Consult this site to locate exam policies and procedures, identify support services, find available study spaces, and locate free coffee. We wish you all the best for the Spring 2017 exam period!
EXAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
To ensure you comply with all exam policies and procedures, please consult the Academic Services Exam Information webpage.
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, you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Remember to get your laptop compliant.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES & EXAM POSTPONEMENTS
The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist with various challenges that may impact students' performance this time of year. Examples include: death of a family member, birth of a 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 provide accommodations. To request a special-circumstances exam postponement or accommodation, please e-mail Dean of Students Jason Belk and submit your request via ExamReporter. Please note that all requests are kept confidential.
For regular exam postponement requests (related to multiple exams being scheduled in one day), Student Affairs does not need to be involved. The request can be submitted directly to ExamReporter.
ILLNESS BEFORE OR DURING AN EXAM
If you become ill prior to the day of an exam, you must contact the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Services:
• Student Affairs: FH 474, (212) 998-6658, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Academic Services: FH 400, (212) 998-6020, email@example.com
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, report it to the proctor immediately. For more information, consult the Academic Policies Guide, "Examinations", page 9-14. Click here to view the policies.
Quiet hours begin November 27 at 12:00 a.m. and continue until December 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Building Hours and policies
- Vanderbilt Hall’s hours during the study period are 7AM – 2AM. Normal business hours are 7AM – midnight ( and will resume to this schedule after December 22).
- Only NYU Law students are permitted access to the Law School Facilities from November 27th until December 22nd. This includes all study rooms, classrooms, and lounges.
- As in the past, all Furman Hall classrooms should remain open until 2AM. During study period, all Vanderbilt Hall classrooms will also remain open until 2AM.
- Group study rooms (312, 320, 322, and 336), Guarini Study Lounge (Poe Room), John Sexton Student Forum, Lester Pollack Colloquium and Wachtell Cafe in Furman Hall , Kushner Student Lounge and Golding Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall are also available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- 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 students should enter from the Vanderbilt Hall side during the extended hours.
Please check the signs in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall each day to see which classrooms are available as study spaces, but also know that there are designated Quiet Study Rooms for the exam period.
Event Spaces as Study Rooms
Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Lester Pollack Colloquium, etc.) are available for study from December 4-22. During the exam period, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams.
A schedule of these spaces is available here
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.
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 and Golding Lounge
- Furman Hall: Guarini Study Lounge, John Sexton Student Forum, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms
- 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. Please review the Law Library guidelines.
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: You can reserve a room in Bobst. The areas on the lower levels (#1 and #2) are open 24 hours.
All students living in School of Law housing can reserve study rooms on the 8th floor of the Hayden Residence for group or individual study.
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.
- Feast for Finals: Friday, December 8 in Lipton Hall (D'Agostino), from 8:00-10:00 a.m. All Law School students are invited by the Office of Residence Services to Feast for Finals, a breakfast held in your honor as you prepare for exams. Not only is the breakfast offered to you at no charge, it will be served to you by administrators from throughout the Law School.
- Insomnia Cookie Study Break: Saturday, December 9 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. in Golding Lounge (VH). Enjoy complimentary Insomnia Cookies, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.
- SBA Study Breaks:
12/19 in Golding Lounge, 6:00 p.m. Empanadas from Empanada Mama, courtesy of White and Case
12/08 in Golding Lounge, 12:00 p.m. Pizza from 2 Bros, courtesy of Jones Day
- Healthy Snacks: Starting Monday, December 11, if you need a study break, drop by OSA and grab a piece of fruit or a granola bar to power up. Or, you can just say hi! (Offered between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during the exam period: Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 21.)
- Complimentary Coffee and Bagels: Culinart, Inc. will be providing free coffee and bagels Monday through Friday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., in Golding Lounge and Wachtell Cafe during the exam period. (Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 21).
- Student Affairs Chair Massage Program: Tuesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 7 in the Poe Room (Furman Hall) from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Advance sign-up required (Available here)