Graduate Student Dean’s Hour

The Office of Student Affairs is hosting a Graduate Student Dean’s Hour on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 3:30pm in Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge.  Steinhardt graduate students are encouraged to drop by for light refreshments and good conversation with your colleagues, faculty and staff. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Panel with Faculty who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Want to hear more about the Peace Corps experience from people who have actually been there?
Join a panel of NYU professors to hear about their experiences abroad and how Peace Corps affected their lives and careers!
•    Professor Jonathan Zimmerman, RPCV Nepal
•    Professor Bridget O’Connor, RPCV Afghanistan
•    Professor Heidi White, RPCV Poland
                                                Where?:        NYU Wasserman Center (133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor)
                                                When?:         Tuesday, April 13th @ 7:15pm
Questions?:   Contact NYU’s Peace Corps recruiter Caitlin Gokey (RPCV Namibia, 2005 – 2008) at or (212) 998-4748
Peace Corps Volunteers work in over 70 countries worldwide in areas such as education, youth and community development,
agriculture and environmental education, health and HIV/AIDS education, business development, and information technology.
Peace Corps Volunteers must be 18 years of age and a US citizen.

NYU Steinhardt MAP Courses for Fall 2010

Do you still need to fulfill MAP requirements? Are you looking for electives to add to your Fall schedule? NYU Steinhardt is offering a range of courses that will apply to MAP and are open for electives too. For more information and course descriptions go to

E52.0501 Learning and the Meaning of Life (same as E50.0010)

E52.0551 Culture Wars in America (same as E55.1033)

E52.0552 Education and the American Dreams: Historical Perspectives (same as E55.0610)

E52.0591 Intro to Media Studies (same as E59.0001)

E52.0592 History of Media and Communication (same as E59.0003)

E52.0593 Intro to Human Communication and Culture (same as E59.0005)

E52.0631 Survey of Developmental Psychology (same as E63.0010)

E52.0632 Introduction to Personality Theories (same as E63.0019)

E64.0091 American Sign Language I

E64.0092 American Sign Language II

E64.0093 American Sign Language III

E52.0941 Art: Practice and Ideas (same as E90.0010)

E52.0171 Introduction to Theatre as Art Form for Non-Majors (same as E17.0060)

E52.0331 Introduction to Human Physiology (same as E33.1068)


Bobst Library is providing one-on-one research assistance for NYU students who want help locating library materials relevant to their topic. Students are invited to make an appointment with a librarian who will assist you in developing an individualized research strategy for your topic.

Complete the online registration form at
There is no telephone or in-person registration.

Monday through Thursday, March 29 – April 8. The specific times are indicated on the registration form. Appointments last about 25 minutes.

This service is designed for undergraduates but any NYU student (except Law, Medical, Dental and Poly School students) is welcome to sign up.

Please note that this service does not include writing assistance.
Contact NYU’s Writing Center at 212-998-8866 or for details about writing support.

Visit a Reference Center in Bobst Library seven days a week throughout the academic year and ask the librarian on duty for help.
Humanities & Social Sciences – 1st floor Business, Public Policy and Documents – 6th floor Science – 9th floor

Email or instant message Ask-A-Librarian when you need basic research guidance.

NYU Libraries website:

Paula Feid
Undergraduate Librarian
NYU Libraries

Graduation Checklist 2010

Update: This post is from the year 2010! There is an updated Graduation Checklist for 2011 available here. Or you can visit our up-to-date Graduation site for NYU Steinhardt.

