Tiffani Hinds, Assistant Dean of Students

Student Update

Health and Safety Reminder

Vaccine mandate: All New York Tech students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Please be considerate of others and comply with these requirements! Review information and FAQs about our vaccination and testing policies here and upload your vaccination proof here.

Mental health support: The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration just announced a new 3-digit dialing code (available nationwide) for quick access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, a substance abuse crisis, or a suicidal crisis, you can receive 24/7, free, and confidential help from a professional at one of Lifeline’s network of 200 centers by dialing 988.

Health screen and campus access: While health screens are not required to enter campus, you must show your New York Tech ID to security at 1855 Broadway in New York City. Campus access policies are located here.

Be in the know: Please update your contact information here so we can inform you of campus emergencies, closings, and important updates. Campus Safety Services Quick Links may also be helpful to your campus experience.

A reminder to drive safe: Students are encouraged to drive safely, on and off campus. Learn about ways to avoid risky driving behavior here.

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Upcoming Events & Initiatives

Thank-a-Professor Initiative: Express your gratitude to the professors who have made a difference in your learning this semester. There’s a well-documented relationship between expressing gratitude and increases in well-being—in other words, expressing gratitude to others will rebound and improve your life, too! One easy way to thank your professors is to visit http://bit.ly/ThankYouProf (case sensitive; login required), where you can enter messages for multiple professors, and they will each receive a letter and certificate with your message. It’s a great way to brighten their day and show appreciation for all they do.

Calling All Undergraduate Students: Please complete the survey linked here, which will ask about your attitudes and understanding of data, statistics, and related topics. Students who complete the survey by 5/18 will have a chance to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards!

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the study, you may contact Dr. Nicole Calma-Roddin at ncalmaro@nyit.edu.

Class of 2023: Get more information about commencement, which will be held on Sunday, May 21, at the Long Island campus. The website details all information related to commencement, including ticketing, regalia, cords, graduation photos, and more.

Are you completing a final thesis, capstone, or dissertation for your degree? Please deposit it for inclusion in the New York Tech Institutional Repository.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2023 is Ongoing: Don’t delay! Meet with your advisor to select classes while your preferred schedule is still available.

Need help to clear a hold or to-do list item? Explore our Enrollment Services How to Videos for tutorials on how to perform functions in the Student Service HUB! And visit Account Balance FAQs for tips on figuring out how much is due by the payment due date, how to determine if you have a hold on your account, and when financial aid/scholarships will post to your account. Additionally, payment plans for the summer and fall are open. Enroll early to maximize your payment options.

2023-2024 Housing at the New York campuses:

  • Long Island Housing: For the coming year, Long Island campus students will once again have the opportunity to experience living in the Glen Cove Mansion. The Mansion at Glen Cove, situated on a beautiful 55-acre property, approximately seven miles from campus, has a dedicated building with single and double rooms for New York Tech students to lease on a nine-month (September – May) basis. Complimentary shuttle service between the mansion and the Long Island campus, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), and the town of Glen Cove will be available. Find out more!
  • New York City Housing: Millions dream about making their home (and their mark) in the heart of New York City. Make that dream a reality when you live at New York Tech’s safe, secure Manhattan residence hall. Located at 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, in the vibrant Midtown East neighborhood, it's just a quick bus or subway ride from New York Tech's campus. Find out more!

New York Tech Students Connection Exhibit: The goal of the New York Tech Students Connection exhibit is to empower all of our students, not only inside but outside of the classroom. This exhibit features large portraits focusing on students' humanistic styles, strength, and colorfulness. This series by Professor Roger Yu will be exhibited on the New York campuses. Students, interested in learning more about this exhibit and/or wish to be considered for a drawing? Should contact Roger Yu at ryu@nyit.edu. Click here to view the first drawing of the series featuring Isaac Mbambo (CAS, ‘26).

Open-access Computer Labs: Information Technology Services (ITS) is happy to announce open-access computer labs for the New York City and Long Island campuses this semester. Classes will not be scheduled in these computer labs and you will be able to access these labs when the campuses are open. These PC labs have printing and WiFi if you want to use your device. We hope these dedicated computer labs improve your technological experience here at New York Tech and aid your academic success.

