The American Classroom

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Are you an international student traveling to America this summer? You might find it helpful to check out the University’s video on the American Classroom and what ways it may differ from your previous academic experiences. Don’t forget that the Office of Global Services is also available to you as a resource this summer for any questions you may have, or you can always email the University Programs team at up.advising@nyu.edu!

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Religious & Spiritual Support Services

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We encourage any student who is seeking religious or spiritual support to visit the NYU Center for Global Spiritual Life, which hosts 70 chaplain affiliates of various faiths and groups. They can offer guidance to resources both on campus and throughout the city. You can learn more about the Center and its offerings by visiting in person, or emailing spiritual.life@nyu.edu with any questions.

For students observing the month of Ramadan, NYU dining services will be open late so meal plans can be used for dinner after sunset. More information on dining services can be found in our previous post on campus dining.

Orientation & International Student Check-In

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Online Orientation

The online orientation highlights information found in the Summer in NYC Student Handbook. It addresses dates and deadlines, what you need to do before classes begin to prepare for the start of your studies, and information about academic advising and resources on campus. All students are asked to watch the online orientation and review the handbook before the start of class.

Summer in NYC Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is available to download or print. It contains all the information you need to know to have a successful summer, from dates and deadlines to academic procedures, from housing and dining to getting around campus and the city and how to find out what’s going on in New York City. It is recommended that all students download the Handbook and read it prior to the start of class and use it as a reference during the summer months.

International Student Check-In 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires all new international students with a J-1 or F-1 visa to report their arrival at NYU to the Office of Global Services (OGS). OGS will host a check-in to help you meet this requirement. All international students must attend. Failure to check-in may jeopardize your ability to legally remain in the United States. You must bring to the check-in your I-20, I-94 card, passport, and emergency contact information in the United States and in your home country.  Information about the mandatory check-in is online at the OGS website.

International students with any questions about their student status or experience at NYU prior to or during the summer should contact the Office of Global Services at newinternationalstudents@nyu.edu or 212-998-4720.

Getting Involved on Campus

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As a visiting student during the summer, you are an NYU student, and therefore have access to all of the services and resources that the University has to offer.

NYU University ProgramsAll visiting students are a part of the University Programs community. From admissions to enrollment, the UP team is here to assist you! As you hopefully know by now, please email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions you may have as a visiting student during the summer months and beyond.

Commuter and Off-Campus Student ServicesAll students who do not live in NYU Housing are a part of the commuter and off-campus student community. Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services assists commuter students during the summer with resources to help you address any questions you have about living off campus and commuting to the University.

NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student CenterThe NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. Support services, resources, programs, advocacy, training, education and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community. With its services, programs and resources, the NYU LGBTQ Student Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Student Resource Center: The Student Resource Center (SRC) is your headquarters for navigating NYU and the City. Have questions about anything you come across as a student? Ask the SRC! (They love a good challenge).

For a full list of student resources, please see the Summer in NYC handbook!

Summer City Guide

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Although campus may be quieter than usual, New York City will be alive and well with events this summer! Be sure to check your NYU email inbox every week for the “Summer City Guide” provided by the Student Resource Center. The Guide will direct you to free and fun events happening around the city each week. Also be sure to check back to this blog, as we will be posting our own suggestions of events to check out. Keep an eye on your email for the Summer City Guide and if you have any questions about the information listed, contact the SRC!

Note: If you don’t receive the Summer City Guide, just reach out to the SRC and ask to be added to their listserv.

Traveling to NYC from out of town this summer? New York boasts some of the world’s top museums, restaurants, and sights, so we put together a quick list of must-sees and resources for the new New Yorker!

Some of our favorites…
The Highline- http://www.thehighline.org/
Chelsea Market- http://www.chelseamarket.com/ 
MoMa- http://www.moma.org/
Brooklyn Flea – http://www.brooklynflea.com/
American Museum of Natural History – http://www.amnh.org/
Union Square Greenmarket – http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/manhattan-union-square
Bronx Zoo – http://www.bronxzoo.com/
The Cloisters – http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
Governors Island – http://www.govisland.com/html/home/home.shtml

Don’t forget your NYUCard also serves as a gateway for free admission to several NYC museums!

