From the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Ceremonies, rituals and celebrations in May will mark the academic achievements of undergraduate and graduate students in the Class of 2009. Graduating students and their families will gather at Yankee Stadium for the University Commencement Exercises and at Radio City Music Hall for the Steinhardt Baccalaureate Ceremony and the Valedictory Celebration, and at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for the Doctoral Convocation.

Around the same time, we are planning activities and events that are our traditions for welcoming incoming students.

If you intend to enroll for summer study and/or resume your studies in the fall, it is also time to meet with your advisors to discuss your academic progress and your next semester’s class schedule. How is your own educational planning moving you closer to

your career goals? Are there academic options that can further enrich your academic experience? Take the Challenge, Take Charge, and Work It Out! Take advantage of the many opportunities noted in the following pages that will enhance your studies and promote personal growth and development. Be involved! Stay informed! Visit our Web site

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Best wishes on final projects and examinations. Drop by our office and/or email us at Stay in touch. We want to know how you are doing and be of assistance in the ways that we can.


All About Graduation

April 2009

20-25 Senior Week

25      Senior Formal, 8 pm-1 am, New York Hilton

27      Strawberries & Champagne Toast to the Class of 2009, 6-8 pm, Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Fl.

MAY 2009

8        Doctoral Convocation, 3 pm, The Skirball Center for Performing Arts

11      Baccalaureate Ceremony, 11:30 am, Radio City Music Hall

11      Valedictory Celebration, 3:30 pm, Radio City Music Hall

12      Grad Alley, a Commencement eve celebration, 5-8 pm, on and around the Square

13      177th All-University Commencement Exercises*, 11 am, Yankee Stadium (See below)

On Wednesday, May 13th, the NYU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2009 in the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Stadium is the new home to the 26-time World Series Champion New York Yankees.

With banners flying and wearing their purple caps and gowns, the Class of 2009 will make history as it enters the new Yankee Stadium for New York University’s 177th Commencement Exercises. Visit or call 998 4166 for a full schedule of activities.

Questions about Commencement? Go to

Graduation Application

September, January, or May

Students must inform the Office of the University Registrar/Degree Audit and Graduation Services of their expected graduation date through Torchtone, 212 995 4747. The graduation application periods are:

Conferral of Degrees Graduation Application Period

May 2009 Apply between 10/06/08 – 01/30/09

September 2009 Apply between 02/03/09 – 06/05/09

For more information, visit

Graduation Ceremonies

NYU Steinhardt will honor the undergraduate Class of 2009 at its Baccalaureate Ceremony, the master’s and advanced certificate Class of 2009 at its Valedictory Celebration, and the doctoral Class of 2009 at its hooding ceremony; see calendar below. These events are by invitation only and tickets are required for degree candidates and guests. Questions about the Baccalaureate Ceremony, Valedictory Celebration, or the Doctoral Convocation? Go to or call 998 5065

Teacher Certification

If you are graduating in May and have not yet registered for the required New York State Certification Examinations, now is the time to do so. Please visit Not sure which exams to register for? Contact Mark J. Perez, Steinhardt Certification Officer for the Steinhardt School at 212 998 5033, or your department’s certification liaison.

Graduating Seniors 2008-2009

Visit for all the information you need for graduation.

Getting Ready

Download your Graduate Student Checklist for Master’s and 6th Year Certificate candidates. Visit to download your copy.

Congratulations Class of 2009!

We hope you will STAY CONNECTED by visiting to find out ALUMNI EVENTS, join Facebook and LinkedIn, sign-up for the E-newsletter, or update your contact info so we can STAY IN TOUCH!

A Message to Seniors

Senior legacy, a campaign for raising money for a Senior class gift, has been a tradition at Steinhardt since 1999 and supports the Steinhardt Student Emergency Fund. In 2003, President Sexton began matching monies raised by seniors university-wide to support a university-wide gift. As their contribution this year, seniors voted to have the legacy gift fund unpaid internships. Contribute to Senior Legacy. Participate in activities connected with it. For more information or to make your donation please check out our video, which explains the program at www.steinhardt.nyu.


— Dana Schmidt (USG Senator)

Alexandra Taylor (USG President)

Ian Riccaboni (Senior Class President)

Mark Your Calendar


1          NYU eVita Presentation, 12:30-1:30 pm, Wasserman Center

2          Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

2          Money Skills Workshop, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

3-5       Power and Authority in Groups and Organizations: Going Global, 9 am-5 pm, Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway

6          Resumes for Master’s Students, 3:30-4:30 pm, Wasserman Center

6-10     GSO Online Elections

8          Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

14        Business Careers for Liberal Arts Students, 5:30-6:30, Wasserman Center

14        LGBT event: Workplace/Job Search Issues, 7:00:8:30pm, Wasserman Center

15        National Scholarship Competition application deadline

15        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

17        Non-Academic Resumes for PhD’s, 12:30-1:30 pm, Wasserman Center

20-25   Senior Week

21        Getting Ready for the Real World, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wasserman Center

22        USG presents, EARTH DAY STREET FAIR, 10 am-2pm, Washington Place

22        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

23        Conversations of Color, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

23-26   Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching the Art Form, 9 am-5 pm, Pless Annex, 2nd Floor

25        Senior Formal, 8 pm, New York Hilton

27        Strawberries & Champagne Toast to the Class of 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm, Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