Location of the Computer labs:

New York City campus:

  • 1855 Broadway (EGGC), room 703
  • 1855 Broadway (EGGC), room 307

Long Island campus:

  • Harry Schure Hall, 2nd floor lab

Find and Reserve Study Spaces on Campus: To further support you during your academic journey, we’ve increased the number of quiet study areas on campus. Please refer to updated maps of the Long Island campus and the New York City campus that indicate areas of campus reserved for quiet study. The libraries on both New York campuses have study spaces available by reservation. Librarians are available by appointment.

In addition, you may also reserve a study room in Anna Rubin Hall or the Field House on the Long Island campus. The Office of Career Success and Experiential Education on both New York campuses is also pleased to offer quiet space for study or interviews. Contact career@nyit.edu for more information.

These spaces are intended to serve as areas of quiet study, so we ask that students exhibit respectful behavior and clean up after themselves while occupying these spaces.  

Spring 2023 Library Hours

  • Complete this survey to share how the librarians can best support you during your academic journey at New York Tech. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • New York Campus: Laptops are available for check-out from the kiosk on the 1st floor when the library is not staffed.
  • Long Island Campus: Laptops are available for check-out from the kiosk on the lower Salten level.

CampusGroups: CampusGroups has replaced our previous engagement system CubHub and can be accessed by visiting campusgroups.nyit.edu or via the “Resources” link on your myNYIT Portal and signing on via your New York Tech single sign-on (SSO). We also encourage you to download the mobile app by visiting your app store, searching for CampusGroups, and selecting New York Institute of Technology as your school.

With CampusGroups, you will be able to view and pre-register for upcoming events, join groups to see what our clubs are doing, chat with other students, and much more! We look forward to having you all join us on this platform to increase involvement and engagement on campus. Questions or Concerns? Contact the Student Life CampusGroups implementation team by emailing campusgroups@nyit.edu.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Notice for Domestic Students: The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available! Apply now at studentaid.gov for summer 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024 semesters. The 2022-2023 FAFSA is still available if you would like to apply for financial aid for the current fall 2022/spring 2023 award year. Be sure to include New York Tech’s federal school code, 002782. New York State residents are also encouraged to complete a TAP application at hesc.ny.gov using our state school code, 2120. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@nyit.edu or 516.686.7680 with any questions.

Summer Financial Aid: You may be eligible for financial aid during the summer if you register for at least 6 credits. Federal PELL and NYS TAP grants are available in the summer for those who qualify. To apply for federal summer loans, submit a Seasonal Loan Request Form to the Office of Financial Aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@nyit.edu or 516.686.7680 with any questions.

Attention Graduating Class of Spring 2023: Congratulations on your accomplishment! If you borrowed federal student loans while in attendance at New York Institute of Technology, now is the time to complete the Direct Loan Exit Counseling at studentaid.gov. Loan exit counseling is required for all federal student loan borrowers. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@nyit.edu or 516.686.7680 with any questions.

LinkedIn Learning: New York Institute of Technology is pleased to announce LinkedIn Learning, a valuable new e-learning resource that is now available FREE to all current, full- and part-time students at all campuses via single-sign-on access! Learn more here.

Your Financial Success and Wellness: New York Tech has partnered with Our Money Matters and launched a FREE financial wellness tool to help you stay on track of your finances, create and maintain a budget, and provide you with access to articles, calculators, videos, and more. Look for the Financial Success and Wellness link by selecting the Finances icon on your my.nyit.edu portal.

Resources for Students impacted by the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Please know that support and resources are available to students who have been impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Visit our Student Support page for general resources.

Additionally, students and many other community members have asked how they can help during this time of crisis. Listed below are several organizations that community members can consider donating to during this crisis.

Resources for Students impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine and Russia:

We remain mindful of the crisis in Ukraine and Russia. Please know that support and resources are available to students from these areas, as well as anyone who is impacted. Visit our Student Success page for general resources; for additional support, please see the information below:

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Be in the Know: Updates, Resources, and Policies

Academic Calendar: Please familiarize yourself with the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar.

Student Handbook: You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the Student Handbook, which outlines policies/procedures and general expectations for members of the New York Tech community.

2023 Course Attendance Policy
If you must miss class for any reason, here are some tech tips to help you stay on top of things.

Spring 2023 Withdrawal Period: The last day to withdraw from a spring semester class is Thursday, May 11, and a Cycle D class is Thursday, May 18. You cannot withdraw from a class after these dates, i.e., during the final exam period. You must earn a grade in your class.

