All Things Doctoral

If you are a Steinhardt doctoral student, you are regularly receiving emails from Nancy Hall about upcoming events and deadlines. Make sure to also check out for more information specific to Steinhardt doctoral students. The site has information on appointing your dissertation committee, filing your dissertation proposal, and filing for your final oral examination. You can also download a copy of the 2008-09 Handbook for Doctoral Study that includes specific policy information and guidelines for formatting your dissertation. Nancy Hall and Joe Eversole in the Office of Graduate Studies can answer your questions by email at or by telephone at 212 998 5044, or stop by the office in Pless Hall on the 2nd floor (no appointment needed Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).

Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)

CCTOP is pleased to announce the launch of its newly formatted Web site, The site has information for future students, community college faculty and administrators, and now, for current CCTOP students, including links to campus resources and activities, as well as the Director’s Blog, which will provide additional updates and alerts. Contact CCTOP Director Bart Grachan at with any questions.

Winter Session

Take advantage of the opportunity to move forward with your coursework or enjoy a subject you were unable to fit in your semester. Registration for the January 5th to January 19th Winter Session starts on November 3 and closes December 7. Tuition is based on the number of credits, and housing is limited but available. Go to for more information.

Dean’s Roundtable Series

Meet distinguished Steinhardt alumni at the Dean’s Roundtable Series, scheduled over an informal breakfast or lunch. Learn from and chat with some of today’s top leaders in education, health, non-profit services, media, communications, entertainment, fashion, and more about industry-specific issues. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees must register in advance. To register and to learn more about our participants, please visit:

Study Abroad

The NYU Steinhardt Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs can assist graduate students interested in studying abroad. This office handles undergraduate and graduate study abroad, is involved with NYU-Abu Dhabi, large-scale academic conferences, winter and intersession courses, summer programs on campus for NYU and non-NYU students, and academic affairs initiatives. Check for information about heading overseas.

Upcoming deadlines: November 1, 2008 for intersession and spring break programs; February 2, 2009 for summer programs.

Undergraduate Study Abroad

Start planning now for fall study abroad programs. When you meet with your advisor to discuss your spring classes mention your interest in studying abroad in the fall. Applications for fall study abroad programs are encouraged by Feb. 15, 2009. Consider studying art in Berlin or Accra, communications in Shanghai, or music in Prague. Improve your Spanish language while learning in Madrid or Buenos Aires. Or choose from courses at NYU’s newest program in Tel Aviv. Read more and apply online at or visit the Center for Study Abroad at the UHALL Commons, 110 East 14th Street.

All About Graduation

Graduation Application – Students must inform the Office of the University Registrar/Degree Audit and Graduation Services of their expected graduation date through Torchtone, 212 995 4747. Please apply on time to graduate on time!  The graduation application periods are:

For January 26, 2009 Graduation: Apply between 6/12/08 – 10/6/08
For May 14, 2009 Graduation: Apply between 10/6/08 – 1/30/09

For more information, visit

Senior Legacy – 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.

  • Class of 2003 Freshman Beach Ball party
  • Class of 2004 Bobst B-Level Snack Lounge
  • Class of 2005 Stipends for Study Abroad Participants
  • Class of 2006 E-Access to Bobst Library Resources
  • Class of 2007 Funding for unpaid internships
  • Class of 2008 Native Woodlawn Garden
  • Class of 2009 ?????

Now’s your chance to make a mark! Voting for your class gift opens to all seniors in the Fall! For more information, please visit or contact 212 998 6978.

Handbook for Graduating Seniors – Visit for the Handbook for Graduating Seniors.

Getting Ready – Download your Graduate Student Checklist for Masters and 6th Year Certificate candidates.

Where to Find – Information on policies & procedures that guide your study: from Academic Integrity to Independent Study to Withdrawal from Courses, see your Doctoral Student Handbook, The Steinhardt School Graduate Student Bulletin, The Steinhardt School Undergraduate Bulletin, NYU Student Guide, The Steinhardt Student Guide, your department or program handbook. Missing your copy of these publications? Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor, in your department, and at

Remember, for graduation updates visit and

Survival Skills for Graduate Students — Upcoming Workshops

Take advantage of these upcoming workshops:

Getting Organized – How to get it all done!

Time Management and figuring out how to get it all done.

Tuesday, October 7

3:45 -4:45 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor

Research Skills for Graduate Students

Bobst Library Tricks

For Steinhardt Graduate Students

• Personalized tour for Steinhardt graduate students

• Find out how to use important research databases

• Learn about free bibliographic service, RefWorks

• Find out about services for graduate students

• Enrollment limited.  Sign up now!

Thursday, October 16

12:30 ­ 1:45 p.m.

RSVP for location:


Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques

Breathe!  Strategies and tips to deal with the hustle and bustle of student life.

Wednesday, October 22

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor

Money Skills Workshop

• Learn smart ways to manage your money

• Learn about credit, managing checking accounts, identity theft, FAFSA and more!

Thursday, November 13

12:30 -1:45

Pless Hall, 3rd Floor


HBCU Student Exchange Program

The HBCU Student Exchange Program is sponsoring an Information Session, Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 3:30 in Silver, Room 907. Please attend if you’d like to know more about this program!

2008 Wellness Expo

The New York University Student Health Center is sponsoring the 2008 Wellness Expo!

Thursday, September 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in front of Gould Plaza (West 4th Street @ Greene Street)

FREE admission for the NYU community (NYU ID required)   Rain or Shine!

Play fun games to learn about health topics, get free health screenings, enjoy live entertainment and enter to win a raffle prize!

Health Topics: Accessing Healthcare at SHC, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Cold, Flu & Antibiotics, Confidentiality, Back Pain, Breast Cancer , Body Image, Emergency Contraception (ECP) , Eyewear , Fitness , Healthy Eating, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), LGBT health concerns, Pharmacy Services, Safer Sex, Safety in the City, Specialty Services at SHC, Stress, Stu-Dent Dental Insurance, Student Health Insurance, Testicular Cancer, Vision Health, Wellness Exchange Hotline

Free Health Screenings and Info: Flu Shots, HIV Testing and Counseling, Breast Self Exam – learn how, using silicon models, Testicular Self Exam – learn how, using silicon models, Hand Washing Clinic – Cold & Flu prevention

Fun Games: Wii FitA combination of fitness and fun, designed for everyone!

Live Entertainment: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Master Chef/NYU Demonstration

2 Raffle Prizes: A set of 4 gift cards (worth $100)

Participants: Student Health Center (SHC): Athletics, Intramurals & Recreation, Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, NYU Sustainability, LGBT Student Services, Student Resource Center, The Wellness Exchange, Spirituality Diversity Network, NYU Dining Services (Aramark), Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, NYU Public Safety, Residential Education, Stu-Dent Dental Practice

For more information, send an email to
or call 212-443-1234.

HBCU Student Exchange Program

Faculty Resource Network’s HBCU Student Exchange Program invites you to


in one of the following historically black colleges or Puerto Rican universities. This program is offered to sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 or greater GPA

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Puerto Rico:

  • University of the Sacred Heart

For more information contact:

Dr. Julie Avina, CAS Academic Advising at , call  212.998.7762 or visit