February 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.





A lot has been happening these past few weeks as students begin to settle into classes, connect with new and old friends, and hopefully attend a number of Spring Welcome programs. In this newsletter we remind you of how we communicate to students during inclement weather, as well as how to obtain important tax forms, study away opportunities, graduation events, health alerts, emergency contacts, and the housing re-application process.

Find My Club

There are hundreds of student organizations at NYU, including class activities boards, student councils, debate teams, fraternities, sororities, club sports, student-led media, and more to help students build a close-knit community on campus and beyond. If your student wasn't able to stop by the recent Spring Club Fair, have them explore "Find My Club" available on the NYU Mobile App.

Tax Forms

IRS Form 1098-T, entitled "Tuition Statement," contains information to assist the IRS and students or parents in determining eligibility to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. The form is available for eligible students via NYU eSuite. Additional details, including instructions about receiving the form electronically, are available on the Bursar's website. For students employed on campus, information on how your student may obtain a copy of their W2 Form is also available online.

Health Alerts

The University has been closely following the emerging public health situation regarding an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in Wuhan, China and will continue to post related information and updates as new information or developments occur on the Student Health Center site. For any health-related questions, please contact the Studenth Health Center at 212.443.1000 or health.center@nyu.edu.

Inclement Weather

Although we've had a pretty mild winter, we know its not over! In the event of inclement weather the University will notify students of closings or delays via their NYU email address and post notifications on the Safe NYU Mobile App, NYU website, Facebook and Twitter. Under extreme conditions, our Department of Public Safety will notify students via text message. Students may also call the InfoAlert Recorded Hotline at 212-998-1220 located on the back of their NYU ID. For students finding it difficult to travel when the University is open during inclement weather, they should communicate directly with their faculty and teachers if they are unable to make it to class.

Graduation and School Ceremonies

In preparation for the May graduation in New York, the Senior Class Activities Board is hosting "100 Nights Before Commencement" -- a graduation information fair and celebration. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about Commencement, school-specific graduation ceremonies, photos, rings, diplomas, tickets, and other relative details. Additional graduation Information is also available at www.nyu.edu/commencement. Note that most communications will be sent directly to students by email.

Next Year Re-Application for On-Campus Housing

The re-application process for 2020-2021 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.

Study Abroad / Study Away

NYU students have an enviable opportunity to complement their degree program with an experience learning and exploring away from New York. Students can also choose from international summer programs or to participate in the University's international exchange program with some of the world's most prestigious universities. Parent specific information is available on the website, nyu.edu/global/parents. Applications are now being accepted with priority consideration given to students who apply by February 15th. Visit www.nyu.edu/studyaway for more details.

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.


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