FALL 2019

December Edition
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This Parent e-Newsletter is published monthly during the academic year for parents of current New York University undergraduate students studying in New York by the NYU Center for Student Life.






This is the last week of classes for students in New York - which thus far has been rainy and snowy -- great studying weather for the end of the semester! Knowing the difficulty you might have in getting important dates and deadlines about the end of the semester from your student as they hide away studying, we've included them in this month's newsletter.

Final Exams

The final exam period for students in New York runs from December 16-20 with exams held by class day and time. Be sure to check with your student regarding their schedule -- they may be finished early! Grades will be available on Albert (the NYU student information website) at the end of the term and as they are received from the instructor. Note that some grades may take longer to post due to the type of final exam and the winter break schedule. Your student should direct any questions regarding final grades to their respective professor when the University opens in January. As a reminder, your student may grant you guest access through Albert Mobile to view grades and other information. Global Site calendars may vary by location. 

Wellness During Finals

To help with this anxiety inducing time of the year, professional staff in the NYU Wellness Exchange are available 24/7 at 212-443-9999 (also located on the back of your student's ID), by chat through the phone app, and of course in-person.

University Operations During Break

The following information is for New York. Please visit the separate Global Academic Center calendars, for other NYU locations.

  • Winter Break for students runs from December 21, 2019 to January 26, 2020, unless a student is enrolled in the optional January Session, which runs January 6 to 24, 2020.
  • All residence halls will remain open and staffed (including 24/7 security) during the break (students do not need to be enrolled in January Sessions to remain on campus).
  • Some University facilities and services may operate on a limited schedule; however Public Safety is present on campus throughout the break (212-998-2222).
  • NYU administrative offices, including the Parent Helpline, will close at 4pm on December 20, 2019 and reopen on January 2, 2020. 
  • University Offices will also be closed on January 20, 2020 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
  • Spring classes begin Monday, January 27, 2020.

Campus Dining

Now is a good time to review your student's remaining dining balance before the end of the term. Meals do not roll over to the Spring semester and conclude at 4pm on December 20, 2019, however, Dining Dollars will roll over from Fall to Spring for students who continue with a meal plan which automatically renews for the Spring. Changes to plans may also be made through the Dining Portal on NYU Home by February 4, 2020. For additional questions, email: AskCampusServices@nyu.edu.

During the optional January Session, select dining locations will be open on January 6, 2020. Students enrolled in a Spring meal plan may use their Spring Dining Dollars until the Spring semester begins on January 26, 2020 at 4pm. Visit nyu.edu/dining for more information on dining hours during breaks.

Spring Tuition Bill

Spring tuition bills are now available by logging into NYU eSuite and due by January 3, 2020. If you do not already have access, parents may be invited by their student as an "Authorized User." Note that staff from the Bursar (212-998-2806) and Financial Aid Office (212-998-4444) will be available during extended hours in December and January to answer questions and provide assistance. Visit www.nyu.edu/studentlink for extended Winter Break hours.

Airport Shuttle Reservations

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with SuperShuttle, provides discount shuttle services between NYU and LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy (JFK), and Newark (EWR) International airports to NYU community members (students, faculty, and staff). Guests of NYU community members can also sign up for the service. The discounted service is available for trips between NYC airports and any Manhattan location south of 116th Street or to 6 MetroTech in Brooklyn (NYU Tandon),

On-Campus Housing: Looking Ahead

MOVE-OUT: For residents who are not continuing their studies in NYC for the Spring term (graduation, study away, leave of absence, etc.), room check-out is required at the end of the Fall term within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by noon on Friday, December 20, whichever comes first. Additional check-out information is available at all Residence Hall Resource Centers

WINTER BREAK: For those residents who will continue their enrollment in NYC for the January and Spring 2020 terms, residence halls will remain open and accessible throughout the winter break (no move-out required). New students should refer to communications from the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services about specific move-in dates for January.

2020-2021 HOUSING REAPPLICATION: It's never too early to start planning ahead for on-campus housing. The re-application process for 2020-2021 (next academic year) begins on March 2 with the on-line application and $1,000 housing reservation payment due by March 13. Eligible students who miss the March 13 deadline will lose their housing guarantee for all future terms. Reminders will be included again in the February newsletter.

OFF-CAMPUS LIVING: For students who may be considering moving out of NYU housing next year, the Off-Campus Living website can assist both you and your student in exploring the rigorous search for an apartment in New York City.

Graduation 2020

NYU Commencement in New York is confirmed for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Yankee Stadium. for students graduating in December and May. In addition to the all-University ceremony, students and their families are invited to attend school-specific ceremonies and Grad Alley. The graduation checklist is a helpful resource for your student to begin planning for graduation event tickets, academic attire, portraits, and keepsakes. Note that dates continue to be confirmed for various school ceremonies. Bookmark www.nyu.edu/commencement for regular updates.

Financial Aid Application UPDATE:

A majority of NYU undergraduate scholarships are automatically renewed each year as long as you remain full-time (12 credits or more) and do not require that you refile the FAFSA or CSS Profile.  U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens must file the FAFSA each year to determine federal financial aid eligibility.  

For additional frequently asked questions, visit the Financial Aid websiteor call 212-998-4444 to speak with a counselor.

Emergency and After-Hours Contacts

Throughout the year, including all University breaks, the professionals from the Department of Public Safety (212-998-2222) and the Wellness Exchange (212-443-9999) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist students (and parents). Both numbers are available on the back of all student IDs. Note that the Parent Helpline and emails are not emergency contacts.

Discount Hotels

Whether you're planning a visit for Parents Day or any other day, NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with a number of hotels to offer our guests year-round discounted rates for their stay while visiting New York City. A list of hotels are available on the Hotel Discount page.

  On behalf of New York University, have a happy and healthy holiday.

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