Spring Welcome Week Events

NYU Spring Welcome. Over 200 events to start the new semester. Events are open to all NYU Students. Full schedule on the NYU Guide App & http://bit.ly/NYUSW17.

  • So You Think NYU Can Dance w/ Guest Judge Karla Garcia from Hamilton, Drag Karaoke feat. Alexis Michelle, Pop Up Vintage Shop, HBO Girl Screening + Cast Q&A and more. NYU Spring Welcome has something for everyone. Check out the FB Event for more info.
  • NYU Spring Welcome has over 200 events. Excited for the Pop Up Vintage Shop.
  • NYU Spring Welcome events are open to ALL NYU Students: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, New Transfers, Study Away Students, Visiting Students, Graduate Students. Over 200 events to start spring semester right. More info on the FB Event.

Global Safety Tips

Keeping you safe — and ensuring your ability to make academic progress — are top priorities for NYU. As you prepare to spend the semester away from your home campus, we wanted to share with you some tips and best practices that will help to do so.

The University continuously monitors events in cities and countries around the globe, and adjusts security precautions, as necessary, based on the local environment. Should an urgent situation arise, the University maintains an emergency notification system, which delivers alerts via text message and email.

  • Register your travel with your respective embassy or consulate – both while you are at your study away location, and anywhere else your travel plans may take you.
  • Make sure to have a mobile phone with you whenever you’re away from the site – and be sure to keep it charged!
  • If you are planning on traveling away from your site – even if only for a night — please be sure to register your trip in NYU Traveler, and let a member of your local site staff know.
  • Please be sure that your site staff has a local contact phone number for you.
  • Do your homework before you travel away from your site. Check for potential travel warnings for cities and countries to which you are thinking about traveling (the US State Department website is a good place to start.
  • Always be fully aware of your surroundings. Avoid at-risk areas (in many cities, this could include locations that are very popular with tourists). And if during your travels you ever find yourself in a situation in which you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and leave.
  • Whenever possible, travel in groups. Whether you’re going out for an evening, or are planning to explore the region (or beyond), go with friends!
  • If you don’t know the person entering a building right after you, make sure they have their own ID — don’t allow “piggy-backing” at entrances to NYU academic centers and residence halls.
  • If you ever have a question or concern about your safety – either at your site, or while you are traveling – either check with your local site staff, or call the NYU Public Safety Command Center (open 24/7) at +1.212.998.2222.
  • Should you ever feel anxious or upset during your time away, or you simply want to have someone to speak to, please call the Wellness Exchange (24/7). You can always reach them at +1.212.443.9999, but many sites also have local numbers, which can be found here.

For more safety tips, visit: http://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/be-safe/public-safety/campus-safety-tips.html

New York Realty Show Sign Up

Similar to the Reality Shows you experienced on your home campus, The Reality Show: NYU is a gritty, funny musical about the lives of NYU New York students as they experience an array of confounding, confusing, and exciting issues.

Take a look >>

The Spring performance will be:Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 – 8:30pm in Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012).

If you wish to attend, sign up here by January 19 and a ticket will be reserved for you.

Pre-Order Your Bedding

Housing does not accept packages for students before they have officially checked into the residence hall. NYU has piloted a program that will allow students studying in New York from Abu Dhabi or Shanghai to order their linens from one company www.rhl.org/nyu and housing will make an exception and accept the package before the student checks into the residence hall. Please note the following guidelines for this program:

1.       ALL LINENS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM www.rhl.org/nyu Orders from other companies will not be accepted and will be returned to sender.

2.       Orders can only be placed between Sunday, December 25, 2016 and Thursday, January 12, 2017 for delivery before residence hall check-in on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

3.       You will need to include the shipping address for your residence hall. Please check this website for the correct address format: http://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/housing-and-dining/on-campus-living.html

Program Dates Update

The Office of Housing has confirmed that students should plan to check out of housing May 17 rather than May 18.  If you have already purchased your tickets to depart on May 18, please complete the Spring Flight Form by December 12 and we can arrange for a late check out for May 18.  Please note the blog has been updated to reflect the May 17 preferred check-out date.

Submit Flight Details ASAP

Once you’ve purchased your flight, remember to complete this form by January 4 .  This is critical so local staff are aware of when you intend to arrive.  The earlier you can submit these the better so staff can get a sense of common arrival times.

In addition, please also submit these into NYU Traveler, which goes directly to NYU Public Safety.  It should only take you a few minutes and you can get started by taking the following steps:

If you have questions about filling out this form, please refer to this step-by-step guide or the tutorial video.  Should any technical problems present themselves while entering your information into NYU Traveler, you may contact traveler.support@nyu.edu for assistance.

Planning Ahead: Preparing Your Family for Your Time Away

You may be the first to study abroad in your family, or you simply have people who care and worry about you. Consider sharing this article with family and friends!  The below quote provides initial context, but please see the full article for valuable pieces of practical advice.

“As a parent, your kids expect you to worry. You expect you to worry. Worrying, to an extent, is healthy. But it’s equally important to have realistic concerns and try to mitigate them as much as possible through knowledge and planning.”

Housing Update for Spring and January Term Applications

If you are coming to New York for both the Spring semester and the January term you will need to fill out TWO separate applications.
1. For Spring semester (which is currently available now and you should have received an email already with the application link).
2. For January Term (this will be available later this week or early next week. You will get a new email about this shortly)
If you still have questions about this or other housing inquiries, please email Hasanthi Piyasena at hp686@nyu.edu