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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.

 

 

     

 

 

As students selttle into their second month of classes (and the Monday holiday), mid-term exams, papers, and end-of-term projects are not far off in the future. This month's issue includes a reminder about Parents Day, flu shots, and enrollment verification, as well as helpful information on academic resources, student success, safety and security reporting, and more. As always, we welcome ideas and topics you would like to see shared in this monthly communication.

Academic Resources

For many students, the first weeks of the semester can be a time of adjustment to a new way of studying or even learning.  Some students may even be struggling to meet their academic goals or experiencing stress over their course load. This is especially true for first-year students who may have trouble adjusting to the more independent work-intensive environment of college level courses. If your student needs assistance, besides their academic advisor, a number of academic resources are also available:

Student Success

Just as the name suggests, the Office of Student Success is here to make sure your student is supported and successful during their journey at NYU. We are committed to helping you navigate this large and exciting institution, facilitate relationships, and serve as a resource for you and your student. Your student can take advantage of the personalized online platform, NYU Connect � a gateway to discover NYU resources and services, schedule meetings with advisors, track and celebrate success, and more.

Free Flu Shots

The NYU Student Health Center is offering FREE FLU SHOTS 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.

Parents Day, October 26

Registration is open to parents of new freshmen and transfer students for Parents Day. The day includes academic and student services workshops, as well as office departmental open houses. For details on the day's events, please visit the Parents Day websiteIf you plan on attending, we ask that you register by October 20. A list of hotels are available on the Hotel Discount page.

Find My Club

It's not too late to join a club! There are hundreds of student organizations at NYU, including class activities boards, student councils, debate teams, cultural and religious organizations, 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.

Advisement and Registration

During the month of October, students will begin making appointments to meet with their advisor in preparation for Spring registration that starts mid-November. Information about the advisement process and contacts by school or program, are available at www.nyu.edu/advisement.

Enrollment Verification

Looking to verify your student's enrollment at NYU for insurance or other requirements? Enrollment verification information may be obtained by your student through their NYU Albert account or at the NYU StudentLink Center.

Homesick? Lonely? Just Want to Talk?

The NYU Wellness Exchange is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for students to talk with licensed professionals to address day-to-day challenges from stress, anxiety, making friends, adjusting to NYU, as well as other health-related concerns. Students may call 212-443-9999 (the number is conveniently located on the back of a student's NYU ID). Parents are also welcome to call if needed.

Graduating Seniors

NYU Commencement is tentatively confirmed for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the All-University event, school-specific ceremonies are also offered. Look for date and location confirmations in November on the NYU Commencement page - www.nyu.edu/commencement.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

NYU is dedicated to maintaining campuses where learning excels in environments unencumbered by safety concerns or fear for personal well-being. The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a top priority for the NYU Department of Public Safety. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2019 University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are now available on the NYU Department of Public Safety website.

Registering to Vote

For many students, this is the first time they are eligible to vote. We encourage students to take part by registering to vote -- whether it be in NYC or in their home state. Information about registering locally and/or voting absentee is available on our NYU Votes webpage.

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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