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!

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

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.

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.

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.


Quiet Hours
Quiet Hours begin November 21 at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 12:00 a.m. on December 21.

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.

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. Click here for a list of event spaces for quiet study rooms.

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.

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 & #2) are open 24 hours.


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 November 21 through December 21.

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.


Therapy Dogs Visit: Wednesday, December 3, Kushner Lounge, VH, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Feast for Finals: Friday, December 5, Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall, from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

SBA Cupcake Study Break Co-sponsored by Cadwalader: Friday, December 5, Kushner Lounge, VH, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Stretch...Breathe...Relax...with Assistant Dean Arthur Fama: Monday, December 8, Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Complimentary 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., in Golding Lounge and Wachtell Cafe during the exam period.

Cider, Donuts & Apples: Tuesday, December 9, Greenberg Lounge, VH, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Massage Program: Thursday, December 11, Mercer Residence, Game Room from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Contact law.reslife@nyu.edu for sign-up information.

Hot Dogs with the SBA: Thursday, December 11, Golding Lounge, VH, from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Pizza-Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs: Tuesday, December 19, Kushner Lounge, VH, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Updated 12/5/14