It's the count down to the end of the semester. Final exams begin next week, followed by graduation. As we celebrate the Class of 2017 and wish them much success, we are also welcoming the Class of 2021 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 2017. 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
As mentioned in last month's newsletter, residents should plan to move-out within 24 hours of their last exam (exam week is May 10-16) or by 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 17, whichever comes first. Graduating seniors are required to checkout by 12:00pm 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 that NYU has no affiliation with any of the resources provided. Also, 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.
The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with SuperShuttle, provides airport shuttle service between NYU Residence Halls or the Kimmel Center to LaGuardia and JFK International airports. The service is available around major University breaks. For reservations, costs, dates, read more >>
The official exam period is May 10-16. Specific class exam dates and times are available by clicking here. Final grades will be posted to a student's Albert account, the online student information system, within 24 hours 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.
Meal Plans, Dining Dollars and Campus Cash
Note that meals and Dining Dollars not used by the end of the semester are forfeited. Campus Cash balances will roll-over for returning students, and refunds may be requested for graduating students.
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, www.nyu.edu/commencement, 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”.
Financial Education: NYU iGrad
NYU has partnered with iGrad to ensure that students, alumni, faculty, employees, parents and families have access to customized resources that will expand their knowledge of personal finance. iGrad offers videos, calculators, articles, recommendations, games, interactive tools, and other resources that can help both parents and students improve their knowledge of personal finance. Visit nyu.edu/igrad >>
Looking Ahead to Fall 2017
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 27, 2017. Unlike the freshman year, students are not assigned a move-in time and can move-in at anytime from August 27 through the start of classes which begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
For 2017-18 academic year dates, visit www.nyu.edu/studentlink. For our students who will be at one of our Global Academic Centers, a schedule of dates is available here by clicking on the respective location.
Next Stop NYU for Class of 2021 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 www.nyu.edu/nextstop for communications, dates and deadlines throughout the summer.
NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with a number of hotels to offer our guests year-round special discounted rates for their stay while visiting New York City. To view the list and make reservations, click here.