29        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

MAY 09

4          Last Day of Classes

5          Reading Day

6-12     Final Examinations

6          Tea & Empathy During Finals, 2-4 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

8          Doctoral Convocation, 3 pm, Skirball Center for Performing Arts (by invitation only)

11        Baccalaureate Ceremony, 11:30 am, Radio City Music Hall (by invitation only)

11        Valedictory Celebration, 3:30 pm, Radio City Music Hall (by invitation only)

12        Grad Alley, 5-8 pm, on and around Washington Square Park (by invitation only)

13        177th All-University Commencement, 11 am, Yankee Stadium (by invitation only)

18        Summer session begins

25        Memorial Day (University Closed)

29-31   Music and the Moving Image (MaMI), 9 am-5 pm, Lowe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street

All About Summer

Steinhardt Summer Registration

NYU Steinhardt offers four summer sessions in 2009:

Session I Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 5

Session II Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 26

Session III Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 17

Session IV Monday, July 20 – Friday, August 7

Students may register for any of the four Steinhardt summer sessions until May 17 through Albert. May 18 is the final deadline to register for Sessions I and II. Students who wish to register for Sessions III and IV may do so later via Albert beginning June 5 through June 28. All payments for registered classes, no matter the session, will be required by May 4. Students registering during the late summer registration period are required to pay their tuition no later than June 29. To learn more, contact Steinhardt Registration Services at 998 5055, or, or stop by Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor.


Sunday, May 17 Last day to register for Steinhardt summer sessions I and II.

Monday, May 18 – Thursday, June 4 Registration on Albert is not available during this period. You must register in person. Friday, June 5 Albert Registration resumes for Steinhardt summer sessions III and IV.

Sunday, June 28 Last day to register for Summer 2009 courses on Albert.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Three-week sessions:

100% on first class day only;

70% on second day;

55% on third day;

25% on fourth day.

No refunds after fourth class day.

Six-week sessions;

100% on first or second class day only;

70% on third or fourth class day;

55% on fifth or sixth class

day; 25% on seventh or eighth class days.

No refund after eighth class day.

Surf the Web for the Summer

Summer Course Listings

Summer Housing

Closed and Canceled Courses

Summer Graduate Study Abroad www.steinhardt.nyu/study_abroad

Fast-Track Teacher Certification Programs

Summer Music Intensives

Summer Studio Art Courses


Expand your horizons and accelerate your program!

Get full class credit in just 2-3 weeks by taking a May Intensives course! Earn major/minor credit, explore a new interest, or just get ahead. Courses are being offered by Gallatin, Wagner, SCPS, and Steinhardt. Graduate and undergraduate courses available. For May Intensives course listings, see registrar/may-intensive/ and register online through Albert!

Take the Challenge

Scholarships, Fellowships, and National Competitions…

NYU National Scholarship Competitions Web site:
Links to Grants for Graduate Study:


The Director of Scholarship Programs (Silver 909C) oversees the application and endorsement process for all undergraduates at NYU. Please check each scholarship Web site for application information and eligibility requirements, e.g. minimum GPA. Also note that the NYU campus deadlines are often months in advance of the scholarship organization deadlines, so begin your applications early! Stay informed about national scholarships by joining the listserv — go to and enter your NYU email address to join.

NYU Deadline: April 15, 2009 deadline:
J. William Fulbright Grants: for one year of research, graduate study or teaching abroad;
Gates Cambridge Trust: for one year of graduate study or study for a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge;
George J. Mitchell Scholarship: for one year of study or research at one of nine institutions in Ireland or Northern Ireland;
Marshall Scholarship: for two years of graduate study at almost any U.K. institution of higher learning;
Rhodes Scholarship: for two years of study toward a master’s or second bachelor’s degree at Oxford University;

Work It Out


All events are held at the Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, visit or call 998 4730.

1   NYU eVita Presentation, 12-1:30 pm

2   Alternative Careers Week: Panel presentation and site visits

6   Resumes for Master’s Students, 3:30-4:30 pm

14 Business Careers for Liberal Arts Students, 5:30 pm

14 LGBT Event-Workplace/Job Search Issues, 7:00-8:30 pm

17 Non-Academic Resumes of PhD’s, 12:30-1:30 pm

21 Getting Ready for the Real World, 5:30-6:30 pm

NYUeVita, an online service, is a convenient and organized place to record and archive your accomplishments, interests and levels of involvement in the NYU community and beyond. Build a personalized comprehensive e-portfolio, update it at your convenience, and share it with potential employers, scholarship programs, graduate and professional schools. Visit

Free Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings

The Steinhardt Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers free communication screening to NYU faculty, administrators, students, staff, and their families. To schedule a screening visit the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at 665 Broadway, 9th Floor or call 212 998 5230.

Teaching Excellence Award

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Teaching Excellence Award Committee invite nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2008-2009.

All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development full-time and part-time adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award.  Awards of $1,000 each and a scroll will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit the name of your nominee and a written statement of not more than 300 words in support of your nominee.  Nominations must be received by the committee no later than March 13th (deadline extended) in order to be considered for the award.

The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives.


Claude Blenman
Pless Hall, 4th Floor
82 Washington Square East
Teaching Excellence Award Committee
(212) 995-4191 – Fax
Email:  claude.blenman@nyu.ed