Final Post: Thank You!

This is the final post of the NYU Spring in New York 2014 blog.  We hope you have found this blog helpful as you’ve prepared for your semester at NYU.

From now on, all information about Spring in New York will be included in the regularly emailed newsletters we will send to your NYU address every other week until the end of the spring term.  Watch your NYU email for your Spring in New York Newsletter, and whenever you have a question while you are here, do not hesitate to contact us, or visit us at the Academic Resource Center during walk-in hours!

Spring in New York Events and Newsletter

There will be a lot of different things you can do as a student at NYU and in the city, including events we will offer to Spring in New York students only!

These events include monthly dinners where you can take a break from your studies and enjoy a free meal with your fellow Spring in New Yorkers and ticket giveaways to events and sites around the city.

Watch for the Spring in New York Newsletter in your NYU email for event information. Whenever we have something planned for you, we will let you know about it in the newsletter!

Get Involved at NYU

You are an NYU student this spring, and all resources, services, clubs, and events at the University are available to you while you are here.  NYU is a large university with many communities in which you can get involved.  Below are a few of the services and resources available to you to help you connect with others while at NYU.

Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service: The Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service is where you will find all the student clubs and organizations on campus.  Want to meet students with interests like you?  Want to explore the city?  Check out the many clubs here!

You can also learn about all the clubs and organizations on campus by attending the Spring Club Fest tomorrow, January 29 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. in the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South.

Center for Muticultural Education and Programs: CMEP produces intentional and sustained educational initiatives and campus-wide programs in the area of diversity and social justice.

Center for Spiritual Life: The Center for Spiritual Life is a multifaith initiative to enhance the educational experience by fostering a community of scholars who support religious expression, leadership, integrity, mutual respect and open dialogue.

Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services: All students who do not live in NYU Housing are a part of the commuter and off-campus student community.

Office of Graduate Student Life: This office serves as a great resource for Spring in New York students who are of graduate student age (23 years or older).

Office of Global Services: OGS provides specialized support to NYU’s international students including immigration advising and guidance, programs and events, cultural adjustment resources and more.

Transfer and Transitioning Student Programs: All Spring in New York students are a part of the transfer and transitioning student community.

For more detailed information, visit our Get Involved at NYU page!

Spring Term Walk-in Hours

Whenever you have a question about NYU, your courses, NYC, or anything else related to your time at NYU this semester, do not hesitate to come to the Academic Resource Center to meet with Spring in New York staff one-on-one during open walk-in hours.  No appointment necessary.

We are here to help, and we hope to see you during the semester!

University Programs
Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place

Walk-in Hours (beginning January 27)
Monday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1-3 p.m.

Don’t Forget Orientation!

Don’t forget to participate in both the Spring in New York and Spring at the Square orientations so you are fully prepared to begin your studies at NYU the first week of class!

Spring in New York Online Orientation
The online orientation is available here.  It takes about 16 minutes to view, and all Spring in New York students should watch it before they arrive on campus.

Spring in New York Check-In (mandatory)
Check-ins will take place January 27, 29, and 31 .  RSVP for check-in here. (You must be logged into NYUHome to access the RSVP form.)  At check-in we will cover information you must know to have a successful semester at NYU and you will have the opportunity to ask any and all questions you have about NYU or NYC!

International Student Check-In (mandatory)
All new international students at the University must attend a check-in hosted by the NYU Office of Global Services.  RSVP for an international student check-in here.  Information about the check-in is available online.

Spring at the Square
Spring at the Square is the all-University orientation for all new students on campus.  Dozens of events and information sessions are offered to help you meet other new students and get to know the ins and outs of your new school and home: NYU and New York City.  Further information about Spring at the Square is online.

Academic Support Services

During the spring semester, there will be many academic resources available to you to help you succeed in your classes!  They include:

Academic Advisors
Your primary resource is your academic advisor!  Your advisor is available to you to answer questions about registration, add/drop, pass/fail grades, and more!

University Learning Center (ULC)
The ULC provides free tutoring for many NYU courses as well as academic study skills workshops and group review sessions.

