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Where has the time gone? Final exams begin next week, followed by graduation. As we celebrate the Class of 2016 and wish them much success, we are also welcoming the Class of 2020 as they eagerly await the Fall semester. This will be our final newsletter until August; however, staff will be available throughout the summer to answer questions. Please be sure to note that classes in New York will begin after Labor Day in Fall 2016. For those parents who have been with us the past four years --Congratulations on your student's graduation! A special thanks to everyone for all your questions and calls throughout the year.

For our new parents who have made their way to this listing - Welcome! We look forward to hearing from you during the summer and meeting you in the fall. Please find helpful information below to assist with the end of year transition, as well as reminders about the start of next year for returning students.

Residence Hall Move-Out

In last month's newsletter we reported on the reminder notice students received regarding move-out. Students who are not graduating should plan to move-out within 24 hours of their last exam (Exam Week is May 11-17) or by 12:00noon on Wednesday, May 18, whichever comes first. Graduating seniors are required to checkout by 12:00noon on the day after their last graduation ceremony. Students should be in touch with their Residence Hall Director well in advance regarding any issues related to checking out on time. Residence Hall staff contact information is available on respective Residence Hall pages.

As many students underestimate the time it will take to clear out their rooms, you may want to encourage your student to begin packing their belongings at least a few days in advance. NYU does not provide storage, however a listing of commonly used storage options is available by clicking here.

Note: If you are driving into the city, please be aware that unlike August move-in, there is no reserved parking. You must observe all parking and standing regulations to avoid getting a ticket! Please read the signs carefully before parking. As always, we advise not leaving your car unattended as well.

Final Exams

The official exam period is May 11-17. Specific class exam dates and times are available using the links below Final grades will be posted to a student's Albert account, the online student information system, within 24 hours from after they have been submitted by professors to the Registrar's Office. Please consult with your student to determine when they will be finished with exams.

Graduating Senior Responsibilities

By now, seniors should have reserved event tickets, ordered academic attire, and scheduled to have their portrait taken (if interested). The Commencement webpage,, has information on those topics as well as the Yankee Stadium ceremony, Grad Ally, and area hotels.

Graduating students should also make plans for other important tasks that can be easily overlooked during this busy time such as returning library books and closing Campus Cash accounts. Additional reminders include:

What to Do While You're in NYC for Graduation

For parents, we know this isn’t any ordinary trip to New York. You’re here for the Big Day. For a cap and gown (at last), and for as many posed family portraits as your brand new NYU graduate, decked out in violet, will endure. If you’re looking for more to do while you’re visiting NYC, take a look at our “Family Guide”.

Fuel Your Finals

We want to make sure that students start the day off right with a healthy breakfast. The Health Promotion Office is running their popular Fuel Your Finals program through May 17 (weekdays). All NYU students are invited to relax, enjoy some entertainment, and eat -- cereal, oatmeal, and fruit, along with dairy, almond, and soy milk.

Summer Health Reminders

The Student Health Center has compiled a list of commonly asked questions for students needing access to healthcare during the summer. This is especially important for students who are graduating or transitioning their healthcare. Click here for more information on summer hours, available services, student health insurance, and more.

Free Dining Dollars for Early Sign-up

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can sign up now for a Fall 2016 meal plan and get free dining dollars added to their account (click for details). Receive as much as $100 FREE Dining Dollars if you sign up by Friday, May 6th. Click here to sign up.

Looking Ahead to Fall 2016

For parents of students returning to New York in the Fall (sophomore to senior), the most common question we receive is "when can students move back into the residence halls?" For next Fall, residence halls open on Sunday, August 28, 2016.Unlike the freshman year, students are not assigned a move-in time and can move-in at anytime from August 28 through the start of classes.

NOTE that classes will begin after Labor Day Weekend, Tuesday, September 6, 2016. For 2016-17 academic year dates, visit For our students who will be at one of our Global Academic Centers, a schedule of dates is available here.

Next Stop NYU for Class of 2020 Parents

As we graduate one class, we welcome a new one. Congratulations and welcome to parents of our newest class of freshmen and transfers. We invite parents of students starting in New York to visit our Next Stop NYU webpages to help you plan for arrival in August. Go to for communications, dates and deadlines throughout the summer.

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Be Safe

Throughout the semester we communicate to students about preparedness during inclement weather, campus emergencies, or other important safety information, both in New York and our away sites. We ask that you help us reinforce this information with your student. Visit to review safety and preparedness at NYU and note the important offices below.
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For both emergency and non-emergency situations, assistance is available through the Department of Public Safety Command Center, 24 hours, seven days a week. Be sure to add 212.998.2222 to your contact list.

Also note that the Wellness Exchange has professional counselors available 24/7 to assist students who are in crisis or just need to talk. Counselors are also a great resource for parents if you need some advice on helping your student. Call 212-443-9999.

Both numbers are located on the back of all student ID cards.

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