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Seniors! This week, you should be thinking about:

RATIONALE SUBMISSION

Make sure that you and your primary faculty adviser have a timeline in place for the submission of your rationale and booklist, and the colloquium. The upcoming rationale and booklist review cycle is November 1!

SPRING GRADUATION CANDIDATES

If your final term is spring, please make sure to apply for graduation on Albert. The application window for May candidates is open through February 6, 2015. By applying to graduate, students signal to the NYU Registrar that they plan to be eligible for May 2015 degree conferral.

PLAN AHEAD

We have a Marketing Your Gallatin Degree workshop scheduled for Friday, October 31 from 12:30-1:30 at Wasserman. Grab a slice of pizza and learn about ways to represent your skills. 

SENIOR TOAST

Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 11 for the Senior Toast! We'll raise a glass to all those graduating this winter and those half way through senior year!

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 Colloquium Workshops:                                   

  • Thursday, September 25, 12:30 - 1:30 in room 527
  • Friday, September 26, 4:00 - 5:00 in room 501
  • Thursday, October 9, 12:30 - 1:30 in room 527
  • Friday, October 10, 4:00 - 5:00 in room 527
  • Wednesday, November 12, 12:00 - 1:00 in room 801
  • Friday, November 21, 2:00 - 3:00 in room 601
  • Thursday, December 4, 12:30 - 1:30 in room 601
  • Friday, December 5, 3:00 - 4:00 in room 401

Special Interdisciplinary Colloquium Workshops:

Gallatin's Office of Advising is piloting special hour-long colloquium preparation workshops this semester that will give juniors and seniors the chance to meet Gallatin faculty with expertise in some specific interdisciplinary areas. In these workshops, students and faculty will discuss topics relating to the Colloquium such as compiling interdisciplinary booklists, crafting viable Colloquium topics, and drafting Rationales. If you have a concentration that aligns with one or more of the fields listed below, please attend!

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film

Featuring Professors Keith Miller, Rahul Hamid and Selma Thompson

Monday, November 3, 4:00 - 5:00 in Kimmel Center 909

 

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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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

Gallatin Theatre Troupe's 6th Annual Brandspankin' New Works Showcase

10/24/14@7:00 PM The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Be the Catalyst: Turn Your Social Justice Ideas into Action

10/29/14@6:30 PM Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute | 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

Roman Tragedies Festival

11/6/14@7:00 PM The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Alumni Day: The Classics Tour of the Lower East Side & the Bowery

11/8/14@10:30 AM Northwest Corner of Bleecker Street and The Bowery

Alumni Day: Dean's Luncheon

11/8/14@12:00 PM Apple | 17 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Parents Day

11/8/14@1:14 PM 1 Washington Place

Alumni Day: America Ahead

11/8/14@2:30 PM The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts | 1 Washington Place, NY, NY 10003

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