  • Are you eligible to graduate? If you are a senior you will receive a Senior Check Sheet that indicates which of the remaining requirements you must meet to be eligible for graduation.  At the beginning of the term in which you will complete 90 credits, you can expect to receive your Senior Check Sheet by mail from the University Registrar. If you have not received your Senior Check Sheet by mid-November, you may request a copy from. Emily Caldwell, University Registrar Graduation Services, (212) 998-4878.
    If you are a graduate or advance degree candidate you must meet with youradvisor to determine if you have completed the necessary program requirements.
  • Did you apply to graduate? Degrees are not automatically awarded since many students choose to complete more than the minimum degree requirements.  It is your responsibility to notify the Office of the University Registrar/Degree Audit and Graduation Services when you are ready to graduate. You must apply to graduate to receive an invitation to graduation and commencement ceremonies.
  • Are your student accounts clear? To be eligible for Graduation, make sure you are in good financial standing with New York University for all accounts, including, but not limited to: tuition, housing, dining, library fines, damages to university property
  • Have you ordered academic attire for graduation? Graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate are required to wear academic attire. Rental orders must be received on-line by Monday, April 12.
  • Have you ordered tickets for Commencement? If you plan to attend the All-University Commencement, you must order tickets through Albert between Monday, March 15th, and Saturday, April 24th. Log in to your NYU Home account and access Albert. You cannot be guaranteed tickets if you do not order in advance of ticket distribution.
  • Do you need additional tickets for NYUSteinhardt’s graduation ceremonies? Each undergraduate student will receive a total of 6 tickets (one for the graduation candidate and five for guests). To request additional tickets to the baccalaureate ceremony,  please click here. Each master’s/advanced certificate student will receive a total of 5 tickets (one for the graduation candidate and four for guests). To request additional tickets to the valedictory ceremony,  please click here.
  • Do you want graduation portraits? The NYU Photo Bureau will offer Commencement Portrait sessions from Tuesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 6, from 12:00 pm-8:00 pm, and Friday, May 7, from 9:00 am-8:00 pm, on the 4th floor of the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Click here for more info
  • Have you requested a transcript? A transcript of your academic work is the most acceptable way to present your academic credentials to potential employers or graduate schools.  The University Registrar will issue official transcripts for all work completed at NYU directly to schools, employers, and scholarship organizations.  Be sure to request transcripts well in advance of application deadlines by completing a Transcript Request Form, available here. Transcripts are generally mailed 5 working days from the time of your request. There is no charge for this service.
  • Is your Survival Kit Up-To-Date? Have you…

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, it’s not too late! Visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development soon and get your Survival Kit ready now!

Immuinization requirements for Steinhardt Students

Please note: Failure to meet New York State and NYU-mandated immunization requirements will result in de-enrollment* and you will not be allowed to move into Residence Halls.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all students (graduate, undergraduate and transfers and returning students who, to date, have not complied) taking six or more credits in a degree-granting program must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
*De-enrollment means:
a) You will be “dropped” from classes that you have registered for, and will no longer be enrolled in or able to attend your classes; AND
b) You will be excluded from entering campus buildings and your student ID card may also be deactivated.
For more information regarding the New York State and NYU mandated immunization requirements please visit the Student Health Requirements website at: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Immunization requirements, please contact the Student Health Center at or by phone at 212-443-1000.

GSO Star Awards

Steinhardt GSO Star Awards

Each year, the Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) honors outstanding students, faculty, administrators, graduate assistants, and staff members.  If there is a member of the Steinhardt community that has positively affected your experience as a graduate student, please nominate them for this special award! 

For the nomination form, visit Nominations are due Friday, April 2, 2010.  For more information, visit or contact

Enjoy a Safer Spring Break

NYU Steinhardt – Office of Student Affairs invites you to experience a SAFER SPRING BREAK

Want to enjoy all the indulgences of Spring Break  without those pesky side effects?

Come learn how to have all the fun you want during your break while staying safe…

and of course, get FREE STUFF!


Wednesday, March 10th, 3:30 ­ 5pm

Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

82 Washington Square East

MASSAGES BY NYU STRESSBUSTERS (Start relaxing before your break officially starts!)





Brought to you by your friends at:

Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

SHC ­ Counseling & Wellness

SHC ­ Office of Health Promotion

SHC ­ Stressbusters

Office of Public Safety

OISS – Office for International Student & Scholars

One to World

SRC – Student Resource Center


Wasserman Center: Friday, April 9th, 2010
Due to the popularity of this event, we have opened up more spots and extended the deadline until Wednesday, March 10th at noon. Click here to APPLY NOW.

Learn about the different non-profit sectors, job functions and opportunities!   Find out how these professionals got where they are today!  See what you can do NOW to prepare for your dream job!

Participating non-profit professionals include:

Chief Executive Officer, Modest Needs Foundation
Chief Operation Officer, Philanthropic Services, Changing Our World
Associate Director, Patron Program and Membership, Metropolitan Opera
Executive Director, North Shore Youth Council inc.
Program Coordinator, KEEN New York (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
Program Development Manager, Youth Challenge International
Program Manager, City Year New York
Manager of Programs, Tanenbaum – Center for Inter-religious Understanding
Deputy Director of Recruitment, City of New York/Parks and Recreation
Executive Director, Public Allies
Project Manager, Center for Educational Innovation
Director, Interactive Giving and Marketing, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN)
Director, Office of the President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Director of Recruitment and Training, The City of New York Civilian Complaint Review Board

Boot Camp is a full day conference (9am to 4pm – with Breakfast and Lunch provided by us) designed to debunk myths and explore the realities of working in the non-profit world.  Highlights include a keynote speaker, seminars facilitated by non-profit organization leaders and lunch with mentors in various fields (education, health, public policy, international development, etc).

DEADLINE EXTENDED until Wednesday, March 10th at noon.  Click here for more information and to download the short application – APPLY NOW.