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.

First Fridays for Steinhardt Doctoral Students

This is a reminder that the March 12 First Fridays session will be devoted to answering your questions about the funding package that will be in place for new doctoral students beginning in the Fall of 2010. All doctoral students who were admitted in Fall 2009 or earlier will maintain their funding packages as originally offered. No additional benefits may be added (e.g. tuition award in summer), nor may continuing students convert to the new funding plan. A change that will be enacted, however, is that the work requirement will be eliminated in academic year 2010-2011. Students who are hired to work (i.e., teaching as adjuncts, advising, or providing teaching assistance to faculty) must be compensated for such work at the appropriate rate. Dean Halkitis will answer your questions and discuss this in much more detail at the March 12 meeting and strongly advises all students whose funding packages continue to next academic year to attend this meeting. If you have not already done so, RSVP to to let us know you’ll attend. Please note that this meeting is for Steinhardt doctoral students only. The meeting will be on Friday March 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.  As always, lunch will be served.

Grad Students: Clean Up Your Research & Organizational Skills

Graduate Students:

Why not use Spring Break to "clean up" your research and organizational skills? The NYU Bobst Library is holding a series of workshops and clinics especially for graduate students. These sessions focus on core skills like:

*    Finding citations and expanding your research
*    Organizing your research using an easy personal database called RefWorks
*    Finding and ordering research materials from other institutions
*    …And much more

Some of the sessions are one-hour sessions on a single topic, while others are designed to give you a chance to get help with whatever questions you might have. All sessions are led by expert librarians, and take place in the Bobst Library computer labs on Lower Level 1. Classes are scheduled twice a day, every day, with early evening sessions for those coming from work or other engagements.

So you can’t go somewhere fun in the sun for Spring Break; you can still make the rest of your semester a little less stressful and a little easier.

Find all the details and sign up at:

For more information about what the NYU Libraries can do for Graduate Students, see your web front door:

February Conversations of Color

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, February 25th, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor lounge.  Lunch will be provided.

The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  

*Please note a photographer will be visiting our gathering on Feb. 25th to take photos of our conversations in action.  We will be using these photos for our web site. 


Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt office of Student Affairs

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 Application Open – Deadline: April 6, 2010
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2010 online application with over 1,700 scholarships to be awarded.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) who meet the program’s standard eligibility criteria listed below. 
· Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
· United States citizen
· Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
· Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year
· Receiving academic credit
· Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 applications are now being accepted online and are due April 6, 2010.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email