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

Get a taste of a new language and culture: Speaking Freely

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you’ll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!


Speaking Freely offers sessions in 18 different languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Twi. It’s all free–and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.  


Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is offered in six of the languages (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish).   Level 1 is a basic introduction for those who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced, and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have a little experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly proficient, and have studied the language for a couple of years or more in high school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and conversation is emphasized.

Register for Speaking Freely at

Preparing for the Fall 2008 semester – Tips from Counseling & Student Services

Welcome to all of our new students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral).  Where did the summer go? It is time to start thinking about your Fall semester, if you haven’t already. 

For our undergraduates, if you attended orientation this summer, you are set.  You have your schedule, your NYUCard, and activated your email account.  If you are planning on attending New Undergraduate Orientation on August 25th & 26th, you will register for your classes at that time.  So do not panic!  It is not too late and our outstanding advisors and orientation leaders will get you through the process. Also, check out the Welcome Week website to find out about fun things, NYU things, and neighborhoods things to do while you are exploring your neighborhood the week before classes begin

For our new graduate students, go to for a list of advisors and advisement sessions. You will be able to find out who, what, and when for your own department.  Also, check out the "Getting Started Guide which you can find at: .  This guide provides useful information on just where to begin when you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with a new community.

Finally, once you have done that come meet our Counseling & Student Services staff at ONE of the Office of Student Affairs New Graduate Student Information sessions:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Kimball Hall Lounge, 1st Floor, 246 Greene Street

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm Kimball Hall Lounge, 1st Floor, 246 Greene Street

It is a great opportunity to meet with the staff, hear from a continuing graduate student or alum regarding their experience here and find out about School and University resources. And you can check out university events during Graduate Welcome Week at 

For our new doctoral students, you will have your  questions answered about doctoral study in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at the Doctoral Student Orientation held on Thursday, August 28, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. New doctoral students will receive an invitation in the mail from the Office of Graduate Studies. For more information, please call 212 998 5044.

Now don’t forget to check the website often for updated information.  If you have questions, concerns, or would like to stop in and meet the staff of Counseling & Student Services, we welcome you to our office in Pless Hall (82 Washington Square East) on the 2nd floor. Our staff is made up of the following outstanding people:

Doris Alcivar, Student Services Counselor

Margaret Bailey, Student Health Center, LCSW

Stephanie Santiago, Student Services Counselor

Jessica Amador Walker, Student Services Counselor

Check back and as we get closer to the first day of classes, we will post more information on events, opportunities to meet your colleagues, and how to find all the resources that are available to you!


Jeanne Bannon, Director

Office Of Counseling & Student Services

Important Dates for Fall 2008: Drop/Add, Refunds, Ws on Transcript

Dropping and Adding Classes:

If you are an undergraduate student at NYUSteinhardt, you can drop and add classes on Albert until midnight on Monday, September 15th. If you are a graduate student, you can drop and add classes on Albert until midnight on Monday, September 22. 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, September 22. A W on your transcript indicates that you officially withdrew from a class.

Refund Schedule for Dropping Classes:

Tuesday, September 2: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition and fees refund.

Monday, September 8: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition refund.

Monday, September 15: Last day to drop classes and receive 70% tuition refund.

Monday, September 22: Last day to drop classes and receive 55% tuition refund.

Monday, September 29: Last day to drop classes and receive 25% tuition refund.

After September 29, no refunds are given.

Travel Colloquium Photo Essays

The Dean’s Research Travel Colloquium, another dimension of the NYUSteinhardt Scholars Program, offers outstanding sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in NYUSteinhardt a unique opportunity to explore questions, policy issues, and practices specific to their academic disciplines through study and international travel.

Our students have cataloged their experiences in a series of photo essays.  You can check them out at the links below:

Speeches from Graduation are Online!

We’ve posted transcripts of many of the speeches that were featured at this year’s graduation.  You can read them by visiting our Graduation Page.

And if you want to relive your commencement experience, get ready… Because videos are coming soon.

Stay tuned…