Important Information & Reminders
January 21, 2021
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Health and Safety Reminder
All New York Tech students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. To access campus you must complete a daily health screen and are required to wear face coverings in classrooms and indoor areas. Please be considerate of others and comply with these requirements!
Health screen and campus access: To access the New York City or Long Island campus, you must complete an online health screen at my.nyit.edu each day. Health screens will be checked at campus entries (1855 Broadway in New York City and Main Campus Road in Long Island). If you receive a green screen approval, a fast pass lane will be available. If you receive a blue screen and are not vaccinated, please have your supplemental materials available, including proof of vaccination or a negative result from a COVID test taken within the past seven days or your current accommodation letter along with a negative COVID test result taken within the past seven days. Campus access policies are located here.
Get vaccinated: Check out our White House COVID-19 Vaccine College Challenge web page for information on where to get vaccinated and ways to encourage others. We can help end this pandemic together!
Be in the know: Please update your contact information here so we can inform you of campus emergencies, closings, and important updates.
Upcoming Events & Initiatives
New York Tech Works Survey: Career Success & Experiential Education can help you connect your academic experiences to your professional goals! Letting us know where you're working, interning, or volunteering, on- or off-campus helps us to give you more opportunities to explore careers, expand your network, and get to your next step. Complete this brief survey today!
Spring 2022 Housing at The Mansion at Glen Cove: The Mansion at Glen Cove in Long Island is offering housing to New York Tech students for the spring semester. A limited number of rooms is available at our negotiated rate.
The four-month housing lease for single or double accommodations—arranged directly between the student and the mansion—commences at the beginning of the spring semester. Additional details about the recently renovated rooms, common areas available exclusively to New York Tech students, and amenities at the mansion, located just seven miles from campus, can be found here. This information includes meal plan options that New York Tech Dining Services will offer to students living at the Mansion at Glen Cove.
Be in the Know: Updates, Resources, and Policies
Academic Calendar: Please familiarize yourself with the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar here.
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.
Spring 2022 Registration. There’s still time to register! Academic advisement for spring 2022 course registration and academic goal planning is ongoing. If you haven’t registered yet, make an appointment with your academic advisor to select courses and stay on track to graduate. The spring semester and Cycle C start on Monday, January 24.
Spring 2022 Add/Drop Refund Policy: The last day to drop a Cycle C class is Sunday, January 30, and a spring class is Sunday, February 6. Read the add/drop refund policy. Dropping at any time after the deadline will result in a W grade on your transcript.
If you must miss class for any reason, here are some tech tips to help you stay on top of things.
Academic and Administrative Departments Spring Schedules
Order Spring 2022 Course Materials: Given the recent supply chain volatility across the United States, ordering early or purchasing digital materials gives you the best chance of avoiding delays
Review your course materials at the Online Bookstore.
Gain an Academic Edge! Take advantage of free virtual and in-person tutoring for academic coursework or general skills-building support at the Learning, Math Resource, Science Learning (Long Island campus), and Writing Centers this spring. Appointments for spring will start on January 31, 2022.
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.
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 NYIT Connect Students tile, access the Finances section, 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 is currently remote and expects to resume in-person operations in February. 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 Semester Hours:
- Long Island campus:
- Riland Café, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. + Avenue-C vending
- Education Hall: Avenue-C vending
- Orso Café (SAC): Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Salten Café: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (now serving Starbucks coffee!)
- Midge Carr: Avenue-C vending
- Fork in the Road food truck: CLOSED FOR WINTER.
- New York City campus:
- Metro Café: (Opening Tuesday, January 25) Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 26 W. 61st St. Lounge: Avenue-C vending
- Other food options available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Campus Updates: Study, Recreational, and Lounge Spaces
- New York City: Study and social lounges are located in all campus buildings: 1849 and 1855 Broadway, 16 W. 61st St., and 26 W. 61st St. The Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room and Bear Bytes Pantry in 26 W. 61st St. are also open. Study pods have arrived at 1849 Broadway! 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 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. It will also be the new location for the library previously at Wisser.
