Graduation Honors and Awards – Arch Award, Banner Bearer, Student Speaker – Submission Deadline February 15, 2015

You can self-nominate for the Arch Award, the Departmental Banner Bearer or submit a speech to be considered as the Student Speaker.  Visit our graduation website at: to see if you are eligible to apply for graduation honors and awards.

The Arch Award is presented to both a graduating undergraduate and a graduating graduate student in recognition of their cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

The Departmental Banner Bearer – One graduating undergraduate and one graduating master’s candidate from each department receives this award, which includes the honor of carrying the department’s banner in the Baccalaureate Ceremony or Valedictory Celebration.

Student Speaker at School Ceremonies – If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please review carefully the eligibility requirements at our Steinhardt graduation website.

Submit the text of a graduation speech no later than Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. No specific format or topic is preferred. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal or more general, but it may be no more than 3 minutes long.

For further information visit our website at: or contact the Office of Student Affairs in Pless Hall, 2nd floor or call us at 212-998-5065.


Participate in the NYU Production Lab Roundtable

The NYU Production Lab – a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort among schools at the University that will offer resources and experiential learning opportunities to students interested in the film and media industries — wants to hear from you!  In order to provide the best resources, beneficial programming, and tailored support for students across the campus, we invite you to sign up for a Production Lab Roundtable to learn more about the Lab and to provide you with an opportunity to impact the Lab’s development.

The development, production, marketing, and distribution of feature films offers a wide variety of opportunity for students across disciplines to apply their education, skills, and passions to tangible and exciting products. We look forward to speaking with interested students from all schools who are interested in any aspect of the film and media industries at these roundtable discussions.

With time, we anticipate the Lab’s work to expand beyond film and media into other areas of the arts as well.  So if experiential learning opportunities in the arts in general has your interest piqued, please let us know!
Please sign up for a Roundtable here and don’t hesitate to be in touch with us at with your questions, comments, or ideas.

NYU Libraries Is Here for You in the Following Ways as You Finish up the Term

  • Librarians are available to help you with those final research tasks.  Book a consultation with a librarian by filling out this form.  Or, use our Ask a Librarian service to get immediate help.
  • Bobst Library has extended hours during the end of the semester, including open stacks 24×7.  (As always, the lower levels are open 24 hours, too.)
  • Bobst Library offers expanded seating in various locations throughout the building, including the upper stacks floors.
  • Bobst Library will have free coffee and snacks during crunch time on Lower Level 1.  Look for signs posted in the building.
  • Don’t forget to renew your library materials before the end of the semester! Login to your BobCat eshelf and select “My library account” in the left-hand sidebar to see your loans and perform renewals online.

For more information about what we have to offer graduate students throughout the year, see our guide at: Best of luck with the end of your semester!

Tea at 3 – December 9, 2014

Join the Office of Student Affairs for free sweets and coffee/tea at the final Tea at 3 of the Fall 2014 semester. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Conversations of Color: Language Choices with Project Pay Attention – December 11, 2014

Conversations of Color: Language Choices with Project Pay Attention. Project Pay Attention is an NYU initiative that asks people to pay closer attention to their actions and the words they use, either verbally, in writing, or via social media. Please join the Project Pay Attention team for a Conversations of Color about choosing your words wisely and standing up against harassment and bullying.

RSVP here to join us on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 12:30pm-1:45pm.


MLK Oratorical Contest – Call for Applicants – Deadline December 12th

The Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization’s MLK Oratorical Contest during NYU MLK Week honors the legacy of oratory. The event provides a venue for NYU graduate students to express their views on the theme of MLK Week, Beyond a Dream, through speeches, music, and poetry. The winner will receive a grand prize and VIP access to the University-Wide MLK Week event. Applications can be found on GSO’s website at The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 12th. Join us for the event on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 PM in the Pless Hall first floor student lounge!


Competitive Professional Development Reimbursement Fund – Deadline December 5th

Have you spent money on professional development this semester? Apply for Steinhardt GSO’s Competitive Professional Development Reimbursement Fund (CPDRF) ! Travel, accommodations, registration fees, workshop materials, and more are eligible for funding up to $250.00! Find out more about the application process here: Applications are due by December 5th by 5 pm.

U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria, 2015–2016

The Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) manages the U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program, which is funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen). This program is an opportunity for U.S. teaching assistants, to gain classroom experience, and serve as linguistic and cultural ambassadors of the US in secondary schools throughout Austria. For complete details consult the Commission’s website

NYU Steinhardt presents Stressbusters and Yoga

Need an ultra-mini vacay?

The NYU Stressbusters will be on hand to offer massages to the NYU Steinhardt community.  For one hour, we invite you to leave the cares of the world behind and luxuriate in this relaxing and tranquil experience. Refreshments will be served.

This event will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP here.