To withdraw from a class, complete the Withdrawal from a Course form and send it to your instructor. Please note that we do not encourage the withdrawals because they delay your path to graduation and add unnecessary costs to education. Read more information in Manage Your Classes.

Spring 2023 Final Exams: Final exams for spring semester classes start on Monday, May 15, and Cycle D on Friday, May 19. View Spring 2023 Final Exam Schedules. Best of luck at the finals!

Incomplete Grades earned in Cycle B 2022 and Intersession 2023 will expire on Saturday, May 20. Make sure to submit missing coursework to your instructor prior to this date to avoid changing the Incomplete grade to a grade of F.

Summer 2023 Classes Start on Wednesday, May 24. Undergraduate rates are reduced for the summer. We offer several summer sessions ranging in length from four to fourteen weeks. Four and six-week summer sessions have the add/drop period of only three days, so register early. Check out summer classes here.

Register for Summer and Fall 2023: Registration for both terms is ongoing. Connect with your academic advisor as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Your advisor will help you select courses to advance to graduation.

Campus Safety and Security: Your safety is important to us. Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings as you travel to and from campus. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 911. Contact the Office of Safety & Security on campus, and ask a security guard for help:

  • New York City: 646.273.7789
  • Long Island: 516.686.7789

Campus Safety Services Quick Links may also be helpful to your campus experience.

Building an Academic Community Free of Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Please feel empowered to report incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination to the Office of the Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer at titleix@nyit.edu or by calling 516.686.1080.

Order Course Materials: Given the recent supply chain volatility across the United States, ordering any digital materials you need during this or future semesters gives you the best chance of avoiding delays.

Review your course materials at the Online Bookstore.

Gain an Academic Edge! Take advantage of free tutoring for academic coursework or general skills-building support. You can schedule in-person & online tutoring appointments throughout the semester. For spring 2023, tutoring appointments will primarily be available until Fri, May 12. There will be limited tutoring available for a select number of courses during finals week (up to May 19).

Tips for Successful Remote Learning: Get valuable guidance in the Finding Success in Online Learning course in Canvas—get time management tips as well as studying and test-taking strategies.

The Writing Center helps New York Tech students with writing and reading assignments. Anyone with an assignment from any university class can work with a Writing Center tutor. Visit myNYIT to make an appointment and check out this video to learn more.

Tips for Academic Honesty: Gain helpful advice for your academic success and learn more about academic honesty and Turnitin.

New Secure Shredding Program: New York Tech launched a secure shredding initiative that offers secure document disposal for students, faculty, and staff. The bins have been placed in many of the buildings on the New York City and Long Island campuses. Please visit Secure Shredding for information on bin locations and what materials can and cannot be placed in them. If you have any questions, please send an email to infosec@nyit.edu.

Technology and Facilities Assistance: Contact the ITS Help Desk, the one-stop shop for technical assistance at nyit.edu/itshelp or call 516.686.1188, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (ET) 

Enrollment Services has unveiled video tutorials and quick online service options to help you accomplish basic enrollment tasks and save a trip to their office.

Choose a Refund Preference: Even if you don't receive financial aid, you may receive money from the university at some point. Selecting a refund preference now can ensure you'll receive any money in a timely manner. Log in to my.nyit.edu, select the Student Service HUB access My Student Account, and select "Choose My Refund Method." You will be brought to the BankMobile disbursements page, where you can follow the prompts to create your profile.

New York Tech’s library on the Long Island campus, located in Salten Hall, is open. The Architecture Library in Education Hall and the New York City library are open for you to study and access resources. Our librarians are available remotely to help you find online materials: Live chat or make an appointment for individual research assistance. See library hours here and check out LibGuides which feature resources about diversity, equity, and inclusion, first-generation students, various academic disciplines, and more!


Spring 2023 Hours

Note: Salten, SAC Orso, Education Hall & Metro Cafe’s will closed for the summer beginning May 22.

  • Long Island campus:
    • Riland Café: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • SAC Orso Café: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Fridays: Closed. 
    • Salten Café: Now serving Kosher sandwiches along with other new menu items! Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.;  Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Education Hall: Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Friday: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
    • Fork in the Road Food Truck: Serving smoothies at the Academic Quad on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., beginning, May 3, weather-permitting.
    • Find Long Island campus vending locations.

