Visiting students applying for a private loan or arranging a consortium agreement with their home school should not forget to submit a financial aid application for January Term to the NYU Office of Financial Aid. Applications are due today, December 9!
There is no NYU aid like scholarships available to visiting students, but students should submit an application so NYU Financial Aid is aware you are receiving external funding for the term. More information is available on the January Term website.
Security on campus is provided by NYU Public Safety. Public Safety handles emergency help and information 24 hours a day. If you have an emergency on campus, you can call Public Safety at 212-998-2222 or ask a guard! Guards are posted in most NYU buildings, and any building with a green light above the door has a guard on duty 24 hours a day.
Around downtown Manhattan, you can also utilize Safe Havens should you have an emergency or need assistance. Safe Havens (or Emergency Safety Locations) are local businesses that you can identify by a Safe Haven sign in the window. A list of Safe Havens is available online.
In addition to guards, the emergency campus number, and Safe Havens, Public Safety also provides safety tips to students and manages lost and found on campus.
Curious about what textbooks you will need for class? You can search for a list of required books online at the NYU Bookstore website. You can search for your books by entering your NYU N# and birth date or by entering individual course information. We recommend you search using both channels to double-check your book list and make sure you receive as much information as possible.
If you have no books listed for your classes, do not worry! January term books are often not listed online until closer to the start of term. Also, not all NYU professors order their books through the NYU Bookstore. You can always wait until the first day of class to receive the syllabus and list of required reading. Many students do this to determine for themselves which books they will purchase.
Also, make sure to read your list carefully! Some books may be listed more than once, but this does not mean you need to buy more than one copy of a book. There may be different prices for the new copy, used copy, and digital copy of a book — you can choose which version to purchase.
Students also use other book sellers to get their books such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. To make the decision of where to buy a little easier, the NYU Bookstore website even has the option for online price comparison.
The NYU Bookstore has used and new books as well as trade books and NYU merchandise. Be sure to stop by the Bookstore at 726 Broadway when you arrive on campus to stock up on NYU gear and souvenirs!
All students must get an NYUCard for January term! Your NYUCard not only serves as your student ID on campus, but it also grants you access to University buildings, services, and student discounts around the city, like Freeseums and student rush at the New York Philharmonic and other venues.
Once you are registered in your winter course, you can get your NYUCard. Simply submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center, you can pick up your card in person. The NYUCard Center is on the corner of Lafayette Street and E. 4th Street. You must bring a valid photo ID with you to get your card. Photos submitted and approved by 3:00 p.m. can be picked up the following business day. More information about submitting your NYUCard photo and information is available online.
It is recommended that students try to get their NYUCard before classes begin. Lines at the Card Center tend to be long during the first few days of class and you will need your card before your first class in order to get into your classroom building. If you cannot get your NYUCard before classes begin, be sure to arrive at the Card Center early the first day!
In addition to granting you access to NYU buildings and services, you can use your card as a debit card with Campus Cash. Campus cash is a service that allows you to put money onto your card and use it at participating shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is a great way to budget your money and not worry about carrying cash with you all the time!
If you are flying to New York City, it is a very good idea to submit your travel information to NYU Traveler. When you submit your information to NYU Traveler, the University will be able to keep you up-to-date with notices about emergency or safety information related to your travel plans and be able to get in touch with you to provide aid should you be in need of assistance. As an NYU student, you can also book your travel through NYU Traveler and be eligible for discounts on hotels, trains, and rental cars. More information is online.
Don’t forget to pay your student account by the deadline, Wednesday, December 4!
Students receive notification of electronic bills via email at their NYU address. You must be registered in courses to receive a bill, and you can view your student account on Albert via NYUHome.
If you do not pay your account by the deadline, you may be automatically de-enrolled from your courses. To avoid this from happening, be sure to mark December 4 on your calendar and pay your bill on time!
More information about e-bills and bill payment is available on the Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid page of this blog.
The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, educational, crisis response, and support services. If your needs are urgent, you require counseling or have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you during January Term.
The Wellness Exchange is available to all students and connects you to services at NYU that support your overall health and mental health needs. The Exchange is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 212-443-9999, and it puts you in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.
January Term courses are intense and stressful, New York City can be overwhelming, and there are so many health services and resources available on campus, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of them all! Whenever you have questions or need to speak with someone, do not hesitate to contact the SHC or the Wellness Exchange!