Fall 2014 Exam Information

Exam Protocols, Study Spaces, Study Breaks, and other Information


Consult this site to locate exam policies and procedures, identify support services during this stressful time, find available study spaces, and locate free coffee.  We wish you all the best for the Fall 2014 exam period!


Exam Policies and Procedures

To ensure you comply with all exam policies and procedures, please consult the Academic Services Exam Information webpage.


Special Circumstances Impacting Performance

The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist you with various challenges that may impact students' performance this time of year. Examples include: death of a family member, birth of child, onset of illness (physical and/or mental), and need for exam accommodations beyond what is available through the Office of Academic Services.  Under these special circumstances, the Office of Student Affairs will work with the Office of Academic Services to assist you.  To request an exam postponement or accommodation, please click here, and submit an email explaining your request, to the Office of Student Affairs in Furman Hall, Suite 474 or via e-mail at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.  Please note that all requests are kept confidential.


Illness Before or During an Exam

If you become ill prior to the day of an exam, you must contact one of the following offices:

• Records and Registration (FH 400, law.registration@nyu.edu)
• Academic Services (FH 400, law.acadservices@nyu.edu)
• Student Affairs  (FH 474, law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu )

If you become ill on the day of an exam and believe you will not be able to complete it, do not begin the examination.  Immediately report your illness to the proctor who will send you to the appropriate administrative office. 

If you become ill after starting the exam, also report it to the proctor immediately.  For more information, consult the Academics Policies Guide, "Examinations", page 9-13, Examinations.  Click here to view the policies.


Ensuring Laptop Compliance

Don't risk losing critical time during your exam. Make sure to take the Practice Exam with this exam period's version of the Exam4 software. If you are non-compliant after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,  you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Remember to get your laptop compliant.


Study Spaces

Classroom Spaces

Please check the signs in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall each day to see which classrooms are available as study space, but also know that there are designated Quiet Study Rooms for the exam period. 

Study Rooms

There is an online system to reserve group study rooms (312, 320, 322, and 336) in Furman Hall. They are available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. by making a request here: https://its.law.nyu.edu/groupstudy/.

Students are expected to understand the following:
• Group study room priority usage is for groups of 2 or more people with proof of advance reservation.
• The rooms may be booked up to seven days in advance and are available for 2 hours per session per group per day.
• Group study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by a group with proof of valid reservation.
• There is a ten-minute grace period for reservations.  If the group (2 or more people) is not present within the grace period, the reservation is invalid, and another group may use the room.  If you have an irresolvable conflict regarding a room reservation you should see the public safety officer at the front desk.

IMPORTANT: NYU Law students are prohibited from reserving study rooms beyond the two hours allotted in one day. Be sure to notify those students whose name also appear on the reservation that they have used one or two hours, depending on your reservation, of their daily allotted time. Failure to use the reservation system in accordance with these rules may result in loss of group study room reservation privileges. Please report misuse of the group study rooms or the reservation system to the Office of Student Affairs at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.

Event Spaces as Study Rooms

Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Tishman Auditorium, etc.) are available for study from Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 19.  During the exam period, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams. Please check back on December 2, 2014 for a list of large rooms available for quiet study.


Student Lounges and the Law Library

The following study spaces in Vanderbilt Hall, Furman Hall, and the Law Library will be open until 2:00 a.m. (Note: the coat check in VH and FH will close at 11:00 p.m.)

  • Vanderbilt Hall:
    Kushner Student Lounge (VH110)
    Golding Lounge
  • Furman Hall:
    Guarini Study Lounge
    John Sexton Student Forum
    All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms
    Wachtell Cafe (open 24 hours)
  • Law Library:
    The Law Library will be accessible only from the Vanderbilt Hall
    entrance of the Law Library during extended hours (11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.)

    All study areas are designated as quiet areas; no food will be allowed.
    For more information about Law Library guidelines during this period, please click here.

Residence Halls

Mercer Residence:

All students living in School of Law housing can reserve study rooms on the 8th floor of the Mercer Residence for group or individual study.  Rooms will be available beginning in mid November. Please check back for specific dates and information.

D’Agostino Hall:

  • The Commons is the only available study space in D’Agostino; students must present a valid NYU ID with a School of Law Library (SOLL), D'Agostino Hall, or Mercer Residence sticker to enter the building.

University Campus

Kimmel Center:

  • Rooms are available on Floors 4, 6, 8 and 9.
  • Students may reserve rooms by setting up an account at www.kimmelonestop.nyu.edu.

Bobst Library:

  • To reserve a room in Bobst, click here.
  • The areas on the lower levels (#1 & #2) are open 24 hours.

Take a Break

Feast for Finals:

  • On TBD, the Office of Residence Services invites you to come and enjoy the Feast for Finals in Lipton Hall.  Administrators from all law departments will be slinging eggs and hash.  Come hungry!

FREE Coffee, Bagels and Donuts:

  • Beginning Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 19, Culinart, Inc. will be providing free coffee and bagels 8:00-10:00 a.m. and free coffee and donuts 2:00-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in Golding Lounge and Wachtell Cafe during the exam period.

Updated 10/28/14