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 2013 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, 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 email@example.com. 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:
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 3, 2013, you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Plan ahead and get your laptop compliant today.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Spaces as Study Rooms
Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Tishman Auditorium, etc.) are available for study from Monday, December 9th- Friday, December 20th. During the exam period, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams. Click here 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)
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.
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 are available beginning Monday, November 25 through Friday, December 20, however students may submit their request for a room as early as Monday, November 18.
- Study room reservations must be made in person at the Office of Residential Life in Mercer, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Students must present a valid NYU ID with either a D'Agostino Hall or Mercer Residence sticker to reserve a room and enter the building.
- Room 312 is available only to Mercer residents; no reservations will be accepted for this room.
- 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.
- Rooms are available on Floors 4, 6, 8 and 9.
- Students may reserve rooms by setting up an account at www.kimmelonestop.nyu.edu.
- To reserve a room in Bobst, click here.
- The areas on the lower levels (#1 & #2) are open 24 hours.
Take a Break
Hot Dogs with the SBA:
- Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. the Student Bar Association invites you to come and enjoy a hot dog in Golding Lounge. Vegetarian options will be available.
Ice Cream with the SBA:
- Thursday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. the Student Bar Association invites you to enjoy a sweet treat. Tons of ice cream will be available in Golding Lounge.
Feast for Finals:
- On Friday, December 6, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., 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 9 through Thursday, 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.
- On Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. enjoy a free massage in the Mercer Residence Hall Game Room (1st floor).
Waffles & Game Night:
- On Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 p.m. until Midnight, enjoy a late night escape as the Student Affairs team serves up waffles and ice cream, and plays games in Golding Lounge.
- On Tuesday, December 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., come practice and get some pointers to help you through the home stretch of exams with Dean Arthur Fama in Lester Pollack Colloquium, Furman Hall.