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Parents and Families

Who to Contact at Gallatin

We've created this brief list to help parents quickly reach the appropriate office at Gallatin to help answer any questions you may have. 

Office of Student Affairs: Director of Student Affairs Rahul Hamid, 212-992-7750
- Can help provide answers about leaves of absence, school/life balance, housing issues, semester withdrawal, adjusting to college, and more.

Office of Student Services: Director of Student Services Sherese Williams-Spencer, 212-998-7369
- Can assist with registration and financial aid issues.

Office of Advising:
First year class adviser: Yevgeniya Traps, 212-992-9838
Second year class adviser: Cyd Cipolla, 212-992-7758
Third year class adviser: Matthew Gregory, 212-992-9830
Fourth year class adviser: Meredith Theeman, 212-992-7746
Transfer student adviser: Joshua Shirkey, 212-998-7343
Director of Advising: Amy Spellacy, 212-992-9837
- Can assist with academic planning, developing a concentration, choosing courses, degree requirements, policies, academic performance, and more.

Health and Wellness: Contact Director of Student Affairs Rahul Hamid, 212-992-7750, or Assistant Director of Student Affairs Nicholas Lanzieri, 212-998-7375. 
- Assists students with a broad spectrum of wellness issues including illness, stress and other concerns. Professional staff members are available to listen and to provide limited counseling to help students define what may be troubling them and to develop strategies to cope. More on Wellness Counseling and NYU's Wellness Exchange on our
Health and Wellness page here.

First Year Parents
Congratulations on your student’s acceptance. Now is an exciting time as your student begins the next phase of their life as a college student at New York University. Learn more about residence halls, student health, and NYU-wide parent resources here.

Resources for Gallatin Parents   

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Any Questions? 

Contact the Parents Helpline directly at or (212) 998-4219.

The NYU Parents Council  

The NYU Parents Council is an important facet of the University's ongoing efforts to build and strengthen our relationships with the greater NYU community. The Council is comprised of parents of undergraduate students from each of the undergraduate schools. From time to time, parents of recent graduates or of graduate students also serve on this council.

The Council meets once each semester and also co-hosts the President's Reception at the October Parents Program for freshmen and transfer students, and a number of members host Freshman Send-offs in their homes during the summer. At the fall and spring meetings, the Council meets with a senior University administrator and has the opportunity to discuss critical topics that affect student life.