November in New York is starting to feel like winter! Despite the cooler temperatures, the city is full of fall colors to help inspire those final midterm exams, planning for spring semester registration, the upcoming holiday break, and the end of the semester. This month's edition includes information on the Thanksgiving Break, airport shuttles, another reminder about flu shots, financial aid, study away, spring registration, graduation, and housing for commuters. As always, we welcome questions or topics for this newsletter.
The registration period for the Spring 2020 semester begins on November 11, however students are provided a specific date and time based on their enrollment status. In preparation for advisement, students should be in contact with their academic adviser to ensure they are prepared. Also note that any outstanding balances may block a student from registering. Registration status can be checked on NYU's e-Suite or via NYU Albert.
Spring Housing for Commuters is Available
Housing applications for Spring 2020 are now available for returning undergraduate students via the NYU Home housing portal. For more information about living on campus, explore the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services website. Apply by November 15 for guaranteed housing.
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 27 to Dec 1
The holiday break begins for students in New York on Wednesday, November 27, with University offices closing at 4pm that day. All NYU residence halls remain open and staffed throughout the break. NYU dining options will be limited during the break, although being in New York City, students will have easy access to local restaurants and grocery stores. Residence halls will also provide programming throughout the break.
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),
Free Flu Shots Still Available
It's not too late for FREE FLU SHOTS offered by the Student Health Center for all NYU students at various pop up locations, including the Health Centers at 726 Broadway (Manhattan) and 6 MetroTech (Brooklyn) by appointment. The schedule for pop up locations can be found on the Free Flu Shots website. Students attending an NYU global site should check with Student Life staff at their respective locations.
Spring Study Away
Is your student planning to study away next semester? We know that preparing to study in another city is exciting, but also means reviewing the various details about obtaining a student visa, and submitting required documents by announced deadlines. To assist you in preparing your student to travel, the NYU Office of Global Programs "Info for Parents' web page" provides important resources about health and wellness, suggestions for staying in touch, and site-specific information. Other helpful details are available on these pages:
NYU offers an optional January session for students looking to get ahead or catch up with their degree progress without the distractions of internships, work, and the other usual demands on their time during the regular terms. NYU's optional three-week session also allows students to take full advantage of the month-long winter break by taking courses for major/minor credit or to explore a new academic interest - including Study Away. Housing is included for students already living in University residence halls. Course registration for January Session is now open, and financial aid may be available. For students who do not enroll in January Session, classes for the Spring begin on January 27, 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 for 2020-2021
Most students must apply each year to renew their Financial Aid. For New York: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens must file the FAFSA to determine federal financial aid eligibility and to renew NYU scholarships, while international and undocumented students must file the CSS Profile to renew NYU scholarships.
For additional frequently asked questions, visit the Financial Aid website or call 212-998-4444 to speak with a counselor.
Fall Exam week is December 16-20 with Winter Recess beginning December 21. Now is a good time to have your student review their exam schedule to help with scheduling travel plans. As a reminder, all residence halls will remain open through the winter break, however students who will be studying abroad in the Spring will be required to move-out of their building at the end of the Fall term. More details will be available in December.
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.