The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides one-on-one writing support and guidance for any student enrolled at NYU.  When you have a final paper to write, schedule an appointment with a consultant!

More information about these and MORE academic resources available to you at NYU, see the Academic Resources page or the Academic Resources section of the Spring in New York Student Handbook.

Questions, Questions

From now through May, if you ever have questions about Spring in New York, NYU, or New York City, let us know.  Whenever you have an issue, concern, inquiry, comment, or suggestion, we are here to help!

University Programs
Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place

Walk-in Hours (beginning January 27)
Monday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1-3 p.m.

University Programs oversees Spring in New York and can help you with questions about the term such as course adding/dropping, housing and dining, academic support services, resources on campus, program and campus events, and University policies.  We are here to help you get the most out of your time at NYU and in New York City, so please reach out to us whenever you need by emailing, calling, or seeing us during walk-in hours!

Student Resource Center
Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South
Suite 210

The Student Resource Center (SRC) specializes in answering questions about NYU and New York City.  They answer any type of question, whether you are lost in midtown and don’t know how to get back to campus or you are just looking for information about a service at NYU or the location of a class.  They welcome all inquiries, sane and crazy.  Go ahead, ask them!

Reminder: Add/Drop Deadlines

Mark your calendar with the registration add/drop deadlines!

The last day to add or drop courses through Albert online is Monday, February 10.  After that date, any changes to your registration must be completed in person with your academic advisor.

The last day to drop a course and not receive a final grade of W (withdrawn) is Tuesday, February 18.

If you decide to withdraw from a course or the full spring term at NYU, you may be eligible for a tuition refund.  Tuition refunds are determined by a calendar set by the NYU Bursar. The calendar for course withdrawal is online along with the calendar for complete semester withdrawal.

If you have any questions about these deadlines or other academic dates and policies at NYU, contact your advisor!

To-Do List (Before Classes Begin)

We are getting pretty excited about the spring semester, and we hope you are, too!  But before you skip happily to your first class on January 27, there are a few things you need to remember to do:

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and read your NYU email
  2. Get your NYUCard
  3. Double-check your course registration and student account on NYUHome
  4. Submit your immunization forms (students taking 6 or more credits)
  5. Get your book list from the NYU Bookstore
  6. Watch the online Spring in New York Orientation
  7. Mark your calendar to attend a Spring in New York Check-In Session
  8. RSVP for an OGS Check-In Session (international students only)

You may also want to:

  1. Submit your travel details to NYU Traveler
  2. Register with the Moses Center, if applicable
  3. Map your class location(s)
  4. Decide which Spring at the Square events to attend

More information about these to-dos and more is available in the Spring in New York Student Handbook.

Spring at the Square

If you are interested in learning more about NYU and meeting other NYU students, you should attend Spring at the Square!  Spring at the Square is the orientation for all students new to NYU.  Events and information sessions will take place during the first two weeks of class.  A complete schedule and event descriptions are available on the website.

All Spring in New York students are strongly encouraged to attend as many events as they can.  Getting connected on campus and getting the most out of your time at NYU and in New York City starts with Spring at the Square!

There are many events that may interest you, but we suggested the following especially for Spring in New York students:

The Reality Show
Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Skirball Center (side entrance of Kimmel Center for University Life)

The Reality Show, a musical written and performed by NYU students about life at NYU and in the city, is seen by all new students at NYU as a part of orientation.  It is one of the most popular events on campus, and a rite of passage for NYU students!  It is fast, fun, and hilarious.  You won’t want to miss it.  Tickets are available at the Skirball box office the day of the show.

Club Fest
Wednesday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Kimmel Center for University Life, 4th and 10th Floors

Learn about the many clubs and communities at NYU and ways you can get involved through service projects, groups, and leadership opportunities!

Other Suggested Programs
Transfer and Transitioning Student Luncheon
On the Go: Navigating NYC Transportation
Getting Involved: Transfer and Transitioning Students
Getting Involved: Commuter Students