Center staff members, and have your questions answered live! Register for one of the following presentations to help you prepare for your student's health and wellness away. Topics include: Common Health Issues, Importance of Adequate Health Insurance, Health Requirements, and Students in Need. Click here for dates, times and registration.

NYU JANUARY SESSION | January 7-25, 2013
During the month of January, during Winter Break, an optional semester is offered for students allowing for 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, registration, and other information, go to www.nyu.edu/winter.

NYU GRADUATION
The NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony date is confirmed for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. To help with your planning, look for details on the Commencement website which includes dates, times, and locations of the all-university ceremony, as well as 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 Winter Baccalaureate ceremony for those students completing their coursework in the Fall, on December 3, 2012. 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 electricity (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
NYU OneStop (bill pay, electronic suite, deadlines, financial aid, housing, enrollment verification, housing, etc.)
Campus Cash (deposits, balances)
Campus Transportation
Dining Services (meal plans, locations, hours)
Student Property Insurance
Study Away / Study Abroad
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

FALL 2012
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 22-25
Final Exams: Dec 17-21
Winter Recess: Dec 22-Jan 6*
University Offices Open : Jan 2
Tuition Bill Due : Jan 4 (new date)
Optional January Session: Jan 7-25
MLK Holiday: Jan 21
First Day of Spring Classes: Jan 28

*For students not taking January Classes, the Winter Recess is from December 22 to January 27.


Parent Helpline
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, 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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