Support your international peers, sign up to be a Global Buddy!

Global buddies is an initiative aimed toward assisting international students with their academic and social transition to NYU and New York City. The program pairs at least one international student with one domestic student for a full semester. Domestic students are asked to help facilitate their international peer’s transition based on their individual needs. As a result, domestic students will gain greater cultural understanding and leadership experience. Pairings are expected to meet informally as often as needed, but at least once per month. There will also be planned opportunities such as a larger meet and greet, social events, and other planned opportunities.

Learn more and sign up here.

NYU Libraries’ Grad Research Breakfast 11/9/16

Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like during that time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 10-12 noon in Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Research Exchange (northwest corner)          Click to RSVP

OGS International Education Week Video Contest

Share your story of studying outside your home country and get a prize for it. NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) invites you to join the International Education Week 2016 Video Contest. Do so by submitting a video that documents any aspect of your experience studying outside your home country. Learn more about the contest here and be sure to enter by November 8, 2016.


Some possible ideas for your video

  • Ten things you wish you knew before studying outside your home country
  • Any culture shock/shift experience you’ve had and how you coped with it
  • Ten lessons you learned while studying outside your home country
  • Introduce your host city/town to others
  • Your most valuable experience studying outside your home country

How to enter

  1. You must submit a video by filling out information and uploading your video using this entry form
  2. Submissions will not be accepted after Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
  3. Each student is limited to one entry.


Articulating Your Facilitation Experience – November 9, 2016

Have you served as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant or co-instructor? Have you thought about how will you share this experience with potential employers?  In this seminar presented by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development you will begin to identify the skills acquired as a result of your experience as a facilitator as well as how you highlight these skills in a resume, cover letter and during an interview.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Space is limited. RSVP here.

Be Kind To Yourself! Exploring Self Care & Mindfulness – Friday, November 11th, 2016

Be Kind To Yourself! Exploring Self Care & Mindfulness
Friday, November 11th, 2016- 11am – 12pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

Feeling stressed out as we move into the last five weeks of the semester? Discover how our bodies and minds respond to stress, which we can use to our advantage in practices that help us de-stress. Come discuss what self care means to you, and find out strategies to incorporate this practice into your daily life, even if you only have a minute to spare!  We’ll conclude with a grounding mindfulness practice.

Facilitators: Justine Kelly-Fierro (Office of Student Affairs) and Rita Zilberman, LCSW (Counseling & Wellness)

RSVP today!

Portraits for Graduating Students – November 2-4, 2016

Portraits for the Class of 2017
Wednesday November 2 – Friday November 4, 2016
Pless Hall, 2nd Floor Open Conference Room

Sitting Fee: $5.00 – donated to NYU’s 1831 Fund

Schedule your appointment at, entering school code 380 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours.

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Remember that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites. Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement!

Dropping Classes and Pass/Fail Grade Option – Deadline Monday, 11/7/16

Monday, November 7, 2016 is the last day to drop a class or to request a pass/fail grade option in any Fall 2016 course. Please take into consideration that you will need your advisor’s approval for either action so try to have the process started by Thursday, 11/4/16.

Please visit the University Registrar’s website to view instructions about how to request a class withdrawal (drop) online.

Please download this form to request a pass/fail grade option.

Scholly, Access to Potential Scholarships

One of the items highlighted in the Affordability Steering Committee and Working Group’s Interim Update was free access for all NYU students to Scholly, a platform that connects students with a portfolio of $420 million in scholarship opportunities worldwide.

Scholly matches students to potential scholarships after you create a profile to indicate your majors, interests, background and qualifications. The average award is between $500 and $1,000. Once matched, students can navigate out of the Scholly platform to apply for scholarships directly from the organizations listed.

For free access, you must use your NYU-issued email address to create an account at (Instructions are also listed here.)

Questions related to Scholly or NYU’s Affordability work, please feel free to reach out to the Affordability Steering Committee and Working Group at


Public Speaking for Graduate Non-Native English Speakers

Join Dr. Deborah Borisoff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, for a hands-on workshop on public speaking for non-native English speakers. Whether you have a big presentation coming or want to take away the fear factor of speaking in class, this workshop will teach you to organize your thoughts and make crystal clear points.


Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 3:00-4:30 pm

Pless Hall 3rd floor Student Lounge

Space is limited, please RSVP here