Share information about your community service activities. We want to publicize the ways in which you are making a difference. For further information, please contact the Steinhardt Community Services Representative, Jessica Walker at


The Senior Class Legacy Program is a giving tradition at New York University that offers graduating seniors the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on NYU. By making a gift to their school’s Annual Fund, students also contribute to a gift that benefits the University as a whole. For more information, please visit or contact 212 998 6978.


Sophomores, juniors, and seniors, engage in study, research, and international travel around a policy issue specific to your discipline. Visit to learn more


The Doctoral Student Travel Fund provides a portion of the expenses associated with presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences. Office of Graduate Studies,




GSO offers a Professional Development Reimbursement Fund on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of various professional activities related to graduate student study, e.g., attending professional conferences, research projects, art exhibits, musical performances, speaking engagements, etc. The application and

and guidelines can be found at

Mark Your Calendar


6 Undergraduate Payment deadline

14 International Graduate Student Orientation, 11:30 am, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

15 International Graduate Student Orientation, 3 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

15, Business Boot Camp, pre-register 16 with the Wasserman Center

19-24 MLK Week at NYU

20 “LIVE” viewing of the Presidential Inauguration, 11 am-2 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge and Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

20 First day of Spring Classes

21 International Graduate Student Orientation, 12 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

21 New Graduate Student Information Session, 4-5 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

22 Conversations of Color, 12:30-1:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

27 Summer Study Abroad Information Sessions for undergraduate and graduate students, 5:30-6:30 pm, Kimball Lounge, 1st Fl

27 Late fee for registration goes into effect for students registering for the first time

30 May 2009 graduation application Deadline


2 Last day for undergraduates students to register and/or drop add through ALBERT

4 Graduate Student Payment Deadline

5 FAFSA Financial Aid Workshop, 12:30-1:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl. Student Lounge

5 Summer Study Abroad Information Sessions for undergraduate and graduate students, 5:30-6:30 pm, Kimball Lounge, 1st Fl.

9 Last day of graduate student to register and/or drop add through ALBERT

10 100 Nights Before Commencement, 4-6 pm, Rosenthal (10th Floor Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South)

11 Bagel Breakfast, 9 am-11 am, Pless Hall, 1st Fl.

12 Dean’s Grant for Student Research Information Session, 4-5 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

13 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) 8th Annual Semi-Formal, 8 pm-12 midnight, Tavern on the Green

20 2009 Orientation Leader application deadline

23 Last day to file for the Pass/File option

26 Conversations of Color, 12:30-1:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.


3 Undergraduate Student Dean’s Hour, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

5 Graduate student Dean’s Hour, 4-5 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl.

6 Deadline for Dean’s Grants for Student Research Applications

16- 21 Spring Recess

23 Last day to withdraw from classes

26 Conversations of Color, 12-1:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Fl

Annual Steinhardt Semi-Formal

Fun and Dancing

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) 9th Annual Steinhardt Semi-Formal. Friday, February 13, 2009, 8 pm – 12 midnight, Tavern on the Green, a NYC landmark

Tickets are on sale @ Ticket Central for $48. (Limit 2 tickets per Steinhardt undergraduate). For more information visit or email

Welcome to Spring 2009 Semester…

Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Steinhardt Students,

Welcome to a new semester at NYU Steinhardt.

I hope you had a wonderful semester break, and that you found ways to renew your connections to your family and friends and to re-energize for the coming semester. The spring semester offers a new start — opportunities to engage with new professors, to confront and challenge new ideas and perspectives, to bring your own renewed sense of discovery and curiosity to the academic experience. For me, the start of a new semester has always been a time ripe with possibility and intellectual excitement.

We begin our semester with the weeklong celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. here at the University, and the notable inauguration of the 44th President of the United States.  You are welcome to stop by University and School viewing areas for the ceremony in Pless Hall, 1st Floor and 3rd Floor Lounges and/or Kimball Hall, 1st Floor Lounge. See

As the semester gets under way, I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities we offer for academic and professional development. March 6th is the deadline for applying for Dean’s Grants for Student Research, which provides funds to support independent research at all levels of study. April 3rd is the deadline for applications for our Dean’s International Research Travel Colloquia for Undergraduates — a feature of our honors program — which provides opportunities for short-term study abroad under faculty leadership. More information is available at

For graduating seniors, this is a time for applying to graduate schools or exploring job possibilities. We know that you will be especially busy. (And don’t forget that honors and awards nominations are due prior to Spring Break — be sure to talk with your academic adviser if you are interested in being considered.) For graduating doctoral students, please remember that you need to file your dissertation for Spring orals by January 22nd.

Mark your calendars for these important graduation dates: Doctoral Convocation, May 8th , 3:00 p.m.; Baccalaureate Celebration, May 11th, 11:30 p.m.; Valedictory Celebration, May 11th, 3:30 p.m.; University Commencement Exercises, Wednesday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. See

Steinhardt’s Office of Student Affairs offers resources to help you with study skills and time management as well as with personal and professional issues and concerns. The staff are skilled, knowledgeable and happy to talk with you when you want to chat. You’ll find them on the 2nd floor of Pless Hall at 82 Washington Square East. You can stop by or call for an appointment at 212-998-5065. Your departmental advisors, too, play an important role in your academic experience, and you should feel free to stay in touch with them.

Wishing you the best for a productive and creative spring semester,

Dean Mary Brabeck

Important Dates for Spring 2009: Drop/Add, Refunds, Ws on Transcript

Dropping and Adding Classes:

If you are an undergraduate student at NYU Steinhardt, you can drop and add classes on Albert until midnight on Monday, February 2nd. If you are a graduate student, you can drop and add classes on Albert until midnight on Monday, February 9th. After these dates you must see your academic advisor to obtain a signed drop/add form, bring it to the Student Affairs Department at Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor, for an approval signature and finally, take it to the Registrar at 25 West 4th Street.

You will receive a W on your transcript if you do not drop a class by midnight, Monday, February 9. A W on your transcript indicates that you officially withdrew from a class.

Refund Schedule for Dropping Classes:

Tuesday, January 20: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition and fees refund.

Monday, January 26: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition refund.

Monday, February 2: Last day to drop classes and receive 70% tuition refund.

Monday, February 9: Last day to drop classes and receive 55% tuition refund.

Monday, February 16: Last day to drop classes and receive 25% tuition refund.

After February 16, no refunds are given.

Welcome, New Steinhardt International Graduate Students Spring 2009

Please remember to . . .

  • Check in with OISS at 561 La Guardia Place

  • Contact the American Language Institute (ALI) to make an appointment for an evaluation if English is your second language or if you did not graduate from a college or university where English was the primary language of instruction. ALI is located at 48 Cooper Square, Room 200 and the telephone number is (212) 998-7040.

  • Attend one of the following New International Graduate Student Information Sessions (required pre-advisement in order to register) in addition to your departmental orientation:

Wednesday, January 14th at 11:30 am

Thursday, January 15th at 3:00 pm

Info sessions are held in the 3rd floor Student Lounge, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East. Bring your letter of acceptance as well as your evaluation report from ALI. You will receive information about student services, university resources, the New International Graduate Student Seminar (E03.2003) as well as meet with a staff member to discuss your ALI report.

  • Register for E03.2003, New International Graduate Student Seminar

All NYU Steinhardt New International Graduate Students are required to take the New International Graduate Student Seminar (E03.2003) during their first semester of study. Please enroll yourself in one of the sections.  New International Graduate Student Seminar will not meet the first week of classes, 1/20 – 1/26.