- Wisser Hall is being transformed into the new School of Health Professions Building. It will be open for the spring semester.
- The Student Activity Center and Orso Café will get further updates including doors that enter to the fields.
- The Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room is open in Harry Schure Hall.
- 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.
Be aware of pedestrian traffic and egress signs at locations where renovations are being performed.
Yoga, HiiT, and other recreational activities will resume on January 24. Join us for new recreational opportunities on both campuses and get ready to be active and practice wellness! New activities may arise throughout the semester. If you have an idea for a recreational activity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Recreation Highlights:
Virtual Yoga: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Join via Zoom: tinyurl.com/NYITYoga22
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m., in person in 1849 Broadway (first floor) on the New York City campus or virtually via Zoom: tinyurl.com/NYITHIIT22
Fitness Center: The fitness center on the Long Island campus is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
NYC CitiBike: Free CitiBike day passes are available on a weekly basis to students. Email email@example.com for yours!
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
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 and download the Bear Care COVID-19 Wellness Guide, featuring information about self care, mindfulness, mental health apps, and more.
The Grizzly Cupboard (food pantry) on each New York campus will reopen on January 24, 2022. In addition to delivery options, our pantries will be open Tuesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for walk-in visits! Students are also encouraged to download the Plentiful App to stay connected to the Grizzly Cupboard and other New York City area food pantries.
Visit the Bear Bytes webpage for information about local and government food and other resources. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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% on monthly passes for all 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 tile for NJ Transit 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. 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 for fall or get some New York Tech merchandise!
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 Cub Hub to engage with student clubs and organizations.
Get Experience: Do, Make, Innovate
We are looking for strong leaders to join our Long Island and New York City campus communities in leadership roles within Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling & Wellness, and the Academic Enrichment Center, and to provide social media support. The 2022-23 Student Leadership Application is due February 22. Click on the link for more information.
Career Success and Experiential Education is a newly transformed office at New York Tech! It’s 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 and visit our new offices:
- New York City: 26 W. 61st St., 2nd floor, room 211
- Long Island: Student Activities Center, room 2R
- Are you working, interning or volunteering? Let us know!
- 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.
- Micro-Internship Program: Do you want or need an internship, but don't have 20+ hours a week to commit? Apply for a paid, project-based internship! Most are remote opportunities. Find out more.
- Consultants for the Public Good: Join students, faculty, staff, and alumni and sign up for project-based volunteer opportunities. Build your community while you build your résumé. Opportunities in all majors are available. Email Leila Dastgheib-Beheshti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interested in Changing the World? Attend workshops, training, and hands-on programs to help you develop civic and political engagement skills. Email Amy Bravo at email@example.com.
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 Engagement & Development, 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 events in spring 2022, including this sneak peek of Black History Month events:
- February 8: DEI Series: Mass Incarceration & Restorative Justice Pane, 12:30-1:50 p.m, virtual
- February 17: Speaker, Tish Norman: Redefining Blackness, 12:30 – 1:50 p.m., virtual
- February 25: New York City Black Student Union Black History Month Dinner, 6 p.m., New York City campus
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 Engagement: @nytechtoday
- Student Government Association: @sgaow
- Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council: @nytech.ifsc
- Career Services: @nyitcareer
- Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
New York City Campus
- Office of Student Engagement: @nyit_studentengagementnyc
- Student Government Association: @nytechsganyc
- Graduate Student Association: @gsanyc_nyit
- United Fraternity & Sorority Association: @nyit_ufsa
- Residence Life: @nyit_rloch
- Career Services: @nyitcareer
- Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
Please continue to check your New York Tech email for university updates, visit the New York Tech website, Student FAQs, and stay connected to us via social media. Continue good hygienic and safe practices such as wearing face coverings, and washing your hands frequently, as your safety and well-being remain our top concern.
Do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any service to you! Please submit any questions on our online Student Request Form.
Tiffani L. Blake, M.S., Ed.M.
Assistant Provost for Student Engagement & Development