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Fall Semester Dates

Once you arrive on campus, there are still a few deadlines to keep in mind.



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September 2

First Day of Classes

All classes start today—don’t forget this is your Wednesday schedule!  For a listing of building locations and codes, click here.

September 7

Labor Day

National Holiday.  No classes scheduled and University Offices are closed.. Residence halls are open throughout the break. Dining Halls have limited hours.

September 15

Last Day to Change Meal Plan

"New York University requires all freshmen living in NYU housing to participate in the NYU Dining meal plan program. All freshmen will automatically be assigned the 300 Flex meal plan. Meal Plan changes may only be made by submitting the online form via NYUHome > ""Housing Forms"" log-in channel > Housing Forms options.

September 30

Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Deadline

Most students are automatically enrolled in an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students can use the online process to change their NYU plan option or to waive the NYU plan if they maintain alternate insurance coverage that meets the University's criteria at


October 12

Fall Recess

Student Fall Break with no classes scheduled.  Note that University Offices are open. Residence halls are also open throughout the break.  Dining Halls have limited hours.

October 24

Alumni and Parents Day

Parents of new freshmen and transfer students are invited to attend this one-day program of workshops and receptions hosted by individual schools and Student Affairs offices.

November 25-30

Thanksgiving Break

University Offices are open on November 25.  Residence halls remain open throughout the break. Dining Halls will be closed or have limited hours.



* All communications identified as "mailings" are emailed to students with an international address on record.



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