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