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 and Main Campus Road in Long Island. 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.

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

Students First Webinar Series: If you missed any of this summer’s webinars covering topics like financial aid, campus improvements, technology and academic resources, and campus life, you can watch the video recaps here.

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.

Grizzly Meals: Join Student Life as they thank and honor students with staff-served meals.

  • New York City: Thursday, November 17 at 12:45 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., room 723
  • Long Island: Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC) Café

New myNYIT Portal: New York Tech has launched a streamlined and redesigned myNYIT portal—first as a new website (my.nyit.edu) and as an app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The portal offers a new look and feel, greatly enhanced functionality, and customized options and pathways to New York Tech services, resources, and information. It was built with a mobile-first design approach, but you’ll have a seamless experience on any device!

Single Sign-On Platform: Information Technology Services is now using a Single Sign-On (SSO) platform, Okta SSO, to provide you easy access to many of your New York Tech services, applications, and websites without logging in multiple times. You must set up your Okta SSO account before you can access New York Tech services and applications. Please follow these instructions to set up your Okta account or click here for Okta enrollment directions for students.

ACTION REQUIRED: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE STORAGE QUOTA—DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1.

REMINDER: New York Tech has announced G Suite storage quotas of 4GB. If you currently store more than 4GB, you must delete or move content before December 1, to get below the 4GB quota limit. Click here to learn more and to get help.

If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 516.686.1400 or via email at servicecentral@nyit.edu. Please do not wait until the last minute to ask for help or reduce your storage. If you don't act soon, you will be at risk of losing your Google Drive content.

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.

Aid for Part-time Study (APTS): Attention part-time students! If you are a New York State resident matriculated in a degree-granting undergraduate program and taking 3-11 credits, you may be eligible for a New York State APTS grant. Applications for the spring 2023 semester are now being accepted. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@nyit.edu or 516.686.7680 for more information.

Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan: The Department of Education’s application for federal education loan cancellation became available in October and can be accessed here. However, loan cancellation processing is paused. You are still encouraged to apply by December 31, 2023. Sign up for updates at ed.gov/subscriptions.

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.

The HUB is Here: The Student Service HUB (your new Home for University Business) replaced NYITConnect, offering a streamlined design and navigation, message center, and more. You can log in to the HUB via my.nyit.edu, making sure to allow popups and clear your cache if you experience any issues. Contact Service Central at 516.696.7851 for assistance or check out the Student Service HUB How-To Videos.

Career Success & Experiential Education:

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 iGrad link by selecting the Finances icon on your my.nyit.edu portal.

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Housing at New York campuses:

Long Island: The historic Mansion at Glen Cove in Long Island is offering housing to New York Tech students for the 2022-23 academic year. A limited number of rooms is available at our negotiated rate. The nine-month housing lease for single or double accommodations—arranged directly between the student and the mansion—commences at the beginning of the semester. Additional details about the recently renovated rooms, common areas exclusively for New York Tech students, and amenities at the mansion, located just seven miles from campus, can be found here.

New York City: New York Tech students are now able to live in a beautiful, newly renovated building in one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods—the Upper East Side!

Features of 1760 Third Avenue:

  • 5-minute walk (2 blocks) to the 6 and Q trains (approximately 25-minute commute by subway to the NYC campus)
  • Typically, 2 beds per room, each containing its own bathroom
  • 24/7 staffed security and controlled keycard access
  • Communal kitchen with 6 cooking stations on the ground floor
  • Fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment
  • Laundry facilities
  • Game/media room
  • Free, high-speed Wifi
  • Large computer lab/study area
  • Large library/quiet study area
  • Recreational programming and events for all residents

Rates for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023:

  • Double Occupancy: $9,500 per term / $19,000 per year
  • Triple Occupancy: $8,500 per term / $17,000 per year

Learn more here! Please do not hesitate to reach out to housingma@nyit.edu with any questions or concerns.

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.

2022 Course Attendance Policy
If you must miss class for any reason, here are some tech tips to help you stay on top of things.

Academic Advisement for Spring 2023 is ongoing. Please meet with your advisor to select courses for spring and advance to graduation. Need a refresher on how to build a schedule? Check out the Advising How-Tos and Resources page.

Priority Registration for Spring 2023. Priority registration for currently enrolled students started on Monday, November 7. Check your enrollment date in the Student Service HUB. Resolve any holds you may have prior to this date. Use Schedule Planner to build a class schedule that works for your needs. You can enroll in Intersession, Cycles C and D, and the regular Spring semester. No enrollment appointment is needed starting Friday, November 18.

Thanksgiving Break. No classes scheduled and administrative offices closed November 23-27. Enjoy your break!

Academic and Administrative Departments Fall Schedules

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

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 this fall. Appointments are available for a wide variety of courses.

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.