Campus Updates: Study, Recreational, and Lounge Spaces

  • New York City
    • Study and social lounges are located in 1849 and 1855 Broadway, 16 W. 61st St., and 26 W. 61st St. Study pods are located in 1849 Broadway.
    • The Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room in 26 W. 61st St. is open.
    • The Grizzly Cupboard, a food and resource pantry for students located in 26 W. 61st St., is open for the spring semester.
    • Check out the Art, Health and Wellness: The Power of Nature exhibit at 1855 Broadway. Stay tuned for the art show announcement for our gallery at 16 West!
    • More updates are to come at 16 W. 61st St.!
      See a map featuring updates at the New York City campus.
  • Long Island:
    • Campus study rooms in Anna Rubin Hall and the SAC Field House can be reserved here.
    • Education Hall has a new state-of-the-art fabrication lab along with a library and courtyard lounge on the ground floor.
    • Salten Hall offers spaces for collaboration, quiet study (including study pods), and student lounge space.
    • The Research Library at Salten Hall is now open.
    • The new Serota amphitheater and Healing Pond is open.
    • Wisser Hall has been transformed into the new School of Health Professions Building.
    • The Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room is open in Harry Schure Hall.
    • The Grizzly Cupboard, a food and resource pantry for students, located in the Student Activity Center (SAC), is open for the spring semester.
    • Outdoor seating parklets in Midge Karr, the medical and academic quads, and the "Parklet at the Pond" feature WiFi access. Outdoor seating is also available at the SAC. Walkways and paths are open for recreational purposes.

See a map featuring updates at the Long Island campus.

Be aware of pedestrian traffic and egress signs at locations where renovations are being performed.

Campus Recreation:
We are happy to provide Campus Recreation opportunities such as CitiBike, group outings, pick-up games, and more! Also, this Spring, we are happy to introduce INTRAMURAL SPORTS at the Long Island campus!

Citibike Passes: 24-hour day passes are available for CitiBike in the city! Take unlimited 30-minute rides over the course of 24 hours. Email techrec@nyit.edu to request your pass!

Long Island Intramurals: On Long Island, we are excited to introduce intramural basketball and soccer this semester! The Intramural Sports program provides a unique opportunity for New York Tech community members to participate in recreational sport leagues and tournaments in an organized environment. All skill levels are welcome. To play as a team or free agent, please visit https://www.imleagues.com/NYIT.

Ultimate Frisbee Long Island: TUF Frisbee wants you on the team! Come out and throw with us on the Turf field outside SAC. For more information on how to get involved, email ultimatefrisbee@nyit.edu.

LI Fitness Center Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Starting May 20, the Summer Fitness Center hours are Monday – Friday, noon - 5 p.m.

More Recreational Opportunities Next Year! We are always looking for more ways to support our students and to get you active. We will be working over the summer to create even more exciting recreational opportunities for the fall!  

If you have any campus recreation ideas you would like to see happen or help bring to life, email us at techrec@nyit.edu!

International Student Support: Find information and resources for international students here.

Counseling & Wellness: If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or sad and need someone to talk to, counselors are available to help. Attend wellness programs, take a mental health screening, or get answers about health insurance, immunizations, accessibility services, or submitting proof of COVID vaccine/test results. Find out more about the Office of Counseling and Wellness.

LGBTQ+ Resources: Click here to access helpful LGBTQ+ Resources. If you would like more information, please contact deanofstudents@nyit.edu.

The Grizzly Cupboard (food and resource pantry) on each New York campus is open for the spring semester.

Visit the Bear Bytes webpage for information about local and government food and other resources. If you have questions, email bearbytesli@nyit.edu or bearbytesnyc@nyit.edu. Note: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has temporarily expanded to include college students who meet specific criteria. Get details.

NJ TRANSIT Mobile Student Discount: All full-time college students can save 25 percent on monthly passes for NJ TRANSIT rail, bus, or light rail! Click here to enroll in the NJ TRANSIT Mobile Student Monthly Pass program or go to the my.nyit.edu portal and select the Resources tile to begin enrollment.

First-Generation Student Resources: Are you the first in your family to attend college? Do you want to learn about the experiences of students like you? Click here to access resources and information for first-generation students at New York Tech and follow @newyorktechfirstgen on Instagram. Also, check out the First-Generation Student LibGuides with helpful links to articles and books.

New York Tech Bookstore: Visit New York Tech’s online bookstore to purchase books or get some New York Tech merchandise!

