Welcome Back Returning and New CCTOP Students!

After a much needed break, I hope all of you are ready to begin this new year & semester with a fresh start. We are all excited to continue on supporting you this semester and into the 2017-2018 academic year. For some of you, this is your first or second semester of being a CCTOP student or perhaps it is your last. Either way, we are excited to spearhead more CCTOP related events– this year is the year of the “YOU.”

  • YOUR needs as a student

  • YOUR needs as either a New Yorker or NY transplant

  • YOUR summer plans

  • YOUR social life

  • YOUR mental health

  • YOUR life aspirations

  • YOU!

Here at CCTOP, we are preparing to  promote community among CCTOP students, as well as support you on your educational journey. Personally, I also want to be of extra help to you!  My drop-in hours are as follow. Feel free to stop by to introduce yourself, talk over some of your plans for the Spring, catch up, or go get a boba! Getting coffee is so 2016.

Kevin’s Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours:

Mondays: 2-4pm  and Wednesdays 10am-12pm

(subject to change due to transfer fairs, meetings, etc.)


As you continue on your journey at NYU, seeking help or attending events that will nourish YOUR needs can become overwhelming. Here is a breakdown of some (not all!) transfer related events/resources happening in the first few weeks of school:

Keep an eye on your email inbox for a CCTOP Cross-Divisional Welcome!  We’re planning this for the first week of February!

This semester we have a couple of CCTOP events that we would like to inform you all about. We also would like you all to meet new CCTOP students as well as catch-up with each other.


NYU Transfer Student Outing: Ice Skating @ Central Park

Thursday, January 18, 2007

6:30pm, Meet at SRC Lounge, Kimmel Suite 210

Grab your sweaters and coats and join us for an evening of skating and fun! Skating admission is $9.50, and skate rental is $5.00 or if you have them bring yours. This outing will introduce you to New York City as well as to your fellow transfer students. You must provide your own metrocard ($4 round-trip)

NYU Transfer Student Association Meeting: Q&A Session

Thursday, January 18, 2007

12:30-2:00pm, Kimmel 905

Join us for Transfer Student Association first meeting of the spring semester, where current transfer students will answer any questions you might have as you transition to NYU. They will share advice they wish they’d when they first transferred to NYU, and of course, there will be FREE FOOD!

You can review the complete Spring  Welcome Week Schedule here.

Chinese New Year Parade

The Chinese New Year Parade takes place in Chinatown, on February 5, 2017. Revelers start to gather at noon before the processions officially begins at 1pm. The New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural festival, which takes places at Sara Roosevelt Park, is on January 28, 2017.

NYC Restaurant Week

Every summer and winter, NYC Restaurant Week returns with dining deals at restaurants all across New York. From trendy newcomers to top-notch hotel restaurants to some of the city’s best fine-dining restaurants, the three-week event draws bargain-hunting New York diners to try out and revisit old favorites serving cheap eats.The winter session will run from Monday, January 23, 2017, through Friday, February 10, 2017. Reservations open Monday, January 9, 2017.

***The Skirball Box Office sells AMC ($10.50) & Regal ($9) movie tickets!***



Toolkits @ NYU

Toolkits, which are 1 to 4 session skills workshops on issues ranging from Time Management to Mindfulness for Addictions, are currently up and running. Students are advised to sign up by calling 212-998-4780. They can also drop in on the day of the toolkit, yet advance sign-up is recommended to confirm that day’s toolkit is running.

  • Identity & Society: a positive space for students to process and think about various aspects and intersections of their identities, in the context personal experiences, world events and our ever-changing society

  • Adulting’: Navigating the Uncertainties of Post-Grad Life: for undergraduate students to explore and process feelings around entering into ‘life after graduation’.

  • Trans and GNC Process Group: process group for undergrad and grad students who are trans and/or gender non conforming/gender queer to discuss issues pertaining to identity and community, school and society

Please note: all groups require students to meet with a clinician for a brief screening meeting to see if the group is a good fit for them. Students may call 212-998-4780 for more information on scheduling a screening.

***All toolkits and groups are free of charge.***

Mindful NYU

Offers free yoga, meditation & more!  You can see their full list of offerings here.

These are just a few resources NYU has to offer – if there is something you’re looking for please reach out!  We all look forward to seeing you at the CCTOP Welcome and Mixer in February. In the meantime, stop by to say in the 2nd Floor of Pless Hall!


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