For more ideas of what to do in the city, visit the websites below:
NYC Go
New York Magazine
Time Out New York
Thrillist

 As always, email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions!

Student Resources: Non-Academic

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In our previous post, we discussed the academic resources available to you. Now, we’d like to highlight the non-academic resources you’ll have access to as an NYU student. Check out the essentials below, and explore the University life website for further offerings.

Student Resource Center (SRC): Your go-to for any (and we mean any) questions about NYU or NYC. Email or stop by in person.

Commuter & Off-Campus Student ServicesServices such as lockers, a commuter lounge and transportation information are all offered through Commuter & Off-Campus Student Services to any student who does not live in NYU Housing.

NYU Gyms: The NYU Gym, Palladium, is open to all visiting students. Using only your NYUCard, you can access this facility which features a climbing wall, pool, multipurpose courts, weights, and machines. Check hours and resources for Palladium online, or visit the Membership Office in person. Information about low-cost fitness classes is also online.

Ticket Central: OK, we know we said you’d be really busy with academics during Summer in NYC, but everybody deserves a break! Get discounted tickets to movies, sporting events, Broadway shows, and more through NYU’s Ticket Central!

Center for Spiritual Life: The newly-opened Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life is a safe environment for the exploration of multiple faiths. Interfaith initiatives, worship services, and meditation through the Mindfulness Project are just a few of the offerings provided through the Center for Spiritual Life.

Freeseums: Don’t forget that your NYUCard grants you access to 12 of NYC’s best museums!

Be sure to check back next Monday for information about the SRC’s summer newsletter and our “New Yorker’s Guide to the City.” As always, feel free to email us at up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions!

Academic Resources

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As you know, academics are a priority during your time at NYU. That being said, we want you to know about the academic resources available to you as an NYU student this summer.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities: The Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. If you need any kind of accommodation for the summer, please contact the CSD now to register.

Libraries: The 9 NYU libraries and 8 affiliated libraries are headed by Bobst, which features over 25,000 seats for studying, computers for student use, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, and lots of books.

Academic Resource Center: The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is your one-stop shop for all academic questions such as course selection and registration, adding or dropping a course, and tutoring/academic support. There are also computer stations and lounge space available for student use.

University Learning Center: The two sites of the University Learning Center provide free tutoring for many NYU summer courses. Be sure to explore their website to learn more!

Study Spaces: Aside from the ARC, where University Programs is housed, several other student lounges exist on campus. Find your new favorite study spot now!

Most importantly, don’t forget about your peers! Form a study or support group to help you through the summer!

As a final reminder, be sure to check all important dates and deadlines prior to the start of your classes. Please contact us with any advising questions or concerns.

NYU Bookstore and Textbook Info

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If you can believe it, Session I of Summer in NYC starts in just six weeks! Although we know it’s a busy time of year, don’t forget to start preparing for classes! One way to do this is to purchase your textbooks.

The NYU Bookstore website allows you to search for your textbooks by either entering your student information or your course information. New and used books are available through the bookstore, and many students also choose to purchase books through Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. The bookstore’s website features a brand new price comparison feature, which ensures that you get your textbooks at the best price possible!

If your search comes up empty, don’t fear! Some professors do not post their textbooks on the website, and will instead distribute a book list or syllabus on the first day of class. If you’re eager to learn more about your class before the start of the summer and there’s no syllabus posted online, feel free to email the course instructor to request a copy. This will help you make sure it’s the right course for you, and allow you to start prepping ahead of time!

Stop by the bookstore to pick up your books, check out the computer store (which offers discounted student prices on technology), and maybe even pick up some gifts. Check back this Thursday for information on academic resources available to you as an NYU student this summer!

Reminder: Financial Aid

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A reminder to review all policies for Summer in NYC tuition, fees, and financial aid. Although NYU does not offer scholarship or grant funding to visiting students, you may be eligible for a consortium agreement if you are currently enrolled at another college or university. You may also apply for private loans. Students who do participate in a consortium agreement or alternative loan must submit a financial aid application to NYU by July 20. Please contact the Office of the Bursar directly with any questions!