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Get Involved: Clubs, Events, Webinars

Check your New York Tech email and our online calendar for event updates as well as other social, leadership development, and civic engagement opportunities, events, programs, and lectures. Visit the Office of Student Life on the 2nd Floor of the Student Activities Center in Long Island or the Lobby of 26 W. 61st St. in New York City to learn about ways to get involved on campus!

Visit CampusGroups to engage with student clubs and organizations.

Military & Veteran Students: Thank you for choosing New York Tech as your academic home. Please check out the resources available to you and email deanofstudents@nyit.edu with any questions.

Interested in securing a Veteran Work Study job? Let us know! Contact Denniesia Cameron or call 212.261.1537.

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Get Experience: Do, Make, Innovate

Career Success and Experiential Education is your resource for support in landing a job or internship, including writing a résumé or cover letter, networking, and connecting with employers. View our updated Career Guide, check out our events, and visit our offices:

New York City: 26 W. 61st St., 2nd floor, room 211

Long Island: Student Activities Center, floor 2R

Or contact us at career@nyit.edu or at 212.261.1537

  • Attend our events!

  • Attention May and August Graduates! CSEE offers New York Tech graduates career support forever! Please log into your Handshake settings and add a non-NYIT email address so we can still connect with you post-graduation.

  • Are you working, interning or volunteering? Let us know! 

  • Share your professional voice! Consider writing a blog for Career Chronicles! Have your blog published and share with your network. Contact Dan Reddington with interest at dredding@nyit.edu. Blog about an internship you are doing, your career journey, your career goals, etc.

  • Student Business Cards can be purchased in Handshake! Log in and search Student Business Card in Events and follow the instructions to order.

  • Were you offered an on-campus job? You will need to have original forms of identification to complete new-hire paperwork. Be sure to bring your passport or original social security card when you return to campus.

  • Student "No Show" Guidelines and Policy.

  • Looking for volunteer opportunities aligned with your major? Check out the Consultants for the Public Good Program.

  • Do you have Federal Work Study (FWS)? Consider earning your FWS award by interning off-campus at a non-profit! Build experience, grow your professional network and serve your community. Career@nyit.edu

  • Get Started with Handshake: Your one-stop destination for jobs, internships, career events, and more! Log in with your New York Tech credentials and set up a profile.

  • Fulbright Opportunities:
    • Fulbright-led information sessions are listed in Handshake “Events.”

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Be Engaged: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs

New York Tech is committed to creating a space that fosters meaningful dialogue and a sense of community.

Time to Talk: Community Connections, sponsored by the Office of Student Life, showcases our institutional dedication to becoming part of the change that needs to happen in our world. Through community-wide discussions, panels, forums, and activities, Time to Talk explores matters pertaining to diversity and inclusion on micro and macro levels and contributes to a more just and equitable society.

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to connect!

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Stay Connected: Get Social

One of the best ways to find out what’s happening is to follow us on social media:

Long Island Campus

  • Office of Student Life: @NYtechlife_LI
  • Student Government Association: @sgaow
  • Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council: @nytech.ifsc
  • Career Success & Experiential Education: @nyitcareer
  • Counseling & Wellness: @nyitcounselingandwellnessli
  • Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (NYC campus): @nyit_heop
  • First-Generation Student Initiative: @newyorktechfirstgen
  • Undergraduate Academic Advising: @nytech_advising

New York City Campus

  • Office of Student Life: @nytechlife_NYC
  • Student Government Association: @nytechsganyc
  • Graduate Student Association: @gsanyc_nyit
  • United Fraternity & Sorority Association: @nyit_ufsa
  • Residence Life: @nyit_rloch
  • Career Success & Experiential Education: @nyitcareer
  • Counseling & Wellness: @nyitcounselingandwellnessnyc
  • Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (NYC campus): @nyit_heop
  • First-Generation Student Initiative: @newyorktechfirstgen
  • Undergraduate Academic Advising: @nytech_advising

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Please follow me on IG @itstiffanihinds for updates on events, policies, and other opportunities. Also, please make sure to check your New York Tech email periodically during the summer for university updates, visit the New York Tech website and CampusGroups and stay connected to us via social media. You may also submit any questions on our online Student Request Form.


Tiffani L. Hinds, M.S., Ed.M.
  Associate Provost for Student Engagement & Development