Stay Digitally Secure: As a follow-up to your request for the August 17th, Student First presentation, ITS has a few tips to help keep your data private and safe at work, and at home.

Secure your accounts with a strong password:

  • Never use personal information in your password. Passwords should not include references to personal information such as names, birthdays, addresses, or phone numbers.
  • Make your password complex by using a combination of upper/lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Make your passwords long, the longer the better but a minimum of 10 characters. If you are struggling to come up with a long password, consider using a phase.
  • Do not re-use passwords, especially your New York Tech password.
  • Consider a password manager for your personal accounts.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your personal online accounts, when available.
  • Change your passwords regularly at home and at work, but especially on accounts that house sensitive information.

Protect your web browsing:

  • Keep your operating systems, browser and plugins updated.
  • Periodically clear your web browser cache and cookies.
  • Avoid questionable websites.
  • Only download software from sites you trust.
  • Install antivirus software – did you know you can install Sophos for free on your personal devices (complements of New York Tech).
  • Review your browser settings: enable “do not track”; block pop-up ads; browse in incognito mode; disable autofill.

Don’t forget your phone:

  • Lock your home screen.
  • Set up fingerprint or face recognition.
  • Enable “Find My Device” on Androids; “Find My iPhone” on iPhones; and enable remote wipe.
  • Avoid public WiFi, and keep Bluetooth off until you need it.
  • Review app permissions regularly – especially those that want access to your camera, microphone, contacts, and location.
  • Avoid plugging your phone into public charge ports.
  • Don’t “jailbreak” your phone.
  • If you have an Android phone, only download apps from Google Play.

It’s important to get in the habit of protecting your privacy. It may seem time-consuming or overwhelming in the beginning, but the steps are relatively simple and will help establish good online practices. These tips can help make 2022 the most secure year yet!

Please feel free to contact infosec@nyit.edu as a trusted resource for any questions or concerns regarding data privacy or cybersecurity.

Technology and Real Estate Property Assistance: Contact Service Central, the one-stop shop to get technical and real estate support at servicecentral@nyit.edu or 516.686.1400, 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 now 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!

Dining

Fall Hours:

  • Long Island campus:
    • Riland Café: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • SAC Orso Café: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Friday: CLOSED
    • Salten Café: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Now serving pizza
    • Fork in the Road Food Truck: Serving our new Eat For $8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily (Includes Meal & Beverage)
  • New York City campus:
    • Metro Café: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Other food options available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Campus Updates: Study, Recreational, and Lounge Spaces

  • New York City
  • 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.
    • 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, New York Sports Club, group outings, pick-up games, and more! Here are some of the offerings we currently have, with even more in development:

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

Tennis: Want to play tennis in Central Park with other students? We are currently looking for students who are interested in playing. Bring your own equipment or use some of what we have available! If interested, please fill out this form.

Group Outings: Recently, through Campus Rec, we were able to bring a group of students roller skating in Central Park. More group outings are coming up, including a group bike ride and ice skating!

Long Island Intramurals: On Long Island, we will be organizing pick-up games and intramural matches in various sports including soccer, basketball, flag football, etc. If interested, please fill out this form.

New York Sports Club: This year, we have once again been able to distribute New York Sports Club memberships to 100 students! The sign-up list is currently full, but if you would like to be placed on the waitlist in case spots open up, you can use this form.

Ultimate Frisbee Long Island: TUF Frisbee wants you on the team! Come out and throw with us on the turf field outside SAC. We practice during free hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays (noon – 2 p.m.) starting this fall. If you are interested in joining us, please complete this form.

More Opportunities to Come! We are always looking for more ways to support our students and get folks active. Stay tuned for even more opportunities including on-campus workout classes, walking/running groups, etc.

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 and download the Bear Care COVID-19 Wellness Guide, featuring information about self care, mindfulness, mental health apps, and more.

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.

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. 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!

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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 Cub Hub 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 Amy Bravo at abravo@nyit.edu, or 212.261.1538.

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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 new fall events, and visit our new offices, where we always have free snacks and refreshments for students:

  • 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 Fall 2022 events!

  • Are you Working, Interning or Volunteering? Let us know!

  • Looking for an internship? See some highlighted opportunities!

  • Prepare now for a fall on-campus job or an internship. Draft or update your résumé! Read more in our Career Guide.

  • 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.

  • **New Policy**Student "No Show" Guidelines and Policy.

  • 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 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
  • Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
  • Counseling & Wellness: @nyitcounselingandwellnessli

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
  • Military & Veteran Student Affairs: @newyorktech_studentvets
  • Counseling & Wellness: @nyitcounselingandwellnessnyc

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Please continue to check your New York Tech email for university updates, visit the New York Tech website and CubHub, and stay connected to us via social media. Please also submit any questions on our online Student Request Form.

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.

Sincerely,

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