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Seniors! This week, you should be thinking about:

EXPECTED DATE OF GRADUATION

Check to make sure that the "expected date of graduation" on Albert accurately reflects plans for graduation.

FALL TERM CLASS SCHEDULE

The add/drop period ends on Monday, September 15th - all registration activity must be in order by this deadline.  

SEPTEMBER CANDIDATES

The last day to complete the colloquium in time for a September 2014  BA is Friday, September 19th. Please make sure that all academic work has been submitted by this time. Have you applied for summer graduation? Be in touch with the NYU Registrar. 

FALL GRADUATION CANDIDATES

If your final term is either Fall or January, please make sure to apply for graduation on Albert. The application window for Fall candidates is open through October 3rd, 2014. By applying to graduate, students signal to the NYU Registrar that they should be made eligible for January 2015 degree conferral.

John Ridley Gallatin alumnus speaks at our 2014 Gallatin Graduation ceremony

JOIN THE ALUMNI NETWORK

Join the 1,300+ alumni, students, and parents in the NYU Gallatin LinkedIn Group to increase your professional networks. Whether you're looking to make a career change or grow contacts in your current industry, we'll help keep you connected.

The Gallatin alumni network has established groups in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Boston & keeps growing! Update your information and we'll share news and event invitations, and you can stay in touch with Gallatin grads wherever you go.

Seniors

Senior year at Gallatin holds a number of exciting opportunities for students to develop new projects, share academic work, and to celebrate their academic achievements. Students continue taking Gallatin interdisciplinary seminars in their senior year and take advanced courses through NYU in their fields of focus. Advisers and students are working together closely during the last two semesters to support finishing with strong grades, a rich colloquium, and a valuable end to their undergraduate careers.

In the penultimate semester of the senior year, students participate in the senior colloquium. The colloquium is a final oral examination involving a two-hour conversation with three faculty members. At the colloquium, students synthesize their learning experiences they have had in and out of the classroom into an integrated discussion based on a self-selected list of texts.  

In the second semester of the senior year, students work on capstone projects showcased through various channels such as the Gallatin Arts Festival, TEDxGallatin, theatrical productions, and the Environmental Studies Partnership. All seniors have the option to undertake a Senior Project. Senior project proposals are due at the end of the fall semester, and are evaluated by faculty committee. The committee supports proposals of exceptional merit that continue a sustained line of inquiry related to a student's concentration. During the second senior semester, the majority of students are also applying or preparing to apply to graduate school, national fellowships and scholarships, the Gallatin Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors, and professional employment.


Senior Class Adviser

As with everyone in the Office of Advising, the Senior Class Adviser is here to support academic progress toward the completion of the degree. In the semesters leading up to graduation, students get in touch with the Senior Class Adviser in order to:

...answer questions about their concentrations, degree requirements, or graduation timing

...gain assistance in formulating the focus of the colloquium and rationale

...gather suggestions regarding course selection

...overcome academic challenges and devise a plan to graduate successfully

...learn more about funding opportunities through Gallatin and NYU

...talk through the reasons to take a course pass/fail

...gain support in communicating with their primary faculty adviser

...understand the best way to ask for a requirement waiver or amendment

...answer questions about how to ask for letters of recommendation

...get feedback on award or fellowship proposal drafts

 

Senior Class Emails

Students in the senior class receive regular correspondence from the Senior Class adviser, which contain timely, important information regarding registration deadlines, colloquium workshops, events, and opportunities. Seniors should read these senior-focused emails as they come in, but the Office of Advising also maintains the Senior Class Email Archive for your reference.  


Colloquium Planning

Students are encouraged to begin planning for the colloquium as soon as possible.Seniors should set up a meeting with their primary faculty adviser early in the semester to touch base regarding the timeline for rationale and booklist development, and preparations for the colloquium. Read about the colloquium requirement, and learn about Gallatin's expectations for the conversation where students will find information about rationale and booklist review cycles and colloquium completion deadlines.  

One hour colloquium workshops, held throughout the year, are led by the Junior and Senior Class advisers. These workshops will articulate the timeline and expectations for the colloquium process. All Juniors and Seniors are advised to attend a colloquium workshop early in their planning processes. Before attending a workshop, read the information online.

Fall 2014 workshops:                                   

Thursday, September 25th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room 527


Friday, September 26th from 4pm to 5pm in room 501


Thursday, October 9th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room 527


Friday, October 10th from 4pm to 5pm in room 527
 

Spring 2015 workshops: TBA                                                                   

Away from campus? Studying abroad? Want to review the colloquium workshop? The podcast below will likely be of use! Be in touch with your primary faculty adviser regarding timeline and expectations regarding process.

 

Graduation and Commencement

At the end of each academic year, students earning September, January, and May degrees celebrate together at the May graduation ceremonies. In December,the school hosts a Senior Toast to celebrate upcoming January graduates and to cheer on students with one semester to go.

Upon graduation, students earn a BA Individualized Major from the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. On the CV/resume most students list the name of the school along with the name of the concentration. Students should speak with their advisers or Wasserman Center for Career Development staff for suggestions as to formatting.

Diplomas are sent by mail to the permanent address on file a few months after graduation to the address on file in Albert. Additional questions about diplomas should be directed to the NYU Registrar after reading this information.

If you have further questions about Gallatin Graduation, please consult Gallatin's Graduation Checklist. You'll find that NYU's Commencement webpages have the information regarding senior portraits, academic attire (i.e., cap and gown), Yankee Stadium tickets, graduation speakers, and more!

 

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OFFICE HOURS

Senior Class Adviser
Meredith L. Theeman, PhD

Monday 12:00-2:30

Wednesday 2:30-5:00

Gallatin graduation ceremony at Lincoln Center

Events Calendar

The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio So Far

9/3/14@6:30 PM Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

MA Convocation

9/5/14@10:00 AM Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Alumni Arts & Society with Maia Danziger (BA '80): Synergy, Service, and Soul: Improvising a Creative Life

9/5/14@6:00 PM Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts | 1 Washington Place

Alumni Book Club

9/17/14@6:30 PM Pour George | 35 West 8th Street (btwn 6th and Wash Square West/ MacDougal)

Tenth Annual Literacy Review Workshops in Teaching Writing to Adults

9/19/14@9:30 AM Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South); breakfast, lunch, and wrap-up at Rosenthal Pavilion

They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

9/22/14@4:30 PM Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

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